"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Wow- have you guys watched this video yet? Don't get me wrong, it sounds like the kid got what he probably deserved. However, it's pretty tragic. The kid is realizing his life is going down the drain before it even starts. He had numerous D1 offers, including Michigan before all of this $hit hit the fan.
Nice intro and feel good piece on new UM Women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico in DetNews. She discusses thoughts that went into move to MI from NJ and husband and family support. Sounds very excited to be here, looks forward to meeting with players, and the hire draws rave reviews from Nancy Lieberman.
"It wasn't like I was looking for something bigger or better, because I thought (St. John's) was a great fit. I would only leave for something really, really incredibly special. When Michigan called, that's what I truly thought was a special opportunity."
Don't think I saw this anywhere else on the board but I'm surprised no one is talking about the big payments to players West Virginia was making early last decade.
This is unreal. A 16-team tournament for Nike schools only to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight will take place in 2017. It will be played in Portland, OR. He turns 80 a few months later.
These are the teams who have been reported so far: Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgetown, Connecticut, Stanford and ohio.
It was organized by none other than Mr. Gimmick, mark hollis.
ESPN has released its first full top 100 for the 2013 women's basketball recruiting class, which shows that Kim Barnes Arico is making an impressive Michigan debut on the recruiting trail. She's secured two commits from guards so far, and they're both in the top 100: Siera Thompson at #68 and Danielle Williams at #97.
Michigan is also among the three finalists for ESPN's #46-ranked player, Alexandra Harris, a 6-3 center from Lorain, Ohio, who's also considering Louisville and Penn State. Harris will be visiting Michigan on September 8 (after visiting PSU on the 1st) and will make her college choice sometime after making her final visit to Louisville on September 15.
The team could also use a wing in this class, and there's an obvious candidate from Detroit, Antania Hayes, who's ranked #36 by ESPN. I've heard little about her recruiting, however, so I don't know where things stand with her. Barnes Arico has also offered Shayla Cooper, a 6-1 forward from Norcross, Georgia. ESPN has her at #35.
The bottom line is that having two top 100 players in one class is likely unprecedented in the history of the U-M women's hoops program. And Barnes Arico isn't through yet.
Addendum: I meant to note that the two 2013 prospects who had committed under Borseth both decommitted after the coaching change and have now picked new schools. Taylor Gleason is now pledged to Illinois, while Allie Havers accepted an offer from Nebraska.
Per MDen catalogue-
EDIT: The uniforms pictured ARE NOT THE NEW ONES. They are the same ones as the team wore. Read the note at the center of the page. It says to check MDen in September.