Twenty-five years ago a quintet of players changed Michigan’s basketball history and left an imprint on the college basketball world.
Twenty-five years later, the Wolverines are celebrating the anniversary of their storied ‘Fab 5.’ The Wolverines are hosting the “Fab 5 at 25” event at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 in Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. The Wolverines football team is playing on the road that day at Rutgers.
Three of the Fab 5 will be in attendance, according to a release. Jimmy King, Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson will be on stage for a discussion. Juwan Howard and Chris Webber were not listed as expected attendees.
Michigan professor Yago Colas, Houston professor Billy Hawkins and journalist Kevin Blackistone will also be part of the event.
“The Fab Five raised important questions about race, class, amateurism and big-time college sports, and they still stir passionate discussion today,” the press release said. “Panelists will discuss this seminal moment in the university’s history — including the players’ cultural impact and the controversy that later emerged. The discussion will be followed by an Audience Q&A.”
Michigan went 25-9 in the 1991-92 season and 31-5 the following year. The program lost the National Championship game both seasons.