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Highlight Monday: Gerald Ford

Happy Presidents' Day kids! Highlight Monday is celebrating by honoring the greatest athlete to ever occupy the White House, President Gerald Ford. Ford's Michigan football career is mentioned prominently in almost any biography of the 38th President, but I always assumed his athletic abilities were exaggerated as part of a political narrative. Then I read more about...
Via Double Coverage Football
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sophomore LB Demond Morgan to wear Gerald Ford's #48

Via UM media relations: Ford Recognized as Michigan Football Legend, Linebacker Morgan to Wear No. 48 Jersey ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department officially recognized Gerald Ford as a Michigan Football Legend today (Oct. 13) during a pregame ceremony at the Michigan-Illinois football game. Sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan (Holland, Mich...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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 to be...
Via Crystal Ball Run
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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 many...
Via College Football Section
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoke says Ford's no. 48 will resurface in 2012

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Where Is Lacrosse’s Air Craft Carrier Game?

Lacrosse All StarsWhere Is Lacrosse’s Air Craft Carrier Game?Gerald Ford playing basketball on the USS Monterey I was watching the warm ups of the UNC-Michigan State basketball game on Veterans Day and, as you probably know, it was being held on an air craft carrier.  It was insanely cool.  I can’t deny that.  But being that I have an extremely lacrosse-centric world view...
Via Lacrosse All Stars
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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