ESPN Insider Bruce Feldman (beyond the pay wall) has made a list of 50 coaches who were the best in their state all time:
Interesting ones are Bo for Michigan (thank god over Izzo), Woody for Ohio, Geno Auriemma won for Connecticut for his work with the WBB team, and two women made the list: Pat Summit for Tennessee for WBB, and C. Vivian Stringer (Rutgers WBB) for New Jersey.
In the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” feature from Friday, March 11, the paper noted corrections it made to a story on its website about the political happenings in Wisconsin, and made the following correction about the capitols of nearby states:
Also, Columbus, Ohio, and Lansing, Mich., do have major university campuses nearby: Ohio State University and Michigan State University, respectively. We changed the column to state that they do not have elite university campuses nearby, which we expediently define to mean those ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.
UM just annouced (hour ago) that Rick Snyder will be the speaker at commencement.
This is bound to get political, but at the same time is major UM news, so mods do with this what you see best.
Without choosing a political side, it is safe to say that UM is going to come under fire for having a Governor that is endorsing major cuts to UM speak at their commencement.
Now, Snyder is a 3-time UM grad, lives and built his business in Ann Arbor, and attends all MBB games, but some people in the education world are not going to be happy with this.
EDIT: Edited to clarify/tone down a point.
This may also be a great opportunity for Snyder to address the importance of public education and Michigan's role in the public education sphere.
I have the Michigan Tech / Nodak game on tv and I just wondered if Tech is the northernmost college in the lower 48. I checked google maps and it looks like houghton isn't even close. and for the smart-alecks here who will respond with lmgtfy, i did check there.
so does anyone know what the northernmost university/college in the lower 48 is?
When did it become de rigueur for our students/fans to lock arms and sway during the singing of "the Yellow and Blue"? I know it's always been played after games, but I don't remember the swaying. I know ND does that. Did we copy them?