Be prepared for 2 home night games

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 1st, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Heard this from someone I know who has it on good authority that Michigan-Penn State will be a night game and it has been confirmed as a night game even before the season started.

I've never been one to make a thread like this but I'm calling my shot on this one and let the chips fall where they may. 

This morning when the news came out about next weekend being a night game I checked with them on it and even after asking them about how there was a 2 for 1 deal with 2 night game sin 2017 in exchange for 1 in 2018, they still told me it's happening.

So prepare yourselves. Be early, be loud. For all the remaining games starting with this Saturday at Noon. 

Go Blue!!!!!



October 1st, 2018 at 6:31 PM ^

Anyone have any idea if the State game will be played at night? I was there for the last time and I believe it was a noon game but State was also crap that year.


October 1st, 2018 at 7:56 PM ^

No matter how loud we are at the Big House, we will not replicate the noise generated at PSU and their level of coordination.  For PSU, its a joke...

People wearing blue at a maize out...

Too many damn night games and we don't play well at night.


October 1st, 2018 at 9:05 PM ^

I will never understand the infatuation with night games.

There is a lot of talk about how a hyped and electric atmosphere fuels the team.

Night games are fucking stupid and this program is terrible in them.

But I continue to hear otherwise.

Both Harbaugh and Brown are on record saying they prefer noon.

If night games are such a big deal, why the fuck does the schedule come out and have Ohio State locked in at noon?

If it helps amp up the crowd and fans, shouldn't that one be at night?


Charlestown Chiefs

October 1st, 2018 at 9:17 PM ^

I'll put some of these to rest for you:

After the first weekend in November, both teams have to agree to it in order to have a night game.  That's probably never happening.  

The coaches may prefer noon games but they don't have control of it.  This program is not terrible in night games.  Maybe in road night games, but that just proves the point that having a home night game is beneficial.  

It's Always Marcia

October 1st, 2018 at 10:53 PM ^

Who  cares. So what. They'll be on National TV in prime time. Jim Harbaugh is good for TV ratings. Did you notice that?  Of course these are night games. Man, we need to "be prepared", or whatever. Yeah man, strap it on. It's night games. There's a MONSTER under the bed!!


Sheesh you people are funny.

vinegar strokes

October 1st, 2018 at 11:58 PM ^

I’ll be at the PSU game and driving from Grand Rapids. I don’t know that I want to drive home after a night game. Looks like all hotels are booked except for A Victory Inn & Suites, which has a few rooms. The reviews suck though. Is it really that bad? Would driving home be a better option than staying there? 


October 2nd, 2018 at 1:01 AM ^

If I had my way, Penn State would kick off at 10am Eastern or so, and then we just party afterwards instead.  I like that sleepwalking first half Penn State of midday, not the pounce all over your face penn state of the evening.

JWG Wolverine

October 2nd, 2018 at 3:13 AM ^

As I said in the last thread - devout member of Team Noon Games, but willing to sacrifice my own personal preferences to still be rowdy and make the Big House a tough place to play.

If it was my decision, it would be 80% noon, 20% 3:30, and one home night game every two years, but I accept the fact that it is not.

Can't wait to be at all three (!) of these home games talked about today. GO BLUE!

Section 1.8

October 2nd, 2018 at 11:22 AM ^

So this is the substantive point that I want to jump on.  Is there an answer to the question, "Has Michigan actually met its contractual obligation for night games, with the scheduling of Wisconsin at night?"

I honestly don't know the answer to that.  If the answer is "Yes," and the Penn State scheduling at night is being done by choice by the Michigan Athletic Department, my correspondence with the Associate Athletic Director with whom I have been corresponding on this subject is going to change in tone.

Because, yeah; the more or less official position of the AD is that "Michigan has been vocal in its opposition to night games at home."  We all understand that TV contracts force us into a certain number of night games.  That is the excuse, for violating the pronouncement that "Michigan is vocal in its opposition to night games."  If in fact Michigan has a choice on the PSU game and is choosing a night game slot, then Warde Manuel is going to have some serious explaining to do.

Even if we are forced by contract into playing PSU at night, Warde still has a lot of questions to answer about the future of Michigan football and television.  Thanks to some inexplicable and inexcusable decision in the past, we are stuck with an even-numbered-year schedule where neither MSU or OSU visit Michigan Stadium.  Wisconsin and Penn State are the premium games on our home schedule.  If a season ticket holder doesn't want to go to a night game and stay out until 2:00 am or so, and as a result sells their Wisconsin and Penn State tickets, they will have paid a PSD and a season ticket bill to have witnessed Western Michigan, SMU, Nebraska, Maryland and Indiana.  It sounds like a schedule for Northern Illinois or Bowling Green.

But for now, I'd just like to have a straight, authoritative answer to the question of whether or not the 2018 scheduling of Penn State at night is a directive from the B1G TV contract, or if it is a choice on the part of Michigan.