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10/10/2015 - 10:41pm By telling them things like

By telling them things like "this is what we're going to do...", "this is what we want you to do", and "this is what will work for the games"

10/10/2015 - 10:17am Not Official

The student section has essential won the back and forth with the AD regarding them controlling what goes on. They're collaborating and taking input and doing things like this, but other than that, it's still fully dictated by the students.

02/23/2015 - 12:18pm Quick Add

Hey, I'm one of the current cowbell clowns. I'm a fifth year and I remember pre-renovation (RIP, Corner Seats)
The parents were moved back because it's an NCAA rule (no doubt money was also a reason they never argued the point). That coupled with the drop in attendance due to ticket prices across the board, and the team's dip in performance and basketball's rise made the student section very disjointed. It happened because there weren't many people on the other side of the parents and they were cutoff from everyone else. That's why a couple of us this summer accepted the idea of filling the corner. Not good, but better than it was. Trust me, I want the parents gone and our corner seats back and the sound dampers cut down more than most.
Anyone want to take one for the team and get a parent to attack them?

11/26/2013 - 8:19pm Ugh

Holy smokes, I seriously hope not. They seriously suck all the energy out of the whole building. Would it kill them to play faster than a sloth?  I would have preferred to just not have a band at all as an alternative for the U Mass game


Just texted my friend in the pep band and they said it's not going to be the normal band, so my guess is it's going to be the alumni... And there aren't going to be enough students to ignore it part of the time.

11/26/2013 - 8:08pm Rolled

Granted Niagara isn't a very good team this year, but the team stomped them. It was a good night, and hopefully the team takes that confidence into this weekend against the acorns.

11/26/2013 - 8:02pm Gah

As a current senior, staying for a fifth year, I have a problem with a few of the changes I've noticed over the last few years.  Primarily the pricing changes the way I look at it, especially with a less than excellent performance on the field.  Additionally, the Athletic Department has decided it's ok to take us, the ticket buying fans, for granted. A belief their product is necessary for us to live.  They're pushing it to find our collective breaking point and in doing so, have surpassed it for many. From a student's perspective, they make major decisions that often snub some people and refuse to take any stance other than that of "well if you don't like it, you don't need to go." thankfully, they finally figured out a way to handle the FB GA so whatever (surprise! it was leave us the hell alone), but the way they handled the oversale of basketball was garbage. The skywriting was unanimously viewed as a poor representation of Michigan and definitely help my or others' feeling towards the AD.  The direction the AD has decided to take and pushing the current students into a battle with them is extremely short-sighted, as it makes a lot of us not want to donate anything to the department in the future.

But back to the football games..

The piped-in, obnoxiously loud recorded music is getting really excessive, made worse by the song choice also getting worse.  Seven Nation Army is stupid. Sure it was a great boost at the end of the ND game 2 years ago, but it should have stopped there, rather than getting ridiculous like it has now.  EVERYONE AND THEIR FREAKING STEP-CHILD USES THAT SONG! This includes the hairless nuts from Columbus. Stop it. Now. Also, whoever was in charge of the music selection should have lost their music privileges when they played 'Blurred Lines' 3 times in a row. Ignoring the subject matter, it's a bad song and you're going to repeatedly cut off our band for that?

I understand that TV timeouts are an unfortunate part of the machine that is CFB being on TV all the time now, but the loud, intrusive videos that always play on the screens are terrible.  They completely high-jack the atmosphere in the stadium and distract from the game.  Don't do something in the middle of a game that requires everyone to be quiet and divert their attention entirely from the field.  This ignorance is flat out offensive to me after all the passive-aggressive bitching the Ath. Dept. has given the students over the past year.  Those pieces do more bad than several thousand students not showing up at the game at all.

That was just a couple of them

11/26/2013 - 7:25pm Hockey

Take him to a game at Yost.  Better atmosphere, currently performing better, and cheaper.  Somehow show him that Michigan fans are generally a better bunch.  Also, it's better to be a Wolverine and lose than be a buckeye. ever.

11/26/2013 - 6:45pm Thank you, Dave Brandon & co.

There will be a fair amount of students, although we'll all be spread out.  We will crush his soul.

03/16/2012 - 2:09am Haven't had any issues

They've never bothered me and I've brought in big stacks of newspaper and a bike seat and post...

02/08/2012 - 12:30am His older (smaller at 6'3" or

His older (smaller at 6'3" or whatever) brother is already in the Engineering school here.

02/08/2012 - 12:30am His older (smaller at 6'3" or

His older (smaller at 6'3" or whatever) brother is already in the Engineering school here.

02/08/2012 - 12:23am He'll improve a lot

He should benefit immensly from consistent, great coaching.  Seaholm's football program is not exactly a very strong one.  It's gone through a lot of changes the past few years and i wouldn't exactly call the staff (at least a couple years ago) the greatest, and during his time there, it went through a lot of changes.  Give him consistent, solid coaching around guys better than him and I feel he'll rise to the occasion.   I was 2 years ahead of him in high school and was his captain in track & field. From what I recall, he works.