"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
what good is breaking a world record when the new record is a lame duck anyway? very little, apparently. did anybody else notice that the opening game of the IIHF World Championship was played outdoors and broke the Cold War attendance record by about 3000? it doesn't really matter, since it's going to be CRUSHED by the Big Chill attendance, which has reached the "ticket freeze" at 100K. and they're planning to give every student with football tickets a seat on top of that. i'm thinking we might break the overall Michigan Stadium attendance record at this point. and i'm very excited about it.
so what is notable about that IIHF game? well, Jack Johnson played in it. has anyone got his comment on that experience, especially in light of the Big Chill coming up in December?
Michigan and Michigan State will take their hockey rivalry to another level in December when they play outdoors at the Big House.
The deal was recently finalized, a U-M official said, and the Wolverines and Spartans will take the ice at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
The first time Michigan faced Michigan State outdoors, the teams played to a 3-3 tie at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 6, 2001. The "Cold War" game drew a crowd of 74,554 -- a record for college hockey attendance.