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Michigan Ends Legends Program Started By Former AD, Won't Wear Retired Numbers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

The Univ. of Michigan yesterday announced that the four-year program, "under which retired numbers were worn by current players, will be discontinued," according to Mark Snyder of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The school indicated to interim AD Jim Hackett that it was "not interested" in continuing the pr...

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