Maize Rage nixes early lineup because of frigid temps

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

The Maize Rage can get a little crazy — in a good way, of course — but its members know common sense, too.

The leaders of the Michigan basketball student section are pleading with Maize Rage members to not stand in line all day Tuesday, when the weather is expected to be absolutely brutal again.

Instead, Maize Rage ticket holders planning to attend the 9 p.m. game against Michigan State are urged to show up after 7 a.m., to receive a numbered wristband, and then leave the area rather than stand out in the frigid conditions.

Ticket holders then can return by 6 p.m. and start lining up in order of their numbered wristbands.

They then can pray that Crisler Center workers open the doors early.

The temperature in Ann Arbor is projected to be negative-five degrees at 7 a.m.

Maize Rage members get their seating assignments on a first-come, first-served basis, and typically begin lining up 10 or 12 hours before tipoff.