The scheduling of Kansas has already been discussed. This is in addition to the game at Utah and the Old Spice Classic over Thanksgiving. The field for that tourney is Florida State, Baylor, Alabama, Creighton, Iona, Xavier and Marquette. Suffice it to say that's a strong field. Hopefully, we'll play and win three games - at least two of which, depending on match ups, would likely be against ranked, or at least respectable, teams.
My point is that I'm tipping my hat to John Beilein not only for scheduling aggressively, but also for the way in which he's taken control of, redirected and re-energized this program in a relatively short amount of time. I am proud to have him at Michigan.
I have not been to a basketball game in years (late '90s Michigan State game if memory serves), but I think I'll make the effort to go this season. Coach B and the boys deserve the support.