this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Michigan Softball had two players that were honored by the B1G. Freshman Catcher Lauren Sweet was named Freshman of the Week and Freshman Haylie Wqgner was named Co-Pitcher of the week. Michigan was 4-0 over the past week.
Congrats to the Freshmen. Keep up the good work.
Title says it all. I think that was an excellent call by the Lions management. Now the Lions will have three RBs in Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure, and Kevin Smith to help split the carries. I would like to see Best as a Sproles type RB with limited carries and more receptions. Then hopefully between Leshoure and Smith they can take the bulk of the rest of the carries.
Last game of group play starts shortly after 9 PM EDT. With Canada tying Cuba 1-1, the US needs to win to advance to the semis. Much more energy and urgency needed compared to last game.
Kofi Sarkodie, Ike Opara, Perry Kitchen, Jorge Villafana
Amobi Okugo, Mix Diskerud, Joe Corona, Freddy Adu
Terrence Boyd, Brek Shea
TV: Universal Sports Net, Mun2
Streams: universalsports.com, concacaf.com, probably others
Sugar was born in Washington, D.C., in 1936. He graduated from Maryland and went to law school at Michigan. He passed the bar in his hometown and worked in advertising in New York City before he got into writing in the 1970s.
The U-23 men had a disappointing outing against Canada, losing 2-0 in the second match of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying and falling to third place at 1-1, +4GD. A win Monday night against first place El Salvador (1-0-1, +4GD) will put them in the semis to have a chance for qualifying for London A tie and they're probably out, as second place Canada (1-0-1, +2GD) is unlikely to lose to group patsy Cuba (0-2, -10GD).
F Juan Agudelo was out with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Teal Bunbury started instead. Jorge Villafana was the other new starter, taking LB, moving Zarek Valentin to RB. Canada had 7 new starters, and it showed - they had much more energy than the US, and put pressure on the back line, causing some turnovers. The US also had some lazy passes, rarely showing the quality of play they had against Cuba.
Showing utter cluelessness a number of US players lined up offsides on a free kick, and Ike Opara jumped early and his headed goal was negated.
GK Bill Hamid was extremely lazy on the first goal. It was a corner, and he was backpedalling, waiting for the ball to drop to him, rather than going up to get it - and it was inside the 6-yd box!!! Henry went up and got a head on it. Inexcusable.
On the second goal Canada took a short corner, and Cavallini stopped his run in the middle of the box, getting separation from his defender, and headed the cross home.
The US had some chances, but GK Misiewicz played well. Shots were even at 10, shots on goal at 5. Canada had 6 corners to 5 for the US.
Stupid Canadian moment: Randy Edwini-Bonsu subbed out at 94' and said something from the bench that earned him a red card at 95'. On his way off the field, he continued to jaw and gave the arm "up yours" gesture. That'll earn him at least another game of suspension.
I generally don't post new topics on the board, but after reading jMatt313GoBlue's story about his love of the University (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/my-story-how-michigan-hockey-changed-my-household), and considering the high cost of tuition as well as the generousity of the members in the Hail to the Victors 2012 campaign, I was wondering if there would be interest in an annual fund raiser to support one or two Michigan students every year.
Depending on the amount raised, the proceeds could be used for tuition, books, etc. I suppose the beneficiaries should be members of mgoblog, and I am sure that with some guidance from Brian et. al., we could come up with some appropriate criteria to ensure the recipients are deserving students at Michigan or prospective students. Many of you already support the University (financially and otherwise), but I thought that this would be a separate and unique avenue to the members of mgoblog. My education at UofM has had such a major impact on my life and this site has allowed me to share my love of everything Michigan with hundreds of people I do not even know personally. Accordingly, it seems appropriate that through this forum we could assist others with the opportunity to have similar life changing experiences that many of us have had at Michigan.
Many of you are students or recent graduates and I understand that it is important to save your income for school or to support your families. I suspect, however, that there are members who would be eager to participate and have disposable income that could be contributed. Considering $37,717 (and counting) has been raised in just a few days for the Hail to the Victors campaign, I am sure we could generate significant financial assistance for deserving students or prospective students of the University. While Kickstarter is probably not the appropriate forum, there are other methods we might be able to utilize. Your thoughts regarding an MGO Scholarship would be appreciated, including those that may indicate I am on the wrong track with this idea.