Got the following info in an email from the Chicago Alumni Association. I went last year (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/chicago-aaum-football-preview-recap) and had a great time. I definitely recommend the event and I'll see you there
2014 Michigan Football Season Preview with Brian Cook (MGoBlog) and Chris Balas (TheWolverine/Rivals.com)- NEW
When: Tuesday, July 29th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: McGuireWoods LLP, 77 West Wacker Dr, Suite 4100, (map)
Cost: $20 for Alumni Association members; $30 for non-members. Pay at the door for $30 with Cash or Credit Card
Details: Join fellow alumni and several special guest speakers as we preview the 2014 Michigan Football season. During the evening, alums will be joined by Chris Balas from TheWolverine/Rivals.com, Brian Cook from MGoBlog.com and others to be confirmed. You'll get insights on the upcoming season and an opportunity to ask your questions. There will be appetizers and complimentary beer & wine available for those in attendance.
Walk-ups will be available for cash or credit card of $30 day of the event.
Register/Contact: To buy a ticket, click here. If you have any questions, email David Ingmire at [email protected]
I just returned from accompanying the preschoolers in my program on our annual outing to the Big House, and observed a few new developments.
The first has to do with the Legend lockers. The names and years of all players who have worn the number are now listed beneath the Legend plaque.
In other news, both AT&T and Verizon are working in the stadium installing cells. It looked like a major installation.
Devin Gardner on the Davey O'Brien Award watch list for the nation's top QB.
39 players total on the list, including 5 from the Big Ten:
Connor Cook (MSU)
Braxton Miller (OSU)
Christian Hackenberg (PSU)
Joel Stave (Wisconsin)
UM (and other B1G) teams have released the offical posters for the upcoming seasons. I'm a big fan of Michigan's. Between this and the cool weather in SE Michigan, I can't wait for football season. Go Blue!
UM Poster (Full Size): http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/mich/graphics/promotions/posters/fbl-poster-l-2014.jpg
BTN Article about the posters: http://btn.com/2014/07/15/photos-see-2014-big-ten-football-team-posters/
Angelique Chengelis has a great ARTICLE on Will Heininger's battle with depression while a redshirt freshman. I had no idea that Heininger had to fight through this, but it's great that he's getting out there and raising public awareness of a very serious mental illness.
“Part of why I understand how serious (mental illness) is, it got to a point it was bad enough, I understood what it felt like to not want to live, which is a scary, scary feeling,” Heininger, 25, said during a recent interview. “If life was that bad, and every day was that hard, how do you do this for a lifetime, let alone another year?” No one knew what he was going through because he didn’t know what it was.
The article mentions that 1 in 5 youths will suffer some sort of mental illness, and the core message here is to seek help if you find yourself in those straits. According to the CDC, "for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death."
Mental illness is real illness, and folks like Will Heininger going public about his illness just may result in people getting the professional help they need rather than trying to deal with it alone. Hat tip to you, Will Heininger, for your work on this front.