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June-July 2013 - Wolverine

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  michigan football Notre Dame And Penn State Games Will Be Under The Lights An NCAA-record crowd of 114,804 watched U-M defeat Notre Dame 35-31 in the first-ever night game at The Big House on Sept. 10, 2011. M ichigan Stadium is set for its second night game ever, while the Wolverines will also finish in darkness at Happy Valley. Those two contests begin at 8 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, respectively. The 8 p.m. start in Michigan Stadium against Notre Dame comes two years after the Irish visited Michigan for the first-ever night start at home for the Wolverines. Michigan pulled out a memorable 35-31 comeback victory against Notre Dame in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 114,804 on Sept. 10, 2011. This time around, ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 will carry the contest between the Irish and Wolverines. Michigan had won three straight in the series prior to last year's loss in South Bend. photo by lon horwedel The Wolverines lead the series 23-16-1. Meanwhile, U-M will start in daylight at Beaver Stadium, but end the game in darkness. The 5 p.m. start features Michigan's first trip to State College, Pa., since the Wolverines lost there, 41-31, in 2010. Michigan also leads that series, 10-6. ESPN or ESPN2 has the coverage of Brady Hoke's debut as head coach in the Michigan-Penn State battles. None of the other times for U-M games have yet been announced. Michigan director of athletics David Brandon noted he's not in favor of more than one night game a year at Michigan, but the Wolverines could still play under the lights again on the road. U-M travels to Connecticut on Sept.

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