Are you ready for some of the most intense NCAA football action in the country? Then make sure you don’t miss out on catching the Michigan Wolverines play this year. Not only has the program recorded an impressive 4-1 record going into week 6, but they continue to give sports fans the action they demand. Do you like seeing clinch plays that turn around a game? Do you want to see offensive lines crumble against a solid and indestructible defense? Then you will love seeing the Wolverines at their very best, this year. But before you book a plane to see one of their away games, why not come to Michigan Stadium to see the team defend their home from all comers. Just imagine, you could join over 107,000 fans in cheering on one of the hottest programs in the league and see who’s the next to fall before the men in Blue and Maize. As of Week 5, the team has gone undefeated for all home games this season including a 52-0 shutout against Rutgers on September 28.
While fans love seeing the team succeeds, some sports commentators aren’t surprised since the Wolverines are always most ferocious when defending their home turf. If you think the Wolverines can destroy other teams, wait until you see what they’ll do against their opponents for the rest of the regular season.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh has recruited and trained this year’s roster, which some sportswriters consider the strongest that the team has had in years, and he wants nothing less than postseason success for the program. But this year will see some of the hardest fights in his team’s career and all of those battles will take place under the Michigan Stadium roof. So if you love intense football action, then you owe it to yourself to come out and see the game. Don’t let these limited-time tickets pass you by because when the Wolverines home game tickets run out, they are gone for good.
Over a Century of Michigan Wolverines Greatness
The Michigan Wolverines are one of the oldest teams in intercollegiate football. The program began competing in 1879 and later joined the Big Ten Conference at its inception in 1896. The team has been a member of the conference for nearly its entire existence except for a short 9-year stint from 1907 to 1916. The team has a proud history of success winning or sharing 42 league titles and finishing in the top 10 of the AP Poll 38 times since 1936. The Wolverines have claimed 11 national championships, with their most recent success coming in 1997 when they were on top of the final AP poll.
But on-field success isn’t all the team has known for as it draws in and produces some of the strongest and most celebrated players and coaches in NCAA history. From 1900 to 1989, the program was led by nine head coaches who were all inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, either as coaches or players. This includes Fielding H. Yost who became Michigan’s head coach in 1901 and guided his squads to an incredible 56 game undefeated streak from his arrival until the 1905 season finale, including a 1902 Rose Bowl win. Fritz Crisler, who coached the1947 Wolverines, led the team to a national title and Michigan’s second Rose Bowl win. Bo Schembechler coached the team for 21 seasons from 69 to 89 and led the team to 13 Big Ten titles and 194 games, a record for the program. But his incredible first decade of service to Michigan was rivaled by former mentor Woody Hayes, which kicked off the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry which had enough intensity that fans called it “The Ten-Year War”. Following a decline in fortunes under Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke, Michigan then hired Jim Harbaugh on December 30, 2014, who previously played for the program between 1982 and 1986 beneath Schembechler, offering the team a player who directly experienced the greatness of Schembechler’s mentorship.
But let’s not forget about the greatness of the team’s players. The Wolverines have had 83 players that have been selected to the College Football All-America Team. Three Wolverines have won the Heisman Trophy: Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991, and Charles Woodson in 1997. The team even lays claim to having Gerald Ford play for the program, who later went on to become the 38th President of the United States and was voted MVP by his teammates in 1934.
When a team has even half as much history and prominence as the Michigan Wolverines, fans can expect great things to come from all of their games. So it’s no surprise why fans are ready and waiting to see what the Wolverines do in the 2019 season.
Everybody’s Coming Out to Michigan Stadium
As of 2012, Michigan Stadium is the single most reliably sold-out stadium in the NCAA with an average home attendance record of 112,252 fans per game. This is incredible as it represents greater than the 109,901 capacity that the stadium could manage at that time. But Wolverine fever is great enough that fans will accept space wherever they can to see their favorite team plays. Take the September 7, 2013 game against Notre Dame that led to a 41-30 victory. That game had an attendance of 115,109 fans which destroyed an NCAA college football attendance record for post-1948 NCAA play. Before that date, the record was held by the 1927 bout between Notre Dame and USC that drew in around 117,000 to 123,000 fans. Michigan Stadiums 2013 record would remain until 2016 when Tennessee and Virginia Tech drew in 156,990 fans at a game held at Bristol Motor Speedway, a NASCAR track that had room for over 150,000 persons.
What this means is simple. When you want the greatest football games and the largest capacity crowds that don’t have to play in venues designed for other sports, Michigan Stadium stands out on top.