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Michigan football’s Aidan Hutchinson misses out on Heisman Trophy

The momentum behind his candidacy stopped Saturday, when Hutchinson and the rest of the nation learned Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was the recipient of college football’s greatest individual prize. The Michigan standout, meanwhile, finished a distant second in the final balloting.

Still, the outcome couldn’t dim a dazzling year for Hutchinson, who set a single-season school record with 14 sacks, led the Wolverines to their first College Football Playoff berth and began to stock his trophy case. Just in the last two weeks, Hutchinson was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and won the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the nation’s best lineman or linebacker.

After all, Hutchinson’s trajectory was unclear heading into the Sept. 4 opener against Western Michigan. The potential was certainly there, and the NFL was intrigued enough by his natural ability that one prominent scouting service gave him a preliminary first-round grade. The second-generation Wolverine, whose father was an All-American, struggled to distinguish himself on the field for one reason or another. As his college career progressed, he was often overshadowed by the Wolverines’ other top pass rushers, whether it was Chase Winovich, Josh Uche or Kwity Paye.

Two weeks later, many began to agree with Gattis’ opinion after watching Hutchinson terrorize Ohio State and lead Michigan to its first victory over the Buckeyes since 2011. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound dynamo generated a whopping 15 pressures and sacked C.J. Stroud three times in the 42-27 win.
“There have been some awfully good players that have played for Michigan that haven’t done what Aidan Hutchinson has done,” Harbaugh said.
That was true. Hutchinson established a new single-season school record for sacks in the win over Ohio State. He then became Michigan’s first Big Ten championship game MVP after the Wolverines secured their first conference title since 2004 in a 42-3 rout of Iowa last Saturday.

How Michigan ended up building The Big House-
Stuart Varney takes a closer look into how the University of Michigan built the largest football stadium on ‘American Built’.

Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House,is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is the largest stadium in the United States and Western Hemisphere, outside of Asia, the third largest stadium in the world, and the 34th largest sports venue.Its official capacity is 107,601,but has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000.

Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 at a cost of $950,000 (equivalent to $11.4 million in 2019 and had an original capacity of 72,000. Prior to the stadium’s construction, the Wolverines played football at Ferry Field. Every home game since November 8, 1975 has drawn a crowd in excess of 100,000, an active streak of more than 300 contests. On September 7, 2013, the game between Michigan and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attracted a crowd of 115,109, a record attendance for a college football game since 1948, and an NCAA single-game attendance record at the time, overtaking the previous record of 114,804 set two years previously for the same matchup

Prior to playing at Michigan Stadium, Michigan played its games at Ferry Field, which at its peak could seat 40,000 people. Fielding Yost recognized the need for a larger stadium after original expansions to Ferry Field proved to be too small, and persuaded the regents to build a permanent stadium in 1926. Fashioned after the Yale Bowl, the original stadium was built with a capacity of 72,000. However, at Yost’s urging, temporary bleachers were added at the top of the stadium, increasing capacity to 82,000.

Formal dedication of the new Michigan Stadium, October 22, 1927, against Ohio State
On October 1, 1927, Michigan played Ohio Wesleyan in the first game at Michigan Stadium, prevailing easily, 33–0. The new stadium was then formally dedicated three weeks later in a contest against Ohio State on October 22. Michigan had spoiled the formal dedication of Ohio Stadium in Columbus five years earlier and was victorious again, besting the Buckeyes 21–0 before a standing-room-only crowd of 84,401. In 1930, electronic scoreboards were installed, making the stadium the first in the United States to use them to keep the official game time.[9]

In 1956, the addition of a press box raised the stadium’s official capacity to 101,001. The one “extra seat” in Michigan Stadium is said to be reserved for Fritz Crisler, athletic director at the time. Since then, all official Michigan Stadium capacity figures have ended in “-01”, although the extra seat’s location is not specified


Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world as a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco, and non-specialty grout. It was developed from other types of hydraulic lime in England in the early 19th century by Joseph Aspdin, and is usually made from limestone. It is a fine powder, produced by heating limestone and clay minerals in a kiln to form clinker, grinding the clinker, and adding 2 to 3 percent of gypsum. Several types of portland cement are available. The most common, called ordinary portland cement (OPC), is grey, but white portland cement is also available. Its name is derived from its resemblance to Portland stone which was quarried on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England. It was named by Joseph Aspdin who obtained a patent for it in 1824. However, his son William Aspdin is regarded as the inventor of “modern” portland cement due to his developments in the 1840s.

Portland cement is caustic, so it can cause chemical burns.The powder can cause irritation or, with severe exposure, lung cancer, and can contain a number of hazardous components, including crystalline silica and hexavalent chromium. Environmental concerns are the high energy consumption required to mine, manufacture, and transport the cement, and the related air pollution, including the release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, dioxin,[citation needed] NOx, SO2, and particulates. Production of Portland cement contributes about 10% of world carbon dioxide emissions. The International Energy Agency has estimated that cement production will increase by between 12 and 23% by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s growing population. There are several ongoing researches targeting a suitable replacement of portland cement by supplementary cementitious materials.

The low cost and widespread availability of the limestone, shales, and other naturally-occurring materials used in portland cement make it one of the lowest-cost materials widely used over the last century. Concrete produced from Portland cement is one of the world’s most versatile construction materials.

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