The Wolverine

May 2012

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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FROM OUR READERS FROM OUR READERS May 2012 • Vol. 23, No. 10 ISSN 1048-9940 John Borton Editor Associate Editor Michael Spath The Editor Chris Balas Football Recruiting Editor Tim Sullivan Staff Writer Andy Reid Managing Editor Chris Riffer Contributing Editor Steve Downey Contributing Writer Ryan Tice Editorial Intern Kevin Minor Jeanette Blankenship Layout And Design Cory Lavalette Contributing Photographers Lon Horwedel Per Kjeldsen Cover Photo Per Kjeldsen Publisher Stu Coman Business Manager Linda Autry Circulation Manager Gail Evans Marketing/Merchandise Manager Beverly Taylor Director Of Advertising Dave Searcy (12 issues) subscription is $49.95. The Wolverine is printed at The Papers in Milford, Ind. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The and additional offices. For advertising or subscription information, call Wolverine, P.O. Box 2331, Durham, NC 27701. Periodical postage paid at Durham, NC 27702 1-800-421-7751 or write The Wolverine, P.O. Box 1304, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. The Wolverine is a publication of Coman Publishing Company, Inc., 324 Blackwell St., Suite 560, Durham, NC 27701. Subscription questions: Web Site: E-Mail Address: The Wolverine is published monthly. A one-year Cazzie Russell, shown during the construction of Crisler Arena, led Michigan to three straight co-championship in basketball, and now that we have a state of the art basketball practice facility, and while Crisler Arena is newly remodeled, we should give some thought and honor to the player who really started all of this — Cazzie Russell. We all know the arena as The House Dear The Wolverine: While U-M is enjoying its Big Ten DON'T FORGET CAZZIE Big Ten titles and to the Final Four in 1964 and 1965. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS drafty Yost Field House with pigeons flying over the court if it weren't for Cazzie. Harrison, Mich. Dick Gates past worked into the grand redesign at Crisler, Dick. One will no doubt involve Cazzie Russell, in whatever form it may take. There will be a number of nods to the That Cazzie Built. What more fitting tribute than a statue of Cazzie Russell being erected in front of Crisler Arena? It would epitomize the spirit and enthu- siasm that he showed as he took Michi- gan to the NCAA Final Four two years in a row and put Michigan basketball on the map. We might still be playing in leaky, Be Heard! Send your letters to: Wolverine Letters • P.O. Box 1304 • Ann Arbor, MI 48106 Or e-mail: Letters may be edited for clarity or length. MAY 2012 THE WOLVERINE 9

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