Ben Teske, director of Primary Care Operations in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, considers himself the biggest Buckeye football fan, but even he knows when it’s time to shout “Go Blue!”
That’s because his son Jon Teske is a key player for The University of Michigan Wolverines, who are heading to San Antonio for the NCAA Final Four this Saturday. Medina High School graduate Jon, a 7-foot, 1-inch sophomore center, has played every game this year for the team that has won back-to-back Big Ten Tournament titles.
His proud father has enjoyed attending all of the Wolverines’ March Madness games in person, and he and his family – wife Julie and daughters Abby and Hannah – will also head to Texas for the game against Loyola Chicago on Saturday at 6:09 p.m.
“It’s been exciting to view March Madness up close and personal the last few weeks,” said Ben, who, at 6 foot, 8 inches, played basketball himself at Grace College in Indiana. “It has been a lifetime full of memories to witness what is annually one of the greatest sporting events in the world.”
If Michigan wins Saturday, they will advance to the NCAA Championship game April 2 at 9:20 p.m. against the winner of the Villanova vs. Kansas game, which follows on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. Ben and his family are hoping they’ll get to see Jon play in the final on Monday night.