Crisis can bring rivals together

In times of crisis, everyone rallies together.

That is evident in a new public service announcement that pairs University of Michigan and Michigan State University coaches with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As Michiganders, we take pride in our sport rivalries, but it’s so important for us to come together as one team during a time of crisis,” Whitmer said. “That’s why this message from Michigan State University and University of Michigan coaches is so critical. If we all take appropriate and responsible actions now, we can mitigate the spread of this virus and save lives.”

Joining Whitmer are basketball coaches Juwan Howard and Tom Izzo, football coaches Mel Tucker and Jim Harbaugh, director of athletics Warde Manuel and Bill Beekman, and U-M women’s softball coach Carol Hutchins and MSU women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant.

Go Blue. Go Green.

Together, we can help prevent the spread of the virus.



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