Just was curious about the history of this esteemed website and I was wondering if there was some information on how/when/why it was formed?
Slow summer board, so ran across this and thought I'd share.
An archaeological team from Michigan, Tulane, and Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC), discovered the remnants of an old Spanish fort in North Carolina. The unearthed garrison is from the 16th century and predates the earliest English settlments (like Roanoke). The site is believed to be Fort San Juan, which is one of six such military outposts scattered across the Appalachian range. Long story short, these forts lasted a mere 18 months before relations with the native Mississippian tribe went South, and all forts were burnt to the ground. The Spanish didn't rebuild.
Not every day one can link to history.com. Enjoy.
Note, on the website the picture of the fort is credited to the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan football team currently has 898 wins. This Saturday they attempt win for the 899th time against a fine conference opponent, the Fightin Illini of Illinois. Any thoughts about the game this week?
For your bye week reading: a history of the football field from Smithsonian Magazine: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/2012/09/how-the-football-field-was-designed-from-hash-marks-to-goal-posts/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20120930-Weekender.
I was going to put a Diary together that listed the best combined single-season records for basketball and football given how well this year has turned out, but that proved difficult. Despite a fair amount of google search efforts, I can't find a comprehensive history of Michigan basketball seasons that lists their records. At best I'd have to plug away season by season to get that information. Bentley, MGoBlue, Wikipedia - nothing helped.
So instead, I'll turn it into a board post and throw it out to the audience.
This season Michigan was 11-2 in football and 22-8 in basketball with several games remaining for a total of 33-10 and counting. Who can think of seasons better than that one?
If we ignore the forfeited wins, the Fab 5 were 31-5 in 1992-93 and football went 9-0-3. That's an astounding 40-5-3. Can anyone top that or find the best without the forfeited wins?
NOTE - If you add hockey to this game (21-11-4) we have a record this season of 55-21-4. In that same 1992-93 season hockey went 30-7 that year for an amazing 70-12-3.