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Michigan athletics picks up $100M gift

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07:24 AM ET 09.05 | Keeping up with the Joneses in college football is expensive business, and the University of Michigan just gained more than a down payment. From the moment the Michigan athletic department created its master plan two years ago to remake South Campus, athletic director Dave Brandon consulted with the university's biggest donor. That relationship paid off today, when Stephen Ross' $200-million gift to the university included $100 million for athletics, including naming the athletic campus after Ross. "I spent a lot of time working with him, working through our vision for what the campus could look like, walking him through the 16 projects and getting his input and involvement," Brandon said after the announcement of what he termed "a transformational gift."

Detroit Free Press

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September 5, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Pay - to - Play........

September 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET

A struggling NFL franchise owner gives $200 million away. The NFLPA is outraged. Film at eleven ...

September 5, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Good for Michigan, hope they maximize the return on this huge investment, and I assume the other $100 mil went to academics?

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September 5, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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... I assume the other $100 mil went to academics?

Yes. The Hooked On Phonics program got a much-need boost.

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September 5, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Yes. The Hooked On Phonics program got a much-need boost.

I was thinking either new crayons, or new coloring books.

September 5, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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couch change

I want your couch, then.

September 5, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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I was thinking either new crayons, or new coloring books.

Wow! Those are some pretty expensive crayons....!

September 5, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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I was thinking either new crayons, or new coloring books.

The School of Art and Design received some paint-by-numbers books.

Of course, the Hooked on Phonics materials, crayons, coloring books and paint-by-numbers sets are for the student-athletes ... to help them achieve the minimum academic standards set by the NCAA.

September 5, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Good for Michigan, hope they maximize the return on this huge investment, and I assume the other $100 mil went to academics?

They have received a total of 313M form Mr. Ross, 213M of which went to academics, primarily the business school.....................Michigan alums got bucks.

September 5, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Yes. The Hooked On Phonics program got a much-need boost.

The article is on Michigan, not Michigan State.

September 5, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Wow! Those are some pretty expensive crayons....!

Yep, now students can draw pictures for their imaginary girlfriends....................oops, wrong school.

September 5, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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The article is on Michigan, not Michigan State.

OOh, now Dearborn Sparty gonna get you!

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September 5, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Wow! Those are some pretty expensive crayons....!

Nothing's too good for Big Blue, y'know.

September 5, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I see PU is taking our ribbing pretty well this morning, kudos to you sir.

September 5, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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I see PU is taking our ribbing pretty well this morning, kudos to you sir.

It's all good ;p

September 5, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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OOh, now Dearborn Sparty gonna get you!

Don't worry, I promise to leave the thread when the short bus pulls up. ;p

 
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