Oklahoma City T-shirt boy and family will take in Michigan-UMass game this season
The Michigan football program will have a rather special guest on Sept. 15.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon told AnnArbor.com on Thursday that the program will host five-year-old Cooper Barton and his family when the Wolverines take on Massachusetts at home this season.
On Wednesday, Brandon announced that he planned to invite Barton and his family to a game this season, and also had plans on presenting him with an inside out Wolverines T-shirt.
In addition, Brandon says he'd like to publicly recognize Barton and his family during the UMass home game.
"Maybe the recognition of this will get them to re-think their kind of crazy rule in Oklahoma," Brandon said Wednesday.
Brandon phoned Barton and his family to extend the invite Wednesday, and they gladly accepted.
Oklahoma television station News 9 captured the moment on video.