The Wisconsin Badgers football rival, the Michigan Wolverines, has a suspended staff member named Connor Stalions at the center of the NCAA’s sign-stealing probe. He purchased tickets in his own name for more than 30 different games over the past three years at 11 different Big Ten schools, sources at 11 different league schools told ESPN.
Michigan’s sign-stealing scandal includes both video evidence of electronics prohibited by the NCAA to steal signs and a significant paper trail; sources told ESPN. The Michigan Wolverines are 8-0 so far this season in college football, and are currently the second-ranked team in the country.
The Michigan Wolverines are 74-25 under head coach Jim Harbaugh since 2015. Michigan has won the BIG10 Conference the last two seasons and has also made it to the college football playoff the last two seasons as well. The Wolverines lost to the Georgia Bulldogs two years ago and the TCU Horned Frogs last season.
There is a reason why head coach Jim Harbaugh is being linked to potential NFL teams right now, like the Chicago Bears, which is the Green Bay Packers rival. It will be interesting to see how this investigation plays out.
Fans React About Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
The fans had some interesting thoughts about Harbaugh during this investigation.
Sounds like Jim Harbaugh may need to leave College Coaching after this spying scandal.
Good news for him, Sometimes you’ve gotta go back to actually move forward. pic.twitter.com/lhtfqi49DA
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 23, 2023
Oh nothing just Jim Harbaugh next to Connor Stalions who also happens to be holding multiple laminated sheets with the opposing teams hand signals pic.twitter.com/jPh2gyQseH
— Ethan Lowrey (@_ethanlowrey_) October 24, 2023
Ryan Day: “Born on third base”
Jim Harbaugh: Stole third base by illegally acquiring opponent signals at over 30 Big Ten games since 2021. pic.twitter.com/AnUe15CF9z
— The Silver Bulletin (@tSilverBulletin) October 23, 2023
There are a lot of mixed emotions when it comes to this scandal. Some people think that the Michigan Wolverines did no wrong, and some people think they deserved to be punished. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
There is a possibility that the Wisconsin Badgers will Face the Michigan Wolverines in the BIG10 Title Game This Season
There is a chance that the Wisconsin Badgers will face the Michigan Wolverines in the BIG 10 Title game. They will not face each other before then. If they were to face each other, then there would be a lot of talk about the cheating scandal, and the Badgers fanbase can come up with an excuse already as to why they don’t beat the Wolverines, but Michigan is miles better than Wisconsin anyways on paper.
The Badgers first have to worry about facing the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at home this weekend before they can have any thoughts about the BIG10 title game. Also, the Michigan Wolverines would have to beat Ohio State and 10th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions before then.