The Maize Rage is the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball student section. The section consists of over 2,600 students and provides the Crisler Center with a distinct home-court advantage. The section is located in the lower bowl of the arena, behind the press row, with overflow seating located in the upper deck. It is registered as an official student group with the University of Michigan.
The Maize Rage was officially founded during the 2000–01 season by Jeff Holzhausen. It is known for reaching out to high school students, teaching them how to succeed in school and being good sports during games. Over time, the Maize Rage has slowly grown from 1,600 members in 2005 to over 2,600 members in 2012. The section was nominated for the inaugural Naismith Student Section of the Year in 2012.
The section consists of open seating for most games, but during marquee match-ups, the section adopts a priority system based on how many games a student has attended that season, with students who have attended more games receiving preference for the bleachers located next to the court.
The section contains various chants that have been developed over the section's history. The chants are often spread through social media in order for members to learn them prior to games. Depending on the game, the section may conduct theme nights to coincide with the team that Michigan is playing. The section will often dance to The Blues Brothers' form of Otis Redding's I Can't Turn You Loose during TV timeoutes. Fans dressed in lobster costumes, known as Lobstryczs, were added in 2011–12 as a result of a request from a donor, in honor of former Michigan basketball player Evan Smotrycz.
All students from the University of Michigan with season tickets are automatically official members of the Maize Rage. Any member wishing to be actively involved may voluntarily join the core, a smaller group of students who meet weekly to plan and implement operations of the organization.  The core grew significantly over history, starting with only a few members to about 80.
During the last month of each academic year, the core will hold an election meeting. Any member who is eligible to vote, according to the constitution, can nominate any other eligible member for an officer position. The positions include: superfan, president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and webmaster. 
The Rage Page is a scouting report that is written for each home game. Members of the core are chosen to research the opposing team and write the page. The pages are distributed throughout the Maize Rage for information on both the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team and the opposing team. It is funded by the Michigan Student Assembly and does not reflect the views of the Michigan Athletic Department or the University of Michigan. 
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