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Attendees got an early start to the football season by attending the Michigan Football Season Kickoff on August 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm. This virtual event featured football sportswriters and insiders from mlive.com.

Participants were able to join the sportswriters for in-depth discussions, special teams analytics, trivia, a live auction and surprise cameos. In addition, there was the opportunity to enter for a chance to win tickets to the Michigan Football VIP Experience!

Michigan Football Season Kickoff presented by

MAIN EVENT

Hosted Virtually – FREE to attend

Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Featuring Michigan Beat Writers and Columnists from MLive.com

Ryan Zuke
Ryan Zuke
Ryan covers University of Michigan athletics for MLive.com with an emphasis on recruiting. He is a Rochester, Mich. native and an avid hockey player and golfer.
Aaron McMann
Aaron McMann
Aaron has covered the University of Michigan football team for The Ann Arbor News and MLive.com since 2017. He's also covered Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers and prep sports in the Flint area. A Redford, Mich., native, he graduated from Central Michigan University in 2013.
Andrew Kahn
Andrew Kahn
Andrew has covered the University of Michigan football and men's basketball teams for MLive.com since 2017. Before that, he was a freelance writer. His work appeared in The Wall Street Journal, ESPN the Magazine, and Newsday, among others. He grew up in New Rochelle, New York, and is a devoted fan of the New York Mets.

Live auction benefiting

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ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation inspires and funds game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Powered by parents who have faced a pediatric brain cancer diagnosis, many of whom have lost a child, and guided by a Scientific Advisory Council made up of the leading experts in the field, the foundation ensures every dollar possible funds the most promising research anywhere in the world.

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Footballs will be auctioned off during the event.
Each ball will have its own Certificate of Authenticity.
First ball is signed by Jay Feely, second ball by Lloyd Carr, and third ball is signed by Lloyd Carr, Jim Harbaugh, and Jake Long

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL V.I.P. EXPERIENCE

Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 5:15 – 6:15 PM

Enter for a chance to win tickets to a special smaller group VIP Experience with Michigan alumni players, and MLive sportswriters Aaron McMann, Ryan Zuke and Andrew Kahn. (Click button below for full rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)

  • Opportunity to virtually mingle with former players and staff members
  • Discuss hot football topics with MLive’s football sportswriters
  • Access special prizes from our partners

Enjoy Cameo Appearances By

Mike Martin, Jehu Chesson and Jake Rudock

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