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Giving BlueDay 2017

Giving Blueday is Tuesday, 11/28! Please consider marking this occasion with a gift (of any size, because every gift matters!) to U-M Kinesiology. Read on to learn about (and prepare for) hourly challenges!


Football has become a multi-billion-pound business in recent decades and Stefan Szymanski, of U-M Kinesiology says he cannot see the growth stopping any time soon.  


Researchers from U-M and Fudan University in China set out to learn the extent to which BMI and positive outlook affect the physical and mental health of college students in China's Fudan University.


The Red Wings say they have sold out all home games and the Pistons boast higher sales. Yet, seats lie empty while they play at new Little Caesers Arena. U-M professor Rodney Fort analyzes the problem.

alumni awardees 2017

This year's Alumni Achievement awardees are from the fields of rehabilitation, strength & fitness, & health disparities research. Album:


For U-M School of Kinesiology juniors J.J. Wachler and Ben Meyers, Sunday night means it's time for “The Spew", where they discuss all things U-M Sports in a way specifically geared to students.


Rebecca Hasson of U-M Kinesiology and many others argue that, with some exceptions, genetics linked to race play a much smaller role for most people than we once thought.


The Knight Commission, will hear from NCAA President Mark Emmert about policy changes and top priorities. Experts, including U-M professor Steve Broglio, will discuss issues impacting college football


Natalie Colabianchi, associate professor of health and fitness, recently received a four-year, $3.3M award from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research into obesity and health disparity.


Shannon Hennessey, director of undergraduate student affairs, received a Council for Disability Concerns Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment to advocating for those with disabilities.


Steven Broglio of U-M Kinesiology, like many experts in the field, is concerned that fear of concussions is leading some parents to pull their children out of many sports. 

Welcome HoMe to Kraus!

Plans to renovate the 101-year-old Edward Henry Kraus Natural Sciences Building took another step forward on October 19, as the U-M Board of Regents approved the project's schematic design.


U-M's own Dr. Mark Rosentraub, joined ABC6's "In the Arena" moderator, Joe Paolino, for a discussion of the PawSox proposal.


The US Library of Congress has selected sport management professor Rod Fort's website for inclusion in its web archives. Congratulations, Rod!


PhD student Michael Curran has been awarded a scholarship from the U-M Center for the Education of Women. Michael is mentored by AT associate professor, Riann Palmieri-Smith. Congratulations, Michael!


The School of Kinesiology is proud to co-sponsor the Michigan Sport Business Conference, one of the most successful student-run events in the country. This year, the conference is on October 6.


Packers' leadership have engaged U-M professor Mark Rosentraub, a national expert on sports and economic development, to research the challenges and benefits of pursuing urban development in Green Bay.


When U-M urban planning professor Judith Grant Long conducted a study of the total public expense on sports venues built in recent years, she found hidden costs added 40% on average to the public’s price tag.


Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder, dean and professor in the School of Kinesiology at U-M, has been inducted in to The National Academy of Kinesiology.


Four faculty members from U-M health science schools received awards from MIPERC. The Demonstration Model Award went to the U-M team, including Melissa Gross, of the School of Kinesiology.


Dae Hee Kwak, associate professor of sport management, discusses soccer star, Christiano Ronaldo's, new business partnership in an article from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Auction items

Sport collectibles are available for purchase at our online auction, at Proceeds go to our newly established MATS scholarship fund.


Mark Rosentraub, professor of sport management, was interviewed on a Forbes SportsMoney podcast about the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2020.


U-M sports economist Rod Fort estimated in 2006 that tax breaks and a few other ancillary benefits to owners might account for 19 percent or more of the sale value of Major League Baseball teams.

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"It has created the aura of confidence that Detroit is now going to come back in a major way, and this is what attracts other investors," said Mark Rosentraub, an urban planning professor at U-M.