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U. of Mich. athletics behind ‘Go Blue’ skywriting in East Lansing

The words “Go Blue” that were written Saturday across the sky above East Lansing, Mich., and incensed thousands of fans watching a football game at Spartan Stadium was the work of Michigan State’s rival: the University of Michigan. A skywriter was hired to canvas southeast Michigan, but was not targeting Michigan State, said David Ablauf, a spokesman for the Michigan athletics department, which paid for the writing job. “Go Blue” is a Michigan slogan. The school’s colors are maize and blue. Suzanne Asbury-Oliver, co-owner of Oregon Aero SkyDancer, said the company was asked to write over East Lansing. The University of Michigan had hired the company to skywrite on three previous occasions. – Associated Press

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