04. April 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: 2014

Sad they went with “Win Wall” vs. my suggestion of “The Righteous Tower of Victory Pigskins”.  A few photos of the renovation from a few weeks ago here

Via media relations:

Towsley Museum inside Schembechler Hall Open to Public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Athletic Department will open the Towsley Museum inside Schembechler Hall to the public on Saturday morning (April 5) prior to the 2014 Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank. The museum will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon.

The recently completed renovations to Schembechler Hall will be dedicated on Friday evening. The Towsley Museum features a Win Wall with footballs for each of the program’s 910 victories, displays with artifacts highlighting the history of Michigan football and a Legends area. There are interactive displays that highlight the complete history of Michigan football.

A featured element in the renovation of Schembechler Hall is the life-size statue of Bo Schembechler outside the entrance to the building. The statue is an iconic sideline image of Bo in his classic sideline attire and includes his timeless quote, “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions.”

Space is limited so long lines are anticipated. The museum will be closing at noon for the spring game and due to other activities taking place on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.

The action at Michigan Stadium begins with the alumni flag football game at 12:15 p.m. The 135th team in Michigan football history will take the field at approximately 1:45 p.m.


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  1. Visited the renovated museum today. Have to say I have mixed feelings about it. Certainly the money spent to upgrade the facility shows, but where are all the team trophies? Making the museum football-only should have freed up lots of trophy space. OK, I’ll answer my own question: they’re probably in a 2nd floor lounge. How about at least letting us non-recruits see the LBJ, or it’s replica, or the older BTC and Bowl trophies?

    Also, the interactive display that I used had volume issues.

    This is probably asking for too much, but the “Column of Victories footballs” should be on a platform that raises and lowers to bring each game to eye level. Maybe next time….

    As a former docent, I know they have more material that could’ve been included. Nothing wrong here that can’t be fixed, but am glad I didn’t contribute to it: I’d be a little upset.

    It will interesting to see what hours it will be open to the public….