Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
University of Michigan
While Jeff Moss is trying to make something out of nothing w/Harbaugh and Exposure U., someone else connected with U-M has apparently been up to something actually illegal and sickening:
A 51-year-old University of Michigan professor was the subject of a two-year federal investigation that resulted in his arrest at a south Florida hotel where he thought he was going to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, records show.
James Cavalcoli had corresponded with a police officer posing as the fictitious 14-year-old boy's father since November 2013 before attempting to meet the boy for sex Friday at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida.
Cavolcoli admitted to law enforcement officials waiting for him in the lobby he came to Florida from his home in Ann Arbor partly for the boy, but also for work. Cavolcoli is an assistant professor of biology and the director of the Bioinformatics Core.
"Mr. Cavalcoli has worked for the university for about 13 years," U-M spokeswoman Mary Masson said in an emailed statement. "We are currently reviewing the matter and will cooperate fully with law enforcement investigators."
A federal complaint was filed Monday against Cavalcoli for one count of traveling across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with another person. He remains in federal custody, records show.
Assuming he's convicted, I hope they throw the book at the guy.
EDIT: Per some suggestions in the comments, I've labeled this off-topic. I realize it's not the most pleasant thing to post on the board, but it does involve the university so I figured it might be of some interest. Just a reminder that this sick exploitation of kids is happening all around us, and no institution is immune from having someone like this in its ranks.
Title says it all: Provided you could ask him anything, what questions would you ask?
UM ranks #9 in US (#11 in world) among schools with rich alums (i.e., ones making a list of the 70,000 richest people). Here are the ranks in order of the number of alums making the list*::
You’d think that state schools like UM and Cal could rank even higher in producing self-made millionaires. For a variety of reasons, the other schools will probably have a higher proportion of students who later make the list because they have wealthy families.
*Note that I deleted the two internationals (Oxford, Cambridge) and one Harvard entry, since it is listed both for its business school and the entire university.
Sarah McNitt, a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Information, will be appearing on the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions tomorrow night (Thursday, November 13) in one of the tournament's quarterfinal episodes. Sarah won five games in January 2014.
I figure, good that we have an online presence, broad of a representation of things as a "search" may be.
Tired of thinking about the inadequate leadership in our Athletic Department.