2015 night game

Submitted by WorldwideTJRob on February 1st, 2015 at 2:14 PM
According to Shep on the MBB broadcast. Hackett stated the night game will be either against MSU or OSU Thoughts?



February 1st, 2015 at 4:47 PM ^

But I think traditionally it's kind of been the conference's conventional wisdom to not play November night games, due to the potential for freezing temperatures.  But it happened this season twice.  Ohio State had Illinois at home at night on Nov 1, and Michigan State played Ohio State at home at night on Nov 8.  I think from here on out we'll see more night games in November, though.  If the Mountain West doesn't have a problem with it, when you have teams like Boise State and Air Force playing late night games in single digit weather, then the Big Ten should not, either.

Bando Calrissian

February 1st, 2015 at 4:46 PM ^

The Big Ten does not have any rule about November night games. The rule did exist at one time (up until ~2009, IIRC), but not anymore. Conference TV arrangements make it difficult, apparently, but not impossible. I'm not sure how the Big 10 does things differently in that regard than other conferences, but that's apprently the deal.


February 1st, 2015 at 2:27 PM ^

A late November night game? And THAT one, in particular? Nope. Ain't gonna happen.

My bet would be MSU here, for sure.

I thought initially that it might be BYU or Oregon State. Although, sure...when you say "Michigan vs. Michigan State, UNDER ALL THE LIGHTZ!" it does carry a bit more of the "oooh/ahhh" factor than, say, either of the latter two.

Oregon State, though, would mean a night game home opener, which would be (kinda) cool.


February 1st, 2015 at 2:28 PM ^

I'm totally OK with MSU at night. I actually think it would be a great atmosphere and probably the top prime time game that weekend.

Like everyone else in the world, no way to OSU. I'm not sure why that's ever even rumored or considered. I don't know anyone who would be happy with that.

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February 1st, 2015 at 2:33 PM ^

Good night sparty. This would be a big statement game for Harbaugh if they play msu at night.

and I agree hell no to ohio at night. That game needs to always be played in daylight. I don't know why, it just does.


February 1st, 2015 at 2:39 PM ^

Hackett seems to be too in tune with the fanbase and tradition to mess with OSU. The only conclusion here is that he is blatantly telling the knowledgeable fanbase that the MSU game will be at night in 2015.

Perkis-Size Me

February 1st, 2015 at 2:52 PM ^

LSU and Alabama do it every year. Auburn and Alabama have done it a ton recently.

I hate using this argument as it makes no sense. Other rivals do it every year and they seem to come out of it just fine. Will we need extra security? Yeah probably. But who cares? It's a night game and gives Harbaugh a chance to show his team off in prime time, potentially make a statement win as well.

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