Athletics

Go Blue! U-M’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. 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. 
Catch a game at the legendary Michigan Stadium or check out one of the numerous other NCAA offerings here. Be sure to check out our Sports Commission’s website and social media for the best information on area sports and sporting events.