Yes, despite record profits the Michigan Athletic Department announced that is raising taxes on football season ticket holders…err increasing the amount of preferred seat donations for those who wish to keep their season tickets.
Anyway, we need to get this done quickly and it costs a lot of money. We figured an extra $10 million a year in perpetuity should just about cover it. And the good news is, we aren’t raising ticket prices this year. Not one cent!! I know you were expecting it, but I’m just that kind of guy. It’s just like a tax cut! We accept cash, check or Diner’s Club cards only. Make sure you get this in quickly, or we’re going to give your tickets to some random Ohio State fan….and we really don’t want that happening. Could you live with the fact that YOU let that happen?
The athletic department is building a new electronic billboard which according to Athletic Director David Brandon, “…happens to be across the street from a golf course so it won’t annoy anybody.”
What happened during the 18 months between these announcements may take some time to uncover but reaction from Wolverine fans was known immediately. Less than 5 days later the athletic department reversed itself and it was announced that band would be traveling to the game.
Tweet To the delight of many Michigan Football players who played for or watched Brady Hoke while he helped lead the Blue to a National Championship in 1997 as the Wolverine Defensive Line Coach, and to the chagrin of some Michigan fans who had their caps set for Jim Harbaugh, or Les Miles or anybody …