Athletics

Those Who Stay Will Be Champions

Go Blue! University of Michigan’s rich athletics tradition began in 1865 and continues to this day, with the Wolverines claiming more than 50 national championships in 12 different sports. In fact, no other NCAA Division I program boasts more national titles in hockey or men's swimming and diving than the Wolverines. 

U-M Athletic Championships

57 Team National Championships

324 Individual National Titles

408 Big Ten Championships

163 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Wolverine dynasties have developed in football, men's swimming and diving and ice hockey. Part of the Big Ten Conference, with 27 varsity sports teams and over 900 student athletes, the University of Michigan fosters an environment of success – on and off the field.

Famous athletes often spring up from U-M teams. You may have heard of Michael Phelps, Desmond Howard, Tom Brady, Charles Woodson, or Derek Jeter? Those are just a few former Wolverines who have found tremendous success as professional athletes.

Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, also played on the U-M football team. U-M athletics are admired nationwide, and that culture of excellence permeates throughout the city of Ann Arbor. 

Attend an Athletic Event

Watch a game at the legendary Michigan Stadium, the largest stadium in North America, known as "The Big House."  Hockey fan? There is not a bad seat in Yost Arena to watch the action on the ice. Crisler Center, affectionately known as "The House that Cazzie Built," for Michigan's greatest player, Cazzie Russells, is where the famed U-M basketball teams play. 

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Hail to the Victors

Put on your Maize and Blue gear, Michigan athletic teams and fans have been wearing the Maize and Blue for more than 100 years. The M-Den has all the latest fan apparel on hand. Then study up on the lyrics to the Michigan Fight Song, The Victors so you can support the Wolverines just like the locals!