2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule
The University of Michigan football team is one of the toughest teams
in the Big Ten, and their tenure in the conference has yielded all kinds of thrilling matchups and memories over the years.
Michigan football fans know that if they want to attend any of the most anticipated football games at Michigan Stadium this
year, they need to get a move on and secure tickets as soon as possible when the Wolverines face off against both new and
long-time rivals. The Wolverines football team is looking toward another solid year of football action, and fans can be there
to cheer them on at every home game in Ann Arbor.
Of course, the football schedule is just one of those things that
has fans, alumni and half the state of Michigan paying attention to Wolverines football, and 2014 is certainly no different.
The Wolverines know enough not to underestimate Appalachian State when they come to Ann Arbor on Aug. 30 and a Sept. 6 road
game that will pit Michigan against Notre Dame will also be one of the most followed early games of the season. Other games
that will bring plenty of fanfare include Minnesota-Michigan at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 27, a home game against the Nittany
Lions on Oct. 11 and a home matchup between new Big 10 member Maryland on Nov. 22. The most anticipated game of the season,
of course, will be Michigan-Ohio State on Nov. 29, as Wolverines fans know that this might just be the best rivalry in all
Michigan Wolverines Football Team Info
As part of the mighty Big Ten Conference, the Michigan
Wolverines are part of a mostly Midwestern powerhouse conference that includes a steady string of superstars every time the
Wolverines play within the division. Michigan isn't exactly a team that backs down from a challenge, however, and they're
known for having one of the best programs in the history of college football. Over the years, legendary players like Charles
Woodson, Desmond Howard, Jim Harbaugh, Tom Brady and many more have come through campus, giving them an unparalleled tradition
of having great players.
Great Wolverines football doesn't even have to wait until the regular season either, as the
energy for the new season actually begins every year all the way back in the spring. In 2014, the Wolverines showed that they
have a very balanced team, with the defense in particularly looking very staunch as Wolverines' fans anticipate their D draping
all over their rivals this season. There will also some big plays on offense, showing that this is the type of team that can
do a little bit of everything as they look to round their roster into form to compete in one of the elite conferences in football.
NCAA Football Experience
Professional sports are great, but there is something special about watching some of
the best amateur athletes in the country battle it out on the gridiron. Football has become the most popular sport in the
U.S. for a reason, and it definitely isn't because there is a lack of hard-hitting excitement from matchup to matchup. The
Tigers are known for having one of the most dynamic rosters from season to season, which is why they've built a reputation
of being a powerhouse in one of the elite conferences in the country. Though it can be tempting to just sit down and catch
the action from home, but watching all the Tigers football unfold first-hand will take it to a completely different level.
Michigan Wolverines Football History
The Michigan Wolverines have one of the most storied histories in college
football, flecked with conference championships, national titles and all kinds of other accolades. Michigan's NCAA domination
goes back more than a century, starting with their very first national championship in 1901. The Wolverines went on a winning
streak and took home the NCAA title in back-to-back-to-back years in 1902, 1903, and 1904. They also won the national crown
in 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948 and 1977. Since the 2000s, the Michigan football team has competed in several bowl games,
winning the Orange Bowl in 2000, the Citrus Bowl in 2001, Outback Bowl in 2003, Capital One Bowl in 2008 and the Sugar Bowl
With Heisman Trophy winners including Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991 and Charles Woodson in 1997,
the Michigan Wolverines are a constant and steady force in the Big Ten and the entire NCAA overall. The Wolverines can be
expected to be a bowl game contender most every season, and they always come up big in these nationally televised games. With
11 national championships under their belt and a standard of excellence that is simply unmatched in the world of college football,
the Wolverines are always a safe bet to be in the conversation for the college football team of the year.
Wolverines Football Trivia
What tradition do the Wolverines do instead of retiring jerseys?
While the Michigan
Wolverines don't engage in the practice of retiring jerseys, they do have something called Michigan Football Legends, in which
a patch is sewn onto the upper left on the front side of a jersey that was worn by one of Michigan's most famed players. The
Wolverines have several Legends, including No. 11 for the Wiserts - that's Whitey, Al and Alvin, who played for the team from
1931-33, 1940-42, and 1947-49, respectively. Other Michigan Football Legends include No. 21 for Desmond Howard, No. 47 for
Bennie Oosterbaan, No. 48 for Gerald Ford, No. 87 for Ron Kramer and No. 98 for Tom Harmon. Players that have been inducted
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the Wolverines include George Allen, Dan Dierdorf, Len Ford, Benny Friedman, Bill Hewitt
and Tom Mack.
Michigan Wolverines Football Fans
There is nothing better than seeing a sporting event live
and in person. Sports have been a part of cultures around the world for a very long time, and spectators have always enjoyed
watching athletes compete at the highest of levels. At the Big House in Ann Arbor, you'll feel the energy in a way that you
definitely can't anywhere else, and you'll realize that there is nothing quite like college football played at this level.