Most impressive player in the game
- Maize 17-14
- LaVert Hill
Since I recently finished up compiling the complete history of the Spring Game as far as the results go, I've now moved on to the attendance totals which I noticed along the way researching of them being reported.
Now I'm going back, year-by-year and trying to find the attendance for each game.
So far I've found every year's attendance save two going back to 1975. Then there's a large gap between attendance being reported prior to 1975.
Here's what I've got so far-
|Date||Attendance||Result||Prev. Season Record|
|1991||Cancelled (Poor field conditions)|
|1996||Cancelled (Poor field conditions)|
|4/13/2002||25,000||No Score Kept||8-4|
|2003||Cancelled (Poor field conditions)|
|4/10/2004||18,000||No Score Kept||10-3|
|4/16/2005||10,000||No Score Kept||9-3|
|4/17/2006||15,000||No Score Kept||7-5|
|4/12/2008||2,500*||No Score Kept||9-4|
|4/11/2009||50,000||No Score Kept||3-9|
|4/13/2013||18,000||No Score Kept||8-5|
|4/5/2014||15,000||No Score Kept||7-6|
Italics indicate SCRIMMAGE
*2008 Spring Game was invitation-only at Saline High School
Prior to 2009, the 1998 attendance of 25,000 was the record because 20,000 was the record according to the Michigan Daily in 1987.
Aside from now getting checked for their championship hydration levels, Texas players prove once again how much money their program will toss down a hole for them.
Spring Game will air tomorrow (on tape delay) at 3pm EST. What are you hoping to see? What will make you feel most comfortable about the 2017 season?
Personally, i'm looking at our secondary (a third CB in particular), Brandon Peters' accuracy, and for a young OL to show out.
Pretty neat story, IMO, about Konrad Reuland, who played for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford and for John Harbaugh with the Ravens. Reuland tragically passed away from a brain aneurysm in December 2016 at the age of 29. However, Reuland happened to be an organ donor and his heart and one of his kidneys ended up saving the life of MLB Hall-of-Famer and Minnesota Twins legend Rod Carew.
Interesting read if you are looking for something to spend some time on this Friday afternoon.
A vote on this, as part of a comprehensive package of football recruiting reforms, is expected to take place today in Indianapolis by the NCAA Division I Council.
Also included in the proposal: adding a December signing day, so committed players won't get bombarded by other schools wanting them to "flip" them before February; reducing satellite camps (aka the Jim Harbaugh Rule); adding a 10th full-time assistant coach; and disallowing programs to hire an IAWP (Individual Associated With Prospect) after landing said prospect.
The conferences appear to have found consensus on all of the above -- except for adding April-June official visits. The SEC and other leagues in the South are reluctant to sign off on the change.
It's obvious why: College football's ruling class longs to protect its turf. Those coaches don't want prospects from the South visiting Big Ten campuses when the weather is nice.
"It's like Trump," one Big Ten official said. "Except the SEC wants to build a giant wall around the Southeast."
[EDIT: As noted by starrmander in post below...
Everything passed, great list at link below)