Thursday, September 9, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - 13B
Michigan football is one of the oldest traditions in
Ocollege sports today. Part of it is the thousands of fans
that fill the Big House each football Saturday to experi-
ence more than the touchdowns, the sacks, and the fum-
bles on the playing field.
Past the fifty-yard line, beyond the goal post, and an
inch in front of your nose lies what makes Michigan foot-
ball the best in the nation.
* Fans jingle their keys in hopes of halting the oppo-
nent's drive on a third down. The band aligns the beat of
their drums to the waves of their hands. Cheerleaders
swarm the field and flip to match the scoreboard.
Michigan football is more than just football. It is an
COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
Split end David Terrell runs with the football.
A band member toots his horn during the traditional
prega me show.
David Brandt cheers from the bench after time runs
out on the Irish in the fourth quarter. Brandt watched
on the stadium's television while the rest of his team
celebrated on the field.
The Michigan cheerleading squad is a constant ene-
izer for the fans at the Big House.
Fans go crazy after Michigan won its home opener
against Notre Dame.
Michigan quarterback Tom Brady and his offensive
line face off against Notre Dame.