Football

Walter Aguilar

University of Michigan Drum Major Walter Aguilar is a senior from Grand Rapids. He is the 56th drum major for the university marching band.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the excitement of the upcoming rivalry game against Ohio State and the mixed feelings and emotions of this being the last home game experience for him and other senior band members.  


Michigan Theater
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WEMU's Michael Jewett steps in for David Fair once again to chat about the world of cinema with Russ Collins, president and CEO of the Michigan Theater Foundation. Plus, they celebrate this weekend's University of Michigan football game honoring Michael's great grandfather, George Jewett!


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College football history is being made this coming weekend as the first George Jewett Trophy is being played for in Ann Arbor at Michigan Stadium.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michael Jewett, whose great grandfather the trophy is named in honor of.


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In the late 19th Century, George Jewett came to the University of Michigan to play football.  He would later continues his playing career at Northwestern University.  It wasn't long before he cemented his place in academic and athletic history, and now, there will be a new trophy named in his honor.  David Fair speaks to Jewett's great-grandson, WEMU jazz host Michael Jewett, about the personal and historical significance of this announcement.

MAC
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The Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents announced Friday afternoon that they plan to resume the fall football season in early November.

WEMU's Lisa Barry has details.


Michigan Stadium
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Six months into the pandemic, and, although there is still no treatment or still no cure, life seems to be getting back to normal for many people.  That includes the just announced return of Big Ten football.

 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Howard Markel, a physician, author, and medical historian at the University of Michigan, who has watched closely and written extensively about our global health crisis, including a recent piece in the New Yorker.  He weighs in on whether college football is a good idea right now and talks about the importance of a vaccine for ending the COVID-19 crisis.


Pxfuel

The decision to cancel or delay football and other sports this fall is expected to have a major impact on the local economy.


Howard Markel
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The University of Michigan professor, physician, and medical historian who coined the term “flatten the curve” relating to the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Howard Markel, says he is “wary” of a return to the classroom in the fall.

He talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry and also says he thinks college football is a bad idea as well, based on the current path of the pandemic.


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While the football teams at Michigan and Ohio State prepare to battle against one another, the Michigan Daily and The Lantern have teamed with one another to highlight the historic rivalry and raise awareness about the importance of student journalism.  The Daily’s Max Marcovitch and The Lantern’s Griffin Strom check in to discuss the first-ever collaboration between the papers, the ongoing football rivalry, and predictions for Saturday’s game. 


Todd Kulman

While the big football rivalry plays out at the Big House on Saturday, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry reports on another competition between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.


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For the first time in its over 100 year-old rivalry, The University of Michigan and Michigan State will play football against each other at night.


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio is breaking his silence over controversy plaguing his team.  Dantonio held a press conference Tuesday.  It was his first time speaking publicly, aside from an earlier, written press release, since early February. 


U-M vs. OSU
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The Michigan Wolverines will play Ohio State tomorrow in Columbus.  Here's how busy it's expected to get.


Colleen McKenzie Foster

The University of Michigan unveils its new football uniforms today, and there's quite a frenzy surrounding the switch from Adidas to Nike brand merchandise.

WEMU

Wolverines fans descended upon Michigan Stadium Friday for the first game of the year.

 


It's back to business as usual on the the Facebook pages of the University of Michigan football and basketball teams after they were hacked twice in one day.  University officials say they still don't know how it happened but have apologized to the two million followers who may have caught a glimpse of the pictures of scantily clad celebrities.