Tickets for Homecoming (Illinois - Oct 22)

Tickets for Homecoming (Illinois - Oct 22)

Submitted by TXWolverine44 on October 13th, 2016 at 10:19 AM

Hello all,

I have been looking for some cheap-ish or face value tickets for Illinois with not much luck. Stub hubhas been the best as far as price but really only selling in pairs and with fees it comes to $100/ticket which is too much for me (poor grad student).

I'd be driving in from Grand Rapids so i'm nervous about buying at the gate before the game (i'm an ex-band member so i want to see pregame if possible) especially since there's gonna be a lot of alums coming for homecoming. Any advice, even snarky as long as its constructive?



Looking for 5 total tickets. Preferably 3 together and 2 together (got 2 together)

Homecoming Activities

Homecoming Activities

Submitted by JClay on September 27th, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Has anything been released about special activites for the Homecoming game this year? It's been a long time since I've attended a UM homecoming, and I'm wondering if they typically do more than the regular FanFest beforehand, or if there's still a parade or anything family friendly like that before the game. Any information is appreciated!

Campus Tradition: Mudbowl This Saturday @ 11:30

Campus Tradition: Mudbowl This Saturday @ 11:30

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on October 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Over 75 years ago the Mudbowl game, as legend has it, started as an impromptu mud football game between SAE and Phi Delt on Homecoming weekend at the corner of South University and Washtenaw. As the years have gone by the game has become a campus tradition that now spans over 75 years.

The game itself is a relic of campus traditions of yore, so many of which have been stifled by the University, the city of Ann Arbor (the firemen used to come open the hydrants and supply hoses for the brothers to fill the bowl, now they have to pay for 100,000 gallons of water to be delivered), or have not had the fortune to be organized regularly.

The game is typically held on Homecoming weekend and traditionally involved SAE and Phi Delt playing until exhaustion in a no rules game of tackle football (until Phi Delt lost it’s charter in 1998). The annual charity event today involves SAE and the winner of the fraternity tournament, with two sororities playing their own football game at halftime (up and through the 90s, the sororities played a weird muddy rugby-like game that did not involve a football).

However, this year with an early homecoming date and so many home football weekends, it was impossible to hold the tournament in the midst of fraternity and sorority rush… so, the game is this Saturday, kicking off at 11:30am (in the SAE lawn @ South U. and Washtenaw).

Info from Mvictors notes that the sororities playing will be Kappa Kappa Gamma v. a combination of Alpha Phi+TriDelt (co-team resulting apparently from a panhel punishment). I can only note that this is not the only time that the Mudbowl has been involved in sorority scandal (Chi-O bribed their way into the event in 1993 with pizza/champagne/and a stripper&apparently Theta failed with their bid - a Keg of beer).

The fraternity event will see SAE play the winner of tonight’s fraternity final tonight between Phi Psi and Fiji.
So, if you are going to be in town for the game this weekend, you can hopefully see several great football games… the Mudbowl is a charity event for Mott’s, so if you do come, find one of the people taking donations.

I know that during my years at Michigan, the Mudbowl was my favorite day of the fall semester and I constantly meet people that learn I was an SAE at Michigan and talk to me about their Mudbowl memories...

Phi Alpha to all that attend, and go Blue!