|1 week 5 days ago||Good article||
Good article about a good kid. Hope he makes it in the MLS.
|1 week 5 days ago||Kevin||
Kevin was a great guy and great athlete. Hopefully he transitions to great coach quickly.
|1 week 5 days ago||If the freshmen||
If this vaunted freshman class can play up to expectations in a hurry we should do something special.
|1 week 5 days ago||The one||
The shirt in the top left corner with the state of michigan where the heart should be is pretty different/cool. Anyone see that on the internet somewhere?
|1 week 6 days ago||Bang away||
Bang away ......as long as it doesn't include fireworks
|1 week 6 days ago||I think you're right||
I think you're right. Both were regents when Brandon was and both are from the same political party as Brandon was
|1 week 6 days ago||I wonder||
I wonder which Regents were in favor in both cases.
EDIT: found my answer in the Freep article. Richner and Andrea Newman voted FOR fireworks in both cases
|1 week 6 days ago||Props||
Props to Regent Bernstein for that quote.
I'd love to see Brian put that quote up as the Blog tagline.
|1 week 6 days ago||Reasoning||
I don't necessary disagree about the noise and danger excuses being just that....excuses. It's pretty clear from the discussions posted in the tweets that the real reason is the Regents, much like many here on the Board, are sick of turning Michigan Football into SIngle A Baseball.
|1 week 6 days ago||Fight the Power||
FIGHT THE POWER!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Quote of Day||
Quote of the Day from Regent Laurence Deitch:
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||On your second point about the World Championships||
Obviously the USA is the powerhouse. I assume Canada is good too (am I correct). Is anyone else even remotely competitive or is this like Women's Ice Hockey?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Does anyone||
Does anyone know
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This||
This is NOT Michigan
|3 weeks 2 days ago||There is||
There is a guy from Penn State on the roster:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Just the first game||
Looks like this was just the first game of a three team pool schedule
· Monday, July 7 – 1 p.m. (ET) vs. Mexico
· Thursday, July 10 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Germany
· Sunday, July 13 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Japan
Gonna have to keep that champagne (or sparkling grape juice) on hold.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Stuck in the office||
I'm stuck in the office. Does anyone have a link to a free webcast?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||How much||
What are they asking for sideline season tickets?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Does this mean||
Does this mean we won't have room/the depth chart would prevent Ty Wheatley's son from coming to Michigan? He's a 2015 TE right?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone||
Does anyone have a link to a free online stream?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Personally||
Personally I'd love to see that BUT I'm also looking forward to the day a Michigan soccer player makes a World Cup roster and hopefully sees the field. Preferably for the US
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Concur||
1) It was at their place last year. Its home this year.
2) Allen Robinson basically took that game from us and he's gone and I don't see a replacement of that caliber.
3) New coach for PSU.
4) We had multiple shots to win last year and blew them. Is that really going to happen twice in a row?
I don't agree with that prediction. I see somewhere between 10-2 and 8-4 with the Notre Dame game and possibly Northwestern away being the swings.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||On a serious note......||
I've worked on the creation of a couple of scholarships at Michigan via alternative means including online auctions etc. I've always wondered what would happen if we used some form of crowdsourcing to create an MGoScholarship. The scholarship could ultimately be given to a student who worked in the Spts Info Dept of the athletic department or possibly one of the students who do the game broadcasts for WCBN (the student radio station) or even a sportswriter at the Daily who, as part of the scholarship had to write a column for MGoBlog. We could also possibly give it to a student manager of an athletic team since those guys put in as much work as the athletes but don't get anything except some apparel in return. The possibilities for recipients are endless. Just curious what you all think of the concept.
The minimum amount to create an endowed scholarship at Michigan is $25,000 to yield $1,000 interest annually for distribution to the recipient. Are there enough people out there who would donate $25, $50 or $100 to make it happen? Would the MGoBlog staff be willing to incentivize it?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I believe||
I believe the line is
"Don't steal home without it"
You all aren't going to believe this but I actually wrote a paper on Major League while at Michigan. IT was over twenty years ago so I don't remember the content but it was a two credit English class about sports in literature and film.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Are you saying....||
ARE YOU SAYING JESUS CHRIST CAN'T HIT A CURVEBALL?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Jobu||
1) Rent the movie. If you are a fan of any kind of sports its a good movie.
2) Jobu would be the gentleman to the right in this screenshot
He is widely known to be a large fan of rum and cigars and has been rumored to aid in the taking of fear of curveballs from bats.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||No work||
No work on Monday
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Now the Babcock is out||
Now that Babcock is off the table who would be most likely to succeed Red? Who would be our (realistic) dream hire?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Done||
This Facebook page I saw is pumping it out too https://www.facebook.com/maizeandblueforever
Lyndsay is leading Vince Carter 64% to 36% as of 11am
|10 weeks 3 days ago||What||
What's the score?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||..........||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Dude||
Dude its Brazil, if the flying toilet bowls don't get you the jungle creatures, gang wars, soccer fans or Shakira will.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||100%||
I would have gone but the game is on Yom Kippur and I'm Jewish. Not happening. Already eyeballing 2016 and will definitely go. Get a chance to stay in NYC and then come over for the game.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||That||
That's basically camouflage at Rutgers.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Phoenix||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||HAPPY GRADUATION WEEKEND||
I know many of the Colleges and Schools hold their ceremonies last night and tonight and then all of the grads get their walk through the Big House tomorrow. Congratulations to the new members of the largest living alumni base in the country.
Don't forget that as a new grad you get a one year free membership to the Alumni Association if you register with them onlione. Congrats to the Class of 2014 and welcome to life on the alumni side.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||IF||
IF this were to happen
1) Who knows, maybe Red would retire right away.
2) If Red didn't retire, obviously Babcock would only be an assistant for a year or two and then be the head coach.
3) OH MY GO DO I WANT THIS TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||AHAHAHAHA||
The rumors they be true!!!!!!!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Familiar with these love letters. Instead of chocolates, we get offered free baseball tickets. That's like me giving my wife a set of hubcaps for Sweetest Day.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Ok||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I tried||
I tried at 9am and wasn't showing anything available. Is it possible it sold out in 30 minutes..
fWIW that presage bs that the athletic sent out was worthless since you didn't have to put in your I.D. You would usually use for season ticket purchases. Scalpels probably got their hands on the presale code and bought it out if it went that fast.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||You're missing the point||
You're missing the point.
I'm not saying players shouldn't get paid. I'm saying I don't want to see colleges associated with a system where they (the colleges) have to get into what amounts to a situation similar to MLB free agency with 18 year old high school athletes. The problem with allowing them to take money for endorsements or autographs is that obviously boosters can preorder thousands of signatures as a bs way to get money to kids. Same is true for endorsements. Big Bobs BarBQ (or Nike for that matter) could guarantee every kid through their owner's college guaranteed contracts to promote their companies even if they never do the work. I don't want to see that. Again, no problem with giving the kids money as long as it's equal at least among the programs that want to play at that level. What I fully expect is another realignment of the NCAA divisions that sees MAC and WAC and pretty much all but maybe fifty or sixty schools to go down a division so they don't have to pay extra benefits. I just don't know that I really see the value or relation for Universities to be attached to what would amount to professional minor league athletics franchises. Why wouldn't there just be actual minor league football franchises. Why do colleges have to be connected.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||This discussion||
This freaking discussion is pointless until someone figures how to do it such that everyone gets paid the same. If the system includes any variability in ability to pay between schools you're basically looking at being pros. It's MLB with no salary cap.
Honest to god, I'd sooner they turn the Big House into a dorm and give up college sports rather than college sports ever turn into a free market for players where the best teams are the one that pay the players the best.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||I think||
I think I read that Matt Shephard is doing the TV with Marcus Ray and Karsch is doing radio
|17 weeks 5 days ago||So||
So you're saying Jordan Morgan is of the stud.
Yes, I concur
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Elite 8||
Elite 8 feels great!
A win is a win. Bring on someone from the state of Kentucky.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||May we||
May we be banging again next Friday
|18 weeks 2 days ago||THIS ^^^^||
Me too. For what very little its worth.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
So that's what a Hello post looks like. Sort of like forgetting what my lawn looks like after this winter
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Where||
Anybody know where in Ann Arbor it's moving into? Is it on campus or somewhere else in the city?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Mike Babcock||
Mike Babcock..... That is all.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Who is||
Who is Jalen Brunson?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||The||
The Sweet Sixteen is bangin'
|18 weeks 4 days ago||My dad||
My dad went to Dayton. Dude has literally never had a chance to talk smack about his sports teams. May you enjoy the next week father of mine.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||IT'S.......||
IT'S SMARTY VERSUS SPARTY!
I would kill to see Staee drop this one.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I got||
I got that too. Between getting our football PSD renewal stuff right after a loss and now getting the hockey email right after losing to first year team PSU for the THIRD TIME (and representing like 3 of their 5 total wins) you'd think someone with half a brain in the Athletic Dept might want to look at the timing of their communications to donors/ticketholders.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||..........||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
Where? I saw his last comment was "Fuck Bolivia" but nothing after that indicated the hammer dropped.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't see it||
Just ran through the thread (and Nosce Te Ipsum's 6 pages of the same comment). I definitely saw old Section 1 get loose with the hate and anger but he still has 16,000+ points (and for that matter Nosce still has over 6,000+). Generally I thought trips to Bolivia involved negative numbers.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||It appears||
It appears he has a particular feeling about this Lewan fellow.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Just thought I'd||
Just thought I'd neg THIS PARTICULAR ONE for no apparent reason
|18 weeks 6 days ago||If you don't mind me asking||
If you don't mind me asking, what happened to our old crumdgeoning friend Section 1?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I'd be||
I'd b banging even harder if the hockey team hadn't screwed the pooch against Penn State again but at least we have the hoops team.
Go Blue. Hook the Horns!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Hopefully||
Hopefully Brian and Ace will go into the basement and dust off the box holding the Hello post. It's been way too long.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Just be careful||
Just be careful. As an active alum and person with family members in their young twenties, every year I hear about guys who screw up their lives or the lives of others on St. Patricks Day either by getting in accidents, by getting a DUI or getting in a bar fight. Last year my law firm represented some kid at OU who got in a bar fight on St. Patricks and the guy he hit not only had him prosecuted but then sued him civilly for all sorts of damages.
Keep your heads together and fergodsakes don't drive!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||So||
So we're talking about seeding at this point? Are we guaranteed to be in the NCAA tourney or do we need to beat Penn State? For that matter do we need to go to the B1G finals to cement our bid?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
I agree and we're a different team than the one that plate them earlier in the year. Plus we'll have a week to prep for then since that would be in the round of sixteen. If we play our best, we can bear Duke. If we play like we did against State yesterday (gassed or not) we may not survive ASU/Texas.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Did he||
Did he play/ever start for Alabama ?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Craft is already plotting his revenge||
Too bad we have to face him for like 6 more years since Kraft has eternal eligibility
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Names||
10 is King
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Appreciate||
Appreciate the score updates and the numbers but are those our goals or Bellarmine's?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Make that dough||
Make that dough while you can. What the heck else is he going to do the rest of his life?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||A win||
A win's a win!!!! Go Blue!!
At least we'll be playing into the weekend and have something to look forward to tomorrow. Hopefully its a game against the Buckeyes.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It's nice he's||
It's nice he's checking us out but does anyone else feel like he would need to push back his announcement date for us to have any chance.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The 90 degree||
The 90 degree side to side head wags at :51 and :57 are easily my favorite
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||Did||
Did Taylor Lewan come into town for Pro Day?
|20 weeks 20 hours ago||Would be||
Would be an even better #3 option if they get Watkins or Evans. Just saying. I'd like to see Tate in the slot and get another big outside guy.
|20 weeks 20 hours ago||Darrelle Revis||
Detroit could become Revis Island. Bucs just cut him for salary cap reasons. Save the pick for a safety or more receiver depth.
The Lions do need one more solid starter at receiver on top of Calvin and Golden Tate.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||We want||
We want MOOOOOAAAARRRRRRR banners.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was decided now that||
I thought the Bucky vs. Sparty game was the last regular season game.
EDiT: forgot about Wiscy vs. Corndudes
|20 weeks 4 days ago||IS this a team||
Is Furman a team we should beat?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Hahahahahahahahahaha||
Oh my god it does the heart good to see us giving State such a beating.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Time||
How much time is left?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Keep||
Keep the foot on the gas! Avenge the WBB team!
|20 weeks 5 days ago||And||
And how much time is left?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||We have much||
We have much to bang about and rejoice. Beat Indiana and Crean!
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||Can anyone||
Can anyone give a score and time remaining update?
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||If....||
If there is a banner, trophy or title to somehow be won by Michigan in pretty much anything from football to solar car racing to chess than I'm into it. That said, in the peckin order, I'd put the regular season title above the tourney title.
All that said, I'd certainly like to replace that MBB tourney title banner that was taken down due to the NCAA infractions.
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||Is that||
Is that you Dave Brandon?
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||Aw damn||
Does that include the handheld portable cooler shaped ones too?
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||Hahahahahahahahahahaha||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||We're||
We're just banging all over the place
|21 weeks 1 day ago||2014||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Called it||
Called it in a little early but it was pretty clear the Orange was crushed.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Come forth Jason||
THE MOTOR CITY KITTIES AWAIT!
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas says....||
HANG BALLS TO THAT!
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Let em||
Let em hang!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Ahahhahahhhahahah||
Ahahahahahahahhahahah......wait......hahahahahahahahahahaha....Sparty just lost on their home court to the worst team in the conference. Hahahahahahahahahahaha
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Great||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Why are||
Why are any of us here?
|21 weeks 6 days ago||BIG||
1) Huge step closer to outright title for Men's basketball
2) Ice Hockey needs the sweep against hated rival Ohio
3) Men's swimming can claim its fourth Big Ten title in a row which they're already on their way to.
Hopefully we all have a good banging today and lots of good reasons for banging this weekend
|21 weeks 6 days ago||We're about due||
We're about due for a good Michigan book but I guess we need a good story to write about.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Any other||
Any other results from today worth mentioning?
|22 weeks 13 hours ago||Hail||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||The F#&K||
What the F#&K is a training weapon?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||The endowment||
Yeah but the University only uses 4.5% of interest each year ($450,000 a year) in actual disbursements on the coaches pay. They never actually cut into the principal. That endowment is just a piece of Hoke's pay a year.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Lights out||
Lights out on Izzo indeed. Sweeps are sweet.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Feels||
Feels so nice, I said it thrice. 6-2 against Sparty in the last four is GOOD!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Don't let||
Don't let the broom hit you in the ass on the way out the Crisler doors Sparty!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Don't let||
Don't let the broom hit you in the ass on the way out the Crisler doors Sparty!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||There were||
There were only 4 or 5 guys. One was clearly a current m player because he was wearing colors and frankly was pretty cut in the way a high school kid just normally isn't.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||"Oh and by the way"||
"oh and by the way Johnny Q Recruit, this is my Stanley Cup Ring, here's my scrapbook from coaching the Canadian Olympic team into two Gold Medal games and here's where I won the World Championship. OH and by the way did you know I was the first and only member of the IIHF coaching Triple Gold Club? That means I'm the only coach EVER to coach teams that won the Olympics, World Cup and Stanley Cup........but you know what would be DOPE....going for the Grand Slam! How about adding an NCAA Championship and I'd like you to be a part of that. What do you say to that EH?"
I think I'd be sending my son with that guy.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
What about that rumor that Red's contract and Mike Babcock's contract both end in two years. Perhaps that's what everyone's waiting for.
If that's not the case, who DO you take In if Red walks away at the end of the year?
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||That happened||
That happened once to us. If you can do Week 11 you should call in ASAP and say you'd be willing to take that. I've heard that most years, but not all, there are spots open in Week 11 for another couple of weeks.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Nice||
Nice. If my memory serves me correctly that means we've already exceeded the teams season wins total of any prior year and we're only three games in. Nice progress.
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||Over yet?||
We get this?
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Fans||
At least two big window fans (one for each room). From there I'd check the weather report the week before to see whether to bring more. It all depends.
Since you have little guys... One other warning, you will do a crapload of walking. Camp is BIG and on a hill. If you have kids that are still in strollers bring a stroller that can handle "off-road" conditions. Maybe one of those big wheel jogging strollers, probably something with inflatable tires rather than hard plastic. The trails around the camp are not paved.
One other thing that we bring that u may want, waterproof walky talkies. You won't want to take your phones near water activities and the phone reception is somewhere between bad and none. My kids are both elementary school aged and we give them one each and my wife and I have. Helps coordinate when everyone is everywhere.
|23 weeks 17 hours ago||I'll see you||
I'll see you on your way out and my way in. I'm a Week 7 camper.
1) At least two big window fans. No A.C. obviously and you'll be sucking wind if you're there on a week that gets hot without a couple of fans. if you're bringing kids, get them those clip on fans to put on their bunk beds.
2) A cooler. Good solid porch crew drinking scene once the kids go to bed and
3) stuff to put in said cooler. Lots of stuff.
Also, if you have REALLY little ones that still drink milk before bed, you may want to invest in one of those tiny dorm fridges. One of mine was 18 months when we started and still drinking a ton of milk. Dealing with remembering to bring it back from the mess hall every day and keeping it cold was a pain.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||It is...||
UofM Alumni Association owns its own summer camp in northern Michigan (Walloon Lake to be exact). Alums can sign up for a week of camp at a pretty reasonable price. http://alumni.umich.edu/connect/michigania
Looks like this
Does not suck!
|23 weeks 1 day ago||THIS^^^^^^^||
Obvious answer. Offensive linemen are not doing a lot of 40 yard dashes in game situations so its not exactly a skill taught heavily at the college level. High school camps and the NFL combine might be the only times anyone ever bothers to time a lineman in the 40 yd dash.
Like watching pachyderms run an Olympic sprint event.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||No waiting||
There is no waiting list any more. To get tickets you have to pay the $500 PSD and they'll offer you tickets. Then you obviously have to pay for the tickets.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||As to your point||
As to your point, I'd say I'll believe it when the Regents approve it.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Influence or||
Influence is unlikely. What they likely get is access. When old J. Ira wants to bring his golfing buddies by the athletic department to meet the coach and see his name on his door, Brandon will have a small legion of employees, interns, student greeters and maybe the band ready to receive them.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||This is an endowed chair basically||
Endowiong a staff position is common all over the University, particularly in academics. Most of the academic units at most major campuses have not only some kind of endowed chair for their Dean but also for high level professors too.
That $10 million will sit in an account and the 4.5% interest the University will allow out annually will go towards paying a large part of Hoke's salary. The concept both here an on academic campus is to take the staff member's salary off the balance sheet and free up that money for other things (or in many cases on academic side with all of its funding cuts, provide that money to retain a professor we would otherwise lose to another University that is offering more).
I guess my only knock is that the athletic department simply doesn't need the money. That would do much more good elsewhere. Football is so deeply in the black off of PSD's all this does is take them another few hundred thousand into overage.
MORE MONEY FOR SKYWRITING!!!!
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Are you||
Are you surprised by this? Ohio being Ohio.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!||
Run for the Hills!!!!!!!!! The women of Russia are MSU football fans!!!!!!!!!!
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Beat the||
Way to beat the commie S.O.B.'s......
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
Damn college GIRLS
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Its||
Its a sad sad state of affairs at the old MGoBoard that we all have had to take to Self-Banging...........particularly on Valentines Day.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I hope to be||
I hope to be drinking Gopher tears after tonights game. Go Blue!
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Need more than one receiver||
You have to have more than one receiver. The rest of the receiving corp was the walking wounded (Burleson, Broyles) or practice squad guys. Teams were rolling two and three d-backs at Megatron. They HAVE to get at least one other receiver other teams will have to key on and very likely two. I just wonder how much money they'll throw at it and who is available considering Sammy Watkins likely won't be available in the draft.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Address in Draft or FA||
I wonder which ones they address in the draft versus free agency. Seems like the only guy available at receiver who is really worth the 10 pick is Sammy Watkins and most mock drafts show him long gone by the time the Lions pick. I wonder if they hit the FA market for someone like Hicks from the Giants or even Anquan Boldin from the 49ers for that compliment and then use that first pick on the best corner or safety available.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||I mean||
I guess it's good to get some games in some big venues in America's three largest cities but other than Chicago does Sparty have any significant alumni bases in the other two? Won't it be lost somewhat in that it's right during Bowl season.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||Jersey guidos||
Jersey guidos are psyched to meet youze in the fall.
|24 weeks 20 hours ago||Sissy-ass||
Sissy ass southerners.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Lots get real||
Lets get real here. Short of him somehow being able to beat the rap by saying it was self defense, this kid will do some time. He can't say it wasn't him. How on earth could a D1 program possibly admit him if he does any time.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I guess||
I guess it's sort of possibly ok that Sparty didn't cut him loose until he was at least charged. you could make the argument about sticking up for your guys until all the facts come out. That said, now that charges have been filed they need to cut the cord and every day they don't rubs off worse on them.
Further, why the hell hasn't Cass Tech expelled him.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||They need to||
They to win a little first, maybe float a banner and get attendance up but if they start succeeding on the field and people start showing up, I agree with you. I think we're five years of at least more wins than losses from that happening though.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Guess it depends||
I guess it depends on how you qualify what makes a sport rank #4 -
If its long term winning or titles: probably softball.
If its attendance then probably softball or maybe soccer.
Is there anywhere online that shows what attendance for non-rev sports is?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome||
Welcome to college hockey PSU. Rest up. More tomorrow. You think this is bad, wait until you see the inside of Yost in a few weeks. Got my tickets and saving up my voice. Still pissed about that football game.
|25 weeks 14 hours ago||!||
Back in the win column!
|25 weeks 1 day ago||#2||
#2 player in the country in our class. Yes please!
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
After the last few days and what the parents are saying about the crowd he hangs out with and his seeming disinterest in listening to his parents I'm wondering if we dodged a bullet with losing this kid.
EDIT: Just noticed....5000th point post.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think thats true||
First off, Dan Gilbert buying up a huge number of buildings and moving his literally thousands of employees down from the suburbs and into downtown has made a world of difference. With their presences other small businesses that cater to the employees have sprung up and other employers have made the jump downtown as they see that area is viable and vibrant again. I've been going to court down there for over a decade and I'd walk the street at lunchtime and see nobody. Now, its packed. Even the traffic on the Lodge had quadrupled in the last few years. So the point is the downtown comeback hasn't really been on the back of the sports teams.
That said, having the three big stadiums down there eats up a LOT of formerly blighted space. Again, on a day-to-day basis it isn't doing that much for the economy. Outside attracting restaurants and bars into that area, bringing money for parking pls property taxes and game day revenue the biggest value is in good attractive use of large areas of formerly blighted land that then makes the City look better.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Hopefully||
Hopefully you're not expecting M based surprises because it sure sounds like that isn't happening.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Considering||
Considering he didn't announce yet I'm guessing we're having a little Kid versus Parents feud right now with the old:
KID/Malik: Mom, Dad I know what I'm doing! I know how to handle fireworks.
MOM & DAD: Son, you don't know what you're doing, you could blow a finger off.
KID: Awww C'Mon....when are you going to trust me, the other guys all get to shoot off fireworks.
MOM & DAD: You mean Four Fingered Rickey and Boom Boom. I don't think so.
Obviously we're not getting this kid. At this point I'm just interested in the human drama of parents versus kid. I mean, they've made their point 100% clear but what do you do if your kid picks up that Sparty hat and chucks it on his head when he announces. How do you deal with that going forward when your kid basically slaps his parents in the face.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Agreed on some level in that I think whatever they do should be attached to Cobo if not an outright expansion of Cobo but:
1) Could put a hotel on it that attached to Cobo (I've always wondered why they don't just buy the Pochatrain Hotel across Washington St. and just build Cobo over Washington until the two connect.
2) I've heard the idea of an aquarium with convention/wedding/meeting space kind of like the Atlanta aquarium.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||NICE!||
We all heard mom wasn't happy because of something that happened during the visit but:
"McDowell's mother became turned off by the Spartans after she overheard her son have a conversation with current players about not going to class, according to a source close to the situation."
That's pretty bad. You'd think maybe someone would have at least TOLD the players to IXNEY ON THE NO CLASSESNE and that perhaps advertising their academic failure isn't the best selling point.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not only||
Not only is it kind of a dump, apparently its in need of several million dollars of renovation just to get it up to code (most notably the supersteep incredibly scary stairs to the doors). Apparently the City hasn't been enforcing because its been known for about five years now that the Illitches we're angling for a new arena. Why put in the repairs on building they'll like blow up. It sits right on the river. Who ever heard of a giant windowless building sitting right up against a body of water? Makes no sense. There's a million better things that could be done with that location.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Its a land swap.||
Illitches had some other properties that they're swapping for the City owned pieces of real estate that essentially complete the literal puzzle of land ownership where the new arena is going. Illitches had already privately acquired much of the land in that area parcel by parcel but there were some big City owned pieces in there that were needed to create one big continuous parcel to build the arena.
Here's a map of what's happening. Pretty useful to understand what the deal today was about.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I appreciate||
I appreciate your point.. That said, I'm constantly in that area of Detroit and the area where this is going in has been a literally empty burned out roughly one mile square with NOTHING. If there are four or five occupied buildings in that area its more than I would assume from driving through it consistently. Further the property in its current distressed condition essentially creates a barrier between downtown and midtown to the north and the MotorCity Casino and some of the surrounding area to its west. The development of the arena and the planned development around the arena will bridge all that. I won't generalize stadium deals but this one is VERY VERY good for the City and area.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Coming from||
The public money is coming from the State, not the City.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Anybody get||
Anybody get any story on why its closing?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||That's bullshit||
I want my Nebraska fake I.D. from 1992 back. That crap was still on the wall as recently as three years ago.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Funny you should say||
Funny you should say. While I was watching the game last night, it felt a lot like watching State's defense. Particularly the way both defenses move to the ball, keep everything in front of them and dare you to beat them deep. I think the big difference in my mind is that much of what State does revolves around completely shutting down the run. On the other hand, the Seahawks pass defense is so great, I think it forces the other offense to run or rely on short passes. Both rely on their speed but I think the big difference is the type of fear factor in what they take away.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't say||
I wouldn't say I was poking fun at his weight as much as I was saying his general silhouette reminds me of that of the Western Kentucky Hilltopper.
Thats said, pretty solid coach.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||This||
This portly gentleman right?
Kinda reminds me of this guy
|25 weeks 3 days ago||League Affiliation||
So we're creating a Big Ten lacrosse league correct? I see that 4 of the teams are us, Ohio, PSU and Maryland. I also remember (vaguely) that Johns Hopkins is joining the B1G just for Lacrosse. That makes 5. Are there any other teams in the new B1G lacrosse league?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Sweep again in hockey||
Sweep again in hockey which obviously means a win in basketball
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Do we||
Do we get a win or does this count as a tie?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Schlissel !||
Gonna need all the 2014/Schlissel Effect the wrestling team can muster next week against Penn State
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Nice win||
Nice win. Lets sweep em out of town tomorrow
|25 weeks 5 days ago||How much time||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Been wondering||
Been wondering when they'll do the first rock concert in the Big House and who would get the honor?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||ENOUGH||
I mean really. This is all pasting over the same set of crap. When something new comes out wake me up but enough already.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I don't||
I don't really follow the Basketball recruiting that well......who else in the '15 class do we have a REALISTIC chance of signing?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I'm with you||
Came VERY VERY close to not doing it this year. I did primarily because my dad is still alive and I tailgate with him. If he moves south or passes away I'll probably stop.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||+1||
+1 to you sir. Frogtastic.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||BIG GAME TONIGHT||
BIG GAME TONIGHT
End January with some home winnage.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Would love||
Would love to catch the frame shot of the attempting photobomber catching the knee in the groin. Pretty funny.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Frankly||
Frankly January was pretty good to the Maize & Blue faithful. Hopefully more of the same in February.
A little break on the snow and cold would be nice though. However, if its the price we pay to keep winning in basketball, I'll take the trade off.
Finally, MGOFROG RULES!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I was actually||
I was actually talking to an admissions officer two weeks ago about this exact subject. Different Universities deal with this differently. Some Universities average all of your ACT scores together. Some Universities create what they call a Super-Score where they take your best score from each section even if its different sections from different sittings and make up one Super Score. Michigan will take your best score from one sitting. So, using the OP's scenario. If he takes it again and scores a 31, his 29 on the prior test is ignored and the 31 stands. If he scores worse in his second sitting, the 29 stands.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Reply||
Sorry, went to sleep early last night.
1) Yeah I know, but its true.
2)The old Pre-Prop 2 formula allocated points for that. In the current system I haven't gotten a clean answer from the admissions people about exactly what having alums in the family will do for you. However, if I could summarize the collective responses I've received to that question in the last few years I would say that if the child of an alum and the child of a non-alum have identical qualifications (which does happen often when you consider how many applicants there are), absent other factors the alum's kid would get the nod.
3) As far as becoming an ASR, it depends where you live. Based on your avatar I'm guessing you're somewhere in or around NYC. There are two ways to do this, each of the local clubs (Westchester, Connecticut, Northern NJ and NYC) have a board member in charge of coordinating their ASR efforts so I would contact that person. You can usually find that info by clicking through to the club's website here http://alumni.umich.edu/connect/club-finder?page=3 . Same is true if you live anywhere else outside of Michigan. If you live in Michigan, you should contact the Alumni Association's coordinator (her name is Phyllis) and ask about the Adopt-A-School program where you will be assigned a high school (or multiple schools) where you will be in charge of communications with that school's students.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||On a more serious note.||
I'm an Alumni Student Recruiter (a project between UofM admissions and the Alumni Association) and have been for the better part of a decade now. Depending on what state the ASR lives in we're either assigned to a specific school or county full of schools. On top of that we're called on to serve "college days" along side the actual admissions officers at schools in our regions and also some of us are called on to attend events in August for kids about to apply and then in the spring for students who are admitted.
We're kept pretty up to speed on acceptance standards. I would say you're definitely in the ballpark but it would benefit you to get that ACT up. Your GPA is clearly where it needs to be. A 29 ACT puts you somewhere below the bottom 25th percentile of accepted students. That said, the rest is pretty good. I think you get in, likely in the January or February cuts and not the December cut unless you get that ACT up. Michigan does NOT average your ACT scores if you take multiple times. Nor does it pick the best section scores from multiple tests and put them together. They take the best score from one sitting. Thus you crank it the next time, your 29 doesn't exist.
As far as scholarships, multiple answers. If you get that ACT up into the 32, 33 range you may get yourself into the running for some of the scholarship awards that are given automatically upon acceptance. Other than that, you should apply for a scholarship with the local alumni club. Further, Michigan applicants tend to do pretty well for national private scholarships so apply for everything you can.
As to UNC, unlike Michigan which currently has a 60/40 instate to out-of-state ratio, UNC is like 95/5 so it's ultra competitive to get in as an out-of-stater and will cost you as much going to a private school anyway where the state you come from doesn't matter.
Keep up the fight, I'm assuming you're a junior and have more chances to take the ACT. If so, try to take it if they offer it over the summer or close to the start of school so you're not trying to prepare for that and meaningful in-school tests. Obviously take a Kaplan class if you )haven't and even if you did, do it again. The trends are almost always positive for improvement the second time as long as you focus on taking it and don't have too much else going on.
Finally, you might want to contact the local or closest alumni club to find out who their ASR coordinator is and make contact with him/her. Never hurts to have someone like that in your corner.
|26 weeks 12 hours ago||So||
So your answer is yes, the court of public opinion is all that matters.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||So you're saying||
So YOU'RE saying the court of public opinion is the place to try people?
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||Hold up...||
Hold up a minute......two word reminder for you.....Brian Banks.
Look I have a daughter so I'm naturally very bothered by this but I'm also a lawyer and the concept of innocent until proven guilty is very meaningful to me. It's hard to not stand in judgment but only two people know what happened and for whatever reason the aggrieved one chose to not pursue this, he never had his day in a real court and none of us get to know what the University investigation found that made them believe that this was more likely than not true.
This is a shit sandwich but sitting around smelling it isn't going to make it taste better.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Did someone say||
Did someone say SUBS!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
That's one of three California schools that Rosen can't go to. You're up next Stanford.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
We need to hang a few more banners including a Nat'l Championship but I like the start.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Tom Izzo||
Tom Izzo is a great coach. I expect more from him than whining about calls.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||It's||
It's the Schlissel Effect!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||!||
The Schlissel Effect! It's a real thing. See!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't it funny||
Isn't it funny how we, as Michigan fans are never seeking bragging rights, or to fly our flag,......what we want most is for those jackass Sparties to just shut the fuck up.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Wasn't||
Wasn't he a former writer for the Daily.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Great coach||
Great commish, even better coach....at least for Michigan results.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Don't forget||
Don't forget the beat down we laid on them in wrestling. That's three wins in two days. Make it four tomorrow. Schlissel Effect y'all.
Hide the couches.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Is it over||
Is the wrestling match over?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Wrestling||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||This is||
This is the Schlissel effect!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||This is||
This is the Schlissel effect!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||This is||
This is the Schlissel effect!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||How many more||
How many more matches? Is it clinched yet?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||How much time||
How much time left?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Sieve||
Sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve......
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you.||
Was just going to ask for a wrestling update.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||You know what||
Jalen, maybe if you weren't such an asshole you might feel more welcome at the table.
Example 1) jalen agreed to throw out the first pitch for the UofM night at Comerica Park this past fall. At the last second he bails. However, Jalen's reputation sort of preceded him so we had Jimmy King on standby and he made it to do it. Classy move Jalen.
Example 2) making a big fuss about the acceptance of the Fab Five during last year's final four run. Just couldn't let the spotlight be on the success of last year's team. He had to drag the spotlight back to him.
Example 3) the night before the big game, who goes grabbing for the spotlight....
No family likes the obnoxious spotlight grabber. You want to be a part of the family, ACT THE FUCKING PART.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||A friend of mine said ...||
A friend of mine said It's been killing him trying to figure out why his face looks familiar. Then he remembered:
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Only at Brown||
Only at Brown for two years. This guy's academic chops are really from Cal-Berkeley
|26 weeks 5 days ago||thats actually 100% false||
Under Brandon the Athletic Dept took their development staff from 6 to over 25 and counting and, instead of just hitting up an Al Glick when they need a building, they are now going after the nickels and dimes and everything else. Further, there are rules on campus about only being able to speak to your donors. IF you're an Enginieering grad/donor, no one else is allowed to make contact with you without Engineering's permission. Athletics threw those rules out and has deemed pretty much everyone as theirs. There are many people on campus who have intimated that Ross' entire $200 million gift was supposed to be for the B-School but Brandon snagged half of it at the last second. There have also been several other large donors around campus who traditionally give to academic units who are now being approached by Athletics.
I guess big picture, Athletics is ROLLING in money. The Football PSD's put them permanently in the black and adding the hoops and hockey ones just grew the pot. Brandon targeting academic campus donors is straight bullshit. Somehow he's forgotten that the athletic department though financially separate from the University, is certainly not the competition and supposed to be its partner.