ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan athletic department officials forecast seven more crowds of 100,000 through the 1987 football season, extendng the Wolverines' streak to 79 straight crowds of over 100,000.
"We have never had a year where the ticket demand has been so heavy," Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham said. "This year we had to return approximately 4,500 season ticket requests, over $500,000."
Ticket manager Al Renfew said the university had to return new season ticket requests as well as requests from season ticket-holders who wanted more tickets.
"Part of the reason for the increased demand has to be attributed to the increase in the number of student season tickets requested," Renfrew said. "We have an extra 2,000 student ticket requests alone and that has necessitated the return of many of the general requests."