In conjunction with Maryland's historic move to the Big Ten Conference on July 1, Maryland athletics will be taking an in-depth look at its future Big Ten foes. Today we continue the series by profiling the University of Michigan.
June 2: Illinois; June 4: Indiana; June 6: Iowa; June 9: Michigan; June 11: Michigan State; June 13: Minnesota; June 16: Nebraska; June 18: Northwestern; June 20: Ohio State; June 23: Penn State; June 25: Purdue; June 27: Rutgers; June 30: Wisconsin
• Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Founded: 1817
• Enrollment: 37,197
• President: Mark Schlissel
• Athletic Director: David Brandon
• School Colors: Maize and Blue
• Nickname: Wolverines
• Joined Big Ten Conference: 1896
• Football Stadium (capacity): Michigan Stadium (109,901)
• Basketball Arena (capacity): Crisler Center (12,707)
• Varsity Teams: 27
• Most Successful Sport: Men's swimming & diving - 19 national titles
• First B1G event at Maryland: September 19, 2014 - Women's Soccer
• All-time basketball record: 1376-986 (.583)
• Conference/National Championships: 14/1
• Head Coach: John Beilein
• All-time football record: 910-321-36 (.732)
• Conference/National Championships: 42/11
• Head Coach: Brady Hoke
Notable Former Athletes
• Basketball: Jamal Crawford, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Glenn Rice, Rudy Tomjanovich
• Football: Desmond Howard, Charles Woodson, Lloyd Carr (coach), Jim Harbaugh, Braylon Edwards, Denard Robinson, Lake Long, Larry Foote, LaMarr Woodley, Tom Brady
• Tom Brokaw: broadcast journalist
• James Earl Jones ('55): actor
• Sanjay Gupta ('90): chief medical correspondent for CNN
• Gerald Ford ('35): former US President
• Richard Costolo ('85): CEO of Twitter
Fun Fact: The "Fab Five"
The “Fab Five” was the nickname for the 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball recruiting class that is considered by many to be "the greatest class ever recruited." The class consisted of Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. The five of them reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Championship game as freshmen and sophomores.
The Fab Five helped to bring a popular “Hip Hop” style to the game with their black shoes and socks. Their controversial antics on the court garnered so much media attention and became such a big topic of conversation that their story was turned into the highest rated ESPN Films documentary ever made.