Herb Frederick has attended to Michigan's football equipment for 70 years, and his duties have exposed him to that unique and long-lived combination of Ohio State football fans and urine:
“You don’t want to go to Columbus,” Herb said. “They had students living in Ohio Stadium, and they would pour water, sometimes urine, down on us when we backed the truck to unload it.”
A warm front lifting through the area will bring plenty of warm temperatures, but also scattered showers (it's associated low is in the plains). We'll see the cloud cover decrease during the day and also the rain chance too. It's going to be a pleasant evening to celebrate a win and enjoy the remainder of parents and family weekend!
A few scattered showers passed through overnight and they may linger into the morning hours. For you early risers, it's just a bit cool to start the day-sitting in the mid 40s until sunrise. By mid-morning we'll hit 50 degrees and keep the overcast skies. Winds are very light at about 5-6mph out of the SSE.
Continuing to warm up and getting to 55 for the game's start. Might be just starting to get some glimpses of the sun, and there is still a slight chance of a passing shower and we're hanging on to a lot of those clouds! Winds are southerly at about 8mph.
A little warmer as you watch the band - 59 degrees for the half. Keeping mostly cloudy skies and winds out of the south at 10mph (leaves rustle about).
Would you believe it's a November game?! 62 degrees in leaving the stadium with mostly cloudy skies. Winds remain out of the south at about 15mph. By dinner time, we're partly cloudy and dry - and grab a drink & stay out late with such mild temperatures! Mid 50s for dinner drops to 50 by the time the doors close. Mostly sunny for Veterans Day, but it will be breezy - gusts in the mid 30s - so be safe if you're driving home from an A2 visit! Go Blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
And, obey the law!
Big East action courtesy of ESPN2 tonight. A battle between a 4-5 Pitt team and a 3-6 UConn team for...well...anyway, this is the only football game on the ESPN family of networks tonight.
Per @MichiganAlumni on twitter
Does anybody else think it is an a-hole move of Brandon to keep trying to convince UConn to move this game? I imagine whatever football fans UConn has have been looking forward to UM coming to campus for a few years now and he wants to pull out and move it to a sterile NFL stadium.
It is always about the money with Brandon. BOO-urns!