at least it's not just us?
I don't mean for this post to take away from what a great job coach Beilein has done in rebuilding our program. He's taken us to a place in basketball that I can barely remember as a kid, but I've been thinking about this for awhile and I understand that they are only tangently connected, but it seems like Hoke changed everything.
Football is the heart and soul of our athletic program. When Hoke was hired, Michigan basketball was on a brutal game losing streak and was 1-5 in Big Ten play. When Hoke declared "This is Michigan, for God's sake" he seemed to give everyone, not just the football team, a boost of swagger. We went on to get to 9-9 and won a game in the tournament.
This year I've noticed that football and basketball seemed to be connected. Mitch McGary is spotted going nuts during the Western Michigan football game. Tim Hardaway is seen rushing the field after OSU. Denard and company are regulars in the Maize Rage. Beilein calls OSU "Ohio." I even think I remember an interview where one of the basketball guys kept saying "This is Michigan."
Does anyone else have that feeling?
Charles Robinson and Pat Forde posted a new article over at Yahoo.
In it Syracuse is accused of ignoring its own drug policy, and allowing ineligible players to play, or go unpunished. If the NCAA agrees, they could be "willful violators" and have punishments that go all the way back to the 2001 season (which includes their National Title)
Just another item to add to Syracuse's growing issues (Bernie Fine, Fab Melo)
My family and I want to go to the Big Ten Championships in Indy this weekend. Michigan plays on Friday night at 6:30pm and then on Saturday at 4:05pm. What are the best ticket opportunities. I want to buy tickets for Friday but don't want to stay for Saturday if Michigan (heaven forbid) loses and doesn't play Saturday. Are there tickets available on the street to buy at an event like this. I hate to drive all that ways with All Session tickets and then have to watch other teams I am not interested in. For those of you that have traveled to these events in the past, what is the best avenue to take when going? Thanks in advance for the help.
Trey and Zeller were chosen as Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week, giving them each 7 on the season. It's interesting foreshadowing for the All-Big Ten Awards that will be released later, as Freshman of the Year will almost certainly be one of the two.
(Let the record show that I accidentally stated Freshman of the Year at first, instead of Freshman of the Week. Hence the comments and the fail.)