Michigan-Maryland to be played at Noon?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on September 30th, 2015 at 9:11 PM

saw this on twitter. who is this guy?

 

My U of M source says Big Ten has plans to move Maryland game to noon Saturday (not 8pm) and will make final decision by tomorrow evening.

— Jeff Moss (@JeffMossDSR) September 30, 2015

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bluebyyou

September 30th, 2015 at 9:43 PM ^

With all due respect to your hotel, the National Weather Service is very unsure at this moment as the models are all over the place.  Most models have the storm hitting the coast but the Euro model that forecasters really like have it going away from the coast.

I'm not sure I can take another game at noon...three in a row is enough.

 

m1jjb00

September 30th, 2015 at 10:14 PM ^

What people don't understand is that the DC area is going to see rain for the next three days. To be honest, I don't know when we expect to stop getting the rain from the front moving in from the west and start getting rain from the hurricane.  

The latest expectations is that J will be off the South Carolina coast around game time.  I don't know if that's close enough to get rain, but it's not close enough to be dangerous.  

m1jjb00

September 30th, 2015 at 10:15 PM ^

What people don't understand is that the DC area is going to see rain for the next three days. To be honest, I don't know when we expect to stop getting the rain from the front moving in from the west and start getting rain from the hurricane.  

The latest expectations is that J will be off the South Carolina coast around game time.  I don't know if that's close enough to get rain, but it's not close enough to be dangerous.

Derp double post 

ChiCityWolverine

September 30th, 2015 at 9:43 PM ^

LSU may well be somewhat of an outlier, but I mean since 1960 they are 231-61-4 at night in Tiger Stadium and 29-26-3 earlier in the day. Since 2000, they are 65-6 at night and 27-8 during the afternoon. 

Sometimes the atmosphere doesn't matter because the road team is better, more prepared, or what have you. But night crowds are louder and more of a factor in tight games. See: UTL. 

Edit: This may not matter for a seemingly atrocious Maryland team. But in general, arguing against night crowds being more formidable seems folly. 

UNCWolverine

September 30th, 2015 at 10:09 PM ^

I think your sample size of 71 games is a bit too large to judge this topic. I've been to 4 LSU night games the last few years:

2011 they killed Auburn 45-10 the year before they puchased the rights to Cam Newton.

2012 they lost a heartbreaker to Alabama 21-17 in the big #1 vs. #2 battle.

2013 they beat Florida 17-6.

2014 lost to Missississississippi State 34-29.

That's 2 wins and 2 losses. So I don't really see much of an advantage playing at night. It's all just really about the numbers.

snarling wolverine

September 30th, 2015 at 9:57 PM ^

Competitive advantage isn't the only factor that comes into play. Night games pose logistical issues that day games don't. A lot of fans have to either find a hotel or drive well into the night. Personally, while the atmosphere is fun, I wouldn't want us to have more than one a year.

In the case of LSU, I believe the reason they play a lot of games at night is to escape the daytime heat. Arizona does likewise.

Brodie

September 30th, 2015 at 9:53 PM ^

Is the way you took it "Bo Schembechler retired from coaching when I was 4 years old and I'm not entirely sure why his opinions on the relative merits of noon games should impact the way the program handles itself 9 years after his death"? Because if so that is exactly how I meant it... I can see liking noon games because they work better for your schedule or something, but BO LIKED THEM is just awful rationale for doing anything in 2015.

And you guys can fuck right off, I have a god damn Bo quote as my signature and have for the past 6 years on this board. I obviously didn't mean to disrespect the man, but he'd probably be the first to tell you that this reasoning is moronic, he didn't take his scheduling prefence cues from what Fritz Crisler wanted.