"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
We've heard plenty about Trey Burke this year, but I loved the angle of this story. Daily guy Everett Cook sat with Benji Burke and his friends at a bar in Columbus during the Penn State game. (Yeah, not a great draw.) But this piece puts the relationship between father and son really, really nicely.
To everyone but Benji, Trey is Michigan’s star sophomore, the best point guard and one of the best overall players in the country. He’s the most important player on a Michigan squad that is widely considered to be a fringe top-20 team without him.
But to Benji, Trey is his project and his lineage, a lifeline to a game he loves more than just about anything and a growing reminder of what it means to raise a son and not his former player.
And for the first time since Benji coached Trey in basketball — which he did for most of his son’s life in AAU — their relationship has settled.
SI created a list of the coolest people ever to attend the 68 schools in this years tournament. Some interesting people on the list for sure. Who knew that Bob Gibson HOF pitcher for the Cardinals played basketball at Creighton, or the Big Show from WWE fame played basketball at Wichita State?
Anyways it has Madonna as our "coolest" but I think that is very debatable.
Who do you think is the coolest person to attend, not necessarily graduate from Michigan is?
My choice has to be James Earl Jones or Gilda Radner outside of athletes that played here.
Didn't see a link to a bracket so far on this site, so I thought I'd post one. If March Madness is your thing, you can fill in a bracket of how you think the tourney will go, either by printing it out or filling it online.
I'm using the nbcsports one:
Hope that helps!
I apologize if this has already been posted somewhere before or answered on another thread I cannot find, but I would like to know if anyone has info as to why they do not sell authentic basketball jerseys and only screen printed replicas are available.
I refuse to buy the cheaper stuff and don't really like the look. I don't want to buy used stuff off of ebay and I can not find out any answers as to why there are no stitched authentics available anymore.
Appreciate the help.
Just announced on ESPN, the Michigan women's basketball team earns their second-straight NCAA bid. Congrats to them!
They're an 8 seed and will face Villanova in the first round on Sunday at 7:30 pm ET in Palo Alto, California. So, the good news is they got in, as expected, but the bad news is if they beat Villanova, they'll almost certainly have to face the 1 seed, Stanford, on their home floor.
The 8 seed ties for Michigan's highest ever. They had that same seed in both 2000 and 2001.
Here's the mgoblue.com press release: Wolverines to Take On Villanova as No. 8 Seed in NCAA Tournament
Note: The game against Villanova will be televised on ESPN2.
Doesn't know much about SDSU beyond the PG - will scout today and tomorrow to prepare for Thursday
Thinks 4 seed is fine despite UM having been ranked at #1 at one point. Allows team to play with a chip on their shoulder. Alluded to pressure impacting young team.
Rebounding from losses - same goal in mind, backs against the wall. Learned from losses and grown from them. Each loss was a learning experience that helped mature the team. Will fuel the team to make a run.
Plays with a chip on his shoulder due a lack of recruitment out of high school. Makes an impact every game.
Considers Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin to "have the pieces needed" to make it to the Final Four when pressed on who the Big Ten's best chances lie.
Difficult road in bracket - no easy round in any region. Trying not to look ahead and instead take each game game-by-game. Have what it takes, just need to execute.
Asked what traits of his are game changers: His style of game made up in his desire and will to win, which comes out at the end of games. Type of guy who can score, get into the paint and get others involved.
Three Weeks from Right Now, Michigan will be _____ : Still Playing
One year from now, Trey Burke will be _____ : Don't know, needs to talk to family and coaching
Received a lot of credit from the personalities for being polite and high quality - sure he's gone.