“It was like watching the countdown of my single life,” says U-M alum Kevin Tang (Engineering, 2003). At last month’s Michigan-Western Michigan football game, Tang stared at the scoreboard as the clock ticked down to the end of the first quarter and his girlfriend Susin Kan, a fellow ’03 grad, concentrated on the game. Finally, as the first quarter ran out, the huge screens lit up with the message “Susin, Will You Marry Me [heart] Kevin.” And just after he got down on one knee, Tang says, “Michigan scored its first touchdown of the game and the season.”

The game was eventually called because of rain, and Michigan was declared the winner. And Susin said yes. Kevin paid $250 for the message but figures, “Over time it’ll be worth the memory–something to tell the kids one day.”