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Friday, November 17, 2006

Bo Schembechler Collapses, Dies At 77 - ESPN.com and AP

Updated: Nov. 17, 2006, 1:05 PM ET
Schembechler collapses, dies at 77
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler has died, three Detroit television stations are reporting.

He was 77.

Schembechler's Career
Year School Record Bowl Game
1963 Miami (Ohio) 5-3-2 None
1964 Miami (Ohio) 6-3-1 None
1965 Miami (Ohio) 7-3 None
1966 Miami (Ohio) 9-1 None
1967 Miami (Ohio) 6-4 None
1968 Miami (Ohio) 7-3 None
1969 Michigan 8-3 Rose
1970 Michigan 9-1 None
1971 Michigan 11-1 Rose
1972 Michigan 10-1 None
1973 Michigan 10-0-1 None
1974 Michigan 10-1 None
1975 Michigan 8-2-2 Orange
1976 Michigan 10-2 Rose
1977 Michigan 10-2 Rose
1978 Michigan 10-2 Rose
1979 Michigan 8-4 Gator
1980 Michigan 10-2 Rose
1981 Michigan 9-3 Bluebonnet
1982 Michigan 8-4 Rose
1983 Michigan 9-3 Sugar
1984 Michigan 6-6 Holiday
1985 Michigan 10-1-1 Fiesta
1986 Michigan 11-2 Rose
1987 Michigan 8-4 Hall of Fame
1988 Michigan 9-2-1 Rose
1989 Michigan 10-2 Rose

Schembechler became ill and collapsed while taping a show at WXYZ in Southfield, the station said, and he was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Schembechler also was hospitalized Oct. 20 after becoming ill at the same location.

Police were sent to the station around 9:25 a.m. along with the city's fire department and escorted an ambulance to Providence Hospital, Southfield police spokesman John Harris said.

Schembechler met with the media earlier this week to discuss Saturday's super-hyped game.

During the news conference, the 77-year-old discussed the device that was implanted to regulate his heartbeat after he was hospitalized last month.

He said the device covered about half his chest and that doctors still were adjusting it.

Schembechler said he did not plan to attend the game in Columbus, Ohio, and that he doesn't attend road games anymore.

Schembechler had a heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl in 1970 and another one in 1987. He has had two quadruple heart bypass operations.

The seven-time Big Ten coach of the year compiled a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from 1969-89. Schembechler's record in 26 years of coaching was 234-64-8.

Information from The Associated Press is included in this report


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