"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."
Michigan just announced the new men's head soccer coach, and it's Chaka Daley, former Providence coach. Like Hoke, Daley enjoys a good point:
Pretty much all of Daley's career has been at Providence College. He played at Providence from 1992-1996, had a brief pro career in the US until 1999, and coached at Providence after that ended.
Daley inherited a fairly mediocre program and has taken Providence to the NCAA tourney 5 times since 2005. This year they made it to the second round before losing to UCSB. Michigan stole him away despite Daley receiving a contract extension in August 2011.
It'll be interesting to see how Michigan's second head coach recruits with brand new facilities and a big name behind him.
I realize the open thread for the game is below this, but the win and the video justify (in my mind) a new post. Dempsey wins it with an assist from Donovan -> what a classy bunch of guys.
Full write-up: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43503719/ns/sports-soccer
Short interview by Greg at MVictors. You should read it. On tickets expected attendance:
It could be upwards of 4,000. The chairback seats sold out in about two hours and I’ve had a lot of requests for tickets. I went out and bought 50 tickets and..I’m out, I’m out! [laughs].
Read it. Live it. Beat the hated UCF Knights.
We've never played them in soccer. They are our biggest rival.
They must be destroyed.
The Round of 32.
Michigan's 3-0 NCAA record at home is on the line.
Down a man after the score was tied 1-1, Michigan scored a second goal on a free kick to beat MSU 2-1 in a Big Ten Quarterfinal.
The win is significant because Michigan has historically struggled against MSU (Michigan's first year as a program was in 2000, MSU has had a team since 1956) and it solidifies a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Michigan plays next tomorrow at 1:00pm ET and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. They'll play either OSU or Wisconsin.
[FA EDIT: Title adjusted because M sports are ALWAY on topic.]
Looks like Michigan Soccer is starting to hit the big time! First a brand new stadium, now we signed the National Player of the Year!