Michigan interim AD: at least one home night game likely next season

Monday February 2nd, 2015

Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett said that it is possible that the football team hosts at least one night football game next season, according to Nick Baumgardner at MLive.com

Hackett says that playing either Ohio State or Michigan State, who both come to Michigan Stadium next season, could be possibilities. 

Michigan State plays Michigan Oct. 17 and Ohio State visits Ann Arbor on Nov. 28. Hackett says an announcement on which game will be played under the lights will be made in the upcoming weeks.

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In the first ever night game at the stadium played Sept. 10, 2011, Michigan beat Notre Dame 35–31. The only other night games played there was in 2013, a 41-30 victory over Notre Dame and last season’s 18-13 win over Penn State.

"I've got to go through the tracks with the Regents and the president," Hackett told MLive.com. "I don't know (if it will be one of those two games or not). The issue here ... they're fantastic, and you have to face this going down the road when they get to new TV contracts. There's more prime-time (opportunities) in the future." 

Hackett took over as interim athletic director last November after Dave Brandon resigned. He said he isn’t sure about his future as AD but would like to stay on for "one or two more years."

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