The Wolverine

September 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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14 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2016   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS 2 Michigan football players were included in's list- ing of the top college pass catchers heading into the 2016 season and two others were included in FOX Sports' top 20 players in the country. dubbed senior tight end Jake Butt as the No. 2 pass catcher nationally, while senior wide receiver Jehu Chesson came in at No. 4. FOX Sports ranked junior linebacker Jabrill Peppers No. 11 in the entire country regardless of position followed by senior corner- back Jourdan Lewis at No. 18. 4th The Michigan-Nike agreement is now the fourth largest nationally, according to Forbes. The $15.73 million Michi- gan's athletic department is to receive annually from the sports apparel company ranks behind UCLA's deal with adidas ($18.67 million), Ohio State's agreement with Nike ($16.80) and Texas' arrangement with Nike ($16.67). When Michigan originally signed with Nike, it was the largest deal in college athletics. 11.25 Average number of kills per match for Michigan volleyball senior Abby Cole while playing in China with the College National Team. Cole was named tournament MVP after her team defeated Jiangsu to win the championship. Cole will play volleyball this fall for U-M and will then take her talents to the basketball court during the winter season. 20 Years have passed since Michigan field hockey head coach Marcia Pankratz was the leading goal scorer on the U.S. women's field hockey team at the Atlanta Olympics. Pan- kratz won a NCAA championship at Michigan (2001) and is the school's winningest coach in the sport with a record of 242-110. 25 Athletes with Michigan ties competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The list includes current swimmer Siobhán Haughey (Hong Kong) and incoming freshman swimmer Felix Auböck (Austria). Men's and women's swim- ming head coach Mike Bottom is one of Team USA's coaches. 41 The number of catches senior tight end JAKE BUTT needs to become Michigan's all- time leader in receptions at the position (Jack Clancy, 132 catches). Butt could take the re- cord from Clancy in yardage as well if he can rack up 820 in 2016. 100 The maximum number of plays per game Jim Har- baugh wants to use Jabrill Peppers this season. Peppers will be used on offense, de- fense and in the return game. By The NUMBERS PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL

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