Sports R Us Page 9

Schools where the game is more important than the test

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (9 of 10)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

"Football games are the focal point and probably something like 2/3 to 3/4 of the student body attends every Saturday home game," explains Colin, an English major. "I will never tire of going to the Big House. If there's anything that represents the communal atmosphere of the university, it's going to a football game in the fall with 107,501 of your best friends." Wow, that's a lot of friends! The Wolverines are consistently one of the most competitive football teams in the nation, and nothing brings a diverse student body together like a big win. Danny, another U of M student, provides this visual: "The school spirit surrounding football games and school pride in general tends to unite everyone, from the overweight tuba player in the band to the drunken frat boy who is cheering him on."