The Wolverine

March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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��� athletics Inside Michigan Cazzie Russell Honored At Crisler Rededication Ceremony Russell (third from left) was on hand Feb. 15 for the ribbon cutting at the Crisler Center Rededication Ceremony (athletics director David Brandon is at far right). Photo by lon horwedel Secrets are hard to keep in this day and age of social media and the like, but the one the U-M athletics department kept from former Michigan AllAmerican Cazzie Russell made for a great night Feb. 15. Russell had no idea that a giant mural with his photo and a display celebrating his life and role in the construction of Crisler Arena (known as ���the house that Cazzie built���) adorned one wall of the recently renovated arena. He found out when he rounded the corner past the new waterfalls at Crisler���s atrium entrance. ���He walks in and sees the two-story waterfall and escalator, and he is just like, ���Whoa,������ athletics director David Brandon said. ���Then we got up to the top and I said, ���We wanted to create two ���wows��� for our fans when they come to watch us play ��� one is

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