landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Upgraded cell coverage installed, to be tested; athletic department open to hosting more events at Big House
Not really important for me but others on here I'm sure.
Awhile ago a poster (sorry, forgot who it was) said Verizon and AT&T were installing cells in Michigan Stadium for better coverage.
Looks like it's true.
ALSO: The athletic department is open to hosting more non-football (and lacrosse) events at The Big House
“We don’t want to just casually pick up any event, but we absolutely want to be able to host major sporting events,” he said. “We want to be able to provide the fans of Michigan … with opportunities to see these types of events.
Like (Athletic Director Dave Brandon) has always talked about, entertaining fans, keeping them engaged is something you need to do in today’s day and age,” he said. “You want to provide them with some entertainment that makes it unique (and) that you can’t get on a television."
Unfortunately. Per his twitter. At least I'll now get to pick on him for not being able to spell "college."
I mean, gotta love a guy who enjoys his job.
(Can't embed on the work comp, but this needs a click through)
Nebraska unveiled new (hideous) special uniforms today and brought out a model to try to hype up the team.
SBNation recently published an article on Marcus Mariota (Oregon) who will be taking two classes this fall during his senior football season; Golf and Yoga. This follows the trend of Matt Leinart who during his senior season took Ballroom Dancing, Denis Dixon (Oregon) who took billards, and the best of the bunch Tim Tebow (Florida) who took a single 1 credit Senior Seminar class. Tebow's class happened to conflict with Florida's Tuesday afternoon practice so he never actually attended the class, he simply "worked something out with the professor." Matt Ryan (Boston College) and Colt Brennan (Hawai'i) also had similar senior class loads. Leinart, Dixon,Tebow, Brennan, and Ryan were able to go a combined 56-10 during their senior seasons.
Now it should be pointed out that Mariota, Leinart, and Tebow all worked hard thier first three years and were set to graduate so it was just a matter of staying elgible their final semester. But I don't understand how the NCAA can continue the facade of "student-athlete" when you have some of the most high profile football players barely (if ever) seeing a classroom their final semester.
Finally, it is worth pointing out the opposite side, DEVIN GARDNER! Who completed his bachelors degree in three years, and is on pace to complete his Masters in Social Work in his 5 years at Michigan.
Marcus Mariota article: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/7/28/5945363/marcus-mariota-oregon-quarterback-graduated-classes
Tim Tebow NYTimes Q&A: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/the-quad-qa-tim-tebow-2/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
Denis Dixon/Ryan/ Brennan Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/sports/ncaafootball/01football.html?_r=1&sq=Thamel%20and%20Dixon%20and%20Brennan&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=2&adxnnlx=1251633762-Xg6QE2MxpYQ7oG2RvJSp2Q
Cam Chambers announcing today. Here's to Ohio people saying that Urban didn't want him and MSU people wondering why no one wants to play for them.