Art and design

A female student works at an easel during an art class in 1949 in the College of Architecture and Design. Click the photo for a larger version. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (34 years ago)

Former U-M track star Bob Ufer broadcast 364 consecutive Michigan Wolverine football games on the radio, first for Ann Arbor’s WPAG and then for WJR in Detroit. He died in October 1981 shortly after being honored at the Iowa game. He was known for his pronunciation of “Meechigan,” derived from Fielding Yost’s southern drawl and “Uferisms.” He described The Big House as “the hole that Yost dug, Crisler paid for, Canham carpeted and Schembechler fills every Saturday afternoon with 100,000 fans.”

— From “The Making of The University of Michigan, 1817-1992” by Howard H. Peckham


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