Ann Arbor is a ... TitleTown

Updated: June 13, 2008, 6:55 PM ET
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Submitted by JNichols

Walking on the campus of the University of Michigan is like walking around sacred land. The number of winners and champions that have crossed the quad, gone to class and walked down State St. to get to the athletic complexes is staggering.

Some of the greatest coaches have coached at the University of Michigan: Fielding Yost, Fritz Crisler, Bernie Oosterbaan, Bo Schembechler, Lloyd Carr and Red Berenson.

TitleTown is Ann Arbor, Mich.

Submitted by umbarman

Every day an old piece is gone and a new stone is laid. Looking at the reconstruction going on at Stadium and Main, it is easy to see why people may have forgotten Ann Arbor when thinking of TitleTown USA.

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Getty ImagesMichigan players celebrating after the Wolverines 21-16 win over Washington State in the 1998 Rose Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The U of M in Ann Arbor is the creme de la creme when it comes to colleges around the country. Sure, USC may have a better football team, but we have 11 national titles and 42 Big Ten titles. Michigan State may best us in basketball, but we have our national title ('89) and multiple Final Four appearances. We have more NCAA national titles in hockey than any other program (9), and far more Frozen Four appearances. Our wrestling team sends men to compete for individual national titles on a yearly basis, and our baseball team has two national titles.

Michigan also boasts national titles in the smaller sports like field hockey, softball, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track and field, and 18 swimming and diving national champs. With all of that on the resume, it all pales in comparison to the achievements made within the classroom. Is there any other school with a proud sports tradition that can also claim a U.S. president studied there? Apollo sent an entire group of Michigan graduates into space on one flight. I could go on and on to tell you about the proud accomplishments of the largest alumni group on the planet. But I will just end it with this:

HAIL TO THE VICTORS!!!

Submitted by dpepperack

Hail to the Victors! Ann Arbor should, beyond a shadow of a doubt, be TitleTown USA. From the fabled winged helmets to what John Phillip Souza called the "greatest college fight song ever written," the home of the University of Michigan is rich in history and tradition.