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Michigan Football Hopes To Move 2013 Game At UConn To Neutral Site

Michigan's AD wants to move the 2013 Michigan-UConn game to a neutral site, rather than play on UConn campus.


University of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon wants to move the upcoming game between the Wolverines and the Connecticut Huskies to a neutral site rather than play on UConn's campus, as ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports. He's been making proposals, but the politics of the situation may prevent the game from being moved.

When Michigan and Connecticut agreed to play at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Brandon had not been hired as athletic director yet. That stadium only holds 40,000 fans, though, and the AD would prefer to play at a bigger stadium.

One of the alternative stadiums proposed was The Meadowlands, an interest that the stadium actually reciprocated. Nick Baumgarder of reports that UConn is legally required to have the game on campus, though, so the Wolverines may not get what they want.

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