October 13, 2014 |
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The previously dissatisfied Michigan fans had nothing to boo about Saturday night, thanks in large part to the inability of the Penn State offense to move the football in the second half. The hapless Nittany Lions saw their offense disappear after halftime, contributing not a single point. The Wolverines capitalized and rode three field goals by Matt Wile for an 18-13 victory and an end to their three-game losing streak before a rocking throng of 113,085 at Michigan Stadium.
October 12, 2014
When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich. Records: Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten); Michigan (2-4, 0-2). TV/Radio: ESPN2; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, James Franklin (1st season, 4-1; 28-16 overall). Michigan, Brady Hoke (4th season, 28-17; 75-67 overall). Series: Penn State has won four straight games (three of them vacated by the NCAA) in the series, including last year's 43-40, four-overtime thriller at Beaver Stadium, but still trails Michigan, 10-7.
October 12, 2014 |
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sold-out Beaver Stadium was a sea of white and an ocean of noise for more than four hours until Bill Belton's touchdown run in quadruple overtime gave Penn State a 43-40 win over Michigan last October and touched off a roar that would have drowned out a jet engine. Last year's game might have been a seminal moment in the career of Christian Hackenberg, who led the Nittany Lions 80 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation to the tying touchdown. It also reminded fans how much they would miss wide receiver Allen Robinson after he was gone which, as it turned out, was shortly after the season ended.
September 5, 2014 |
SINCE 1978, Michigan and Notre Dame have played 30 times. Or every year except for six. The last season they didn't meet was 2001. That will change after the Wolverines visit South Bend on Saturday. It's the last scheduled matchup for the foreseeable future. In 2007 the schools, which are separated by 175 miles, agreed to play annually through 2031. Then 2 years ago, ND chose to end the series because it had agreed to start playing fives games each season against teams from the ACC, which it was joining for most other sports while remaining a football independent.
April 18, 2013 |
THE NHL is planning six outdoor games next season, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, citing sources. The first outdoor game will be the annual Winter Classic, in which Toronto and Detroit will meet at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1, 2014. The other games, according to the report, are being planned as followed: * Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings, Jan. 25, Dodger Stadium. * The New York Rangers vs. the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 26 and the New York Islanders on Jan. 29. Both games would be held at Yankee Stadium, the week before the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, Feb. 2. * The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks on March 1 at Soldier Field.
January 19, 2012
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said the school and the NHL were discussing bringing the Winter Classic to Michigan Stadium. Brandon said conversations about the annual outdoors showcase game were continuing Wednesday amid reports that the Detroit Red Wings would play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2013, at the Big House, which holds 110,000 for football games. The NHL said it had nothing to announce about the 2013 game. The crowd for a Michigan Stadium game would likely be the biggest: Michigan and Michigan State attracted a Guinness World Record 104,173 people for a hockey game on Dec. 11, 2010.
October 25, 2009 |
Joe Paterno had spent the last seven weeks wondering whether Penn State could handle being in a tough football game. So when Michigan took the opening kickoff yesterday, drove 70 yards, and scored a touchdown less than four minutes into the game with most of the 110,377 on its home field screaming at the top of its lungs, Paterno could see whether his players would show the toughness he desired. A little more than three hours later, the Nittany Lions' head coach, smiling as he wiped the rain off his glasses for the umpteenth time, had his answer.
October 23, 2009 |
Tate Forcier made the long journey from the sunshine of San Diego to the chill of Ann Arbor seeking to make an impact on Michigan football as a true freshman quarterback. What he achieved in the first five weeks of the season put him squarely on a path tread by Wolverines legends at the position, and in record time. To review: Forcier brought the Wolverines back in the fourth quarter of their second and fourth games, throwing the winning touchdown passes late in victories over Notre Dame and Indiana.
October 22, 2009 |
University of Michigan athletic director Bill Martin, who helped launch a pair of multimillion-dollar renovations to campus facilities and brought in new coaches for the football and men's basketball programs, will retire next year. Martin, 69, will step down effective Sept. 4, 2010, the school said yesterday. Martin, a former president of the United States Sailing Association, became director of athletics at Michigan in 2000 on an interim basis. Martin said his retirement had been discussed for several years and he had agreed to remain while renovations to Michigan Stadium were ongoing.
October 21, 2009 |
No, Joe Paterno insisted yesterday, he doesn't dwell on any bad luck Penn State may have experienced at Michigan Stadium in its last five games there, all defeats. But there are signs the 82-year-old coach hasn't forgotten about his team's misfortunes there, either. On Saturday, the 13th-ranked Nittany Lions will be seeking their first victory over Michigan at the Big House since 1996. They snapped an overall nine-game losing streak in games against the Wolverines with a 46-17 victory last year at Beaver Stadium.