I for one am really disappointed that the Marching Band was not there on Saturday night. You have a game in Primetime on ABC under the lights, and the greatest fight song in college football was silent. Michigan is a university that is far from cash strapped. The $100 million gift to the Athletic department from Mr. Ross, aside from the other $100 million for the business school, should have more than been enough to get the band there on Saturday. For the university to say that financially they can't afford to send the band is just wrong. When Ohio played at Cal a few weeks ago, their band was there and they were loud and noticeable. Michigan seems to be one of the only schools that doesn't willingly take the band with them unless some alumnist steps forward to foot the bill. Thoughts?
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."