THE BIG HOUSE
See signs from ‘College GameDay’ outside the Michigan-Ohio State game in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI — College football fans gathered outside Michigan Stadium Saturday morning to watch the airing of ESPN’s “College GameDay” show before the big Michigan-Ohio State game. People hold signs at ESPN’s College GameDay before the football game between OSU and Michigan at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday, November 27, 2021. (Photo by Carlin Stiehl | MLive.com) Carlin Stiehl | MLive.comElsewhere, tailgating fans rose early to rally ahead of the 12:14 p.m. kickoff. People hold signs at ESPN’s College GameDay before the football game between OSU and Michigan at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday, November 27, 2021. (Photo by Carlin Stiehl | MLive.com) Carlin Stiehl | MLive.comRead more:Michigan’s best chance to beat Ohio State?mlive.com
University of Michigan: COVID cases rise, now represent one-third of total Washtenaw County cases
ANN ARBOR – Cases of COVID-19 have increased at the University of Michigan, now making up for 34% of total cases in Washtenaw County, university officials reported on Tuesday. The recommendation was urged by the Washtenaw County Health Department as several new cases of the new, highly contagious B117 COVID-19 variant were reported on campus. AdRead: University of Michigan students asked to stay home to curb virus spreadThe number of residences placed under quarantine has doubled since Saturday due to new positive cases and potential exposures. Read: University of Michigan identifies virus outbreaks at off-campus housesAccording to U-M’s COVID Dashboard, the university has reported 438 positive cases in the past 14 days, and 36,065 tests had been administered in the same time period. According to preliminary data, the positivity rate jumped the week starting Jan. 31 to 14.3%, compared to 1.3% the week prior.
U-M begins COVID-19 vaccinations at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – Michigan Stadium reopened its doors on Thursday morning after months of closure as a new site for Michigan Medicine’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccination program. Michigan Medicine aims to eventually vaccinate 2,000 people per day at The Big House, said David Miller, urologist and Chief Clinical Officer at U-M’s Cardiovascular Hospital. Signs guide individuals to Michigan Medicine's COVID Vaccine Clinic at the Jack Roth Stadium Club at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 31, 2020. Individuals are seen being monitored for 15 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 31, 2020. A nurse holds vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine above a deep freeze cooler at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 31, 2020.
Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccine at Michigan Stadium
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan Stadium sat mostly empty this year -- with new fans allowed at football games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Thursday it was filled with hundreds of people who took on a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. The Big House is being used to vaccinate hundreds of University of Michigan employees and students who fall into the first vaccine priority group. READ: More All About Ann Arbor coverageREAD: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine distribution data, doses by day, county10 most-read COVID related stories on All About Ann Arbor in 2020It has been a wild year. Who knew back in January that 2020 would change how we socialize, shop, spend time with others and see the world.
Michigan Marching Band prepares for first-ever digital show
ANN ARBOR – For the first time in 123 years, the Michigan Marching Band band will be performing virtually. The band has adapted to a virtual format for performances, and will be releasing its first digital show in November. Michigan Marching Band’s 56th drum major, senior Walter Aguilar, said he has shifted his focus to keep the spirit of the 400-member band alive during these unprecedented times. “My focus has been on translating the traditions and excitement to new members in order to keep the community and spirit of the Michigan Marching Band thriving,” Aguilar said in a statement. 🎉👏#GoBlue #MMBandTogether pic.twitter.com/z8cRdbYnP3 — Michigan Marching & Athletic Bands (@umichband) October 4, 2020For many students, their second time in uniform on the field this season was for a September photo shoot.