UM did very well in all the rankings:
MBA: #11 (Wharton, Harvard and Stanford tied for #1)
Education: #8 (John Hopkins #1)
Engineering: #8 (MIT #1)
Law: #10 (Yale #1)
Medicine (Research): #12 (Harvard #1)
Medicine (Primary Care): #8 (Washington #1)
Well done by Michigan, very few schools are ranked in the top across all categories.
Looks like 25 years after the 1st of 2 championships, the Bad Boys are going to get the 30 for 30 documentary treatment which is set to air April 17th @ 8PM and is two hours long.
I myself am to young too remember the team but my dad still has numerous copies of the front pages of all the newspapers laying around somewhere.
Full Article: HERE
The 2014 list of Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings is out and University of Michigan comes in at #15.
#10 UCLA (that seems a bit high)
#23 Illinois (highest B1G after Michigan)
Happy spring-forward-sleepy Monday. Thought this might brighten you day. SportsCenter anchors get new uniformz:
The M softball team (14-6) split two games yesterday in Fullerton, CA.
Against Houston (11-9) Sierra Romero hit a home run but apart from that M was able to bring just one of their 13 other baserunners (9 other hits, 2 walks, 2 HBP) around. Romero had 3 hits and Lauren Sweet, Lyndsay Doyle, and Kelsey Susalla 2 each. Megan Betsa started and had a rough outing, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits, a walk, and an HBP in 1.2 innings. Sara Driesenga finished up and fared better, giving up 2 unearned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 innings. She struck out 3 Cougars.
In contrast, M got some timely hitting against Arizona (20-2), in particular from Sierra Lawrence who had two RBI singles. Haylie Wagner went the distance, allowing 1 walk, 1 HBP, and just 4 hits despite striking out just one Wildcat. The M defense did its job, committing no errors and allowing very few of the numerous balls in play to get through for hits.
Today M goes up against Texas.
I was perusing the SXSW schedule today and saw that the linked event is happening today. It's a discussion of the challenges teams are facing getting people to attend games live when the home experience keeps getting better and better, and what teams can do to improve the in-stadium experience. One of the panelists is Jordan Maleh, Michigan's director of Digital Media.
Are there any MGoBoard members attending SXSW, and could we get a report from this? I doubt anything groundbreaking will be shared, but it will probably be very interesting to see how the speakers see and approach the issues differently. It ties into our ongoing discussions about student and attendence in general, and what our school is doing to combat the problems.