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Our Favorite Athletes to Wear Nikes & Jordans at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan and Nike have a storied history with many of the Victors’ greatest athletes scoring touchdowns and putting down dunks in Nikes and Jordans. Focusing on basketball but also showing love to a football favorite, see some of the prolific Wolverines that made history in Nike.

Glen Rice

Glenn Rice Nike Delta Force

Before Glen Rice was a 99 level 3-Point Shooter in NBA Live, he was a standout forward at the University of Michigan. The Heat turned Hornet NBA star laced up the Nike Air Delta Force High en route to winning a National Championship in Ann Arbor back in 1989.

Chris Webber

Chris Webber Michigan Nike

Sporting the Swoosh during his two-year stay in Ann Arbor, Chris Webber helped Huaraches hit and black Barkleys boom. The Nike Air Flight Huarache and Nike Air Force Max are synonymous with C Webb and the Fab Five, still creating nostalgia in retro life.

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose Michigan Nike

The point guard that propelled the Fab Five, Jalen Rose was a figurehead that represented the phenomenal freshman stylistically in both attitude and apparel. The Nike Air Dynamic Flight, Nike Air Flight Huarache and even the Air Jordan 9 all got burn from Jalen during his college career.

Juwan Howard

Juwan Howard Michigan Nike

A certified sneakerhead in the amateur, professional and retired ranks, Juwan Howard saw his star blossom at the University of Michigan. Entering an early relationship with Nike while in college, Juwan rocked everything from the famous Nike Air Force Max to the also awesome Nike Air Maestro.

Jimmy King & Ray Jackson

Jimmy King Ray Jackson

Jimmy King and Ray Jackson were the wings that helped the Fab Five soar. Both swingmen laced up loads of Nike favorites during their days in Ann Arbor, including the likes of the Nike Air Strong and Nike Air Unlimited.

Maurice Taylor

Maurice Taylor Nike Zoom Flight 95

Ushering in the post-Fab Five era, Maurice Taylor took to the hardwood in a variety of famous models. The Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 in the “Carbon Fiber” colorway was a popular pair for Mo, as was the “Concord” Air Jordan 11.

Robert “Tractor” Traylor

Robert Tractor Traylor Michigan Nike

AJ13 photo via Big Ten Network

A fan favorite on and off the court, Robert “Tractor” Traylor is a legend in Michigan hoops. When he was getting buckets or breaking backboards in Ann Arbor, #54 was known to wear some of the best from Nike and Jordan Brand, ranging from the Nike Air Flight Max to the “Flint” Air Jordan 13.

Louis Bullock & Robbie Ried

Louis Bullock Robbie Ried Nike Michigan

Ann Arbor’s amateur version of the Splash Brothers years before Steph and Klay hit the Bay, Louis Bullock and Robbie Ried were known to pull from absolutely anywhere. Though the post-Fab Five era may not have seen the deep tourney runs of the diaper dandies before them, there was still heat as the Nike Air Penny Max 1 and Jordan Team One got burn in the backcourt.

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson Nike Michigan

photos via Walter Camp & SB Nation

You’ve gotta be a boss to win the Heisman trophy as a defensive player. Charles Woodson was, well, that: a boss. The cornerback/wide receiver/return man brought Lloyd Carr a National Championship in 1997, capping off a collegiate career that saw him pick passes and score touchdowns in the likes of the Nike Air Speed Turf and Nike Air Pro Streak Max in cleated versions.

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford Nike Air Flightposite

photo via Pinterest

Hooping in a headband, Jamal Crawford brought his Seattle swag to the Midwest during his days at Michigan. Only staying for one year, Jamal was a fan favorite, zipping up the Nike Air Flightposite One on occasion.

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Air Jordan 3 Michigan PE Arrives in Time for Bowl Season

On their way to the Outback Bowl, the Wolverines will be gifted more than just a Bloomin’ Onion. Yup, the Air Jordan 3 Michigan PE sees yet another perk of playing pigskin for Mike’s brand.

Following Air Jordan 13 PE Cleats and even Air Jordan 9 PE Boots, this is the most palatable pair for all as it updates the ’88 classic with a navy upper, maize branding and classic cement grey elephant print.

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Air Jordan 13 Michigan Cleat PE // Preview

Harbaugh’s heroes are getting that heat, who’s got it better than them?

Ready to go bowling, the postseason pair for the Michigan Wolverines appears to be this new Air Jordan 13 Cleat PE.

Made up mostly of navy and accented by maize patent paneling, a hardwood pair would also go hard.

Look for The Victors to rock these against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl.

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PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan” // Preview

Following Just Don shorts that hit the hardwood at Midnight Madness celebrations across the country, the PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan” sees the latest high fashion foray for JB’s higher education institutions.

Decked out in navy, accented by maize and devoid of stitching, this embossed version of the AJ12 sports the tones tied to The Victors with Public School New York tagging the tongue.

Will these or should these release at retail? We’ll keep you posted in either event.

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PSNY x Air Jordan 12 "Michigan"
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 "Michigan"
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 "Michigan"
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 "Michigan"
PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”

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Michigan Wolverines Get Laced With More Air Jordan PEs

The newly cemented partnership between Jordan Brand and the University of Michigan has been fruitful to say the least. The school’s visibility has increased tenfold, and their on field presence is as good as it used to be in the 90’s.

That will continue where footwear is concerned as today assistance coach Jay Harbaugh reveals more Air Jordan PEs for Michigan players, staff and friends and family.

The haul includes most Air Jordan models 7 through 13, while we also see several others enter the fold. As expected, each highlights the schools Blue/Varsity Maize palette though no team specific logo branding is seen.

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Could the Michigan Wolverines Have an Air Jordan Collection on the Way?

The University of Michigan and Jordan Brand took major steps in their new partnership this past week, unveiling new uniforms and a Wolverines centric Jordan Trainer 1.

But could more be on the way? Well, by the looks of this image revealed by Sports Recruits, there could be a Wolverines-inspired Air Jordan collection in the works.

The image shows Wolverines-Inspired 3’s through 21’s on what appears to be a product mock-up sheet. There is no telling if this will actually come into fruition or not but it’s nonetheless pretty exciting to see. Stay tuned.

Michigan Wolverines x Jordan Brand

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Rich Homie Quan Helps Michigan State Celebrate Rose Bowl Win

By Sean Lynch

The Michigan State Spartans went into Pasadena, California, last night and won the 100th Rose Bowl in dramatic fashion. The win over the University of Stanford Cardinal had just about everyone feeling some “Type of Way.” None more than Atlanta’s rising star, Rich Homie Quan. 

Quan and the Spartans have quite a unique connection off the field. The team from up north practically adopted Quan’s 2013 hit “Type of Way,” inside of the locker room. Videos of the team celebrating inside of the locker room; dancing and echoing the lyrics, surfaced going viral each time. Following a huge win over their rival University of Michigan, earlier this year, the Spartans found their fight song.

The anthem would be heard loud and clear on their way to a strong finish (13-1) and a ranking of #4 in the nation. The connection between the Atlanta based rapper and college football powerhouse became more evident when head coach, Mark Dantonio, gave Quan one heck of a shoutout during his Big Ten championship postgame interview.

Quan was taken back by the humbling adoption by the MSU football team. Following a New Year’s Eve performance in Charlotte, Quan spoke with Michigan based outlet, MLive. “For me to be on the field with Michigan State at the Rose Bowl, I’ll have the butterflies,” Quan explained during the phone interview. “I didn’t go to college, so this means a lot. I just want to shout out to the whole Michigan State alumni, it’s so special just to be a part of this movement.”

Getting to the Rose Bowl would not be so simple for the ATL rapper. MLive cites a number of personnel between both parties helped make it happen including Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, Head Coach Mark Dantonio, former Spartans football player andAtlanta recording studio CEO/owner Curtis Daniel III, Michigan State associate athletic director Alan Haller and director of college advancement and performance camp/director Curtis Blackwell all had hands in pulling Quan’s appearance off.

An early flight on Wednesday morning saw him landing in Los Angeles, followed by a drive to Pasadena. In the end, Quan ended up on hand for the game and celebration as the #4 Michigan State Spartans defeated the #5 Stanford Cardinal in the 100th Rose Bowl.

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