Bo Schembechler Passes Away

Former Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler was rushed to the hospital this morning after collapsing while taping his weekly Big Ten Ticket show with Channel 7. He passed away at the age of 77.

Schembechler had just received reparative heart surgery on October 23rd to install a device that combines the functions of a pacemaker, which regulates the heartbeat, and a defibrillator (which shocks it back into the rhythm).  The coach that patrolled the sidelines for the Wolverines from 1969 to 1989 went back to business a usual in recent weeks, and even met with the media in Ann Arbor Monday to discuss this weekend's big match up with Ohio State.

Schembechler conducted an interview with WTKA 1050 AM at approximately 8:45 this morning while en route to tape his weekly Big Ten Ticket Show with Channel 7 in South field.  According to the Detroit Free Press, Southfield Police Detective John Harris indicated that officers escorted an ambulance carrying Schembechler to Providence hospital at 9:30 AM.

After being listed in critical condition, Bo Schembechler passed away at the age of 77.

GoBlueWolverine will update this situation as information becomes available.


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