MLive has a pair of nice articles relating to the upcoming "home" game for Slippery Rock. The FIRST relays some of the history of Michigan's Slippery Rock fetish, while the SECOND pertains to Slippery Rock adopting special uniforms out of respect for Michigan's general dislike of green and white uniforms and those who wear them. While not a fan of uniformz for established programs, I think the special uniforms look good and tie in well with the "The Rock" theme.
Part of the stadium experience for many of us is awaiting the announcement of the Slippery Rock score, and this will mark the third time that the Big House has served as a home-away-from-home for Slippery Rock.
I'm doing a report for school, and without going into too much detail, here are my questions..
1. Is there any one particular event as students that signifies the end of the school year here at University of Michigan?
2. Do you know of any other schools around the country who hold events that signify or occur near the end of the school year?
Thanks for the help
Did not know about this Friday night tradition at UM football camp. Sounds awsome
There's a nice article in today's Detroit News about the woman who paints the scores on the Little Brown Jug, Jil Gordon. The article references Greg Dooley's MVictors.com, with a nod to its "Little Brown Jug Lore" section (check it out here http://mvictors.com/?page_id=4885 : - it's chock full of Little Brown Jug history). Per Dooley:
The most common story about how the challenge for the Little Brown Jug came do be is inaccurate. Most retellings say that former Michigan coach Fielding Yost sent a letter to Minnesota athletic director Louis Cooke and asked that the Jug, left behind after the 1903 game, be returned. Cooke was said to reply: "If you want it, you'll have to come up and win it."
"The story that Yost wrote or wired or mailed some request after the '03 game — that didn't happen," said Dooley, who said there is no evidence of that communication. "There is evidence to suggest it was hatched before the 1909 game. There was some kind of challenge. Michigan bought the jug in Minnesota, left it there, probably because they didn't care about a 30-cent jug. Minnesota found it — they didn't steal it — and probably thought, 'This is cool' and painted the score on it and the athletic director hung it in his office."
The more you know! Here's to hoping Michigan is able to keep that jug in Ann Arbor.
My appologizes if someone already posted this -
OSU AD Smith felt compelled to put out a video on the web because he is getting so much pressure on moving the game. It sounds like there is some hope the powers that be may cave if the fan bases keep up the pressure.
It's July, so we're only one month away from the month we start the season, and I can already smell the tailgates. There is so much to the fall semester in Ann Arbor, in addition to the gridiron. Besides on-field action and results...
What is your favorite autumn tradition / memory in Ann Arbor?
For me, practicing in an empty Big House in brisk fall weather, hearing the band practice at Elbel almost every day, and leaves EVERYWHERE are some that stick out. I'm sure the rest of you have others...