Sign language: Michigan Wolverines
August, 1, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Every Michigan player should know Bo Schembechler's most famous quote -- "Those who stay will be champions." In case they don't, the words are displayed prominently above the entrance leading from Schembechler Hall into the Al Glick Field House, Michigan's superb indoor practice facility.
Michigan players and coaches see the sign each day before their practice sessions -- even those on the outdoor field -- and it's easy to see for those entering or exiting the team locker room. It reinforces a message that Schembechler preached throughout his 21 seasons at the school, which featured a record 13 Big Ten championships.
The word "champions" is displayed in capital letters, and while there's no attribution, there's really no need for one.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38