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Pardon our arrogance

If you were born in the state of Michigan, you likely entered this world with designated colors: green and white or maize and blue. Whether or not you grew into these colors and attended the corresponding university is where intrastate enmity arises. This is because the notoriety attached to your colors and logos extends beyond […]

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Make the Big House student-only

As the pandemic rages on, and the University of Michigan tentatively makes plans for students to return to campus, we are all left to nervously wonder what may become of college football. Athletic Director Warde Manuel has already confirmed the impossibility of a normal or near-normal number of spectators. If the football team is to […]

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Warde Manuel says financial fallout of football’s postponement totals $100 million, half of Michigan’s budget

Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel didn’t mince words when discussing the financial impact of the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the 2020 football season. Appearing on Jon Jansen’s “Conqu’ring Heroes” podcast Tuesday, Manuel claimed the lost revenue could exceed $100 million — nearly half of the entire athletic department’s budget. While the final figure is […]

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U-M athletic events, NCAA Tournament to be played without fans due to COVID-19

As part of its action to combat the spread of COVID-19, the University announced Wednesday that it will be canceling all events on campus convening over 100 people through April 21. Per an official athletic department release, the ban extends to all U-M home athletic competitions. Those competitions will “be played as scheduled with only […]