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Don Canham (April 27, 1918-May 3, 2005) served as athletic director at the University of Michigan from 1968 to 1988. There, he became nationally-renowned for his ability to market and sell products bearing the name or logo of the school. In December 1968, he hired Bo Schembechler as head football coach, beginning an era of dominance for Michigan's football program that continues today. The combination of Canham's aggressive marketing efforts and Schembechler's winning teams helped Michigan set many national attendance records at Michigan Stadium. From 1975 onward, the school has sold over 100,000 tickets for every home game — a string of nearly 200 contests. Jump to: navigation, search April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U-M) is a public coeducational university in Michigan, United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glenn E. Bo Schembechler (born April 1, 1929) coached the University of Michigan college football team from 1969-1989, and is widely considered one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michigan Stadium, nicknamed the Big House, is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


In 1969, Canham had AstroTurf installed in the stadium to replace its grass playing surface. The school continued to use similar artificial fields until 1991. This accounts for Canham's entry in Michigan Stadium's nickname: "The Hole that Yost dug, Crisler built, Canham carpeted and Schembechler filled." Jump to: navigation, search 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... AstroTurf is a registered trademark of Textile Management Associates, applied to a particular kind of artificial turf. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Canham himself was an athlete for the Wolverines, earning All-America honors in track and field and winning the 1940 national title in the high jump. From 1948 to 1968, he served as the school's head track coach, guiding the team to 12 Big Ten Conference championships. He left the post after 21 seasons to become the school's athletic director. The Michigan Wolverines are the college sports teams for the University of Michigan. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ...


Michigan's swimming and diving teams compete in the Donald B. Canham Natatorium, named for Canham upon his retirement in 1988. Swimming is the method by which living creatures move themselves through water in a method not involving simply walking on the bottom. ... Jump to: navigation, search Diving has several meanings:- Jumping or falling deliberately, often acrobatically, into water. ...


Canham died May 3, 2005, in an car accident after rupturing his abdominal aorta. He was 87. Central African Republic Children At Risk Cordillera Administrative Region Cost Accrual Ratio Computer-assisted reporting Cumulative average return This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... AORTA can also mean always-on real-time access, referring to WAN computer networks. ...


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Don Canham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
Don Canham (April 27, 1918 - May 3, 2005) served as athletic director at the University of Michigan from 1968 to 1988.
Canham himself was an athlete for the Wolverines, earning All-America honors in track and field and winning the 1940 national title in the high jump.
Canham died May 3, 2005, in an SUV accident after rupturing his abdominal aorta.
Canham left a legacy behind at Michigan (398 words)
Canham, who died last week at the age of 87, redefined the role of a college athletic director in his stint at Michigan from 1968-1988.
Canham blended his strengths as a successful athlete, coach and businessman to manage and market Michigan athletics like no one before him.
Canham was a high jump champion in college.
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