Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
By the looks of these tweets, it seems there will be no fireworks. This guy is live tweeting the board of regents meeting.
It looks like fireworks will be shot down.
Read some of the comments from the Regents...
Fireworks at #UMICH football games to be similiar to Winter Classic display. Will be shot multiple times during game.— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
Regents asking lots of questions about fireworks display at games. Uncommon for them to ask this many questions in public— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
Regent Ilitch: I don't understand fireworks during the game.— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
Regent Dietsch: Heard from lots of people opposed to it. I will vote no. Plans disrespectful to our neighbors.— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
Bernstein: We are not Comerica Park (says no offense to Regent Ilitch, who is sitting across him).— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
Bernstein, @MGoBernstein: The fireworks should be on the field, not above the field.— David Jesse (@Freephighered) July 17, 2014
UM Regents vote against fireworks at Michigan Stadium this season, citing safety, public disturbance concerns. @michigandaily— Ian Dillingham (@IDillingham) July 17, 2014
Wow. Just...wow man.
Texas Tech has reinstated a highly regarded defensive back from Miami who last month broke the jaw of a Lady Raiders basketball player.
Berthel punched Amber Battle her during a June 28 pickup basketball game at the campus recreation center and was dismissed from the football program the next day.
I guess this is part of the decision:
Lubbock County grand jurors declined to indict Bethel on an aggravated assault charge Tuesday.
I would hope they implement some sort of anger management and personal development plan into his punishment - I just can't envision punching a woman unless your life was in danger.
Good work Texas Tech. The SEC approves this message.
There is an interesting article on WSJ about how college football powers are studying MLS to learn how to combat declining ticket sales and poor attendance by students:
In May, a group from Florida's athletic department became one of hundreds of sports teams to visit Sporting Kansas City, the reigning MLS champion, and Sporting Innovations, the team's spinoff consulting firm focused on fan engagement and technology.
The trip wasn't as unorthodox as it sounds. As colleges seek out ways to enhance their stadiums and entice a generation of absentee fans, they are looking at MLS teams as models, even though the average MLS crowd is about a quarter of the 75,674 that the SEC averaged last season, the top figure in college football.
It seems that SEC has the problem that we are having. The solution?
Sporting KC is trending in the opposite direction. The team formerly known as the Wizards averaged 10,287 fans a game in 2010. Then it rebranded, moved from a minor-league baseball stadium to soccer-specific Sporting Park and saw attendance climb to 17,810 a game. That number has increased this year to a franchise-record 19,709 per MLS game.
So more rebranding is comming to the Big House.
The whole piece uses an anonymous source to relay what happened on a recruiting trip to OSU back on May 31, especially Urban Meyer's bashing of UM. I am not familiar with the site so if it is questionable or whatever, feel free to remove this.
Some highlights (emphasis mine):
After a standard day of touring, the players and their families were brought into the Ohio State team room for a meeting. In the meeting, head coach Urban Meyer talked to the players directly about the state of Michigan, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Meyer pounded several topics mostly about the University of Michigan into the players and their families’ heads, according to Anonymous. “It was in their team room. There were probably about 70 recruits and family members in there. All the coaching staff agreed with him [Urban Meyer], they loved it,” Anonymous said. “It was basically bashing over and over. They called them ‘the school up north,’ they wouldn’t even call them by their name.” Several topics were brought forward from the coaching staff during the meeting, but Meyer was the leader. “It was really Coach Meyer that was talking bad.”
A key point of the meeting was the lack of respect for the Michigan coaching staff. “They talked a lot about how [the Michigan] coaches like to blame losses on the players. And how the Ohio State coaching staff would never do that and accept their part of the loss. How the Michigan coaches wouldn’t accept accountability for something they did wrong.” “They always wanted to pin it on ‘Oh well, Devin Gardner didn’t do this, or Jeremy Gallon didn’t run fast enough on this play, or Taylor Lewan wasn’t blocking hard enough on this play.’ They were saying that the coaches are responsible for that so don’t blame that on the players. They just don’t have good enough coaches.” Paralleling the Michigan coaching staff, was the lack of player development in regards to the “high level” recruits that Michigan gets. “Another point is that the player development, from a standpoint of them having some of the best players in the country and still not being able to win more than seven games, Rose Bowl, or a National Title.”
“They spent a lot of time focusing on Michigan rather than themselves,” Anonymous said. “When we went to Michigan, they didn’t talk about Ohio State at all.”
So I saw this roll across my Twitter feed.....
Please let the movie be Waterboy.