How UM stacks up against other Final Four colleges
Four teams will duke it out Saturday to see who advances in the Final Four, as the University of Michigan takes on Loyola University Chicago, and Villanova University tries to best the University of Kansas.
Judgment will be rendered by the action on the basketball court.
But how do these universities stack up against one another in other arenas? Here’s a quick look at the fundamental facts of each institution:
University of Michigan
The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit, but in 1837 Gov. Stevens T. Mason approved the school’s move to Ann Arbor.
Founders: Augustus Woodward and Fr. Gabriel Richard
Total enrollment: 43,499
Motto: Artes, Sciencia, Veritas (Arts, Knowledge, Truth)
Team nickname: Wolverines
Colors: Maize and blue
Mascot: The Wolverines have no official “live” mascot
Fight song: “The Victors”
Famous alums: Carmen Harlan, Tom Brady, Jim Harbaugh, Gerald Ford, Lucy Liu, Ann Coulter, James Earl Jones (Madonna attended UM, but did not graduate)
Fun fact: UM was originally named the “Catholepistemiad” or University of Michigania
Loyola University Chicago
The private Roman Catholic school was founded in 1870.
Founders: Society of Jesus
Total enrollment: 16,673
Motto: Ad majorem Dei gloriam (For the greater glory of God)
Team nickname: Ramblers
Colors: Maroon and gold
Mascot: LU Wolf
Fight song: “Hail Loyola!”
Famous alums: Bob Newhart, Michael Quinlan, Jennifer Morrison
Fun fact: Loyola’s off-campus population is very eco-conscious — 76 percent either walk, bike or take public transit to school
The Roman Catholic university, founded in 1842, is in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and is in one of the “Main Line” suburbs west of Philadelphia.
Founders: Order of St. Augustine
Total enrollment: 10,842
Motto: Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Truth, Unity, Charity)
Team nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Blue and white
Mascot: Will D. Cat
Fight song: “V for Villanova”
Famous alums: Jill Biden, Ed Rendell, Jim Croce, Maria Bello
Fun fact: National Paranormal Society lists three haunted sites at Villanova: the Dundale Mansion, Alumni Hall and St. Mary’s Hall
University of Kansas
The public institution in Lawrence was founded two months before the end of the Civil War in 1865.
Founders: Kansas Legislature
Total enrollment: 28,447
Motto: Videbo visionem hanc magnam quare non comburatur rubus (I shall see this great sight, why the bush does not burn)
Team nickname: Jayhawks
Colors: Crimson and blue
Mascot: The Jayhawk
Fight song: “I’m a Jayhawk”
Famous alums: Alan Mulally, Paul Rudd, Kathleen Sebelius, Wilt Chamberlain, Scott Bakula
Fun fact: A steam-whistle blast announces the end of each class period
■Tip-off for Michigan vs. Loyola is 6:09 p.m. Saturday. The championship game is set for 9:20 p.m. Monday.
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