"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Drinking. And His GF was in the car and told police he pushed her during an argument.
I don't feel sorry for him but jesus, ESPN just spent literally 15 minutes on this story.
The Michigan softball team dropped their 2016 slate today, and as usual the non-conference schedule is brutal. The Maize & Blue will spend 24 games on the road before getting their first taste of home field advantage at the Wilpon Complex. There are a number of teams who made deep post-season runs last year on the schedule, headlined by Oklahoma, Florida State, and best of all, defending-national-champions Florida. As always, the Wolverines will be tested hard in the early going, but that also means they'll have many opportunities to prove themselves to the pollsters & selection committee. The non-conference schedule is always nerve-wracking for us, but this year I have so much confidence in the team that I'm not too worried.
After the brutal road trip, Michigan gets a pair of tune-ups against Eastern at Wilpon before diving into the Big Ten slate. Once again, the yahoos at B10 headquarters have given us a wonky schedule. We don't face Minnesota at all this year, barring a potential post-season match-up. The Northwestern & Nebraska series early on may well determine Michigan's fate in terms of the Big Ten regular season crown. Other than those two teams, only OSU among Michigan opponents was above .500 in league play last year (12-11). Penn State, Maryland, and Rutgers were middling, while Indiana and Sparty were just dreadful.
The University has applied for a trademark on the vintage wolverine logo or Wolverbear as I have learned from the comments. According to the application it is to be used for "Caps; Sweatshirts; T-shirts". I could have swore I saw this during the telecast of the Utah Game? I've also seen the shirts and hats with it as I'm sure most of you have already.
What makes this interesting is they just recently applied for it two weeks ago and it's the first time I have seen any official mention of this logo by the University. It could be they are just protecting the logo or Adidas and/or Nike have further plans for it. If this were just a graphic for T-Shirts, Im not sure they would go through all of the trouble of trademarking it when a simple copyright would be just fine.
The sailor hat (at least that's what I think it's supposed to be) seemed to be a very popular design concept at some point. EDIT: It appears these style logos were created by a man named Arthur Evans. He designed a lot of mascots/logos and was a former artist for Disney. Not sure if he created the original design or not.
Here are a few others I found at https://www.behance.net/Ren1969
NOTE: These designs are actually redone using a more modern approach but the logos themselves are very close to the originals. I actually like the Michigan version better than the one being trademarked.
We had a lot of fun last week with the drunk UConn punk who threw a fit after being denied some mac and cheese at the student union. The student, Luke Gatti, has issued a video apologizing for his behavior:
Decide for yourself whether you believe a word of it.
Congrats to DemetriusBrown for being the sole predictor of the 38-0 curbstomping of #13 Northwestern. Your desire to watch a team get crushed into a fine, purple wildcat-smelling paste will no longer go unrewarded. I'm off to grab a cold one and watch the Rutgers game.