It looks like the NCAA is kicking the University of Tennessee while they're already down. With a disgruntled fanbase and the huge rumors of Jon Gruden taking over the coaching job for Derek Dooley after seasons end that almost seem to be going no where, this is going to send their fans into a frenzy.
A former University of Tennessee assistant football coach knowingly worked with a booster to provide impermissible travel and lodging to a prospective student-athlete, according to findings by the Division I Committee on Infractions. The former coach was also cited for unethical conduct for his role in the violations.
For those of you that are going to be in town for the Iowa game, former University of Michigan and current New York Giant safety Stevie Brown will be at Underground Printing on South University from 10-11 am before the game signing autographs and meeting fans.
We will also be selling commemorative "Stevie B" shirts with proceeds benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the Red Cross. On Sunday, Stevie will be back in NY with other Giants players at the Palisades Mall raising some money for the relief effort as well.
If you aren't able to make it to Ann Arbor, you can still get the shirt from the MGoStore and help a good cause.
Obviously it won't be televised, and I'll be at the game, but I have to go into work so I probably won't get there until right before kickoff. I would love to be able to see the senior day festivities, so I was wondering if anyone was going to record them and post them on YouTube or here. Unfortunately for me, my dad isn't exactly tech-savvy enough to record it.
I'm sure many of the people here would like to watch the festivities as well, so is anyone willing to do this awesome favor for everyone?
Just read http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page/LSU-Bama-Fans/last-time-met (this was about the Alabama fan that violated a passed out LSU fan after the National Championship game last year) and have to say that while the act was sophmoric, this doesn't seem out of the realm of many younger fans. I know most of us on here are die hard fans and just thought this story showed how much a "bad decision" could alter a family's life.
Given its Friday and I am getting depressed over the fact that Denard's last home game is tomorrow, I was hoping to incite some comments on stupid sports related things people on the board have done or have had done onto them. I have never ventured south to Ohio for a game based off of some prior stories I have read on here and am interested on hearing from others.
Contrary to the "everyone is just squeezed in", Dave Brandon claims that students aren't showing up for kick off, or at all-
Last weekend, athletic director Dave Brandon said there were 11,000 empty seats — there are approximately 22,000 student tickets — for the noon kickoff against Northwestern. It only sparsely filled in as the game went on.
Apparently it's a problem at big, non-early games too.
For the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Michigan State on Oct. 20, there were 3,500 no-shows, Brandon said. And, another 1,000 students came in and validated their tickets to re-sell, bringing the total to 4,500 no-shows.r
Though it's not not just Michigan Students-
There is a trend," Brandon said. "I talked to my colleagues across college football and it's becoming more and more difficult to deal with the number of no-shows in the student section and the fact they arrive so late."
There seems to be an actually change over time by students, if not just by locale.
If Denard is not able to "go" on Saturday . . . WHAT would be a fitting way for the fans/coaches/Michigan community to honor him after the game?