"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
Here is a brief preview of the men's baketball game tomorrow versus the Mantova Stings, the last game in their Italy tour: http://www.stings.it/stings-vs-michigan/
It's written in Italian, so use Google Translate to read it in English. And reading this through Google translate, the interesting take aways are:
- Michigan is one of the best teams in history
- Jordan Morgan to the Timerwolves summer league is the only NBA player mentioned from Michigan
- Caris LeVert will be next year's #1 draft pick
Michigan is simply one of the best and most constant teams in the history of NCAA Division I as demonstrated by the results obtained in the last two years under the guidance of Coach John Beilein: Final NCAA Tournament in 2013 and victory in the Big Ten (regular season and tournament) with reaching the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament in 2014.The University of Michigan has 45,000 students and the matches played by the Men's Basketball team are the most watched American TV in the NCAA.Numerous college athletes have also landed in the NBA, the last one was Jordan Morgan called to participate in the Summer League in Las Vegas with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Another player in the spotlight is Caris LeVert, 1st choice next to the NBA Draft, which the public will be able to see Mantua play tomorrow night. Along with the latter, even Zak Irvin gave the show in friendlies earlier in Vicenza; the young guard has an average of 42% in the three-point shot.
From the Detroit News:
Had a discussion today with a friend and wanted to get the MGoBoard's opinions on who they think will be next.
I think the next national champion of the "big 3" (Football, Men's Basketball, Hockey) will be Hockey because of the excellent talent they have now as well as having another a first round NHL draft pick come in for potentially a minimum of 3 years.
They just have to put it together chemistry wise. IMO, it's all there. We've seen what they're capable of when clicking. That goes for everyone. Nagelvoort was leading the nation in save % for a good chunk of last season as a freshman.
For the next national POY, this is a tough one but I would say Basketball.
My "Ohio" thought balloon went over like lead, which is totally okay! I really like the "Confessions" thread as it is always nice to vent a little bit.
However, here positivity reigns.
What are the things that make you love Michigan?
It doesn't have to be related to football or even athletics. I'll suggest some sharing some of the smaller, more subtle points that you love about this great Michigan of ours, but you're welcome to pull the "Most Wins" card, as we are all appropriately proud of it. Here's some of mine:
- The moment you walk underneath the entry portal and Michigan Stadium opens up to you.
- Holding a fist in the air for M Fanfare.
- The Diag and Angel Hall
- Road-tripping senior year to Kansas City to watch MBB in their first tourney in a decade after spending many games in a Maize Rage with only a hundred or so others during some of the lower TA days.
- Jordan Morgan, Jordan Kovacs, Sierra Romero, Samantha Findlay, Zach Putnam, Steve Luke and Kellen Russel and countless other elite athletes that represent UM in the best way possible, yet don't get all the fanfare.
- Hoopin' at the IMSB
Let's hear them!
According to MLive, JMo is working out with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, and Bulls this week and next. He's shooting for a summer league tryout or maybe going to head to Europe to play for a bit before pursuing an engineering career.
All the best to him. Morgan is an exemplary alum, and I hope he gets on a team and succeeds.
(I didn't see this posted, let me know if it's old news).