to play football, not to play trumpet
I, like many of the readers here, was touched by the story of everything surrounding Austin Hatch. His recruitment, plane crash, then working himself back into shape, and joining the team. And finally, giving up his roster spot and taking a medical scholarship at Michigan. There was a post in October from a student with the username UMClassof2018 highlighting John Beilein talking to the Maize Rage which mentioned Hatch.
The pertinent section:
He [Beilein] also talked about Austin Hatch and how important he is to the team. He said he works out with the team 2-3 times a week to keep his body in shape, and his role is now doing some things that players/coaches don't have as much time to do (i.e. visits to Mott). He also said he views Austin as another son of his, which was pretty cool.
I would love to hear any updates on Austin . . . how school is going, if he is still working out with the team, and in what capacity he helps out the team. He always seemed like such a class act, who dealt with a horrible tragedy as graciously as possible. This disaster also highlighted John Beilein and his character.
Episode covered the big win at home over Maryland and the loss in Iowa City. Matt Shepard apparently won Sportscaster of the year which is pretty cool. Womens team defeated Minnesota but dropped the home game against Maryland. Finally nice interview with Zak Irvin covering his play thus far. Enjoy GO BLUE!
Here we go.
Anyone there or find out otherwise?
A few weeks back, after Golden State's first loss of the season there was a thread here discussing whether GS (then 24-1) could reach or exceed the '96 Bulls' 72-10 record.
I thought GS would not be able to break the record for a few reasons, namely: the lack of Michael Jordan, being located on the West Coast where travel is more of an issue, and the fact that to remain on schedule, they woud have had to win an astounding 17 out of their next 19.
Flash forward to tonight and after the loss to Detroit, GS is now a game behind the Bulls' pace at 37-4. Now the Bulls got off to a 41-3 start before losing their 4th game, so if GS wins their next 4, they will be right back on pace. However, tonight was the first game in a tough six game stretch:
at Detroit (L)
vs. San Antonio
All six teams figure to be playoff teams. What say you? Can GS still challenge the Bulls' record?