"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
And the Swiss are evidently playing along with plans to extradite them to the US. Right now we don't know if Blatter is among the indicted. Jack Warner's name unsurprisingly pops up.
At the least, this is a nice black eye and extended middle finger to Sepp Blatter.
At the most hopefully the World Cup moves out of Qatar.
Links (the NYT article is a little more in-depth)
Edit: damn, doesn't look like they nailed Blatter
sources tell me sepp blatter is not among the fifa officials who are being arrested— Michael S. Schmidt (@MichaelSSchmidt) May 27, 2015
Tip-Don't look too hard for khakis...
The softball team left for Oklahoma City and the WCWS today, ahead of their Thursday match up with Alabama (7:00 pm ET, ESPN2). The ASA/USA Player of the Year award (softball Heisman) will be announced tonight and Michigan's Sierra Romero -- already the recipient of ESPNW's POY award and MGoBoard's Chick that Knocks the Fuck Out of the Ball award -- is one of three finalists. Here are some tweets and reading material for those interested.
— Carol Hutchins (@UMCoachHutch) May 26, 2015
— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) May 26, 2015
- Inside Pitch with LC: Eight Things That Led Team 38 to OKC: Catcher Lauren Connell provides a view from inside the team on the Super Regional and the preparation for the WCWS.
- 5 Questions Heading Into Women's College World Series: ESPNW's Graham Hays writes a great primer on the WCWS and what to look out for. Touches on Romo, Christner, Betsa, and the Michigan-Alabama game.
- Sierra Romero is Michigan's Derek Jeter: Angelique Chengelis bio piece on Romo, details Hutch's comparison of her to Jeter.
- Dancing helps Michigan softball boost energy, maintain chemistry in push for national title: Justin Hicks covers the most important key to the team's success. This one is from before the Super Regional, but still a fun read.
Found this in an old magazine...
When old Bennie died in 1990, Ron Kramer scattered his ashes on all the athletic fields where he had starred as an outstanding athlete and won nine letters at Michigan in the middle 1920s.
"I told him I would do it," Kramer said. "A little on the football field, the baseball field and track, and a little around the rest of the campus. Bennie is everywhere at Michigan."
Have any of you done this or plan on doing it?
On this Memorial Day, we are to remember those who fell while serving our country. This article is about my unit and the time we spent in Afghanistan. I feel that reaching audience that might not normally read this article will do a small service to my fallen brothers.
A little background on me. I was a medic with Charlie Company and I was also one of the Arabic students that were mentioned in the article. I was not injured during deployment and I don't have any signs of PTSD now. I am thankful for everyday that I have on this earth. I can answer any questions if anybody has them.
First day games:
Thursday, May 28 Game 1 — Florida vs. Tennessee, noon (ESPN) Game 2 — Auburn vs. LSU, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Game 3 — Michigan vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Game 4 — Oregon vs. UCLA, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)