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 Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41