Feb. 4, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- The University of Michigan athletic department announced today (Monday, Feb. 4) that the sold-out men's basketball game against 10th-ranked Ohio State on Tuesday (Feb. 5) will be a "Maize Out."
The first 8,000 fans in attendance will receive a Michigan basketball t-shirt courtesy of PNC Bank, the Official Bank of Michigan Athletics. ESPN The Magazine will also be on site capturing the event as part of its "One Day, One Game" issue on Michigan basketball.
For the "Maize Out," all Wolverine fans are encouraged to wear maize-colored clothing to the game against the Buckeyes. The most passionate Wolverine fans could be featured in ESPN's "One Day, One Game" issue.
ESPN THE MAGAZINE ONE DAY, ONE GAME
ESPN The Magazinewill be on site encapsulating every aspect of the Michigan vs. Ohio State matchup for its "One Day, One Game" issue, which will hit newsstands March 8. There will be opportunities for fans to be photographed throughout Crisler Center and appear in the issue.
ESPN's crew has been following the Wolverines since their trip to Indiana and will focus on Michigan's short turnaround between Big Ten matchups with top-10 opponents, as well as the game-day environment inside the newly renovated Crisler Center. Head coach John Beilein, point guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) and shooting guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]), as well as Michigan's student section, the Maize Rage, will be featured in the issue.
Fans are encouraged to wear maize to Tuesday's game and arrive early to enhance the game-day environment and support the Wolverines.
The first "One Day, One Game" issue featured the football game between LSU and Alabama on Nov. 3, 2012. For a preview of what the issue on Michigan basketball will look like, check out the photo gallery from the LSU-Alabama issue.
CBS COLLEGE HOOPS CONFIDENTIAL
In preparation for Tuesday's top-10 matchup, fans can watch the Wolverines as they are featured on CBS Sports Network's College Hoops Confidential tonight (Monday, Feb. 4) at 6:30 p.m. The half-hour behind-the-scenes look at the Wolverines program will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Network crews followed the Maize and Blue for four days prior to U-M's 68-53 victory over Purdue (Jan. 24). Inside the episode, there will be features on U-M's visit to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, coach and player interviews and practice and game access, as well as a general look at life inside the basketball program -- both past and present.
CBS Sports Network is available throughout Ann Arbor on Comcast Channel 255, AT&T U-Verse Channel 643, DirecTV Channel 613 and DISH Network Channel 158.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423