In Game

Crisler Center underwent major renovations before the 2012 season, which have helped turn it into one of the premier college basketball venues in the nation. The remodel has made the arena brighter and better than ever, so do yourself a favor and make a trip to the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.

Thanks to these renovations, the arena now does an outstanding job of displaying Michigan’s athletic excellence. All around the Crisler Center you’ll find tributes to all the best teams and athletes in Wolverines history. The trophy display, in particular, is spectacular and one of the few places you can see trophies like the Little Brown Jug and Heisman Trophy in person. There is also a mural of famed Wolverines basketball player Cazzie Russell on the main concourse and numerous banners hanging from the rafters.

The Michigan student section, known as Maize Rage, plays a pivotal role in making a trip to Ann Arbor an unforgettable experience. The students here influence the game with their creative chants, maize clothing, and overall enthusiasm for their team, and are a can’t miss part of any Wolverines basketball game. Although I doubt you’d be able to miss them if you tried.

Finally, no matter where you’re sitting you’ll have an incredible view of all the action on the court. Even in the nosebleeds, you’ll be able to see it all thanks to the new large screen video board that was added as part of the renovation.

You’ll have an excellent time attending a game at the Crisler Center, whose recent renovations have turned it into one of the finest basketball arenas in the country.

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

Remember all the best teams and players in Wolverines history by checking out the championship banners hanging from the rafters. Take a minute to remember Wolverines greats like Rudy Tomjanovich and Glenn Rice when attending a Michigan basketball game.

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Trophy Display

Check out all the trophies won by the Michigan athletics teams over the years when attending a game at the Crisler Center. The trophy display allows you to remember all your favorite Michigan moments, so make sure to pay it a visit.

Kid Zone

Those of you taking your kids to the game will want to spend some time before the game at the Kid Zone. The Kid Zone is located near section 212 and is a great place for kids to get all their energy out before the game.

M Den Souvenirs

If you want to pick up a souvenir of your trip to the Crisler Center then stop by M Den Souvenirs. You’ll find a wide variety of Wolverines gear at M Den including caps, sweatshirts, jerseys, and more.

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Maize Rage

Maize Rage is the name of the Michigan’s 2,600 fan student section. The student section requires everyone wear maize, a basketball jersey, or a costume, and is a big part of what makes attending a Michigan basketball game a special experience. If you want to join the loudest section in the arena, then get tickets in or near the Maize Rage.

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“I Can’t Turn You Loose” by Otis Redding

During timeouts, the Wolverines student section dances to The Blues Brothers’ version of Otis Redding’s “I Can’t Turn You Loose.” When you hear the song start dancing, so you can join in on the fun.

Rage Page

Those of you sitting in the student section will want to get your copy of the Rage Page before the game so you can learn more about the opposition. The Rage Page is created by the Maize Rage and is an excellent way to stay caught up on the Wolverines and their opponents.

Pep Band

The Michigan pep band provides great in-game entertainment and the tuba sections dancing to the William Tell Overture is particularly entertaining. Enjoy the Michigan band when attending a Wolverines basketball game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hail to the Victors

    One of the most iconic fight song in all of college sports. You’ll never forget this song after just one game at the Crisler Center. There is also a customary fist pump at every “HAIL” and 2 fist pumps at “GO BLUE” in the song that the whole crowd will do as the band plays this song.

    Now for a cheer they are here,
    triumphant!
    Here they come with banners flying,
    In stalwart step they’re nighing,
    With shouts of vict’ry crying,
    We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now,
    Hail!

    Far we their praises sing
    For the glory and fame they’ve bro’t us
    Loud let the bells them ring
    For here they come with banners flying
    Far we their praises tell
    For the glory and fame they’ve bro’t us
    Loud let the bells them ring
    For here they come with banners flying
    Here they come, Hurrah!

    Hail! to the victors valiant
    Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
    Hail! Hail! to Michigan
    the leaders and best
    Hail! to the victors valiant
    Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
    Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
    the champions of the West!

    We cheer them again
    We cheer and cheer again
    For Michigan, we cheer for Michigan
    We cheer with might and main
    We cheer, cheer, cheer
    With might and main we cheer!

    Hail! to the victors valiant
    Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
    Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
    the champions of the West!

  2. Let's Go Blue!

    Probably the 2nd most frequent tradition behind only the fight song, this quick chant starts with either the band or a random fan with a cowbell, playing a beat and the crowd answers by chanting “Let’s Go Blue!” in a similar way for a few repetitions.

    Let’s go blue!

    *Band plays*

    Let’s go blue!

    *Band play*

    Let’s go blue!

    *Band plays*

    Let’s go blue!

  3. It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine

    Used in intermissions or other stoppages in play, the crowd will sing “It’s great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine”

    It’s great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine

    It’s great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine

    It’s great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine

  4. Maize Rage Chants

    The Maize Rage has several chants they do at every game. Join in on these chants to get into the Wolverines game day spirit and help spur on your team.

    Offensive chants:

    • Here we go Michigan, here we go! (clap clap)
    • Let’s Go Michigan! (clap clap, clap clap clap)
    • Go Blue, Go! (clap clap clap)
    • Go Blue! (clap clap)
    • Let’s Go Blue! (clap)

    Defensive Chants

    • Popcorn (Jump up and down while screaming OHHHH!!)
    • De-fense! (clap clap)
    • Bounce! Bounce! Pass! (Yell “bounce” when the opposition dribbles, and “pass” when they pass). Note: This chant is only used in blowouts.

    When Opposition Shoots Free-Throws

    • Go… Blue… chant with pep band
    • You will miss! / You will miss again!
    • You wear Ugg boots!
    • Sing The Victors (listen for the “1, 2, you know what to do!”)
    • Listen to the center section for other improvised chants

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