Back in my day, the only non-Michigan-football sporting event I can remember at the Big House was the first Slippery Rock game in 1979 or so. Aside from that, it was only used for graduation and Michigan games.
Things are a bit better now, what with the Big Chill and Winter Classic hockey games, soccer matches and lacrosse games being played there, along with the occasional 5K run, etc.
We have the coolest venue in the state, though, so it's time we gave Hackett some more suggestions for the Big House - not just to monetize it, but to give us some cool sporting events to attend while we wait for football.
So, what sporting event would YOU bring to the Big House?
My suggestion is an NBA Alumni doubleheader. In the marquee game, we have Michigan's NBA alumi taking on Duke's NBA alumni. In the first game, we have Michigan State's alumni playing Kentucky's alumni. Each winning team gets a million dollars in scholarship money for their school.
Beilein coaches the Michigan alums and Coach K coaches the Duke alums. "Trey Burke dishes to Jamal Crawford for the inside jam!"
What's YOUR big idea?