Breaking news: Bo Schembechler dead at 77

If you have yet to check the news today, you are probably unaware that Bo Schembechler died this morning. Schembechler, often considered The Face of Michigan Football, was taping a TV show at WXYZ Channel 7 this morning and collapsed afterward. His doctor noted that the incident was “probably not a heart attack”, that his heart “just stopped working.”

Schembechler, a legend at U of M and in the arena of college sports, had a record of 234-65-8 during his 26 years as a coach. From 1969 – 1989, Bo’s years at Michigan, Schembechler’s record was 194-48-5. He won or tied 13 Big Ten titles, never had a losing season, and was named Big Ten Coach of the Year 7 times.

Bo’s death comes on the eve of the biggest rivalry in college sports, U of M versus Ohio State. The National Championship is on the line, and both teams are undefeated.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    My mom called to tell me. I got an email from the Alumni Association and University presidents. Craziness.

    I’ll be watching the game with the alumni club of the Twin Cities. We’re having Cottage Inn pizza shipped in. Not sure how that’s working, exactly, but I’m sure it’ll be tasty.

    Go Blue!

  2. sam smith (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    A great place to find out everything about MICHIGAN AND DETROIT

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