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Posted on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 5:59 a.m.

New Michigan Stadium scoreboards could be pitched to regents in January, healthy Denard Robinson is faster and more

By Rich Rezler


Work at the renovated Michigan Stadium, shown during its September dedication, isn't done yet. Athletic director Dave Brandon could present plans for new scoreboards to the university's regents in January. file photo

Michigan Stadium renovations are complete and work at Crisler Arena is underway. But improvements at the Michigan athletic department's two biggest venues aren't stopping there.

In Thursday's Detroit Free Press, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said the department could ask the university's Regents to approve high definition scoreboards at Michigan Stadium and Phase 2 of the Crisler Arena project at their January meeting.

Mark Snyder reported that Brandon has been evaluating scoreboards on each of his stadium stops and he said what ends up at Michigan Stadium will be "spectacular."


• Associated Press: Rich Rodriguez and John Kuester will be on hot seat in 2011.

• Detroit Free Press: Rich Rodriguez: Healthy QB Robinson is 'a little faster.'

• Detroit News: MSU, U-M have lot on the line in bowls.

• Eastern Michigan athletic department touts gain in football attendance.

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• Mark Cuban exploring BCS alternative.

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• Oakland center Keith Benson has gone from unheard of to almost unstoppable.

• Kansas City Star: No. 3 Kansas, which visits Michigan on Jan. 9, indefinitely suspends guard Mario Little.

• Tom Izzo uses final exam week to evaluate Spartans.


• Brandon's Blog: Good-bye to a nan who helped build U-M athletics.

• Penn State, Cal reach NCAA volleyball finals.



Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 6 p.m.

OSU, you do realize that the coliseum in Rome is a COMPLETE oval, much like the Michigan stadium. It only LOOKS like it's unfinished. It's really really old and has been damaged over the years. I can understand how an OSU architect wouldn't realize that and only build half a stadium. Michigan stadium is like the coliseum. The Horseshoe is closer to an ampitheater. If it makes you feel any better, the Horseshoe is really tall. THUMBS UP!!!!


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 5:40 p.m.

GoblueinNEPA: Look, there are a million tOSU/UM issues we can argue about ad nauseum. However, there are a few things that are just plain FACTS. 1) Yes, Michigan Stadium has a larger seating capacity than Ohio Stadium. 2) Ohio Stadium is BETTERthan Michigan Stadium. Architecturally, it is based on the Colesium in Rome. (Michigan Stadium is just a bowl in a nature depression in the earth.) Ohio Stadium has the grand arch on the north side. It has two decks. It seats are pitched steeper for better viewing. It has covered seating on B deck. It's endzone seating is slanted toward midfield (that's why it's a horseshoe.) It's just plain BETTER!


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 5:30 p.m.

@ The OSU Unlike the Horseshoe Thank GOD for that! Most people agree since the 'shoe was renovated it now looks more like a toilet bowl.


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 5:23 p.m.

The Horseshoe architecturally significant!! You mean the unfinished copy of Michigan stadium? The one they eventually had to build a plug on so that all the Ohio hill billies would stop driving their campers on after they got drunk in the parking lot? That Horseshoe? LMAO!!!


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 5:11 p.m.

Unlike the Horseshoe, Michigan Stadium is architecturally unremarkable and the pitch of the seating too shallow. While new scoreboards will help, they won't help the score. UM will still lose.


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 11:39 a.m.

Good to hear about Denard being healthy again. I think he DID look a tiny bit slower in the 2nd half of the season. But, he really ran the ball too much this year and took an awful beating. Honestly, I'm surprised he didn't lose more playing time than he did. Next year, Denard will need to pass more and Michigan will need to find more consistent play from the RB's - hopefully a group that will include Dee Hart.


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 : 8:49 a.m.

Repeating the same things over and over ad nauseum won't make them true, particularly when the comments are about as inane as you can get. It's somewhat amusing though, how the panic is bordering on histeria for those that still desperately cling to this failure we have as a coach. Why they still support him, I have no idea. If you have ANYTHING invested in the University of Michigan AT ALL, then you can't possible support this guy. I suppose, however, if you are fan of RichRod and not the team, then you're still in his corner. If, after the first of the year when RichRod is let go, you're time spent watching my university has rubbed off on you and you want to continue to support it, we'll welcome you with open arms. On the other hand, if you want to follow RichRod to his next stop, that's OK too. Good luck with your future endevours. "You lift me up!"