Tickets on sale for football season opener at Michigan

Tickets for football's season-opener against the University of Michigan at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor are on sale.

Tickets for the game, which will take place Aug. 31 at the Big House, will remain on sale until April 30.

The University of Michigan has allotted a limited amount of tickets for Central Michigan University students. A maximum of two tickets can be bought by one student at $75 per ticket.

They can be purchased at Ticket Central, and students must present their student ID during the purchase. Tickets will be mailed out to those who purchased them over the summer.

This will be CMU's first trip to the Big House since 2006, when the Wolverines soundly defeated them 41-17.

It is the fourth time CMU will make the trip to Ann Arbor to play Michigan. CMU is 0-3 in its previous three games against the Wolverines.

CMU will enter Michigan Stadium on a four-game winning streak after ending the 2012 regular season with three-straight wins and a winning 24-21 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26 against Western Kentucky. The Chippewas ended the year with a 7-6 record.

The Wolverines come in on a two-game losing streak after a 26-21 loss to rival Ohio State to end the regular season and a 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. Michigan finished the year 8-5.

The game marks not only the start of a new season for CMU, but also the beginning of a new era. CMU will be missing leadership from quarterback Ryan Radcliff, wide receiver Cody Wilson, offensive tackle Eric Fisher and safety Jahleel Addae, who all left the program in the offseason.

It will be the first game with either senior A.J. Westendorp, junior Cody Kater, redshirt sophomore Alex Niznak or redshirt freshman Cooper Rush taking over as quarterback.

The game also marks the beginning of a new era for Michigan, as quarterback Devin Gardner will take over for star quarterback Denard Robinson.


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