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December 30, 2014

Major contract terms for head football coach Jim Harbaugh

• Seven-year contract, $5 million annually with 10 percent increases after years three and five.

• Incentive payments based on performance related to Big Ten championships, bowl appearances, coaching awards and team academic performance:

December 30, 2014

Jim Harbaugh named 20th head football coach at U-M

Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett announced Tuesday that former Wolverine quarterback and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been hired as the 20th coach in U-M football history.

Harbaugh becomes the sixth former Michigan player to be named the leader of college football's winningest program.

November 11, 2014

President Schlissel clarifies his SACUA comments on athletics

President Mark Schlissel said Tuesday he wanted to clarify his comments regarding student-athletes, the athletics department and their focus on academics and rules compliance. He said it became clear that his remarks during a faculty governance meeting Monday did not provide the full picture of the situation.

October 16, 2014

Athletics, CSG reach collaborative agreement on tickets, other matters

U-M students will pay less for season football tickets next year and facility rental fees will be eliminated for student groups with a charitable focus as part of a collaborative agreement announced Thursday between Central Student Government and Michigan Athletics.

October 16, 2014

President Schlissel outlines key goals for athletics at U-M

President Mark Schlissel said he was "deeply disappointed" with the athletic department's initial response and handling of quarterback Shane Morris' mild concussion, but he also said he would focus on four key goals as he takes the time to understand the broader issues affecting athletics.

September 30, 2014

Michigan Athletics statement regarding student-athlete safety and welfare

Ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of our student-athletes resides with each team's coach and with me, as the Director of Athletics. We are committed to continuously improving our procedures to better protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes.

February 20, 2014

Harrises give $10M to name football head coach position

As part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, through the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation, have made a leadership gift of $10 million to U-M for the benefit of the athletic department.

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