here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Here's a play-by-play of today's B1G AD Golf Challenge. Thanks.
July 24, 2012
Dave Brandon vs. Mark Hollis
•1. Both tee shots down the middle, both Brandon and Hollis 3-putted
from 15 feet
•2. Brandon great second shot from behind tree to green, Hollis great
up and down from behind green to win hole
•3. Both players bogeyed the third hole
•4. Brandon won the hole after getting up and down from the front of green
•5. Both players made par on the fifth, keeping the match all-square
•6. Brandon won the sixth as his 4-foot birdie putt was conceded
•7. Brandon was in the trees on the seventh, while Hollis made par
•8. Brandon hit his tee shot to within four feet to make birdie on the
hole and retaining 1-up lead
•9. Hollis hit an excellent bunker shot to 6 feet to win hole
•10. Hollis two-putted from 15 feet for par to win the hole
•11. Brandon made an eight-foot putt for bogey to halve hole
•12. Brandon hit his tee shot to 10 feet, Hollis conceded the par.
•13. Both players bogey the 13th hole.
•14. Match remained all square as both players bogeyed the hole.
•15. Brandon hit his 115-yard shot to 10 feet but missed the par putt
•16. Brandon hit his shot out of the bunker to 7 feet and made putt for par.
•17. Hollis hit his approach to 15 feet and had 2 putts for par to
square the match.
•18. Hollis drove it to right and hit his second shot into the water.
Brandon drove left in the trees, chipped out, hit his chip over the
green and missed a 3 foot putt as Hollis won the match.
Chris Whitten vs. Casey Lubahn
•1. Whitten wins the first hole as his putt was conceded by Lubahn
•2. Whitten got up and down from fringe to save par to keep a 1-up lead.
•3. Both players bogeyed the par-5
•4. Lubahn made a 4-foot birdie putt to square the match.
•5. Lubahn's chip went into tap-in range to take a 1-up lead.
•6. Lubahn went 2-up by making a 10-foot birdie putt
•7. Both players parred the seventh hole
•8. Whitten got up and down to save par
•9. Lubahn got up and down to save par
•10. Whitten sunk a 5-foot birdie putt to square the match
•11. Lubahn wins the hole with a 12-foot birdie putt
•12. Whitten's 3 foot birdie putt was conceded, giving him the win.
•13. Whitten won the hole as Lubahn's tee shot went out-of-bounds
•14. Whitten hit his tee shot to a foot for the birdie.
•15. Lubahn parred the hole while Whitten bogeyed, cutting Whitten's
lead to 1-up
•16. Whitten drove it in the fairway bunker and made 5, tying the match
•17. Both players made pars on the par-4
•18. Whitten's sand save on 18 sent the match to extra holes
• 19. Whitten missed a 2 foot putt on first playoff hole to extend match
• 20. Lubahn makes a 12 foot birdie putt to win match
Cheryl Stacy vs. Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll
•1. Both players bogey the first hole.
•2. Both missed green with Stacy 3-putting and Slobodnik-Stoll 2-putting
•3. Slobodnik hit her approach to within a foot, tapping in for birdie
•4. Stoll was in the bunker and made bogey with Stacy winning the hole
with a 2-putt par
•5. Stoll made a 2-putt for bogey for the win
•6. Stacy made birdie by holing out her shot from 100 yards.
•7. Stoll made a 4-foot putt for birdie.
•8. Stacy 2 putted and Stoll 3 putted to halve hole
•9. Both players bogeyed the hole
•10. Both players 2 putted for a par
•11. Both players 2 putted for par
•12. Stoll's 1 foot par putt conceded
•13. Stoll went 4-up after her par on 13
•14. Stacy's par beat Stoll's bogey on the par 3
•15. Stacy got up and down for par for the win.
•16. Both parred the hole, Stoll wins
Andy Matthews vs. Ryan Brehm
•1. Brehm birdied the first hole for an early 1-up lead.
•2. Brehm hit a 340-yard drive, chipped on from behind tree and saved par
•3. Matthews made a 20-foot par putt to halve
•4. Matthews scrambled from the rough for par
•5. Matthews chipped to 6 inches, Brehm missed 30-foot birdie putt by 2 inches
•6. Brehm drove pin high in the rough, up and down for birdie
•7. Matthews 10 foot putt for par
•8. Matthews makes an 8 foot birdie putt
•9. Matthews chipped to 2 feet to win hole
•10. Brehm made a 10-foot birdie putt
•11. Brehm made a 4 foot birdie putt
•12. Matthews made an 8 foot par putt to win
•13. Both players parred the hole.
•14. Matthews missed 4 foot par putt, giving Brehm a 2-up lead.
•15. Andy made a 15 foot putt for par
•16. Brehm missed 35 footer for birdie by two inches, wins match
Matt Thompson vs. Jack Newman
•1. Thompson takes an early 1-up lead with a birdie
•2. Thompson got in trouble off the tee and made bogey
•3. Both players parred the par-5 third
•4. Thompson made a 20-footer to halve the hole
•5. Thompson hit green and two putted, Newman missed green and did not
get up and down
•6. Newman nearly holed out from front bunker, won hole
•7. Both players parred the par-4
•8. Newman hit a 2 1/2 feet putt for birdie
•9. Thompson made a 2 foot par putt
•10. Both players parred the uphill par 4
•11. Thompson hit his 3rd shot to a foot, made par
•12. Great tee shot for Thompson, two putted from 25 feet
•13. Both players parred the 13th
•14. Both players parred the par-3 14th
•15. Thompson makes a 25 foot birdie putt for a 3-up lead
•16. Newman missed a 5 footer to extend match
Elaine Crosby vs. Natalie Brehm
•1. Brehm 2-putted off the fringe for birdie
•2. Brehm 2-putt from par after hitting the green in regulation
•3. Crosby conceded hole to Brehm for a 3-up lead
•4. Brehm up and down for par to win hole
•5. Crosby made a 16-foot putt for birdie
•6. Brehm 2 putted from the fringe for par
•7. Brehm 2 putted for par
•8. Brehm got up and down, Crosby three putted
•9. Crosby 2 putted for par
•10. Crosby 2 putt par for third straight win
•11. Brehm parred 11 to earn a win
•12. Brehm hooked ball off tee
•13. Both players halved the 13th with bogeys
•14. Both missed green and neither got up and down
•15. Both bogeyed, giving Brehm the win
Ashley Bauer vs. Sara Brown
•1. Brown 2-putt for par, Bauer 3 putt for par
•2. Ashley 10-foot putt for birdie for the win
•3. Brown eagled the third hole
•4. Brown 2 putt for par for the win
•5. Both get up and down for par
•6. Both bogeyed, failing to get up and down
•7. Bauer makes 6 foot putt to win hole
•8. Bauer almost holes it on the tee shot, wins hole with birdie
•9. Both players bogeyed the ninth
•10. Bauer 15 foot 2 putt
•11. Brown holes six foot birdie putt
•12. Sand save for Bauer
•13. Bauer made 5 foot par putt
•14. Bauer to 5 feet made birdie
•15. Ashley made 4 foot par to win the match
Frank Beckmann vs. Jim Miller
•1. Beckmann sand save to within inches to save par
•2. Miller conceded hole
•3. Beckmann won the hole with a double bogey
•4. Miller great approach shot only to lose hole
•5. Beckmann pars the fifth to win hole
•6. Beckmann great shot through trees to within 6 feet, going 6-up
•7. Miller hit nice 125-yard shot to win hole
•8. Beckmann nice shot out of bunker to win hole
•9. Both players made an 8.
•10. Both players hit green in regulation and par hole.
•11. Miller lipped out a short putt for five
•12. Both players make 5 on the par 3
•13. Frank had 300 yard drive to make par, close out match
Thad Polk vs. Trey Rogers
•1. Rogers pars the first hole to take a 1-up lead
•2. Polk 20 foot par putt to tie match
•3. Polk conceded hole
•4. Polk hit a 3-foot par putt to win
•5. Polk made a 2 foot putt to win hole
•6. Both had conceded putts with bogeys
•7. Both made short putts for par
•8. Both made par putts within 8 feet
•9. Polk 40 foot birdie putt to win hole
•10. Both made short par putts
•11. Rogers made short putt for 5 to win hole
•12. Both made sand saves for par
•13. Hole halved in pars, match abandoned
Michigan Athletics Announces Ticket Prices for 2012 Football Season
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced Friday (March 30) the ticket pricing levels for the 2012 football season. The six-game home slate will cost $390 per ticket.
“We appreciate the contribution our fans make to our football program and Michigan Athletics through their commitment every Saturday at the Big House,” said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “The financial support we receive from our fans provides us with critical resources we need to create outstanding academic and athletic experiences for our student-athletes across all of our 29 sports. Our fans passion for Michigan Football is unparalleled.”
Individual game tickets will be priced at $75 per ticket for games against Air Force (Sept. 8), Massachusetts (Sept. 15), Illinois (Oct. 13), Northwestern (Nov. 10) and Iowa (Nov. 17). The Michigan State game on Oct. 20 has been designated as a premium game and individual tickets for that contest will be priced at $95 per seat.
This is the second straight year that Michigan has moderately increased season ticket prices after keeping prices constant for the seven years prior to the 2011 season.
The athletic department will also offer ticket packs to accommodate fan interest in partial season ticket packages. Ticket packs and individual game tickets will go on sale in July.
Season ticket renewal packages will be available in early April.
Beilein getting in on that Hoke swag
THE MODERATOR: Coach, an opening statement.
COACH BEILEIN: It's hard to believe that it's been already five years to have the privilege of coaching at Michigan. We love practicing with this team right now.
We have an incredible team-first attitude that's been very healthy so far. And now we're a couple of weeks away from the start of the season. So we love the young men on our team.
The most difficult thing will be replacing Darius Morris and all the intangibles that we had last year as a team that was really playing with a chip on their shoulder. So we're working hard at that. And I like the progress so far.
THE MODERATOR: Questions?
Q. How close to the start of the season do you think you'll choose a starter for the point guard position to replace Darius Morris?
COACH BEILEIN: You know, we have a scrimmage coming up. We have an exhibition game coming up. That will be a big part of it. And then every practice there's an opportunity for me to evaluate.
So I would think about that, the three or four days before our first game with Ferris State on a Friday night, we'll probably choose that just the week of that game.
Q. Can you talk a little bit about the improvements to Crisler Arena, what that's meant both in terms of recruiting and just the players you have right now and also the play itself on the court, I think (Michigan women’s head) coach Kevin Borseth talked about the painting of the roof, making it seem a little brighter in there?
COACH BEILEIN: Yes, there's been two things going on. First of all, the Chrisler improvements are striking. There's just -- you just walk into it, you feel like it's a brand new arena.
And it had aged quite a bit. It's a wonderful building for Michigan basketball for a long time. But Cazzie Russell being inducted into the NCAA Hall of Fame, that's the last time it was probably updated was when they built it.
So it's been really nice for our kids. I think they feel good about themselves when they're out there. The other thing, with our player development center, our practice facility, is all but completed. It's two weeks away. We've actually moved into the offices. That's going to lead into so much more efficiency how we operate every day.
So it's a very -- it's a good environment right now to grow as a basketball program.
Q. How do you think (Tim) Hardaway (Jr.) is going to react to defenses really keying in on him this season as him being the focal point of the Michigan offense?
COACH BEILEIN: You know, we had an early answer on that the other day. We just had a scrimmage where he was so unselfish he had seven assists and no turnovers in a scrimmage.
And just he sees the open people almost sometimes to a fault, where if they're putting extra men on him or guarding him a certain way, this is a team-first guy now.
So he's been really -- he's fairly comfortable in that. I think obviously he's still young. He's 19 years old. He's still young. His body is developing. But, still, he's going to have a lot of bumps in the road, because you have to guard him.
But he realized that's part of the journey himself to reach his goals of being a great Michigan basketball player and then playing afterwards.
Q. Two years ago there were more expectations in the program with Manny Harris and additional players coming back, how is this year different than those expectations and how that season turned out?
COACH BEILEIN: I think that one of the things that happened in that season was injury to Manny Harris earlier in that season. The expectations were very high, but Manny never really got to 100 percent, we felt, the entire year.
And we were probably more dependent on he and DeShawn (Sims) and the rest of the pieces were not complete yet. I think that we can -- if those two did not have a good game, we had a very difficult chance of winning.
This team, I think, has where the talent, those two are extremely talented players, this team may have a few more pieces, and I think we have a great team chemistry on the team as well, that hopefully a lot of intangibles going into winning. We hope we possess as many as you would need.
Q. Where does Trey (Burke) rank among the other freshmen in the Big Ten as far as being able to play right away, with (Indiana’s Cody) Zeller and those other big-time freshmen?
COACH BEILEIN: I have no idea about the other freshmen. I just look at my team -- you have to look at the rotation and how many veterans they have coming back. He's walked into a great situation with Darius Morris leaving, as far as him personally.
At the same time, there's a lot that goes on from going from a high school guard to a college guard. So after two weeks of practice, he's shown a lot of moxie, some great poise. And yesterday, the other day, in particular, a lot of toughness.
Those are three things you'd like to have a freshman have. Usually that takes a few years for them to accumulate some of those traits. He showed last week some really positive things in those areas that are beyond his ability to make a jump shot or make a play.
And so we're hopeful he'll continue that trend.
[Ed: MGoWife got this in the inbox and forwarded it along to me for obvious reasons. A good cause and a good way to get your recipes in the lore of Michigan tailgating.]
Hi, everyone --
Just received this email from Alpha House, which helps the homeless in Washtenaw County, and thought some of you might like to submit recipes to them.
" ... we would love to include you in a tailgate project to raise money to support Alpha House, a local shelter for homeless children and families in Washtenaw County (www.alphahouse-ihn.org). Over the next three weeks we will be collecting your favorite tailgate recipes, memories, and photos to be published in a cookbook celebrating the long tradition of Michigan tailgating.
Please consider sharing your favorite recipes, the history of your tailgate and/or any tailgate photos. Any and all recipes from appetizers to bbq to dessert are welcome and desired. We will compile the recipes, stories, and photos into a beautiful (and delicious) tribute to UM tailgating. If you would like to share with us please email recipes (you can use the attached
form or another format that works for you), pictures and/or tailgate remembrances to Helen Starman (email@example.com) or Kelly Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions at all please feel free to email or call Helen or Kelly (734.822.0220).
A shelter in East Lansing very similar to Alpha House has had a lot of success with a similar project the last two football seasons. We of course expect to show them who reigns supreme in all football matters in the state of Michigan.
Intern, IHN @ Alpha House
MSW Candidate, 2012
University of Michigan School of Social Work
MGoBlog is trying to start creating photos, not just using them, and will have a guy on the road with Ace this fall getting pictures of recruits and etc. These will be Creative Commons licensed, so anyone can use them as long as they attribute them and don't use them for commercial purposes.
We've set up a flickr account to help us with this. I thought as long as I was doing this I would create an MGoBlog flickr pool.
The goal of the pool is to extend this pool of guilt-free photos to anyone who'd like to contribute. Photos for the pool should be:
- About Michigan sports or tangents (band, gameday things like tailgating)
- Creative Commons licensed. We are doing attrib-nocommercial but any flavor will do.
Unfortunately flickr does not have any mechanism via which I can enforce this latter requirement, so I'm looking for a few people to moderate the photopool to make sure. I'm not going to have a lot of time to monitor it during the season, so this might fall flat if no one cares to contribute. Email me at email@example.com if you'd like to moderate the pool.
If you're interested in contributing but don't know how to set this license on your pictures, go here for a rundown of what the various options are and to the licensing page to set your default license to some flavor of CC.
The UM Club of Greater Detroit has a few seats left for the following event featuring yrs truly, Greg Dooley of MVictors, and Angelique Chengelis. Mike Khomutin has strongly encouraged anyone who wants to go to 1) use email and 2) a credit card, because he can't hold seats without payment.
2011 FOOTBALL KICKOFF DINNER
Celebrate the opening of Michigan Football’s 132nd season and kick off the Brady Hoke era with the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit!
On Monday, August 29, the Club will present the annual Football Kickoff Dinner at Park Place Catering in Dearborn, located at 23400 Park Street, near Michigan Avenue and Outer Drive.
You’re invited to wear your Maize and Blue as we prepare for each game of the 2011 season – from the season opener versus Western Michigan through the home finale against “that school in Ohio,” as Coach Hoke has so routinely called Michigan’s greatest rival since his first day back in Ann Arbor.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, wine, and a Club favorite, Ann Arbor’s own Wolverine Beer! The evening will continue with dinner at 6, followed by the speaking program and drawings at approximately 7:30.
Guest speakers scheduled to attend include: Detroit News beat reporter Angelique Chengelis, one of Detroit’s long-standing and most reliable voices on the University of Michigan and Detroit sporting scenes; Brian Cook, the owner and primary editor of the immensely popular MGoBlog.com, the Web’s go-to home for Michigan athletics analysis; and Greg Dooley, who, as the editor of MVictors.com, brings a leading historical perspective to Michigan’s generations of athletics tradition.
The three speakers will discuss their outlooks for the 2011 season, answer questions from the Club, and provide their analysis for where Michigan has been and where Michigan can go.
The cost to attend the Kickoff Dinner remains $35 this season. As always, the Club will hold a raffle for Michigan memorabilia, with proceeds going to the Club’s scholarship fund.
Please use the reservation form below and respond by Friday, August 19. Please note that space is limited, and remember that last year’s event sold out before the deadline. No reservations will be accepted without advance payment.
Tickets will not be mailed; registered guests will check in upon arrival. Those making credit card orders will see their accounts charged after the completion of the event.
We’ll fill Michigan Stadium on September 3 for the season opener, so let’s do the same at Park Place five days earlier and prepare for a fantastic 2011 Michigan season!
Go Blue! Your Kickoff Chairs: Mike Khomutin, Heidi Haite, Bill Wenzell, Kurt O’Keefe, and Griffin Hickman
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