OSU Game Time Set at 12

Submitted by hart20 on November 14th, 2011 at 2:44 PM

It looks like the OSU game is set to be played at noon, again. This is from looking at the schedule on Rivals. ESPN still hasn't updated their schedule yet. 

Personally, I hate noon games. They're all right once in a while, but not every weekend. I don't remember every having this many noon games in 1 season before.


I tried to search the site to see if this has been posted before but the search function seems to be broken and I can't access anything beyond the 1st page of MGoBoard. Is that only me or is anyone else experiencing that too? I figured that I'm on here often enough that I'd remember if this has been posted before and I don't remember it being posted, so I went ahead and posted it. Apologies if it's already been posted.


If we don't beat OSU, I quit. I don't know from what, but I just quit.



November 14th, 2011 at 6:05 PM ^

I came here to type this. Good work.

Also keep in mind this is Thanksgiving weekend. Many of my OSU friends (I'm sadly from Ohio) are not making the trip up this year. Either from unconfidence in their chances to win or family obligations with Thanksgiving. 

I have noticed some students selling their OSU tickets, but many students will be back for the Game. I know personally of at least 4 kids who are skipping Thanksgiving with their families because Michigan doesn't give us Wednesday off and they don't want to pay $$ to fly home for 1 day.


November 14th, 2011 at 2:53 PM ^

I think Rivals just defaults to noon.  The B1G hasn't put out its release yet that lists game times.  I think its likely to be a noon game but nothing official yet.


November 14th, 2011 at 2:55 PM ^

I'd be cool with it if it wasn't for the truly WTF move of making Nebraska a 12 game as well.

This is the old Michigan, where noon kickoffs at home were predetermined after Daylight Standard Time due to the lack of permanent lights. We have them now and they aren't even being used save for one game. Dumb.


November 14th, 2011 at 3:04 PM ^

Since I started coaching my son's soccer games UM has lost two out of three noon ET games (MSU, IA - L; PU - W). The game (soccer) this week is scheduled for 11:30 ET and I will not get back to the TV until approx. 1 ET. In NO WAY is this acceptable.

Who wants to start a petittion?

P.S. The game against Ohio has no issues as soccer is postponed for Turkey Weekend (WHEW!)


November 14th, 2011 at 8:52 PM ^

When our boys were about ten, we told them they had to choose between soccer and Michigan football games. Harsh, I know. Lucky for husband, they picked football. Never had to miss another game and when it came time to choose a college, they couldn't imagine being anywhere but the Big House on Saturdays!


November 14th, 2011 at 3:06 PM ^

I loved the noon games. I don't understand the bitching. We were up at 7:30, tailgating by 8 no matter if it were noon or 3:30 kick, but the noon games just made for a better saturday.

8 - Tailgate

12 - Game

3:30 - find food

??? - nap

7pm - find food

8pm - pregame


With the 3:30 games there wasn't time to nap, barely time to do dinner, and getting to the bar was a pain in the ass. Set your alarm, drink in the morning, quit your bitching, and beat the snot out of Ohio


November 14th, 2011 at 3:21 PM ^



I am really pissed that neither Nebraska nor Ohio are at 3:30.  Like someone else said.  We got lights.  Let's use them, let people tailgate for a reasonable amount of time, and get the crowd into the game.


DERP Dave Brandon.


November 14th, 2011 at 4:05 PM ^

For one, there is a B10 rule that does not permit night games in November because of the temps and the increased risk of injury.

For two, in terms of general public interest, for the past few years, the SEC teams have been hot, whereas the B10 has not.  Obviously, there are exceptions, but our conference hasn't been keeping pace in recent years.


November 14th, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

We held an outdoor hockey game last December at 3:00 in the afternoon and nobody in attendance froze to death.  People who live in the Midwest own lots of cold weather clothing.  You'd think the Big 10 folks would know this.


November 14th, 2011 at 3:43 PM ^

This year has had way too many noon games.  I am not college guy anymore, i am dude with a 3 year old who wants to get his drink on after domestic duties are ouf of the way for the day.  Noon is like right in the heart of the days responsibility, 3:30 and I have done my fatherly thing, the wife can take over and I start my 18 pack and it takes me until the SNF kickoff.  Noon is killing my style.


November 14th, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

I heard a rumor (rivals) OSU is going to announce Urban Meyer as head coach of OSU during the OSU bball game tonight.  Has anyone heard anything?  Links?




November 14th, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

As it should be.  Michigan-OSU is played in the daytime. 

Now students, make sure to get there on time.  If you can make it to a 9:00 lecture, you can make it to a noon game against our archrival.


November 14th, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

If you're an instate student, extend a hand to your out of state friends and invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner so they don't go home and stay in Michigan. I don't want to see a ring of red in the Big House. I don't want to see any red inside the Big House.


November 14th, 2011 at 4:11 PM ^

I hate them for an entirely different reason:  Since I have young kids, my wife and I DVR the games, go on a COMPLETE AND TOTAL media blackout and then watch them at night as if it were live (no fast forwarding, other than half time).  Media blackout is no easy thing:

At kickoff, the cell phones go off.  Ditto my blackberry, home TVs, computers, etc.  We do not go to places that have TVs and we do not wear any Michigan-related clothing.  We even avoid seeing people who might possibly know the score of the game.

It is hard to do, but it is just too hard to watch the games properly with young kids. 

So, for me, a noon start time just extends my media blackout my 3-4 hours.  A 3:30 kickoff is easy  - just have to be on blackout from around 3:30 - 8ish, but when it starts at noon, it is that much harder.

Obviously, I love the night games for this reason, as well.


November 14th, 2011 at 4:21 PM ^

OSU is always a noon kick. The only year it wasn't was the 2006 game. As for this week, that's a function of the no night game rule, and ABC picking OSU-PSU game as the exclusive 330 game.