Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
The U-M Women's Rowing team finished 2nd overall in the NCAA today in New Jersey:
The 2nd Varsity 8 took first place - the best part was beating 2nd place Ohio St.! The 1st varsity 8 took 2nd place behind Virginia. A tremendous job by the women rowers! Go Blue!
Not bad for a rebuilding year!!!!
5th straight Big Ten Title
NCAA regional CHAMPIONS
9th Super Regionals in 10 years
one of nations toughest schedules
Swept Louisville in Louisville in Regionals
Awesome..Way to represent the Maize n Blue...
Michigan is the home team against alabama. They must win this game to stay alive.
Two wins away from the College World Series!
Lets go Blue!
I just read an article in ESPN magazine about the prevalence of international crime syndicates fixing soccer matches (online article is here). Since I am not an avid soccer fan at all, this was the first I had ever heard of this, and I was pretty shocked. The craziest thing to me in the article was this:
and in an under-21 friendly, Turkmenistan reportedly beat Maldives 3-2 in a "ghost match" -- neither country knew about the contest because it never actually happened, yet bookmakers still took action and fixers still profited.
For those of you who are more avid fans, how widely-known are these practices? From the article, it seems like most of this is taking place in Africa, Asia, and Scandanavia; have they infiltrated the US scene at all? I feel like it would be difficult to see an MLS game take place with 7 goals, all from PKs, and nobody get suspicious about it. But when someone's offering you more money than you would otherwise make on a game, I can see why refs would be willing to do that.
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Ohio State vs. Michigan. Thor vs. Loki. Mark Dantonio vs. dentistry.
And now, I give you... Baby Bo and Fielding.
On Thursday we'll start with a new string of Charlie-related strips pairing our own Michigan fanaticism with good ol-fashioned childhood optimism and creativity.
I'd also like to announce that next week I'm embarking on a good ol' American family vacation... As such, the regularly scheduled Tuesday and Thursday strips will tentatively run on the official site with an automated publish, but I'm not going to be putting together the Tuesday strip here on MGoBlog. So no Tuesday post next week.
THE BLOCKHAMS™ runs (typically) every Tuesday here at MGoBlog, and at least
every Thursday on its official home page. Also, don't forget to check out our newest
feature, Friday Roughs, a spontaneous low-end comic based on trending
Michigan events, available on Twitter and Facebook every Friday.