I did not make this headline up
I did a check of big names, and very few current Michigan players have pages While Zoltan Mesko, Kevin Grady, and Donovan Warren do have their own pages, Brandon Graham, Tate Forcier, and Brandon Minor (to name a few) do not. This is extremely disappointing. An article did previously exist on Tate Forcier, but it was deleted (via an A7 speedy deletion), as he was not deemed "notable".
Wikipedia's guidelines dictate that that Wikipedia articles should only be created for "notable" persons, and that the articles should require "no original research. From the section regarding what qualifies as "notable":
If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.I would say a number of current Michigan players fit these requirements. Unfortunately, my article-creation skills are...well, amateur at best. I need your help.
Anyone who has any experience editing/creating Wikipedia articles, or just with basic HTML, please help represent Michigan players on the site, and create informative, well-sourced. I started a brief article on Tate Forcier, but it's really nothing more that a placeholder - please help expand it.
Certainly not every member of the team merits a page, but consider adding/editing an article for:
- Brandon Graham
- Brandon Minor
- Carlos Brown
- Greg Mathews
- Denard Robinson
- Nick Sheridan
- Boubacar Cissoko
- Obi Ezeh
- Junior Hemingway
I think all those players should have pages, and probably several others. Don't go overboard (eg., I'm not sure Freshman PK Seth Broekhuizen should have a page just yet), but any effort you would be willing to put in would be greatly appreciated by me, and probably many other members of this community.
Good sources include: MGoBlue, Scout, Rivals, any newspaper articles (lolz), and of course, good old-fashioned Google-stalking.