Jalen Rose calls out alma mater on Twitter

BY foxsports • April 12, 2012

Jalen Rose is unhappy with his alma mater.

Rose took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to strongly express his displeasure with Michigan's decision to keep the Fab Five's banners in storage.

"I saw that U of Michigan has no plans to put back up our hoops banners. Should I do like most of its former BBallers & never return?" he tweeted. "Or should I ask for the $250k I donated for my Endowed Scholarship back & move it to another school? Stay Tuned."

Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman said on Tuesday that she does not think the banners should go back up when it would be allowed in 2013.

"What happened was not good, and I don't think they'll ever go back up. I don't," Coleman told the Michigan Daily. "Some day, I won't be president anymore, and maybe someone else will have a different view. But I think you have to reflect on the larger meaning and that we want to hold ourselves to a higher standard."

The banners honor the Fab Five's trips to the Final Four in 1992 and 1993, as well as the 1997 NIT championship and 1998 Big Ten title won by later teams. Coleman ordered the banners to be taken down in 2002 as part of Michigan's self-imposed sanctions for the scandal involving improper payments to Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock.

The ensuing NCAA penalties included a 10-year ban on Michigan honoring those players or their teams. The ban ends in 2013.


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