Michigan's Big Night at Big House

AP Photo

Just before 6 p.m., a 44-year old stadium supervisor named Chris Ehman pressed a walkie talkie button and said the solemn words that would forever mark this historic occasion:

"Gimme 10 seconds to get down these stairs."

OK. So it's not Neil Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind. But 10 seconds later, in a substation at the bottom of the stadium, Ehman threw a switch -- and a colleague threw a switch -- and the lights came on at Michigan Stadium for the first ever night game in 132 years of Wolverines football.

They may never turn them off.

Because with 8 seconds left in the latest and perhaps most thrilling, twisting, maddeningly illogical and breathtaking chapter of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry, Denard Robinson threw the ball as if playing...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Concussions Creating Moral Dilemma

Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports - May 8, 2012

Football players are killing each other. The death sentence isn't immediate, but it's there -- and we all know it. Whether they die from dementia or Alzheimer's or their own hand, NFL players are dying too ... more »

NCAA's Seamy Side Months Before Kickoff

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN - May 8, 2012

A secret affair. Hidden payoffs. A bungled cover-up. The John Edwards trial? Not exactly. More like the worst week in the life of Arkansas football this spring. In fact, I can't remember an early college offseason that was less... more »

Where Did John Marinatto Go Wrong?

Andrea Adelson, Big East Blog - May 7, 2012

There cannot possibly be a tougher job in college football than Big East commissioner. That is not meant as a defense of the outgoing John Marinatto, who is as responsible for what has happened to the league as the dueling ... more »

Marinatto Quits Amid Big East Instability

Pete Thamel, New York Times - May 8, 2012

When Big East Commissioner John Marinatto resigned Monday, the battered league was left at another crossroads. It could either crumble or find itself a billion-dollar television deal in September. The Big East, scheduled to... more »