Dribbles and Drives: Bid To Raise Money for Manager Scholarship

Dribbles and Drives from Inside the House that Cazzie Built
THURSDAY,FEB.24-- Bid ToRaise Money for Manager Scholarship

When the Michigan Basketball program celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1989 National Championship team, the Wolverines created replica jerseys for the game. Following the game against Ohio State (Jan. 17), eight of those jerseys were auctioned off to assist the endowed scholarship for student managers: the Joel Portnoy Basketball Manager Scholarship Fund. In total, the eight jerseys raised $9,330 towards the fund.

With the success of the jersey auction, the Michigan Athletic Department and men's basketball team will auction off two photographs created by Adam Jacobs Photography. Each photo is a panoramic view of the Crisler Arena floor highlighted with the 1989 banner. All the members of the 1989 team who were in attendance signed the commemorative photo.

Those in attendance were: Kirk Taylor (#23), Rumeal Robinson (#21), Marc Koenig (#30), Demetrius Calip (#13), Chris Seter (#34), Terry Mills (#52), Eric Riley (#42), Mike Griffin (#20), Glen Rice (#41), Mark Hughes (#55), Sean Higgins (#24), Loy Vaught (#35), Equipment Manager Bob Bland, Managers Greg Taylor, Mike Drucker and Alan Schrager, Graduate Assistant Joe Czupek and Trainer Dan Minert.

Fans will have 14 days to bid on the photos starting at Michigan Auctions Online through U-M's athletic department website: mgoblue.com. Bidding has already begun at theauction website.

All proceeds from the photography auction will against go the Joel Portnoy Basketball Manager Scholarship Fund.

Portnoy, a basketball manager from 1988-90, embodied this spirit of service, integrity and optimism. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan and was a devoted student-manager and was an inspiring and dedicated doctor of pediatric intensive care medicine before his untimely passing.

The first recipient of the Joel Portnoy Men's Basketball Student Manager Scholarship is current head manager Will Vergollo.

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