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Michigan Plans Friday Pep Rally

Press release from the Michigan athletic department:

The University of Michigan football team will host a preseason pep rally this Friday (Sept. 3) at the Diag on central campus, just hours before the 2010 season kicks off against Connecticut inside the newly renovated Michigan Stadium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

Featured speakers will include head coach Rich Rodriguez, director of athletics Dave Brandon, and season captains Stephen Schilling and Mark Moundros. In addition, the Michigan cheer and dance teams will be on hand to perform.

Michigan begins its 131st season of football on Saturday (Sept. 4), when it hosts Connecticut in the Michigan Stadium Rededication game. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:36 p.m. and the game will be televised to a national audience on ABC.

In addition to the pep rally, Michigan has also put together a number of special events for Saturday, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a fanfest.