Found June 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Talk about the Presidential treatment. For one member of the 2012 University of Michigan football team, that's exactly what they'll be getting this fall, honoring former U.S. President Gerald Ford by donning his No. 48 jersey for the season. When Michigan made a decision to hang up the last of its five retired uniforms in 1994, Ford's No. 48 was among the immortalized numbers. Ford is one of just five former U.S. Presidents to play college football --- the others were Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon -- and was named team MVP as a linebacker in 1934. For 18 years, the honored Wolverines numbers stayed retired, hanging in Schembechler Hall and trapped in a numerical quarantine. That quarantine will be lifted for the 2012 season, when the university starts putting retired numbers into circulation as a designated "Michigan Football Legend." "That is something we're doing a lot of thinking about, and we're doing ...

Ford, Kramer and Oosterbaan to be Honored as Michigan "Legends" in 2012

Kramer, Ford and Oosterbaan. Word spread quickly earlier today that former US President and UM football player Gerald Ford would be honored as a Michigan Football "Legend" at some point during the 2012 football season. Ford's #48 is currently one of five numbers currently retired by the program. Upon becoming a "Legend", Ford's number would go back...

Michigan will put former President Gerald Ford’s jersey in circulation

Brady Hoke said one of his players will wear former President Gerald Ford’s number 48 jersey this season. The former President’s jersey is only one of five Michigan jerseys that have been retired. Ford was Michigan’s MVP during his three years on the roster during the 1932-1934 seasons. He was a part of two national championships (32, 33). Interesting? I’d say so. How...

MSU's Jenison Field House to host game in 2013

The old is apparently becoming new again. The University of Michigan announced Tuesday that former President Gerald Ford's No. 48 jersey would be worn on the football field in 2012. Now, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis and head basketball coach Tom Izzo have reportedly discussed the possibility of playing a commemorative basketball game at Jenison Field House,...

Michigan Football is dominating on the recruiting trail

In what should come as no surprise, the Michigan Wolverines 2013 recruiting class checks in at #1 on ESPNs initial rankings. Brady Hoke and his staff have reeled in 21 commits, including 11 members of the ESPNU 150. and also rank Michigan’s class #1 nationally. The headliner/pied piper of the class is quarterback Shane Morris (Warren, Michigan). The elite...

Morning Playbook - Where we are keeping our name

Michigan will honor President Gerald Ford, shown above in his Michigan football playing days, and two others this season by activating their retired numbers. Photo via Ford Library Museum. The University of Michigan is bringing some retired numbers back in to the rotation, and using them to honor legendary Wolverines. The numbers 48, 47 and 97 will be worn by a player...

Michigan plans to put Ford's jersey in circulation

Michigan coach Brady Hoke says one of his players will wear former President Gerald Ford's No. 48 this season. Ford's No. 48 is one of five jerseys that were been retired by college football's winningest program. It was put out of circulation in 1994. Ford was Michigan's MVP during his three-year playing career from 1932-34. Hoke made the announcement Tuesday on...

Michigan Football to honor legends Ford, Kramer, Oosterbaan

University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon announced on Tuesday that the football team will honor 3 of their legendary players this year.  Bennie Oosterbaan’s #47, Gerald Ford’s #48 and Ron Kramer’s #87 jersey will all be put back into circulation for the 2012 season. Bennie Oosterbaan The 3 Michigan Football Legends will be honored with their names forever affixed...

Michigan Football to break out #48 jersey this year

Gerald Ford The #48 jersey has been retired at Michigan since 1994. The jersey will once again be worn by a Michigan Football player in 2012. Brady Hoke confirmed this during a radio interview with WJOX-FM in Birmingham, Alabama. ”That is something we’re doing a lot of thinking about and we’re doing that, we’re honoring Desmond Howard now every year with one of our players...

Michigan Wolverines coach Brady Hoke’s team deserves high praise entering 2012

Michigan Wolverines football coach Brady Hoke hasn’t set a “new” tone in Ann Arbor, but he’s re-establishing a familiar culture. Despite his first year’s success, notching an 11-2 record and winning the BCS Sugar Bowl, Hoke still has something to prove as his Wolverines make their way into the 2012 season. Last year’s 35-31 thrilling [...]

Chili Peppers sing Mich. Fight Song in Ohio

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played at Ohio State’s basketball arena last week, and did more than put on a good show for the Ohio crowd. They also finished up with some very solid trolling. Drummer Chad Smith is a Michigan fan, grew up in Detroit, and wanted the crowd to know it. So, just [...]

Chili Peppers troll Ohio State Crowd

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is from Michigan. The Chili Peppers played at Ohio State. Fantastic trolling ensued. After their encore performance Chad Smith returned to the stage sporting a Michigan Wolverines cap. He threw his drumsticks into the crowd, picked up the microphone and began singing “The Victors”, the Michigan fight song. The loyal Buckeyes...

Michigan Wolverines Links: How High Can Craig Roh’s Draft Stock Climb?

NFL Mocks' Jesse Bartolis writes that Roh has "NFL-desirable traits like his length, plus athleticism, and strength, but he needs to be more consistent Continue reading →

Michigan held a football academy for the ladies

Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines held a football academy for women in Michigan Stadium also known as The Big House. Over 500 people attended the 2012 Michigan Women’s Football Academy which raised over $128,000 that was donated to a local Cancer center. Denard Robinson showed up and you can probably bet that he was shoeless the whole time. They had the women yell “Beat...

Ex-Michigan basketball forward Josh Asselin makes Dominican Republic national team

Despite earlier reports, University of Michigan officials confirmed that Jon Horford will not continue on with the Dominican National team. More from Nick Baumgardner: Current Michigan forward Jon Horford was also originally listed on the 15-man roster, but will not be a member of the team as it attempts to qualify for the Olympics, according to a Michigan spokesman. Horford...

Michigan ranked 2nd in ESPN’s updated 2013 recruiting rankings

Michigan is ranked 2nd in ESPN’s updated 2013 recruiting rankings, trailing only North Carolina. Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal are all ranked in ESPN’s Top 100: The Wolverines are not an upper-echelon, battle-with-the-blue-bloods-type of Big Ten power, but what John Beilein does — maybe as well as anyone — is identifyplayers for his specific program. That means...
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