University Of The Month - University of Michigan

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The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which was founded in 1824. Aside from University of Michigan students, about 114,000 people call Ann Arbor home, which means that the entire population of the city could comfortably sit inside massive Michigan Stadium. Almost everything in Tree Town centers around the school. It's highly regarded in the academic world and it recently finished 22nd in the QS top 100 University world rankings. Forbes ranks Ann Arbor as the 67th Best Place in the US for Business and Careers.The upside to Ann Arbor? Lots of trees, bars, and an average of only 11 days a year when the temperature is higher than 90 degrees. The downside? For 190 days of the year, its below freezing, and they average 40 inches of snow.

 

Michigan campus is home to the following schools -

 

Michigan currently has over 27,000 undergraduates and over 12,000 post graduates. The gender distribution is 51.2% male and 48.8% female, and the student to faculty ratio is 16:1. Annual college fees for Michigan are around about the $20,000 mark.

It's campus is divided into four main areas - North, Central, Medical, and South Campus

 

Central Campus

Home to: the College of Literature, Science and Art, Ross School of Business, Law School and the School of Dentistry. It has two massive libraries which are connected by a skywalk. The Central Campus also hosts museums.

 

North Campus

Home to: engineering, music, theatre and dance, art and design, architecture and urban planning. The magnificent Duderstadt Centre has computer labs, video editing suites, electronic music studios, video studios, multimedia workspaces, and an impressive 3D virtual reality room.

 

South Campus

 

 

The south campus is home to the athletics department. The huge Michigan stadium with its capacity of 109,901 takes pride of place here. With the Crisler Center (12,000 capacity) and Yost Ice Arena (7,000 capacity) are close by. The University of Michigan's 6687 yard, par 71 golf course is located south of the stadium.

The University of Michigan Athletics department are known as The Wolverines and compete in The Big 10 conference.The Michigan mascot is named "Willy the Wolverine".

Michigan's list of sports teams are as follows:

Men's

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • American Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Women's

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing (crew)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

National Championship Wins

Baseball (2) 1953, 1962
Men's Basketball (1) 1989
Field Hockey (1) 2001
Football (11) 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, 1997
Men's Golf (2) 1934, 1935
Men's Gymnastics (5) 1963, 1970, 1999, 2010, 2013
Ice Hockey (9) 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1996, 1998
Softball (1) 2005
Men's Tennis (1) 1967
Men's Track & Field (1) 1923
Men's Trampoline (2) 1969, 1970
Men's Swimming & Diving (19) 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1995, 2013

 

They have a fierce rivalry with fellow division I school Ohio State and their American football match is often called "The Game". It's played on the last conference fixture of the season and "The Game" is watched by millions across the world on TV. Rivalry aside "The Game" often has more importance as usually one team has to win to go onto the nationals.

FirstpointUSA's Rosie Witham and Nicole Montoya demonstrate the fierce rivalry between The Wolverines and The Buckeyes.

 


A documentary on the rivalry between Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

Famous University of Michigan Alumni include: actressesSelma Blair and Lucy Liu, and directors and screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Valentine Davis

Apollo 15, an all Michigan space flight, flew to the moon from July 26-August 7, 1971, with astronauts Col David R Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden, command module pilot; Col. James Irwin, MS'57, lunar module pilot. It was the first expedition with a lunar rover vehicle (used by Scott & Irwin who went to the surface of the moon) and the first flight in which all three astronauts were from the same university. They carried three Michigan items: a miniature of the Michigan flag, a miniature of the Michigan Dept. of Aerospace Engineering seal, and a charter of the Michigan Alumni Club of the Moon, which was left on the moon!

 

Famous Sports Stars

  • JIM ABBOTT, '89, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • GEORGE ALLEN, '47, MA'48, was an NFL football coach.
  • JEFFERY BACKUS, '00, is an NFL football player.
  • RONALD BELLAMY, '03, is an NFL football player.
  • RED BERENSON, '62, MBA'66, was a former pro hockey player and U-M hockey coach.
  • BUBBA BERENZWEIG, '99, is an NHL hockey player.
  • STEVE BOROS, '63, was a manager of the San Diego Padres.
  • JASON BOTTERILL, '97, is an NHL hockey player.
  • ERIC BRACKINS, '01, was an NFL football player.
  • TOM BRADY, '00, is a former U-M quarterback and now plays for the New England Patriots.
  • DAVID BRANDT, '02, is an NFL football player.
  • MICHAEK CAMMALLERI, '00-'02, is an NHL hockey player.
  • MARK CAMPBELL, '99, is an NFL football player.
  • DON CANHAM, '41, MA'48, was a U-M track star and U-M athletic director.
  • ANTHONY CARTER, '78-'82, is an NFL football player.
  • TODD COLLINS, '95, is an NFL football player.
  • MICHAEL COMRIE, '98-'00, is an NHL hockey player.
  • DONALD GLOVER CONRAD, MBA'57, was the owner of the Hartford Whalers.
  • GREGORY CROZIER, '99, was an NHL hockey player.
  • DAVID DEBOL, '86, was an NHL hockey player.
  • CHALMERS (BUMP) ELLIOTT, '48, was a former U-M football coach.
  • FOREST EVASHEVSKI, '41, was a football player and coach.
  • BILL FREEHAN, '66, was a Major League Baseball player and a former U-M baseball coach.
  • WILLIAM CLAY FORD, '44, is the owner of the Detroit Lions.
  • CHARLIE GEHRINGER, '22-'23, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • IAN GOLD, '00, is an NFL football player.
  • JONATHAN GOODWIN, '01, is an NFL football player.
  • BRIAN GRIESE, '97, is an NFL football player.
  • JANET GUTHRIE, '60, was a racecar driver.
  • STEVEN HALKO, '99, was an NHL hockey player.
  • JAMES HALL, '99, is an NFL football player.
  • JIM HARBAUGH, '86, was an NFL football player and is now the head football coach for Stanford University.
  • TOM HARMON, '41, was a football player, Heisman Trophy winner and sportscaster.
  • CHAD HENNE, '07, is an NFL football player
  • DREW HENSON, '02, is an NFL football player.
  • ELROY HIRSCH, '44, was a football player and actor in "Unchained."
  • DESMOND HOWARD, '92, was an NFL football player and a Heisman Trophy winner.
  • JUWAN HOWARD, '95, is an NBA basketball player.
  • JEFF JILLSON, '02, is an NHL hockey player.
  • DHANI JONES, '00, is an NFL football player.
  • BENNIE JOPPRU, '02 is an NFL football player.
  • CATO JUNE, '02 is an NFL football player.
  • THOMAS ARTHUR KEATING, '65, was an NFL football player.
  • MIKE KNUBLE, '95, is an NHL hockey player.
  • MICHAEL KOMISAREK, '00-'02, is an NHL hockey player.
  • RON KRAMER, '57, was an NFL football player.
  • JOSH LANGFELD, '01, is an NHL hockey player
  • BARRY LARKIN, '86, is a Major League Baseball player.
  • TY LAW, '92-'94, is an NFL football player.
  • RICK LEACH, '75-'79, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • DON LUND, '45, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • BRIAN LUNDBERG, '85, was an NHL hockey player.
  • BARRY MACKAY, '57, has been covering tennis for USA Sports since 1981 and was the network's first tennis analyst on its inaugural 1984 US Open coverage. Barry earned the No. 1 ranking and the Amateur Tennis Player of the Year Award in 1960. He is the president and owner of BMK Sports Inc. a company founded to promote and run the Sybase Open in San Jose, California.
  • LELAND MACPHAIL, 1907-08, is a former president and treasurer of the New York Yankees.
  • MARIO MANNINGHAM,'10, is an NFL football player.
  • TIM MCCORMICK, '84, was an NBA basketball player.
  • REGGIE MCKENZIE, '72, was an NFL football player.
  • TERRY MILLS, '88-'90, was an NBA basketball player.
  • HAL MORRIS, '84, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • BRENDAN MORRISON, '97, is an NHL hockey player.
  • JOHN NAVARRE, '03, is an NFL football player.
  • ROBERT NEDERLANDER, '55, JD'58, was a managing partner of the New York Yankees.
  • STEVE ONTIVEROS, '80-'82, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • BENNIE OOSTERBAAN, '28, was a football player and former U-M football coach.
  • SHANTEE ORR, '99-'02, is an NFL football player.
  • JED ORTMEYER, '03, is an NHL hockey player.
  • MAX PACIORETTY'11, is an NHL hockey player.
  • CHRIS PERRY, '00-'03, is an NFL football player.
  • DAVE PETRUZIELLO, '02, is an NFL football player.
  • MICHAEL PHELPS, '09, retired US swimmer, is the most decorated Olympic athlete with a total of 22 medals.
  • BRANCH RICKEY, '11, is a former president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branch was instrumental in bringing Jackie Robinson to the major leagues.
  • ERIC RILEY, '93, was an NBA basketball player.
  • RUMEAL ROBINSON, '90, was an NBA basketball player.
  • ALAN I. ROTHENBERG, '60, was president of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • JALEN ROSE, '92-'94, is an NBA basketball player.
  • CAZZIE RUSSELL, '64-'66, was an NBA basketball player.
  • CHRIS SABO, '81-'83, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • CORY SARGENT, '01, is an NFL football player.
  • JOHN L. SCHROEDER, '68, is a golfer.
  • AARON SHEA, '95-'99, is an NFL football player.
  • TED LYLE SIMMONS, '96, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • GEORGE SISLER, '15, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • TED SIZEMORE, '66, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • LARY SORENSON, '76, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • LARRY STEVENS, '00-'03, is an NFL football player.
  • TAI STREETS, '95-'98, is an NFL football player.
  • RICHARD STRENGER, '83, was an NFL football player.
  • DAVID TERRELL, '98-'00, is an NFL football player.
  • ANTHONY THOMAS, '01, is an NFL football player.
  • RUDY TOMJANOVICH, '66-'70, was an NBA basketball player and a coach.
  • AMANI TOOMER, '96, is an NFL football player.
  • JERAME TUMAN, '94-'98, is an NFL football player.
  • MALIVAI WASHINGTON, '89-'90, is a former professional tennis player who was runner-up in the 1996 Wimbledon Championships.
  • GARY WAYNE, '81-'84, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • DICK WAKEFIELD, '39-'41, was a Major League Baseball player.
  • CHRIS WEBBER, '91-'92, is an NBA basketball player.
  • TYRONE WHEATLEY, '91-'94, is an NFL football player.
  • JOSH WILLIAMS, '00, is an NFL football player.
  • MAURICE WILLIAMS, '01, is an NFL football player.
  • FRED WILPON, '58, is the chairman of the board for the New York Mets.
  • ERIC WILSON, '00, is an NFL football player.
  • CHARLES WOODSON, '97, is an NFL football player and a Heisman Trophy winner.
  • GEOFF ZAHN, '68, is a former Major League Baseball player and U-M baseball coach.
  • BO SCHEMBECHLER, HLLD'05, winningest football coach in U-M history

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