"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."
Today, the Women's basketball team beat the Western Michigan Broncos in Crisler, 74-47. Some highlights:
Katelyn Flaherty led the Wolverines in scoring with 18 points on 8-13 shooting. She hit shots from all over the floor, also going 2-5 from behind the arc.
Shannon Smith sniffed a triple double, with 7 pts 9 reb and 7 ast. Most of her assists came in transition, after WMU was stymied by Michigan's 2-3 zone.
Cyesha Goree was all-around dominant, with 14 points and 14 boards on 6-9 shooting. She could have had even gaudier numbers had she not been pulled with about 5 minutes to go.
The women's team could be one to look out for this year, as their 5 freshmen (Flaherty included) compose the best recruiting class in program history (no. 23 in the nation), and they return almost all of their main contributors from last year's NIT run. Today's win brought them to 3-1 on the season, and after today they are shooting about 43% from behind the arc on the year- I guess long distance shooting isn't just exclusive to the men.
Just a quick update, in case y'all needed something to brighten an otherwise dismal sports weekend.
Lots of good stuff today from some of Michigan's recruits at UA game. Quite a few people were impressed with Peppers today.
But now, as bowl practice rages on, Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison believes Thomas is turning a corner.
"The thing with Dymonte, you can put him at a position now (and leave him there)," Mattison said this week. "We've worked him a lot at nickel, and he came (Tuesday) with blitz, and we were like 'wow, that's what we're looking for.'
"For him, it's important to settle in at one position and just become as good as he can be right there."
Sounds like Dymonte is settling in at NB and might get a chance to play some more downs in the bowl game. If nothing else, he's really progressing and learning and should be ready for next year.
"Both (of them) are going to be guys who contribute in a big way," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said. "Mo, I think he's won the scout team player (of the week) three or four times. Henry's won it a couple times.
The article talks more about how Poggi and Henry are playing great in bowl practice. It also includes this little bit of information about Poggi:
"This poor guy, he had two months where he couldn't do anything, and then he hurt his shoulder after that," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said of Poggi. "All of a sudden, now, he's healthy. And the things we saw when we recruited him, you're seeing on the field.
I had no idea Poggi was injured for a while. It's good to hear he's healthy now. Here's the link to the article: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/12/michigan_dts_henry_poggi_mauri.html
Just saw in the Daily that Phil Brabbs participated in the alumni game today and appears to be in remission. I'm not an oncologist, and I don't play one on TV, but here's what he had to say for those of you that might be: “I’ve been off chemo for a couple months, but the cancer’s 97 percent gone... Possibly this week I might get a clean response, no cancer detectable."
Sounds like good news to me, and that's certainly the tone of the article.
PS I looked and didn't see this but if it is feel free to neg bang away (they don't work anymore, bwahaha)
Well comrades, we have been through a lot this past three years.
Tonight brings a myriad of good news in the way of recruits, coaches, and the official MGoGirls were named- Mila Kunis and Kate Beckinsale.
Also, I am one test away from becoming a resident of Detroit and grad student at the University of Michigan.
Open your drinks and let the pos banging begin. This is a time of celebration.
Let the good times roll...until a mod deletes this thread at least.
ANARCHY!!!! LET IT BEGIN!!!