chance of bowl: 13.6%
|1 day 17 hours ago||I'm pretty sure that||
to get to three, he is including Bryant in that number.
Remember it is how Hoke was getting from 12 spots to 15.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oklahoma has worn alternates||
Oklahoma has worn alternates over the years, including as recently as 3 weeks ago.
|1 week 6 days ago||Witness testimony is enough||
Witness testimony is enough to convict someone of any kind of crime but you think it ought to be harder in rape cases? The testimony from the victim is evidence that an assault took place.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||because||
they don't pay that much for the soccer rights.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||even with the aberration of the 6-6 season||
he had a great record.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I suspect the point was that||
he should have executed on his pass rush on the play before, because as great as blocking an extra point following an 80 yard TD pass is, it's much better to sack the QB and prevent the 80-yard TD.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats||
logic like this is going to lead to much more heavy-handed moderation in the future. If people are going to say that Brian endorses every post on here that isn't deleted, get ready for moderation that will be as bad as it was at GBW during the RR days.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||if the players don't get angry||
when their teammates get blown up on disgraceful cheap shots, I'm not sure they have the ability to get angry about anything.
The next time they show any anger will be the first time all season.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||RR's assistants||
were the highest-paid staff UM has ever had, and the salary pool for them was specifically negotiated by RR and was written into his contract.
When Jeff Casteel balked because WVU offered him a raise, RR decided not to ask for more money at the very same time he was asking for, and getting, a million dollars for new weight room equipment at Schmebechler Hall. Shift a few of those dollars to Casteel, and who knows? Maybe the story would have been very different for RR in Ann Arbor.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Cleary||
doesn't know what the AD has done to fans. He only knows how the AD treats him.
And I bet the AD treats him and his teammates better than many fans have been treating them the last two years.
That said, this sort of thing doesn't do any good. In about 10 years Cleary will understand that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Morris is gonna be out for a while||
so now the backup is Bellomy. I don't think anyone will be clamoring for him...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Sumlin was 5-7 in 2010||
Michigan interviewed him and could have had him.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Texas didn't go looking for a "Texas Man"||
but was nevertheless turned down by just about every coach in America before they got Strong.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||what the rule doesn't say||
is whether, or when, an official should call an injury timeout for a player who appears to be hurt but remains on his feet. Remember that if they call an injury timeout for the QB he has to come out of the game.
They really ought to put some stuff in that rule saying when an official should call an injury timeout short of the player going to the ground. Traditionally, the officials have rarely done that.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||season tickets||
are never going to be the cheapest way to get tickets unless you're following a team with an insane fanbase.
As a season ticket holder, I'm happy to see them do everything they can to fill the empty seats.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Hating a tribute to||
Michigan's School of Aeronautics and some of the planes that have helped protect freedom over the last century?
What a totally bizarre point of view. No other word for it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||As long as they're getting to the line||
with 20 seconds on the play clock, I don't really care how quickly the run the play from then. That gives plenty of time to read the defense and change the play if need be.
It seemed to me that they were getting to the line with 20 seconds on the play clock a lot more often Saturday than they had been the first two weeks.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Those rules were thrown out in 1983||
When the NCAA lost an antitrust lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Georgia. Back then every school thought it was going to be able to sell its games on pay-per-view; what shook out was not quite that.
Up to 1983, the NCAA made the college football TV contracts, which limited the number of times any one team could be on TV.
Of course, ESPN, with its desperate need to fill all the airtime it had, didn't exist until 1981.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||wifi was experimental last year||
and evidently the experiment didn't go well.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Verizon cell coverage is light years better||
Had no problem with texts and phone calls even at halftime. Even the pictures I sent out by text got through on the first try.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||if the people who run this place||
prefer snark to meaningful discussion how can you expect any better on the MGoBoard?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The same company owns the NBC affiliate in Indy||
and the CBS affiliate in Columbus. It's no accident that DirecTV is having issues with both of them at the same time.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is a Directv issue||
DISH customers aren't affected.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Considering that the only||
Considering that the only reason any reporter would ask whether Morgan would play is if he is hurt you're being far too literal in your efforts to take offense at Coach Hoke.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hope Sparty is in shape||
forecast is for the upper 90s on Saturday in Eugene.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||UM has the right to say no||
to adidas. Other than the money, that was the big difference with what Nike had proposed in 2007. Nike didn't want to give UM the right to say no to what they came up with. UM folks have actually been involved with adidas in designing most of the alternate unis the last few years. Jake Ryan's non-reaction to the UTL3 unis, which some folks trumpeted as meaning he didn't like them, turned out to be him wanting to see how others reacted...because he helped design them.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The only Iowa game at Michigan||
during the John Navarre years was 2002, when Iowa pantsed Michigan in a rainy homecoming game, 34-9, with Michigan's only points coming on a punt where the Iowa punter dropped the snap in his own end zone which Michigan recovered for a TD and a field goal following a 60-yard scramble by Navarre that accounted for a third of Michigan's offense.
Hard to imagine their fans were doing too much complaining on that one.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Really? Counting the number of times||
Hoke says "well?"
If there was any question that this site has gone all in with "we're replacing thoughtful analysis with obnoxious snarkiness" as its guiding principle, that's it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I missed the first App. St. game||
because I had to go out of state for a funeral and the best I could do was follow the radio broadcast over the internet.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No way a Power 5 conference||
No way a Power 5 conference team wouldn't require a home and home? We have one-off games with Colorado and Oregon St. coming up in the next few years.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||That's true in many public sector operations||
But the UM Athletic Department generates all of its own resources, from ticket sales, broadcasting revenues, and contributions, including the PSD's for football and basketball.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||The field hockey facility||
was built with donations made specifically to build that facility.
It was not financed "on the backs of football fans."
BTW, if you think Michigan's PSD's are high (they start at a whopping $70 a year for seats in the endzones), bear in mind that the PSD at Ohio State starts at $750 for a pair of tickets.
But hey, the meme around here is that Dave Brandon sucks so anything that promotes ANGER AT THE AD is cool, I guess.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||OSU spring game||
They tried to charge $20 for their spring game in April, and cut it to $5 the day before the game.
Michigan charges a $5 donation that goes to the Mott hospital.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||This is one of the dumbest things||
I've read on here in a long time.
And that's saying something.
BTW the guy who first supported Gibbons? Your screen name and avatar both honor him.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yost never really held 8,100||
The only way they could say that is that, pre-1996, the bleachers ran from one end of the building to the other, with close to a whole section of seats disappearing behind the end zone bleachers at each end of the stadium. It would have been like selling seats to stare into a blank wall.
And speaking as one of the few who regularly attended from 1986 to 1990, good seats were not hard to find. The MSU games were sold out (because the place would be half full of Sparties) but otherwise they rarely drew more than 4,000 people or so. It was starting to pick up in 1989-90 and then exploded the year after that.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Just wear the old ones||
Those things last forever, especially if you're not That Guy Who Wears His Jersey Everywhere and only wear the jersey to the games.
I can't imagine buying a new jersey every year in any sport.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The AAUM did send out an email last week||
check your junk mail folder.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||He didn't need to be told of the culture||
he had been in the band as a student, and an assistant director after that. After the long-time guy moved on, he got the job. He'd been intimately involved with the band for literally his whole adult life. He was fully aware of the culture.
Also, a lot of what he did to try to "clean up" the problem happened in the last two months after he learned of the investigation.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||there's no rule that says you get to transfer without penalty||
if your coach leaves.
Sometimes, they'll let a kid out of his letter of intent if that happens but that's it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Apparently the Wisky band's 2006 trip to Ann Arbor||
was a lot like a frat house on wheels.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Hope you didn't like your job||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||People are snarky with Brandon||
because that's the tone set by the folks running this site, who appear to have two guiding principles:
1. Snark passes for intelligent analysis.
2. Brandon is evil
|17 weeks 1 day ago||you are aware||
That Michigan rarely plays when it is below 40 degrees, right?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||He's not allowed to express his opinion?||
That's the thing about freedom of speech - either everyone has it or nobody does.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Non-revenue facilities at Michigan||
are ultimately paid for by donors. Of all the building that has gone on the last 12 years, the only ones that didn't have donor commitments in place before ground was broken were the Michigan Stadium renovations (where you could see the revenue stream from the suites and premium seating) and the hoops PDC.
All the others were ultimately backed by donor commitments.
None of this has much to do with whether the athletic department is running a surplus in its operating budget or not.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The "subsidy" at Michigan||
is an accounting convention. Every department is allocated a certain amount of administrative cost from the university administration, which gets carried on the books of the Athletic Department as a contribution or subsidy.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||JerryWorld||
was at worst about a 55-45 split in favor of Alabama, crowd-wise.
At least until the game started. :(
|21 weeks 1 day ago||LSU-Wisconsin||
Are playing in Green Bay in 2016. I guess they were each willing to play a neutral site game in a location where the other was likely to have a big advantage but not willing to just play a home and home.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Give me a break||
Only the folks that run MGoBlog could take someone giving $3 million to the university and turn it into a bad thing.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||It wouldn't have made any difference in Columbus||
if they'd played it on campus at OSU. Attendance wouldn't have been any better.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||ESPN3||
isn't an option without a cable TV subscription.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||This was an offer sent out||
to people with over 400 priority points, as I understand it.
|24 weeks 15 hours ago||so you'll give him your money||
once he resigns?
I don't think you said what you meant to say...
|24 weeks 3 days ago||The games are nationally televised||
if Michigan is playing on Saturday and Sunday that will help recruiting. They don't need to be in DC or NYC to accomplish that.
This is good news for our alums in the northeast and bad news otherwise.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||this particular program||
is run by the Alumni Association.
Has nothing to do with the Athletic Department.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Berenson||
was not stolen from St. Louis to coach Michigan. He was fired by St. Louis towards the end of the 1981-82 season. He was hired at Michigan for the 1984-85 season.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I read as much of this thread as I could||
and all I can say is man, you guys complain a lot.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I've been a season ticket holder in Columbus||
since day 1.
The day they got Jack Johnson was the day the franchise started turning around.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||The new president has made pretty clear||
that he doesn't give a flip about sports. His two instructions to the AD will be: 1. pay your own way, and 2. don't embarrass the university.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||No you need to log in to your online ticket account||
and make sure that they have an email that is correct. Make sure the Ticket Office is on your "permitted senders" list so it doesn't get caught up in your spam filter. Also, on your online ticket account make sure that you haven't unsubscribed from all mailings.
Having said all that, if you tried to renew right now, I'm almost positive it will go through.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||They went electronic-only||
this year. Maybe last year.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Wisky-LSU||
on Labor Day from Houston will also be in prime time.
BTN usually has several prime time games as well.
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||Expanding the media timeouts||
would spread that time throughout the game. As it is, it took 18 minutes to play the last minute of the UM-Tennessee game because of ALL THE TIMEOUTS.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Student section is approx. 21,000||
21,000 * $295 (what I've heard the 2014 price for student tickets would be) = $6.195 million.
Turn those into free tickets and you've put the athletic department at risk of running at a loss.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Might want to make sure||
that the 5 year repeat violator window has closed before they bring in another school.
Or push through a bylaw change...
|28 weeks 5 days ago||If those students feel taken advantage of now||
Just wait til they graduate and find out how sheltered they've been.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The NCAA was not granted an antitrust exemption||
Your repeated statements to the contrary are wrong.
Take a gander at National Collegiate Athletics Association v. Regents of the University of Oklahoma, 468 U.S. 85 (1984).
Since you're too busy patting yourself on the back for your imagined genius I'll even summarize it for you.
Prior to 1984, the NCAA controlled college football television. It negotiated the contract and limited how much any one school could appear on television.
The Supreme Court held that the NCAA was subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act, and that its prohibition on individual schools or conferences making their own television deals violated said Act.
As a result, in 30 years we have gone from teams getting to play no more than 3 times a year on TV to near-riots occurring if their games aren't available while people are on vacation in China.
There are many other fallacies you've posted, but since most of them rest on your flawed statement that it is exempt from the antitrust rules, I'll go back to work.
Have a nice day.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Presumably a school could do that||
but they can't make a legally binding commitment (or even a non binding promise) while players are being recruited or playing.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||If you make the Final Four||
You are the champion of your region.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||That far out,||
Accuweather is just forecasting the average temps for that time of year.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||The last two years were rough||
The two before that were excellent.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||It means||
They're trying to find a graduate program that isn't months past the deadline for applications.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, other than basketball||
all of the other sports at Michigan have had to do their own fundraising. Other than the Crisler renovations and the PDC, all other major construction/renovation projects did not start until commitments for donations had been obtained to cover the costs (or in the case of Michigan Stadium, a plan in place to raise the money through suite and club seat sales).
I assume that if a LAX facility is going to be built, it will be funded the same way, or perhaps through the Leaders and Best fundraising program being spearheaded by the AD.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that you saw one Michigan fan do that||
proves that there are as many Michigan fans who act that way as there are in other fanbases?
Come to Columbus next November with the brightest Maize sweatshirt you can find if you really believe that. You won't by the time you leave.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Wow I didn't know||
Tom Beaver posted here.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||If you don't want the info||
Go right ahead and keep being a dick about it.
|51 weeks 11 hours ago||Gillette graduated in 1988||
He didn't play in Bo's last game. JD Carlson had taken over kicking duties and the punter that day was Chris Stapleton.
|1 year 16 hours ago||OSU hosts Penn State Saturday||
OSU is in PSU's division both now and in the future.
|1 year 19 hours ago||In case that was a serious question||
the minimum price under the dynamic price model is the average price per ticket for season tickets. This year it is $65 ($455/7), which, depending on the game, is anywhere between $10 and $30 below the "official" face value.
|1 year 3 days ago||There's another part of the rule||
that says if you play at all in the second half of the regular season you are not eligible for a medical.
Indiana was the 7th game of the year so anyone who got hurt in that game (or anytime going forward) is not eligible for a medical regardless of how many games they play.
|1 year 3 days ago||I was looking for Dileo in the 2nd half||
and my guess was a concussion and they took his helmet away from him. But then the folks sitting around me said they saw him limping, and Mark Snyder tweeted that he was on crutches after the game so I have no clue.
|1 year 1 week ago||We were never there?||
Ah the self-loathing Michigan fan. We have more of them than anyone else.
|1 year 1 week ago||Michigan has the softest||
Fan base in the nation.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I played center in high school||
(granted it was 25 years ago so we didn't use a lot of shotgun), but my experience was that if any of the OL felt the D was jumping the snap count, they'd get on my case to do something about it. Typically, since we were under center 90 percent of the time, that meant I'd grab the QB and tell him to stop going on 1 all the time, but if we were in shotgun I'd try to wait and extra count after lifting my head before snapping the ball. All you have to do is mix it up once or twice and the DC will tell his guys to knock it off and just wait for the ball to be snapped.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||What led to the sanctions||
was Bill Martin inviting the NCAA in to see what they could find. Had Michigan simply investigated things itself and submitted a report, I doubt anything ever would have come of it.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||the only way for the NCAA to get subpoena power||
is for it to become a government entity. Is anyone really in favor of that?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Sure they've adjusted for it||
Mealer last year regularly varied the time from when he raised his head to when he snapped the ball.
Miller did as well.
I didn't see whether Glasgow did or not.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||the suites paid for everything else that needed to be done||
you may wish money grew on trees but it doesn't.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The student section was essentially full||
halfway through the first quarter. A few small empty spots but nothing dramatic. Just some late-arriving students.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||that was my freshman year||
My second Jug game was a miserable rainy, cold day in 1988 where Michael Taylor broke his collarbone and the team rode the defense to a 23-7 win.
I think my next Jug game was another miserable, wet day in 2007 where we won 31-10 after spotting them a 10-0 lead.
The only Minny game with nice weather was 2011. Nice game, too.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Speight is a 2014 kid||
The downside to taking him would be if the coaches decide that he's not as good as 247 seems to think he is.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Rivals and Scout have him rated as||
So glad our coaching staff has a better thought process than "ZOMG! 247 gave him 5 stars and he said he likes us! Forget everyone else - let's wrap him up NOW!!"
You know, like "hmm...let's get some film on this guy so we can decide what we think."
Early commentary from one of the Scout guys is that he's the #5 rated QB - in California.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It's split about 50/50||
over the last 4-5 years between noon and 3:30 starts for homecoming.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Just FYI||
Rivals is the last place to look for accurate info on starting times and the like. mgoblue.com for that kind of stuff.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||When Hoke came||
WC asked to move back to defense. At least that's what WC said at the time
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The advantage is that||
so long as the ball stays behind the line of scrimmage it can hit the ground and the play won't be blown dead.
This is why the kicking team can advance a blocked kick so long as the ball is behind the LOS.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||DirecTV will show||
whatever your local ABC affiliate is showing unless you have a really old package grandfathered in from the days when satellites didn't carry the local channels and got the national network east and west feeds instead.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||they raised student ticket prices||
to make sure that students would feel invested enough to use the tickets.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||As long as||
the scholarship is not based upon athletics ability and it is given to someone who was not recruited as a high schooler, it doesn't count against scholarship limits.
The athletics department routinely transfers in excess of $1 million of its annual surplus into the General Fund for exactly that purpose.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||It's an interesting point||
given that one of the most revered figures in Michigan history was Bo Schembechler, who is still the gold standard in terms of chewing on players.
But even a guy like Bo knew that there was a time to chew out a player and a time to build him back up, and he knew which guys would respond to being chewed out and which ones wouldn't. Seems like all Kelly knows is how to scream.
I can assure you that Michigan's coaches know how to raise their voices but they rarely do it publicly.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||People will literally be giving away tickets||
before the Akron game.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2021||
Schedule is set through 2016. Hard to line up big-name games in just a year or two. Most of them are scheduled 6-10 years in advance, so Brandon will not be going year-to-year looking for compelling matchups.
Since many games are scheduled several years in advance the risk in scheduling mid-level opponents is that they hire the right coach and aren't a mid-level team when you play them.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||They do #1 already||
Season ticket holders get first crack at single-game tickets before they go on sale to anyone else.
I disagree with you on #3. Because season ticket holders already get first crack at buying additional single game tickets, the lower those are priced, the easier it is to resell them. One of the reasons for the dynamic pricing the AD adopted as one of the measures to insure that the additional tickets bought by season ticket holders were for their own use.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||In 2011||
it rained until noon or so. Tailgating on the golf courses was cut way back. But a beautiful afternoon and evening.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The focus on money||
dates back at least to Don Canham, who was the first to slap a block M on anything that could be sold.
Bill Martin was the one who came up with the PSD program, and numerous ticket price increases occurred on his watch. It's a little comical to see him express concerns about those things now.
These trends have continued under Brandon but he is not the one who came up with them.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Problem is||
if it rains all morning that will result in the golf courses being closed which will screw up lots of tailgate plans.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||No need for the animosity but||
the response was quite wrong. If you want to watch the players warm up, be in the stadium shortly after it opens 2 hours before kickoff. Warmups will be close to over 30 minutes before kickoff.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||From the way btn2go international is described||
on the website, it sounds like it works differently from the regular btn2go app. They charge for it, but you don't have to be a btn subscriber.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I was at 1988 Minnesota||
It wasn't that cold. If you had rain fear you were fine. 2008 NW on the other hand...that was awful.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Taylor and Brown alternated that game||
Taylor didn't get hurt.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The Big 10 only allows||
A school to take its band to either 1 or 2 away games a season.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||There are advance copies of the book out there||
All the mods at The Wolverine got advance copies, and I understand that advance copies have been sent around to media members (Dan Wetzel commented on the book a month ago on Twitter). Also, excerpts have been appearing in, I believe, the Wall Street Journal. But maybe it's the NYT.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Did he answer how it was||
that when the AD was trying to persuade the team to play in the TicketCity Bowl in 2011, he told the captains that they could use the money to pay off the $60 million sanctions - sanctions that wouldn't be mentioned, much less imposed, until July 2012? Because that's how the latest excerpt has it playing out.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||the 30 percent rule||
indeed applies only to hardship waivers aka medical redshirts.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||LOL no that's not correct||
Bylaw 126.96.36.199: "Any competition, regardless of time, during a season in an intercollegiate sport shall be counted as a season of competition in that sport...."
One snap = a season of competition used, unless the player gets hurt.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I was at Michigan in the late 1980s||
When Red was just getting the team turned around. In 1988 or so , the hockey band seemed to be whoever showed up with an instrument. By my senior year in 1990 it seemed to be much better organized. I came back in 1992 two years after graduating and the band had turned into an elite unit.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||When someone gets things that are easily checked wrong||
especially things that many Michigan fans know off the top of their head, and he puts himself out there as a Michigan football historian, then yes, minor errors in detail should make you wonder what else he got wrong. It's not like it was just a typo or something.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||So long as its beyond the players control||
then yes, it could be due to 2 separate injuries. It could also conceivably be because family reasons forced the player to drop out of school for a year. But it can't be because the player chose to redshirt without there being any medical reasons behind it. For example, if you suffer an injury in high school and redshirt as a freshman in order to fully recover, then if you miss another season later on due to injury, you could get a sixth year, because the redshirt wasn't truly voluntary.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Darboh can't apply for a medical redshirt||
Because all it does is give a player back a season of competition that they would otherwise lose because they played. Darboh won't play this year, so there is no season of competition to waive. If his injury takes more than a year to recover from, he could seek a 6th year because he didn't redshirt last year.
Remember there are two limits on a player's eligibility: he gets 5 total years, and 4 seasons of competition. The so-called medical redshirt (or hardship waiver) gives you back a season of competition when you play but get hurt but it won't give you a 6th year unless you also meet the criteria for that waiver.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Here's the deal||
1. You get 5 years to play 4 seasons. NCAA Bylaw 14.2. If you choose to spend a year where you do not participate in a game, that uses one of your years, but not a season of competition. Nothing in Bylaw 14.2 requires that the redshirt year be the freshman year. Since Darboh played last year, he can still take this year as his redshirt year.
2. If you suffer an injury or some other circumstance beyond your control that makes it impossible to play 4 seasons in 5 years, you can seek a 6th year. Bylaw 188.8.131.52. However, this does not give you a 6th year if you voluntarily redshirt as a freshman and then break your arm the following year, because the redshirt year was within your control. This commonly applies where a serious injury takes more than a year to recover. This waiver seeks a waiver of the 5 year rule.
3. If you have played in a season but get hurt early on (less than 3 contests or 30 percent of the regular season, whichever is greater) and the injury prevents you from playing the rest of the year, you can get a hardship waiver that says that year doesn't count as a season of competition. Bylaw 14.2.4. (The 30 percent computation for football is 12 * .3 = 3.6, which gets rounded up to 4 under Bylaw 184.108.40.206.6.2). Note that if you have previously redshirted, getting this waiver doesn't do you any good, because you will use up your 5 years before you use up your 4 seasons of competition.
If you want to read about it yourself, the NCAA Division 1 manual is available for free download here: http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4322-2013-2014-ncaa-division-i-manual-for-sale-now-delivered-after-august-1-2013.aspx
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The separation of athletics from the rest of the U||
is one-way. The AD sends a portion of its annual surplus (historically a couple million dollars per year) to the General Fund. The rule since 2000 is that no money flows the other way. So it's theoretically conceivable that a portion of the additional football ticket revenue could be sent to help pay for that.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'm curious what footage you're talking about||
The only footage I've seen is the video of the Oklahoma drill that was released over the weekend, and it looked the way I'd expect footage of such drills to look.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The individual schools||
simply permit their logos and uniforms (and stadiums) to be used in the game. That's all they do.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||He'll likely struggle more with the crowd||
than with the band. Unless you wind up next to the band in the student section somehow.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Just one guy's opinion||
But I think taking a 2 year old to a football game is asking for trouble. Opening weekend is often very hot and sunny and making a 2 year old sit in that is not something I would do. The loud noises from the crowd will likely be frightening to him. Probably not quite as bad if there is a second adult (mom?) who can take the little one out of the seating area into the shade, but I still wouldn't do it. Based on my own experiences, the 6 year old is about as young as I would go.
I love the Big House, but it can be quite uncomfortable, especially if you're in a row where someone has decided that they can cram extra friends who bought single tickets. Those folks love to encroach on the space of young children.
As for the band, they're in the student section around Sec. 26 or so. If you sit in the southwest corner (sec. 18-20) you'll only hear them over the PA system. (Secs. 18-20 will also get you into the shade more quickly given it's a 3:30 start). I sit in the NE corner and can hear them quite well but they are not too loud in my opinion.
My last piece of advice - find seats that are on the aisle if possible - and close to the entrance/exit to the section. Kids will want to get up and walk around a lot. The people who sit in front of me have kids in the 8-9 range and when they started bringing them a few years back they commented on how they wouldn't do it if they didn't have seats on the aisle and 5 rows down from the exit.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||They start mailing them this week.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||probably worth contacting the folks at||
the Michigan Rivals, Scout, and 247 sites about it. It also sounds like something that some of the more prominent UM folk on Twitter could help publicize.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||they may be drawing up plans for more||
But their ticket pricing strategies don't seem to support the idea that further expansion is realistic anytime soon. I'm not sure the demand is there to go to 120,000, not at the prices they're charging now.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Reading the story helps||
"CHICAGO -- Although reigning Big Ten punter of the year Will Hagerup won't suit up for Michigan this season, he is expected to practice."
Just not going to be at preseason camp.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||all this means||
Is that they'll have to call the next game "College Football 2015."
They already have deals with the schools for the use of their logos, uniforms, stadiums, etc. The NCAA could not license those things. The NCAA was simply giving permission to use its name and logo (and blessing, from an enforcement perspective, the fact that current players were effectively being included in a commerical game).
|1 year 14 weeks ago||1987-1988||
Frieder's last full season at Michigan - they made it to the Sweet 16, but lost to UNC. Only time his Michigan teams made it out of the first weekend with him coaching.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||According to people on DTV forums||
who seem to know what they're talking about, the earliest it may be added is at least a year off, whenever the overall contract between DTV and ABC/ESPN comes up for renegotiation.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||on my ipad||
you have to scroll down the list of providers and it is the very last one.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Don't have a good answer to give|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||In 2009||
various Michigan forums were abuzz with folks who knew players saying they'd heard that UM was planning to wear all white unis at Iowa. Some claimed that the players had seen them.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Quebec City||
is a pretty small town. Their biggest problem was the unfavorable exchange rate against the US Dollar back then. It's much better now and has been for a while.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This was Barry Switzer's approach in the 70s||
He'd put in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th string but he wouldn't stop running his offense. The problem was, this was the early days of scholarship limits and his 3rd stringers were often better than the starters at places like Kansas and K-State back in those days. He would try to dial it back, but all you need for the triple option to go 80 yards is one defender not doing his job.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||if you're talking about coaches berating a player||
for going to class, that's not happening at Michigan. There are times they've had 6am practices just to accommodate players' practice schedules.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Kinesiology||
is no longer where most UM athletes wind up. Most of them are LSA nowadays. A few go into Kinesiology but it's not like it used to be.
Incidentally that Sports Management major that Mr. Hand is so excited about? It's in the School of Kinesiology.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||On these in-school visits||
they're not actually talking to the kids, except in passing. They're talking to the coaches and school administrators.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Because the way you get and keep an endowment that big||
is not to spend anything but a portion of the income it generates each year.
You only invade principal in the direst of emergencies.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Teaching undergrads||
Is something professors do because they have to, not because most of them want to. The get big name professors to do research that generates money for the university through research grants and to teach graduate students (who then do most of the teaching for many undergraduate classes).
|1 year 18 weeks ago||a couple things||
1. Not only does UM's athletic department pay out of state tuition for all athletes, in most years it has contributed upwards of $1 million out of its surplus back to the university general fund.
2. Title IX was not enacted by federal bureaucrats but rather by elected members of Congress. And it was enacted at a time when the money generated by football and basketball was a far cry from what it is today.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The Regent used to be a Comfort Inn||
And is (confusingly) across the street from what is now the Comfort Inn. I had reservations at the Comfort Inn for UTL 2011 and as the room was disgusting (stains on the blanket and bedspread you didn't need a black light to see) and the hotel refused to clean the room and was otherwise sold out, we opted to drive home.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Pretty sure everything in Ann Arbor is booked||
You're probably looking at Livonia, Dundee, or Belleville.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You are aware that DeBord wasn't the OC in 2005, right?||
And that he called the games the way that Carr wanted them called?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The Scout site is in the midst of a reorganization||
Tom Beaver still participates but is not the site owner anymore. He is now a Fox Sports Next (fka Scout) employee.
Sam Webb is a lot more involved, and there are some other folks posting a lot more as well.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||the bigger thing preventing ND from returning||
is the way that ND terminated the existing deal.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||For all the anti-chrome helmet people||
Brandon was asked about it specifically. It's not an idea he threw out there.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Message board conclusion*||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||There are services that maintain recruiting databases||
far more extensive than Scout or Rivals and that charge a lot more than $9.99 a month. Most schools use one or more of them.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This isn't that complicated||
If you start Labor Day weekend, there are usually 13 weekends between then and the 3rd Saturday in November, so there was always 1 bye week. A few years ago the B10 decided to move its last game of the regular season back a week, so that added a second bye week to the schedule. No conspiracies or anything like that. Just trying to keep the B10 from dropping out of view in late November.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I had this exact same experience||
Except mine was L5-S1. After they discharged me from the ER I was like "let's get the Percocet prescription filled asap so this pain never comes back" but it never did.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||BTN is now owned||
51 percent by Fox. They exercised a provision in their contract a couple years back that gave them the majority interest.
I think it safe to assume that Fox will be a major player for the B10 in a couple years when the ESPN/ABC agreements expire.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Ask the teams who missed the playoffs by a point||
whether those early season games matter or not. Every game matters in terms of the playoff picture.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Making the tickets more expensive||
Will discourage no shows.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||there is also the fact||
that about 3 years ago, a national guardsman who didn't want to pay to get in showed up in uniform with an M-16 and was allowed on the field before anyone figured out he wasn't supposed to be there.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||the people to report it to||
would be the Michigan Compliance folks in the AD's office.
I note that it appears that this T-Shirt has been removed.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||You're probably out of luck for this year||
Unless you've already been a big donor. It's all a matter of priority points, based upon giving to the athletic department and to the university.
Priority points for the 2013 football season were determined as of Feb. 1, 2013.
You can always call the Victors Club to see what can be done but that's generally how it works.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||You know...||
they did prior to 1969 and from 1991 to 2002 (which is what he's talking about - the field was lowered in 1991 as part of putting the natural grass surface in, which unfortunately put the field below the water table and led to all kinds of drainage problems).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||the issue is that the MDen||
the issue is that the MDen would have to reach agreements to compensate the players for making a commercial use of their names.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The ump admitted after the game that||
he blew the call.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Hard to have a good atmosphere when||
it's 105 in the shade.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Smith isn't on the committee anymore||
Hollis replaced him as the B10 rep.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Demar Dorsey||
Never qualified under the NCAA standards. Michigan dropped him when it became clear that the only way he'd be able to even think about qualifying was to retake a bunch of courses through some sketchy online school.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||A couple facts:||
1. The adidas contract gives Michigan the right to refuse any proposed uniform design.
2. Nike refused to agree to such a provision during the 2007 negotiations.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Win percentage should exclude ties||
A tie isn't a win. Win percentage is the % of games you won vs. all games you played. ND had more ties and fewer games so if you exclude ties from the calculation the spread is bigger than you say.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||So you guys seriously think||
that the two captains and a 5th-year senior are so intimidated of retribution that they were forced to say nice things about the uniformz?
Shows a LOT of loathing (not just dislike) of David Brandon (and indirectly the coaching staff that would allow the AD to put that kind of weight on their players) and some real disdain for the players themselves for not having the guts to say what they thought.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Martin didn't take a salary||
in 2000 and 2001 when the Athletic Department was operating in the red and needed an infusion from the General Fund. Martin did that to keep sports from being eliminated. It greatly helped convince the Regents to agree to bail out the department. Once the department was back in the black (2003 I think), Martin took a salary of roughly $300,000.
Martin also was the one who implemented the PSD program back in 2005 and he raised football ticket prices more than once.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||They actually made it better on hot days for just about everyone||
because the westside tower gives everyone some shade for the latter parts of the game in those 3:30 starts in September when it's hot.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The athletic department has given at least a million dollars||
to the the University's needs-based financial aid fund for non-athletes from its annual surplus every year since 2003, so the idea that money doesn't cross Hill Street is simply not true.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Kevin Koger said yesterday on Twitter||
that the players love them. I'd love to hear how it is that Brandon controls someone a year after he graduated.
By the way, the people who said they love them are two outgoing seniors (Robinson and Kovacs) who don't really have to worry about pleasing Brandon any more.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||double post||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Epubs||
can be read just fine in the Ipad using the Apple Ibooks app, and there are some free apps that also read epub files.
There are also apps that will play some video formats not natively supported by the Ipad. To my knowledge, though, it doesn't play Flash videos.
That said, if you know Android and don't want to learn another OS that's probably the best reason to stay with Android. It's a big reason why I've stayed with IOS.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||We only have 7 home games next year||
We play at UConn.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Michigan has no shortage||
of socio-econmonic problems itself.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||The BCS only exists for a year||
after this year anyway.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Time Warner is a big player in NYC||
wonder if the BTN will try to put pressure on them by threatening to take the BTN away from them in the midwest if they don't give them the same deal in NYC?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I've been involved in lots of negotiations over lots of things||
and I have never seen anyone negotiate something by saying "everything I just proposed is now off the table."
Correction: I've never seen anyone who actually wanted to make a deal negotiate something by saying "everything I just proposed is now off the table."
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Long hurt his knee this past Sunday||
and was put on IR, so he's out for the season. No idea if he was hurt before that.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Michigan does have its own radio station||
The University does anyway. It's WUOM - 91.7 FM. They used to carry a separate broadcast of the football games; not sure if they still do or not.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||the underhanded move||
was how they announced it. They loaded a bus of WJR people, headed to East Lansing, then stopped the bus, and pulled Beckmann, Steve Courtney, and Paul W. Smith off the bus, and drove on without them.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Just FYI about dead periods||
No in-person contact is permitted - but phone calls (one a week if you follow the rules), letters, and email is permitted. Many people think a dead period means no recruiting whatsoever, and that's just not the case.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Current NCAA rule||
that permits a 13th game requires that it be a conference championship game between division champs.
I think the Big10 is earning itself some disfavor by pursuing realignment right now so I'd not be at all sure that it would be easy for the B10 to push changes on that front.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Now that voters see that the lower end of the poll matters||
they may fall some in the polls even if they win.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Most kids in basketball||
are committed for many months before the early signing period begins.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||You're also||
going against the wishes of the university that you not do so, and if you fall within the very broad definition of a booster (basically if you've donated money to the university or bought tickets from it) you've committed a recruiting violation that is chargeable to the school, which is responsible for the conduct of its boosters. And, of course, the school is in its 5 year repeat violator window for the practice time violations.
Other than that, there's nothing wrong with it.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||the 2008 bowl game offense||
happened because Carr turned DeBord loose to show what he could do when not constrained by his head coach, to help him find his next job.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||we don't play wisconsin||
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Fox owns the BTN||
So we can see where this is headed.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||if they don't have anything else to spend it on||
part of the surplus goes back to the university's general fund.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||the Harbaugh guarantee game||
was in 1986. He made the guarantee after UM was upset by Rickey Foggie and Minnesota the week before The Game in 1986.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||You could at least be honest enough||
To post a picture of what the student section looked like during the game. It filled up a lot more (not all the way) during the first quarter. Instead you posted a picture from 15 minutes before kickoff.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Tripp's knee injury||
came at the Big House on the last game played in 1990 before the old Tartan Turf was replaced by natural grass.
|2 years 1 week ago||I had friends in Wisconsin||
who said that ABC switched away from the Michigan game after the 3rd quarter without telling them that the game could still be found on ESPN.
|2 years 1 week ago||The idea that the road jerseys never changed from 1970 to 1995||
is false. Some years the jersey looked like the 1995/1996 jersey with two small blue stripes surrounding a larger maize stripe. The 1992 road jerseys featured a very small yellow stripe. The same was true of the jerseys in 1974 and 1975.
|2 years 1 week ago||this isnt about the players wanting more||
It's about how much they have to give back to the owners. The players were perfectly satisfied with extending the existing CBA. The owners weren't and locked the players out because of it.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Medical RS||
is available until someone's played the greater of 3 games or 30 percent of the scheduled regular season. 30 percent of 12 games is 3.6, which gets rounded up to 4. If in fact Gardner is out for the season, he could get another.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||that's exactly right||
haven't played those games for several years but I recall that once you loaded the roster of your favorite team, the announcers would mysteriously start using all your player's names.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||At Michigan||
coaches' children do not get guaranteed admission nor do they get free tuition. That's the reason Mattison left in 1997 to go to ND - they promised him free tuition for his kids.