"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
Michigan will open the labs today
Gov. Rick Snyder, University of Michigan Mark Schlissel and other will speak at the grand opening Friday morning.
here is a tour:
"This facility will enable groundbreaking experiments by our faculty and students, resulting in landmark advances at the interface of mechanical engineering and nanoscience. We look forward to watching this progress unfold," said David Munson, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering.
I know it stinks that our football team isn't doing great right now -but the school (which is the important thing) is doing great!
Leaders and Best - Go Blue!
It is Friday. Enjoy the Posbang. Upvotes for all.
The writers went the Olberman route and attributed the idea of a student boycott of kickoff to MGoBlog. How hard is it to differentiate between the posting of an anonymous person on the message board and what Brian has said on the main page of the blog?
Just got this email, who knows what its going to be like, but at least the President is doing something to acknowledge the protest.
EDIT: (http://i.imgur.com/gij98YZ.png) -> image link
And for lazy "Dear Students,
President Schlissel would like to invite you join his Fireside Chat tomorrow, Wednesday October 8, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Michigan Union in the Pendleton Room. He hopes to encourage feedback on the recent issues related to athletics as well as other important topics of concern to U-M's student community. [The fireside chat is an invitation-only event so the president has the opportunity for a thoughtful, engage discussion with a wide range of students. Please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
This might be deleted since it's OT, but oh well. In my opinion I'm tired of seeing CC threads and any other bad news.
I do go on other big college football boards every once and a while and I happened to go on volnation just now.
With Tennessee's choke in their game on Saturday which they were finally expected to beat Florida for the first time in 10 years, they seem to be in similar shape as us.
I think the OP was a guy attempting to bring back what people were saying near the end of Fulmer's career.
Then there are various posts talking about how Fulmer did not recruit very well near the end, and other things like David Cutcliffe and John Chavis made him look much better than he was. Also Fulmer struggled hard against Florida and after their national title season they really didn't come close to being elite ever again.
I think this post sums it up:
''Pretty much.... while ignoring the fact that the ditch UT has been in over the last 6 years is EXACTLY where Fulmer put the program. You can blame others for not correcting it... but not for causing it.''
As usual, when we need something positive to think about around here, we look no further than the softball team. This weekend the team took on a strong Kentucky squad coming off a trip to the WCWS last season in a three game set that has been billed as a "fall super-regional", in reference to the high quality of the matchup. The Wolverines dropped the first game of the set 6-3. Most of the Kentucky runs came against highly-touted freshman Tera Blanco, who gave up 4 earned-runs in one rough inning - not a big point of concern, as this was her first look at elite college hitting.
Game two on Saturday looked much better for the Wolverines, as the bats came alive in a big way. Junior superstar Sierra Romero went two-for-two at the plate, going long both times for 5 RBIs (Romo continues to put up video-game numbers, with a 6-8 weekend at the plate that included 4 home runs - you read that right, she homered twice as often as she was retired). Lawrence, Sweet, and Blanco all homered as well, and Lawrence sparkled in her newfound role as the leadoff hitter. A .351 hitter last season, Lawrence went 6-for-12 on the weekend.
The rubber game was played earlier this afternoon, and the Wolverines did not disappoint. The long-ball was again the story, as Romo delivered her third and fourth blasts of the weekend, along with one each from Montemarano & Driesenga.
All told, a solid weekend against a very good opponent. We'll want to see more from the pitching/defense in the regular season, but with Hutch spreading around the innings to some extent, especially in the first game, there is nothing to worry about, especially with such a deep and talented staff.
Anyone go to the games & have insights to offer?