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|3 years 8 weeks ago||Another helpful coach||
Within the last year or so, my son took his high school age daughter to Ann Arbor for a soccer camp or practice to be held somewhere in the Michigan sports complex. Not knowing exactly where the facility being used was located, my son asked a man walking near one of sports building how to get to the location. The man told my son and granddaughter to follow him. It took at least a few minutes to get to the building in question, and the man had to open at least one door with a key en route. The man turned out to be Coach Borges, and I was impressed by his random act of kindness.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Happy to hear it||
After my sophomore year at Michigan, I played on the USA team in the 1953 Maccabiah games (the first held after israel became a state). I hope Stu enjoyed his time there as much as I did. We won the championship game against Israel, in a very low scoring game, with a tap-in at the buzzer. We had a couple of college stars on our team, but most of us were just fair to middling players
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Teammate Ron Kramer||
Since memories have been included under this topic, I would like to add to my earlier post in which I described my "M" letter sweater and blanket. In my senior year at Michigan, I was on the basketball team with Ron Kramer who was then a sophomore. His athletic prowess was already remarkable. He joined the basketball team after he had finished his outstanding first football season. He was the high scorer on the team that season (1954-55) and a fierce rebounder. He usually intimidated even the best opposing players. Occasionally after practice, he would go over to the high jump pit (we played in Yost Fieldhouse in those days and shared it with the track team for practice), set the bar at 6'2" or so, and jump over it a few times just for the fun of it. I never heard him brag once about his exceptional skills. I'm convinced he could have played professional basketball in those days if he had not entered the NFL. It was quite an experience for me to have been a teammate of a Michigan legend.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Talk about old||
I have a Michigan letter sweater and an M blanket, both of which I received in the mid-50's as a member of the basketball team. They're still in excellent condition, mainly because they've resided in my closet for 60+ years.