Nov. 16, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- There are a series of events surrounding the University of Michigan's football game against Nebraska on Saturday (Nov. 19) at noon, highlighted by Military Appreciation Day. There will be a pregame card stunt that will require fan help and participation. Also, there will be a band medley prior to kickoff.
Additionally, a pregame ceremony will be held to honor retired Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr (1995-2007), who will be inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 6.
Due to all of these pregame festivities, fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. for the noon kickoff.
The game also is the first of two "Shred the Red" contests, as fans are encouraged to wear Maize and Blue.
The game is sold out, but fans can visit Stubhub, the official fan-to-fan ticket exchange marketplace for Wolverine athletics, for tickets for Saturday's game and the Ohio State game on Saturday, Nov. 26, at noon.
Wolverines to Wear American Flag Patch on Jersey for Nebraska Game
In addition to the pregame festivities for Military Appreciation Day, the University of Michigan football team will wear a patch of the American flag on its jerseys for the Nebraska game this Saturday (Nov. 19, noon) and the Ohio State game on Nov. 26.
The patch will be worn on the left side of the blue jersey to honor veterans on Military Appreciation Day.
"We all are thankful for those who have served this country and those who are serving," U-M head football coach Brady Hoke said. "We wanted to wear the flags on our jerseys to honor them, to show our appreciation. It's humbling for what they do for our country and for us. It's awesome."
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