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Former U-M Staffer Connor Stalions Purchased 27 Tickets To 12 Ohio State Home Games Across Past Three Seasons  

By November 29, 2023 (3:06 pm)Football

Former Michigan football staffer Connor Stalions, who resigned from the program on Nov. 3 after emerging as a person of interest in the NCAA’s investigation into the Wolverines’ alleged sign-stealing scheme, purchased 27 tickets to 12 different Ohio State home games across the last three seasons, according to university records that were obtained by WBNS-10TV. 

According to Ohio State’s ticket sale records, Stalions bought or transferred tickets to other people for three Buckeye home games in 2021, six games in 2022 and three games in 2023. The games included home contests against Maryland (Oct. 9) Purdue (Nov. 13) and Michigan State (Nov. 20) in 2021, Notre Dame (Sept. 3), Arkansas State (Sept. 10), Toledo (Sept. 17), Wisconsin (Sept. 24), Rutgers (Oct. 1) and Michigan (Nov, 26) in 2022, and Western Kentucky (Sept. 16), Maryland (Oct. 7) and Penn State (Oct. 21) in 2023. 

The records also indicate that tickets purchased for 10 of those games were transferred to other unidentified people, while eight tickets, including six to the 2022 Michigan game, were sold on the secondary market. Eight of Stalions tickets were not scanned for entry. 

WBNS-10TV also reported that tickets purchased for eight of those games were located in section 22AA, which are seated right above Ohio State’s home bench. 

Stalions had already been confirmed to have purchased tickets for eight Ohio State games over the past three seasons, with the Washington Post reporting on Oct. 25 that Stalions and Michigan spent $15,000 in total to send scouts to more than 40 games played by 10 opponents from 2021-2023, with more than $3,000 going to both Ohio State and Georgia. 

Although the NCAA investigation is still ongoing, the Big Ten has already disciplined the program, suspending head coach Jim Harbaugh for the final three games of the regular season, including Michigan’s 34-30 win over Ohio State last Saturday. Harbaugh is slated to return to the sidelines for the Wolverines’ matchup with Purdue in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night, and is also currently allowed to coach in any postseason bowl games the Wolverines may participate in. 

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