June 28, 2012

Alabama, App. State, Utah games create buzz for U-M

When Michigan announced last August it had set up a rematch with Appalachian State to open the 2014 season, plenty of U-M fans were left asking why, but from the matchup with the Mountaineers to a Thursday night contest at Utah and last year's wildly successful first-ever night game at The Big House, there is a purpose behind these decisions ...

"There are a lot of objectives when you're putting a schedule together but part of the objective is to create contests that are interesting to people, fascinating to people ... contests people want to talk about," U-M athletics director David Brandon said Thursday after introducing Michigan's new baseball coach.

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