The Maize Rage is a student cheering section for Michigan Men's Basketball that emphasizes spirit and sportsmanship in its support of Men's Basketball. The Maize Rage's 2000+ members strive to provide a vocal presence at Crisler Arena, as well as to promote the University of Michigan Basketball Wolverine program across campus and beyond. The Maize Rage also aims to support a myriad of other varsity sports including women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball.
All student section season ticket holders are official members of the Maize Rage. There are no mandatory requirements, fees, or dues associated with membership of the Maize Rage. Members who wish to have a greater involvement in the Maize Rage are invited to join the Maize Rage Core, a smaller group of students who have a greater hand in the formation, planning, and operations of the Maize Rage.
The Maize Rage was founded in the mid 1990s, a downtime for the Michigan Basketball program, by University of Michigan students. Since its formation, the Maize Rage has transformed Crisler Arena into one of the most distinctive home court advantages in the Big Ten and NCAA.