Don Canham 1918-2005
Former athletics director Donald Canham died May 3 at University Hospital following surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was 87.
Described as a visionary and leader in the field of intercollegiate athletics, Canham served as the University's athletic director from 1968-88, pioneering the idea of progressive marketing and promoting of collegiate athletics. Under his watch U-M football began its current streak of 186 consecutive crowds in excess of 100,000, beginning in 1975. More>