the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
I am sorry, I do not know how to embed and can't take time at work to learn to do so. This is the funniest thing I have seen all week.
And we thought some of our fans were bandwagon... The winning bidder at this auction on ebay wins her support as a fan for their team...
She has 3 bids so far. Here's the auction description:
Where do I start?? I am 22 years old and have always been a diehard Carolina Tar Heels fan. I have been with them through the good times and the bad. But they are getting to be more than I can handle. Roy Williams is not treating the fans how they should be treated. I am sick of him. So I am looking for a new team to pull for. You are bidding on my loyalty to your team. I will be buying new shirts and items to support my new team with the money from the winning bid. You are not buying me but my support for your team. The starting bid is $250.00, good luck and Happy Bidding!!
This was a good summary of Michigan 1st bowl trip to Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl back in 1979 with photos. Not a good result, but Michigan played very well.
The game was played on December 28th (not yet a New Year's Day game) and was broadcast at 7 p.m. EST (night game).
One of Michigan's finest defensive teams from an experience stand point. Some notable Wolverine players: WR Anthony Carter, DE Curt Greer, LB Ron Simpkins, TB Roosevelt Smith, QB John Wangler and TE Doug Marsh.
UNC's stars were DE/LB Lawrence Taylor, TB Amos Lawrence, QB Matt Kupec.
Academic infractions. Stay tuned...
While North Carolina isn't quite the Goliath they have been in the past, Michigan did have to go into Chapel Hill and face the #12 team in the nation with what's been a suspect offense at best. It didn't turn out all that well. Michigan was swept on the weekend, losing two extremely close games on Friday and Saturday, and was blown out on Sunday to fall to 4-7 on the season.
Starting pitching on Saturday and Sunday just wasn't good enough to compete with the Tarheels, but there was some life shown by the offense.
Full Recaps and Series Thoughts after the jump
(photo to right from minervacat's photo stream)
- Friday 3pm ET – Live stats, CiL Live Blog
Alan Oaks (1-1) vs Matt Harvey (1-0)
- Saturday 2pm ET – Live stats, Live Audio
Matt Miller (0-1) vs Patrick Johnson (1-1)
- Sunday 1pm ET – Live Stats
TBA vs Colin Bates (2-0)
Opponent Record (rank): 7-1 (#13 in CBI's composite poll)
Michigan Record (rank): 4-4 (unranked)
All Time Series: 7-3 (Last game – W 1-0, neutral site, 3/6/2005)
Chapel Hill, NC
This weekend, Michigan takes on the University of North Carolina as an underdog. The Tarheels enter the series ranked as high as #12 in the coaches' and writers' poll. The lowest ranking they have is #20 in the BaseballAmerica poll. They've got a 7-1 record over nobody of importance and a loss to Maine.
UNC is one of the more talented teams Michigan will face this season, coming off a College World Series berth and one of their best teams ever. The good news is they lost the anchors to last years team, including pitcher Alex White and hitter Dustin Ackley, the #15 and #2 overall picks in the last MLB draft. They also lose their second starter and their second and fourth best hitters. This isn't the same Tarheel team.
As such, this year's UNC team has struggled despite their pretty record. Like Michigan, they've had games with big offensive numbers, but decent to good pitching spells trouble. They aren't scoring as few runs as Michigan, but they aren't blowing out the teams they've played. Given their quality, they probably should have. In their loss to an unusually solid Maine pitching staff, the Tarheels managed 11 hits, but scored only 3 runs and stranded 9 base runners.
They sound, not only from the Maine loss but their entire season, like a team reminiscent of Michigan last year. A type of team where a pitching duel would leave them in some hot water. That's exactly what Michigan wants to do this weekend.
Plus, recent history is on our side. In our last game against UNC in 1995, Michigan won in a pitchers duel by a score of 1-0. Michigan registered a game winning double in the top of the 9th to secure an upset of #10 UNC at a tournament in Greenville, NC. [Continued after the jump.]