dave brandon http://michiganradio.org en Michigan athletics loses magic and fans thanks to Brandon's policies http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-athletics-loses-magic-and-fans-thanks-brandons-policies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">L</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ast week, Michigan Athletics admitted student football ticket sales are down —from about 21,000 two years ago to just 13,000 this fall. &nbsp;</span></p><p>How’d Michigan lose so many students so fast?</p><p>A lot of hard work.</p><p>Athletic Director Dave Brandon has often cited the difficulty of using cell phones at Michigan Stadium as "the biggest challenge we have."&nbsp; But when Michigan students ranked seven factors for buying season tickets, they ranked cell phones dead last.&nbsp;</p><p>What did they rank first?&nbsp; Being able to sit with their friends.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 17878 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan athletics loses magic and fans thanks to Brandon's policies Wolverines to host first-ever night game http://michiganradio.org/post/wolverines-host-first-ever-night-game <p>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.</p><p>There&rsquo;s been plenty of hype in the lead-up to the event, and ESPN will broadcast the prime-time game.</p><p>U of M athletic director Dave Brandon said he hopes there will be more night games in future seasons:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;If this goes well, I would like to do one night game a year. If it goes well. If it doesn&rsquo;t go well, it doesn&rsquo;t matter what I&rsquo;d like to do.&quot;</p> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Sarah Hulett 4043 at http://michiganradio.org Wolverines to host first-ever night game