"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
I hate to do this, but need some local expertise from the MGoCommunity
My family will be travelling up to Michigan the weekend of the state game. We have a hotel for Friday night and plan to take my oldest kiddos around the campus and to their first Michigan game the next day. I’ve been looking online for tickets and 4 are generally running around $250-400 a-piece with some end zone seats going for $200. I’ve never had a problem finding tickets outside of the stadium before the game, but I certainly don’t want to run into a situation where we get there and can’t find anything. For the regular attenders, would you recommend waiting until game day to purchase tickets or in the wake of the success are the tickets that day in short supply? Is it any cheaper to wait?
Also, we traditionally parked by the radio broadcast booth next to Crisler Arena and with that space now closed for construction, would the next best place to go be the golf course or Pioneer High school?
Many thanks for the advice!!
So our previous plan for accomodations in Bloomington fell through, and looking online almost all hotel rooms in the area are booked. I was going out on a limb and wondering if anyone on the board knew of hotels that were still available and not ridiculously priced, or if anyone had a reservation and is looking to cancel that we could get transferred.
If you do have a reservation that you'd like to cancel, can you send me an email at liawd at umich dot edu.
Also, as a side note, anyone else planning on buying IU student tickets to go to the game? Only 5 bucks and any college id will get you in.
But Delany told the Chicago Tribune last week the challenge is financial. "I know our fans want to see more Big Ten games," Delany told the Tribune. "Our TV partners want to see more Big Ten games. But if we can't finance our programs, it's not going to happen." Programs like Michigan and Michigan State draw income by hosting games. If the Big Ten moves to a nine-game schedule, teams will play five road games every other year. That means scheduling only home nonconference games. Big Ten coaches weighed in on the issue during Tuesday's weekly conference call, and they would prefer an eight-game schedule. "I would say this if I were the one designing it and had all the votes, which I'm not designing it and I have none of the votes, I would probably stick with eight," Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. "I would probably go back to having (the regular season) end the Saturday before Thanksgiving. "I always thought one of the bonuses for Big Ten players and coaches and fans was they were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend with their families and perhaps have the championship game two weeks later." What coaches like about an eight-game schedule is the balance it offers. "I think the trend to go toward nine has been out there a lot because of the difficulty of getting some nonconference games," Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said. "I kind of like having eight conference games, having balance, four and four, home and on the road, and have the ability to schedule four nonconference teams throughout the country." Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said playing eight Big Ten games is tough enough. "As you look at your football team, you want to grow your team," Dantonio said, adding he knows fans want to see Big Ten teams play a quality non-conference schedule.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100929/SPORTS0203/9290333/1133/sports/B...
He was quoted (Detroit News article) as crediting Michigan and Bo for his coaching success. Is this a harmless statement of fact, or is he making an overture that he would be eventually open to a Michigan offer?
Any suggestions on where to watch Michigan Football in the Seattle area?
So there has been news in the last month or so about Michigan players transferring to other schools. But my question involves the other aspect. Does Michigan have a history of accepting transfers onto the football team? And is it ever a good idea to seek out and recruit a transferring player?