Michigan has unveiled a Football Student Advisory Panel of 20 students to give suggestions on how to improve the student experience for football games and boost atttendance.
"We took a step back, looked at our relationship with the students and -- as you know -- it wasn't great last year," said Hunter Lochmann, the athletic department's chief marketing officer. "We're working with the Central Student Government and in constant communication (with them), and this really helped us get that student voice in there. But we realized, 'it's great we're working with the (CSG), but let's also get more student voices in there. "What better than to take 20 of our existing student season ticket holders (and hear their voice)."
In an effort to fix the issue, the new council will feature four freshmen season ticket holders, four sophomores, four juniors, four seniors and four graduate students. Any student holding a season ticket can apply to be a part of the council, until the deadline of Aug. 8. From there, Michigan's athletic department will do its best to select a 20-person group that achieves "a cross section that mimics what the makeup of the base is -- four from each class, males and females, differing attendance rates."
I might ask why you wouldn't want imput from those who are not attending, but it is a step in the right direction.
There's 5 weeks until the start of Michigan Football and I feel the need for a great hype video.
Any way we could hold a competition for the best one of 2014? Could we do a Kickstarter to raise prize money, or does someone have really awesome tickets they could donate to the winner?
According to Yahoo Sports, Texas has dismissed three players from the football team. Sophomores DB Chevoski Collins and RB Jalen Overstreet were both dismissed for violation of team rules. Senior Joe Bergeron was also dismissed. It appears he may have been for academic reasons.
Also Junior WR Kendall Sanders and Sophomore WR Montrel Meander were indefinitely suspended for sexual assault. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography so I think there could be plenty of evidence against them. They also were texting each other during police interviews to get their story straight. Expect them to be dismissed also.
There are more details on the sexual assault here.
Here is the link to the police report on the sexual assault.
Edit: Since this was posted Senior Safety Josh Turner and Senior LB Kendall Thompson have also been dismissed. We are now up to 5 dismisals and 2 indefinite suspensions.
Edit 2: Kendall Thompson was dismissed because of multiple concussions.
Apologies for the OMG SHIRTLESS faithful, but I don't know how to embed instagram shots - but Wolverine247 posted this on Facebook today. Dude was already a monster, and now he is the hulk!
Freshman athlete Jabrill Peppers shows off his improved physique after only a short time with the Michigan strength and conditioning staff.
If someone else can embed, that would be appreciated!
This looks good for Michigan, no?
With the BBQ on Sunday and this tweet backed up by a 247sports piece confirming it....hmm....
Tyriq Thompson will be making his college decision very very soon!!!— King Crusaders (@DetKingFootball) July 24, 2014
For those who didn't already know, his father is Clarence Thompson. He played Safety here from 1993-1996, out of MLK as well. Tyriq's number at MLK is the number his dad wore for the majority of his Michigan career (#17).