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Gerald Ford poses ready to snap the football while a star center at the University of Michigan in 1934. (AP)

GALLERY: U.S. Presidents Playing Sports

Gerald Ford poses ready to snap the football while a star center at the University of Michigan in 1934. (AP)
GALLERY: U.S. Presidents Playing Sports

Michigan’s Paul Seymour (85), Don Moorhead (27) and Dan Dierdorf (72) react after losing a game to Ohio State in Nov. 1970. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 

Michigan’s Paul Seymour (85), Don Moorhead (27) and Dan Dierdorf (72) react after losing a game to Ohio State in Nov. 1970. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 

Trey Burke blocks Peyton Siva late in the second half of Monday’s National Championship Game. The play was called a foul by the refs and the Cardinals seized momentum, holding off the Wolverines for a 82-76 victory. (David E. Klutho/SI)

GALLERY: The 2013 NCAA Championship Game

Trey Burke blocks Peyton Siva late in the second half of Monday’s National Championship Game. The play was called a foul by the refs and the Cardinals seized momentum, holding off the Wolverines for a 82-76 victory. (David E. Klutho/SI)
GALLERY: The 2013 NCAA Championship Game

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler poses during a 1981 SI photo shoot. (Tony Triolo/SI)

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler poses during a 1981 SI photo shoot. (Tony Triolo/SI)

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler growls at the referees during a 1983 game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor. (John Biever/SI) 

GREENE: SI’s 2012 Michigan Wolverines preview  | 2012 All-American Team
GALLERY: Classic Bo Schembechler Photos |  SI’s Preseason All-Big Ten Team 

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler growls at the referees during a 1983 game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor. (John Biever/SI) 
GREENE: SI’s 2012 Michigan Wolverines preview  | 2012 All-American TeamGALLERY: Classic Bo Schembechler Photos |  SI’s Preseason All-Big Ten Team 

After throwing for 4,900 yards and 40 touchdowns during his first three years at Michigan, Denard Robinson heads SI’s 2012 All-Big Ten team. Is this the year Robinson cuts back on his interceptions (30 in three seasons) and becomes one of the nation’s top quarterbacks? (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 2012 All-Big Ten Team | SI’s Preseason Top 25
VIDEO: Sizing up the Big Ten | Preseason All-Big Ten Team
STAPLES: Wisconsin favored to win Big Ten and more storylines

After throwing for 4,900 yards and 40 touchdowns during his first three years at Michigan, Denard Robinson heads SI’s 2012 All-Big Ten team. Is this the year Robinson cuts back on his interceptions (30 in three seasons) and becomes one of the nation’s top quarterbacks? (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s 2012 All-Big Ten Team | SI’s Preseason Top 25VIDEO: Sizing up the Big Ten | Preseason All-Big Ten TeamSTAPLES: Wisconsin favored to win Big Ten and more storylines

It’s college football season and SI has five regional covers to preview the upcoming season. Among those featured are Michigan’s Denard Robinson, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones, USC’s Matt Barkley, West Virginia’s Geno Smith and Alabama’s AJ McCarron. (Lon Horwedel/Icon SMI - Michigan; Matthew Emmons/US Presswire - Oklahoma; Peter Read Miller/SI - USC; Andrew Weber/US Presswire - WVU; Damian Strohmeyer/SI - Alabama) 

SI STAFF: 2012 College Football Preview Index


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SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this amazing aerial view of the 2005 Rose Bowl between Michigan and Texas. The Longhorns won the game 38-37 on a late field goal by kicker Dusty Mangum. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this amazing aerial view of the 2005 Rose Bowl between Michigan and Texas. The Longhorns won the game 38-37 on a late field goal by kicker Dusty Mangum. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

Michigan halfback Tom Harmon carries the ball during a Nov. 1939 game against Ohio State. The Wolverines would go onto defeat their longtime rivals, 21-14. Harmon, who also played basketball at Michigan, led the nation in scoring in 1939 and 1940. (AP)

GALLERY: Top 10 Michigan-Ohio State games since 1950

Michigan halfback Tom Harmon carries the ball during a Nov. 1939 game against Ohio State. The Wolverines would go onto defeat their longtime rivals, 21-14. Harmon, who also played basketball at Michigan, led the nation in scoring in 1939 and 1940. (AP)
GALLERY: Top 10 Michigan-Ohio State games since 1950

The NBA Draft is tonight and if history is any indication, expect to see some eye-popping outfits from the Association’s newest players. Eighteen years ago, Michigan guard Jalen Rose wore this spiffy red pinstriped suit when he was taken with the 13th overall pick of the 1994 NBA Draft. Who will be the fashion star of tonight’s draft? (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

GALLERY: NBA Draft Fashion Through the Years
AMICK: Sullinger falls in latest Mock Draft
DAVIS: What do scouts really think of draft?

The NBA Draft is tonight and if history is any indication, expect to see some eye-popping outfits from the Association’s newest players. Eighteen years ago, Michigan guard Jalen Rose wore this spiffy red pinstriped suit when he was taken with the 13th overall pick of the 1994 NBA Draft. Who will be the fashion star of tonight’s draft? (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
GALLERY: NBA Draft Fashion Through the YearsAMICK: Sullinger falls in latest Mock DraftDAVIS: What do scouts really think of draft?

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler argues with a referee during game a 1973 game against Ohio State. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULTSchembechler was a grumpy coach but a great man (8.20.08)

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler argues with a referee during game a 1973 game against Ohio State. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Schembechler was a grumpy coach but a great man (8.20.08)

Ohio State safety Jack Tatum (32) and defensive end Jim Stillwagon tackle a Michigan running back during a 1970 game between the two rivals. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  

GALLERY: Top 10 Michigan-Ohio State Games Since 1950

Ohio State safety Jack Tatum (32) and defensive end Jim Stillwagon tackle a Michigan running back during a 1970 game between the two rivals. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  
GALLERY: Top 10 Michigan-Ohio State Games Since 1950

With the NFL Draft approaching, SI.com’s Chris Burke points out that good players are available throughout the draft, not just in the first round. Nobody is a better example of this than Tom Brady, who was drafted in the sixth round (No. 199 overall) of the 2000 draft. In this 1998 pic, the Michigan quarterback puts on a goofy grin for an SI photographer. (Donna Terek/SI)

BURKE: What do All-Pro teams tell us about the NFL Draft? 
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Tom Brady

With the NFL Draft approaching, SI.com’s Chris Burke points out that good players are available throughout the draft, not just in the first round. Nobody is a better example of this than Tom Brady, who was drafted in the sixth round (No. 199 overall) of the 2000 draft. In this 1998 pic, the Michigan quarterback puts on a goofy grin for an SI photographer. (Donna Terek/SI)
BURKE: What do All-Pro teams tell us about the NFL Draft? GALLERY: Rare Photos of Tom Brady

Michigan forward Chris Webber slams home a dunk during the 1992 Final Four game against Cincinnati. The tournament begins today - are your brackets in? (John W. McDonough/SI)

TOURNEY BREAKDOWN: East | Midwest | South | West | Print Your Bracket
GALLERY: Classic Photos from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Michigan forward Chris Webber slams home a dunk during the 1992 Final Four game against Cincinnati. The tournament begins today - are your brackets in? (John W. McDonough/SI)
TOURNEY BREAKDOWN: East | Midwest | South | West | Print Your BracketGALLERY: Classic Photos from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Michigan forward Chris Webber calls timeout during the waning seconds of the 1993 NCAA Championship game against North Carolina. Webber would be assessed a technical foul because the Wolverines had no timeouts left and the Tar Heels would go onto win the championship. Can top-seeded UNC win it again this year? (David E. Klutho/SI)

BRACKET BREAKDOWNS: South | East | West | Midwest
WINN: Answering the biggest NCAA bracket questions
MANDEL: Mid-majors pose the biggest bracket threat

Michigan forward Chris Webber calls timeout during the waning seconds of the 1993 NCAA Championship game against North Carolina. Webber would be assessed a technical foul because the Wolverines had no timeouts left and the Tar Heels would go onto win the championship. Can top-seeded UNC win it again this year? (David E. Klutho/SI)
BRACKET BREAKDOWNS: South | East | West | MidwestWINN: Answering the biggest NCAA bracket questionsMANDEL: Mid-majors pose the biggest bracket threat