Michigan Wolverines announce 2012, 2013 football schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The Michigan Wolverines have finalized their 2012 and 2013 football schedules, the school announced today.

Michigan completed their 2012 schedule with the addition of a game against UMass and their 2013 schedule with a game against Central Michigan.

The Wolverines open the 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Michigan then hosts Air Force (Sept. 8) and UMass (Sept. 15) before completing the non-conference portion of their schedule at Notre Dame (Sept. 22).

After an open date, the Wolverines open Big Ten play at Purdue on Oct. 6. The remainder of their conference schedule in 2012 includes Illinois, Michigan State, at Nebraska, at Minnesota, Northwestern, Iowa and at Ohio State.

Michigan kicks off the 2013 season on Aug. 31 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor against Central Michigan. Home non-conference games follow against Notre Dame (Sept. 7) and Akron (Sept. 14) before a road game at Connecticut (Sept. 21).

For the second consecutive year, Michigan enjoys an open date prior to starting conference play. Big Ten play in 2013 begins at home against Minnesota on Oct. 5. The rest of their B1G schedule includes at Penn State, Indiana, at Michigan State, Nebraska, at Northwestern, at Iowa and home vs. Ohio State.

The Big Ten Championship Game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2012 (Dec. 1) and 2013 (Dec. 7). The game will feature the winners of the Legends and Leaders divisions.

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Comments (9)

Hope Michigan can pull out the win against Bama but think we are still a couple years away on defense..

Coach–Z– says they can be had ! The( Alabama) will be weakened by the loss of Richardson and a slew of other starters but they like any other great program just reload. Still with the incoming freshmen and a good core Michigan should be able to hold their own. Being in their own back yard so to speak is a huge advantage for the Tide. Maybe someday Michigan will have the opportunity to host the tide in a real stadium not their “BAD BOX” THEY CALL HOME. The average fan has no idea what an advantage home field is. The weather, atmosphere, surroundings, familiarity,humidity, temp, HOME COOKING– so on and so forth. The stands can be packed with your fans but there is still a distinct advantage of being home! Though we do play them at “JERRY’S JOINT” ANOTHER WORD FOR “THE SILVER DOME” WITH CONCESSIONS. BOTH HAVE CATERED TO 95,000 PLUS if you are at the “big house” just add another 20,000 an you will be close. with the idea of enlarging another 10,000 very soon ! It ‘s in the works . Go Blue and hope to see Y’ALL IN DALLAS ON THE 1ST OF SEPTEMBER–2012 –COACH–Z