Per @umichfootball on twitter.
This is the first later game at Michigan Stadium since Minnesota in 1988 per WolverineHistorian.
It was dark at kickoff. That is why Bo said there wouldn't be any later games at Michigan in November.
we're never going to play another noon game again. . .
Is that bad? I like 3:30 games because I can get things done before settling in for some stress induced drinking
I'm kind of sick of it. I've had conflicts the past two games, because I have plans at 7 or 8pm on a Saturday night. I've actually had to cancel some semi-planned stuff this weekend to make time for the MSU game.
Couldn't agree more. 3:30 games are preferable when the weather is nice, early-season, but I'd take a noon conference home game every time if I had the choice. Not as much aversion to late games on the road.
until the TV Gods think it wise to divulge. I have to buy tickets for something the NW game Saturday before they're gone, and have to gamble on matinee or evening. Will probably miss it either way, but the other event involves a dear friend and has clear priority.
At least I don't have to get a last-minute hotel room, as did many going the UConn game and not knowing it would be at night.
Looks like you made the right call. Plans to start at 9pm
Same here, Mgotri. Well, I don't prefer 3:30 starts to get things done, as I watch the noon games, but 3:30 is the best time slot I think. I do like night games, but only once or twice a year and only when M is the home team.
I hate noon games. I am already sleep deprived as a teacher. at least with the 3:30 games I can get a good 6 hours of sleep in.
Me, too. Now when it comes to road games, I prefer those to be noon since the home field advantage seems to get tougher as the day progresses, but 3:30 for M home games are great. Another reason I like them at 3:30 is because once M is done, it's almost time for the night slate, which is usually the best of the slates.
I like the 3:30 starts as it gives me time to make my 2 hour trek with time to grab some lunch and beers before the game. Noon means it cuts into sleep time and really sucks when I work until 11:30 pm the Friday night.
I hate gettn up at 9 to make it to the game on time 330 perfect
Ohio will be noon. I bet anything.
Yup. I would love to have a night game with Ohio and Michigan in Ann Arbor, but I highly doubt that will ever occur, unless we have another 1 versus 2 or something similar.
<waiting for "Big Ten Has A Rule That Prohibits Night Games In November" Guy>
I needed it to be 3:30.
Considering the clocks move back an hour on November 3rd it probably won't be all that dark until the end of the game.
I believe the time change works the opposite way than what you are thinking. If the sunset at 6 PM this week, it'll set at 5 PM after DST. So it'll be darker earlier.
No, it means it will be DARK at halftime. 3:30 start means it will be the equivalent darkness of 4:30 now and it is getting dark about 7 pm now.
It's going to be super cold.
for the Nebraska game will be approx 5:20pm.
Under The Lights 2.5 (the Ass-numbing !)
"More time to arrive leisurely."
Is this another way to say you arrive late?
Can't find it now, but it's real good. I am fine with this development.
Hoke's record by time (Eastern time):
1:00: 0-1 (Outback Bowl)
4:00: 1-0 (2012 Purdue
5:00: 0-1 (2013 Penn State)
7:30: 0-1 (2012 Notre Dame)
8:30: 1-0 (Sugar Bowl)
Hoke's record by "time of day":
Early afternoon: 10-4
Late afternoon: 10-1
Night game: 4-3
Minny game. We had the temporary boom type lights up for that game. It was pretty rainy that game as well. All I remember was a lot of drinking (snuck in a couple of pints), marshmellow throwing at the Minny tuba player at the end of the game, and that we won. The stadium was as empty as I ever remember seeing it at the end of that game....Winning comfortably late, crappy weather, dark = see ya, I am out of here....
I am suppose to be going to this game and it will be my first time at the big house.
Wow, that is great. Enjoy yourself and be sure to pak your purse in a see through plastic bag.
Didn't matter whether it was at noon, 3:30, or 4am. We're still kicking some Husker ass.
OP, can you clarify what you mean by "later game"? I'm assuming you mean afternoon (3:30) start.
Also, did you mean to say "in November" in the first part of your post? It's kind of implied, but out of context "This is the first later game at Michigan Stadium since Minnesota in 1988" is clearly false.
That must be it, because obviously, we just played a 3:30 game (not to mention a night game earlier in the season).
you still find a reason to complain. You can sit with us and you wouldn't have to clean up......... yeah, I didn't think so.
I appologize if you're on the cleaning crew.
hopefully they tip well.
According to a few time and date sites, the sunset for November 9th will be 5:16 PM EST, so much of the second half will probably be a "night game". I personally don't mind that or the start time.
Please don't sell your seats to Husker fans. The stadium was half red in 2011. Keep home field advantage.
I was at that game and I don't remember this at all.
Now the 2009 Ohio State game on the other hand...
That was the game where they had fans do the tifo thing for Lloyd Carr, IIRC. It was a pretty typical home crowd.
Nebraska did take over Notre Dame Stadium awhile back, but not here.
Sure looked that way on TV. Half may be an overstatement, but there was way too much red....
Nebraska travels notoriously well, but it wasn't that bad.
I was there - I definitely don't remember anything like what you're saying. You must be confusing it with the 2009 Ohio game.
It wasn't bad. The only issue is that red sticks out a lot more than does blue, which is what most peoples' cold weather Michigan gear is. Plus Nebraska fans had the novelty of their school's first visit to Ann Arbor since the early 1960s.
This year, there's no novelty, we spanked them in 2011, and the fans are getting ready to oust their coach. My guess is that there will be a reduction in the number of usually well-traveled Husker fans in Michigan Stadium.
I have to defer to the people who were there. You make some good points. I just want to spank them again and I just feel any red is too much red whether it be red and white or red ( scarlet) and grey.
Being on the west coast I like the later start, I get to sleep in and it rolls right into the PAC 12 start times.
I concur. 9 am starts are tough to start drinking to and keep awake for the rest of the day.
the withering daylight, the approaching winter solstice.
Long live 12 noon kickoffs goddammit!!
25 years later, what Bo said after the '88 Minnesota game means just about nothing. Bottom line is the AD wants students in the seats, and it's a better marquee game for the TV networks at 3:30 than noon. They'll turn on the lights and that'll be that.
Wonderful. I am simply stating when the last time was that Michigan had a later game in November at Michigan Stadium.
Bando is correct. The students can never fill the student section for noon games, so 3:30 is a little better.
Well, they don't exactly fill the section for the 3:30 games either but it's better.
3:30 games these days means about 60% of the students will show up instead of the 30% that would show up for a noon start.
If this board's goal is to complain about everything, mission accomplished.
we have lights. We have no more excuses to play late games in November