When: June 5th, 6-9pm
Where: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 540 N. Michigan Avenue, 5th floor ballroom.
Cost: $40 for Alumni members, $55 for non-members.
The Coaches Tour returns to Chicago June 5th. Come enjoy a night out with fellow Alumni, as Brady Hoke, John Beilein, Dave Brandon and other speakers talk about their plans for the 2013-2014 seasons. A silent auction will take place at the end of the night, featuring one of a kind Michigan items.
Last year was the first year I attended and it was a blast. Come out and have a great time listening to out fearless leaders from the gridiron and the hardwood, as well as Dave Brandon's vison of the future.
Hoist one for the fallen.
Elimination game #2. The Hawks squirmed out a bit from under the Wings' boot, but the Wings can still eliminate them with a win at the Joe, which will be rockin'. Don't really want to go back to Chicago for game 7, so they need to bring more energy. And stay out of the damn box!
TV: 8 PM ET, CBC, NCBS
Let's Go Red Wings!
Sorry this isn't better news, but maybe it will serve us to temper any unrealistic expectations and just enjoy the conclusion of what has been a highly successful season for many of Michigan's athletic teams.
When the updated NACDA Directors' Cup standings are released this coming Thursday, they will show that Stanford has shot past Michigan into first place with a comfortable lead of over 200 points. Furthermore, Florida, UCLA, North Carolina, and Notre Dame will have closed considerable ground and will be sitting within 50 points of Michigan. Where is this all likely to end up? Well, with most spring NCAA tournament action already underway, we can project with reasonable accuracy what the approximate final standings might look like.
If you account for ongoing qualification / elimination status in all sports and project final results based on current seeding or ranking, the final standings project to this:
1 Stanford 1346.75
2 Florida 1205.5
3 UCLA 1190
4 Michigan 1098.25
5 North Carolina 1090.33
6 Notre Dame 1031
This will change somewhat, of course, but most of those points are already pretty well locked in. The prospects for a top 3 Michigan finish are remote, but we can certainly root for the Wolverines to hold off the likes of North Carolina and Notre Dame and claim a very respectable fourth place. More importantly, if the softball team can knock off Oklahoma on Thursday and go on to surprise everyone with Michigan's third national championship of the year, that would make for a fantastic capper on a memorable year for Michigan sports.
I was thinking yesterday before the Peppers commitment and came up with a genius idea.
What if the MGOBLOG app had push notifications every time something important happens (Hello posts)?
I know a lot of members use this blog at work, school, etc. I just thought that this idea could be explored more. I check MGOBLOG at least once an hour but there are times when I can't check it and would appreciate knowing when a new recruit comes on board.
There could even be settings for what notifications are sent out (new front page material, new diaries, etc.). Just thought I would throw this out to the board for thoughts.
EDIT: Also direct reply notifications!
What a Incredible year in Michigan athletics..Probably the best overall year in decades. The Softball team making it to the WCWS is just the icing on the cake. Its been a season of National Championships, National Championship game appearnces, Final fours, Sweet 16s, College World Series and numerous NCAA appearnces across the board at Michigan Athletics. Congratulations to all the Wolverine teams and remember.......Its GREAT to be a MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!