The Michigan Wolverines started their football program in 1879, and to date the program holds the records for most wins and the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division I-A history. From 1901 to 1905, the team went undefeated, and tied only one game - to the Minnesota Gophers. The tie game resulted in the oldest college rivalry trophy, The Little Brown Jug. Before the Wolverines' loss to Chicago in 1905, the team won 56 games straight, and one-hundred years later is the second longest winning streak by a college team in the history of the game. Due to these and other successes, the team is widely regarded as the best college football team in history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Michigan Wolverines football tickets.
2016 Michigan Season Preview
There are few teams that enter the 2015 season with more hype than the Michigan Wolverines. Following a disappointing, 5 win season in 2014, the Wolverines fired maligned head coach Brady Hoke and brought in Michigan legend Jim Harbaugh to lead the team. The switch has turned Michigan into the IT program in 2015 and the hype around the new era of Wolverines football could not be higher. Junior quarterback Shane Morris is expected to lead the new look Michigan offense, which includes talented senior receivers Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson. The Michigan defense will be one of the most experienced in the Big Ten in 2015, with 7 senior starters. Michigan has found its leader in Jim Harbaugh, but the question remains if they are talented enough to win immediately. With the experience returning on both sides of the ball, Michigan has a chance to finish at the top half of the Big Ten in 2015. The Wolverines have a favorable 2015 schedule, with division rivals Ohio State and Michigan State both traveling to Ann Arbor. Top road games on the Michigan Wolvers 2015 schedule include at Utah and at Penn State.
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Michigan Wolverines Football at Michigan Stadium Address: 1201 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Michigan Wolverines compete in the Big 10 Conference, and currently the team holds or shares 42 league titles, more than any other football program in the country. The Wolverines have won 11 NCAA national championships in their tenure, and are consistently attracting more visitors to Michigan Stadium than any other team, with the highest NCAA home attendance every year since 1974, with the exception of 1997. Michigan football is among the biggest college football programs in the country, and every year excites and awes its fans. You can be assured that Michigan is not going back down on its history of delivering quality, aggressive football in Ann Arbor. The Michigan Wolverines home bench is on the Michigan Stadium sideline with sections 20-26. Michigan Stadium parking information is covered in our Wolverines event guide.
Michigan Stadium Experience
This rivalry game is so big, it’s literally just called The Big Game. This game constantly has national title and Rose Bowl implications and was recently ranked by ESPN as the greatest North American sports rivalry. Between names like Woody Hayes, Bo Schembeckler and Jim Tressel, the coaches at these two schools are a who’s who of the best in the game and they’ll all tell you the #1 thing that makes it a successful season is beating the other team in this game.
Michigan vs. Notre Dame
The Wolverines won the first eight contests of this rivalry, and haven’t looked back with a solid record against the Fighting Irish. With two of the top three all-time winningest schools in college football history, this rivalry is also grand and is played on the biggest stage. The game is currently dormant, but we could see it spring back to life before the end of this decade.
Michigan owns the better record in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy against their only intrastate rival, Michigan State. Outside of WWII, these two have played each other every year since 1910 and has included a ranked team in 28 of the last 30 contests (the Wolverines, usually). MSU had a surprising four-year winning streak snapped in a 12-10 Michigan win in 2012.
Michigan in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and Big Ten Championship
You cannot discuss College Football royalty without speaking of the Michigan Wolverines. The boys from Ann Arbor have quite the history, racking up 40 plus bowl game appearances, which include a streak of 33 consecutive years reaching a post-season match-up. Michigan won the last ever Bowl Alliance title in 1997 before the NCAA adapted the BCS system in ’98. They have been Big Ten Conference champions more than 40 times, which is more than any other Big Ten School in Conference history. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.
Michigan Wolverines Event Guide
What are the best places to visit in Ann Arbor on Michigan home football weekend?
Ann Arbor has a lot to offer, some of the local favorites are the Blue Tractor (BBQ) and Zingerman’s Delicatessen. Visit Bill’s Beer Garden for a casual atmosphere to grab a cold beer. Logan and The Earle Restaurant are great spots to have a nice dinner.
What is the best place to park for a home game at Michigan Stadium?
There are reserved spots near the stadium that require a parking pass, which you can obtain from TicketCity. Street parking along Pauline Street (about 0.5 mile from stadium) is available for those who arrive early. There are pay lots in the surrounding neighborhood for $15 and up.
Why do they call Michigan Stadium “the Big House”?
Michigan Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in sports and the biggest in college football (capacity over 109k fans). Due to its immense size and huge crowds, legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson nicknamed it “the Big House”. The name stuck and has become one of the great names in college sports.