October 17, 2005 |
By the time a chilled autumn dawn broke yesterday in State College, the jolting sting of Penn State's last-second loss to Michigan on Saturday - in this case, literally a last-second loss - had hardened to resentment among many Nittany Lions fans. Cyberspace hummed with the fury of Penn Staters convinced that, for a second time in four seasons, the officials had stolen a Michigan Stadium victory from their Lions. "I am glad the refs learned some new and interesting ways to [cheat]
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.
December 17, 2007 |
Michigan athletic director Bill Martin announced that West Virginia's Rich Rodriguez is the Wolverines' new head coach in an e-mail to the Associated Press yesterday. "I am thrilled to have Rich Rodriguez as Michigan's new coach," Martin wrote. "Rich brings an exciting brand of football to Michigan Stadium. We welcome the entire Rodriguez family to Ann Arbor. " Rodriguez, whose Mountaineers are preparing for the Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma, will take over from Lloyd Carr who announced his retirement Nov. 19. Carr still plans to coach Michigan in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 against Florida.
November 15, 1995 |
Rob Swett was unabashed in his characterization of Penn State coach Joe Paterno. "A great man," the Michigan linebacker said from Ann Arbor yesterday. "Just a great man, and I mean that sincerely. " Sometimes, though, you have to say no even to the great ones. Which is what happened three years ago when Swett, then a heavily recruited 18-year-old from Central Bucks West High School, sat on the living room sofa alongside Paterno in his parents' Chalfont home. It was a Tuesday, two days after Swett had made a commitment to attend Michigan.
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 16, 1994 |
A year ago, caution got the best of Joe Paterno and Penn State in the Michigan game. The Nittany Lions kept going up the middle, kept going nowhere, and kept stewing over their lost Rose Bowl chance. Live and learn. Not this time. When a field goal would have done, third-ranked Penn State went for it all yesterday and got it when Bobby Engram pulled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Collins with 2 minutes, 53 seconds remaining. The play gave the Nittany Lions a pulsating 31-24 win over Michigan before 106,832 at Michigan Stadium.
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.
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 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.
September 23, 1994 |
Things fell into place just as Bill McCartney always had hoped they would. The Colorado coach anticipated that one day he'd bring his team into Michigan Stadium, a place where he had spent a lot of time as a UM assistant coach, to play in front of an overflow crowd against the Wolverines. McCartney certainly knew that the Wolverines rarely field anything but an imposing team, so his dream did not include returning only to be routed in front of his mentor, Bo Schembechler. He wanted a shot to win in front of his friends, family and mentor.