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We open this year's basketball season against Slippery Rock. Yes, the same Slippery Rock whose football scores are announced in Michigan Stadium each Saturday in the fall. Do you know the UM-Slippery Rock story?
That's a great story. I love how receptive Michigan has been for them and how well they take it. It's an awesome relationship.
I had read that the announcer first said their score because his son or friend played on their team, but I could be wrong. It's really lame that Texas does it too. Not a fan of that.
Yeah. It's the first I heard that Texas does it now too. Damn Longhorns, go adopt your own D-II team. The Rock is ours.
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Is anyone willing to summarize the article, and on how the connection between us and them was started? Wont be able to read the article till later tonight/tomorrow.
Our announcer saw the score and thought it would be a funny thing to say.
That's about the shortest version possible ha ha. He announced the score. It really took off and people wanted to hear the score everyweek. It was tradition from the moment it left his lips.
In 79 we invited them to play in our stadium, they set a dII attendence record and Bo spoke to them before the game. They also received cleats before the game! They came back a few years later and I'm hoping they could come back again soon.
What is the deal with Texas announcing it? Losers....
There was a recent story that said they're discussing it with Brandon and it could be as early as next year. I really hope it's when I'm a student here, I'd be beyond pumped for that game.
I even have a Slippery Rock sweatshirt that I would rock to that game
Thank you for elaborating. You know Brandon is looking at hosting Slippery Rock as another "home game" to expand the coffers
Yeah, I would live it.
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