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Wolverines to host first-ever night game

U of M athletic director Dave Brandon
Sarah Hulett
Michigan Radio
U of M athletic director Dave Brandon

University of Michigan football fans are gearing up for an historic game tonight, when the Wolverines host their first-ever nighttime game against Notre Dame.

There’s been plenty of hype in the lead-up to the event, and ESPN will broadcast the prime-time game.

U of M athletic director Dave Brandon said he hopes there will be more night games in future seasons:

"If this goes well, I would like to do one night game a year. If it goes well. If it doesn’t go well, it doesn’t matter what I’d like to do."

If there are more night games, Brandon said he'd carefully consider things like who the opponent would be. For instance: Ohio State? "It’s totally out of the question," Brandon said.

There will be increased security around the Big House and especially at the gates. The game starts at 8 o'clock.

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Sarah Hulett is Michigan Radio’s Director of Amplify & Longform, helping reporters to do their best work.