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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 10:21 p.m.

Michigan football team honored during basketball game at the Crisler Center

By Nick Baumgardner


Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson smiles as he exits the floor with teammates after the football team was honored during a timeout at the Crisler Center on Wedensday.

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One of the loudest ovations inside the Crisler Center on Wednesday was awarded to the Michigan football team.

The Wolverines were honored during the first half of the Michigan basketball team's 66-64 win over Northwestern, taking a collective bow with the 2012 Sugar Bowl trophy in hand.

Michigan senior tri-captain David Molk led the team out through the tunnel onto the court, hoisting the trophy above his head.

After the small recognition ceremony, most of the team grabbed a seat to watch the remainder basketball game.

Junior quarterback Denard Robinson, junior receiver Roy Roundtree, and others went one step further, watching the rest of the game from seats inside the "Maize Rage" -- the Michigan basketball team's student section.

Before the game, fans inside Crisler Center were given an opportunity to take a photograph with the Sugar Bowl trophy on display inside the arena concourse.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 11:50 p.m.

After the players went into the Maize Rage they where then kicked out because they didn't have a ticket. That is my guess. Or Dave made them buy a ticket.


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 4:41 p.m.

sorry but that was a lousy attempt at a 'tribute' to the sugar bowl winners. rather than introducing the team at halftime, they were rushed in halfway through a scheduled timeout. none of the players spoke-----not even a captain-----no coaches were asked to say a word. not well planned at all-----sorry.


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

Maybe they dusted off an old plan from WFCIMH's forgotten files and used it? :) GO BLUE!


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 4:20 p.m.

Should've given them a heisman......did anyone see Al Borges? He's usually pretty easy to spot!!


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 1:16 p.m.

Seeing Denard and the other fellows jumping up and down in the maize rage during the game was very cool to see. Also made me realize that the maize rage is really out of shape and could use some kind of workout program.

Blu n Tpa

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 11:29 a.m.

Woke up this morning with low water pressure in the house. Heard water running so I looked outside and there's a "river" running down the front yard and into the street. Now I have to wait for the plumber to show up so there goes my day off. I turn on the computer, see the above video and suddenly feel much better. Great intro by the former players and Coach Carr and loved the roar of the crowd. They are Michigan! This is Michigan! Go Blue! (I'll have to watch this again after the service call!)

Blu n Tpa

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 11:49 a.m.

I know things like this happen but we do think alike D21. I had a security team sweep for fibers and look for foot prints around the area of the break. We are waiting for CSI analysis and satellite imagery of the time around the break. Thanks for your concern and always remember: This is Michigan! Go Blue! (Plumber's bill for 1.5 hours, plus parts: $650. Being able to use the bathroom, Priceless!)


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 5:31 p.m.

Did you find any evidence of it (any green or red shreds of clothing) on your bushes or fence that may give you a clue as how that "water break" happened? :) Hope all is well with your home.

Marshall Applewhite

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 5:20 a.m.

That was really cool to see Tom Brady and Charles Woodson doing the "This is Michigan" intro. Really makes me excited for next year.