|2 weeks 11 hours ago||you are aware||
That Michigan rarely plays when it is below 40 degrees, right?
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 12 hours 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.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||JerryWorld||
was at worst about a 55-45 split in favor of Alabama, crowd-wise.
At least until the game started. :(
|6 weeks 10 hours 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.
|6 weeks 15 hours 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||ESPN3||
isn't an option without a cable TV subscription.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This was an offer sent out||
to people with over 400 priority points, as I understand it.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||so you'll give him your money||
once he resigns?
I don't think you said what you meant to say...
|9 weeks 2 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.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||this particular program||
is run by the Alumni Association.
Has nothing to do with the Athletic Department.
|10 weeks 2 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I read as much of this thread as I could||
and all I can say is man, you guys complain a lot.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 2 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||They went electronic-only||
this year. Maybe last year.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Wisky-LSU||
on Labor Day from Houston will also be in prime time.
BTN usually has several prime time games as well.
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 2 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...
|13 weeks 4 days ago||If those students feel taken advantage of now||
Just wait til they graduate and find out how sheltered they've been.
|14 weeks 2 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.
|14 weeks 4 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.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||If you make the Final Four||
You are the champion of your region.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That far out,||
Accuweather is just forecasting the average temps for that time of year.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||The last two years were rough||
The two before that were excellent.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||It means||
They're trying to find a graduate program that isn't months past the deadline for applications.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 3 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.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Wow I didn't know||
Tom Beaver posted here.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||If you don't want the info||
Go right ahead and keep being a dick about it.
|35 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 13 hours ago||OSU hosts Penn State Saturday||
OSU is in PSU's division both now and in the future.
|37 weeks 16 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.
|37 weeks 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.
|37 weeks 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.
|38 weeks 16 hours ago||We were never there?||
Ah the self-loathing Michigan fan. We have more of them than anyone else.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan has the softest||
Fan base in the nation.
|39 weeks 10 hours 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.
|39 weeks 10 hours 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.
|39 weeks 10 hours 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?
|39 weeks 14 hours 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.
|39 weeks 14 hours ago||the suites paid for everything else that needed to be done||
you may wish money grew on trees but it doesn't.
|39 weeks 3 days 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.
|40 weeks 1 day 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.
|40 weeks 2 days 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.
|40 weeks 2 days 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.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||It's split about 50/50||
over the last 4-5 years between noon and 3:30 starts for homecoming.
|40 weeks 3 days 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.
|41 weeks 12 hours ago||When Hoke came||
WC asked to move back to defense. At least that's what WC said at the time
|41 weeks 2 days 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.
|42 weeks 6 hours 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.
|42 weeks 11 hours ago||they raised student ticket prices||
to make sure that students would feel invested enough to use the tickets.
|42 weeks 11 hours 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.
|43 weeks 3 days 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.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||People will literally be giving away tickets||
before the Akron game.
|43 weeks 3 days 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.
|43 weeks 6 days 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.
|44 weeks 10 hours ago||In 2011||
it rained until noon or so. Tailgating on the golf courses was cut way back. But a beautiful afternoon and evening.
|44 weeks 10 hours 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.
|44 weeks 4 days 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.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Taylor and Brown alternated that game||
Taylor didn't get hurt.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||The Big 10 only allows||
A school to take its band to either 1 or 2 away games a season.
|45 weeks 6 days 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.
|45 weeks 6 days 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.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||the 30 percent rule||
indeed applies only to hardship waivers aka medical redshirts.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||LOL no that's not correct||
Bylaw 184.108.40.206: "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.
|46 weeks 15 hours 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.
|46 weeks 1 day 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.
|46 weeks 1 day 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.
|46 weeks 1 day 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.
|46 weeks 1 day 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 220.127.116.11. 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 18.104.22.168.6.2). 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
|47 weeks 11 hours 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.
|47 weeks 1 day 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.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||The individual schools||
simply permit their logos and uniforms (and stadiums) to be used in the game. That's all they do.
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||They start mailing them this week.||
|49 weeks 3 days 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.
|49 weeks 6 days 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.
|49 weeks 6 days 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.
|51 weeks 1 day 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).
|51 weeks 3 days 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.
|52 weeks 14 hours 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.
|52 weeks 14 hours ago||on my ipad||
you have to scroll down the list of providers and it is the very last one.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Don't have a good answer to give|
|1 year 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 6 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 6 weeks ago||Pretty sure everything in Ann Arbor is booked||
You're probably looking at Livonia, Dundee, or Belleville.
|1 year 6 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 6 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 7 weeks ago||the bigger thing preventing ND from returning||
is the way that ND terminated the existing deal.
|1 year 7 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 8 weeks ago||Message board conclusion*||
|1 year 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 weeks ago||Making the tickets more expensive||
Will discourage no shows.
|1 year 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 weeks ago||The ump admitted after the game that||
he blew the call.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Hard to have a good atmosphere when||
it's 105 in the shade.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Smith isn't on the committee anymore||
Hollis replaced him as the B10 rep.
|1 year 26 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 26 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 27 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 29 weeks ago||double post||
|1 year 29 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 29 weeks ago||We only have 7 home games next year||
We play at UConn.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Michigan has no shortage||
of socio-econmonic problems itself.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||The BCS only exists for a year||
after this year anyway.
|1 year 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 31 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 31 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 32 weeks ago||Most kids in basketball||
are committed for many months before the early signing period begins.
|1 year 32 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 32 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 32 weeks ago||we don't play wisconsin||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Fox owns the BTN||
So we can see where this is headed.
|1 year 33 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 33 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 33 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 35 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 41 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.
|1 year 42 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.
|1 year 42 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.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Athletic ticket office phone number||
(734) 764-0247. I'd call today and not leave it to tomorrow. . .
|1 year 45 weeks ago||It's a neutral site game||
So neitHer team can host recruits on an official visit or give recruits tickets like they can for an unofficial visit. In fact if a recruit came on his own dime and had any contact with the head coach that would use up the head coach's one off-campus recruiting contact and there would be no in home visit by the head coach later in the process.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||The Stubhub relationship is still in place||
or if its not, nobody bothered to tell the Mgoblue webmaster.
Also, the links for season ticket holders to list their tickets for sale still work. I'm not sure why Stubhub is listing UM as a past partner when the relationship is still in place.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Come on||
Sandusky is the one who put all those other people in that position. What others did was bad, but without him, none of the rest of it matters.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||When you go to game after game||
You recognize the same people who sit in them game after game. In my row and the rows in front of and behind me, I identified at least 14 Buckeyes who were sitting in seats normally occupied by people I either knew or had identified as season ticket holders - and I did not see the season ticket holders. I think it's reasonable to believe that if someone was at every game but the OSU game, in the same seats, they were a season ticket holder, and those season ticket holders either gave their seats to OSU fans, sold their seats to OSU fans, or sold them via a ticket broker to OSU fans.
I'm not saying your account is wrong; I'm just saying that in the area I could observe, it wasn't the case.
Incidentally, I first became a season ticket holder that season so it's not like they banked all of the available season tickets that year.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||That may explain part of 2009||
But all of the OSU fans sitting around me in 2009 were sitting in the seats of season ticket holders who did not go to the OSU game. Not sure how that fits into your theory.
|2 years 9 hours ago||Having experienced some||
Having experienced some Oklahoma summers, I can't blame Treadwell for wanting to go there in the fall instead.
|2 years 1 day ago||I've lived in and around Cbus for 20 years||
and my only real complaint about it is when the locals turn into Bucknuts.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Little known fact||
The GSA has two employees whose job is to do nothing but raise and lower flags over the Captiol building so that they can be given to members or Congress or sold to the public. Members of Congress request over 100,000 flags annually.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||there was this guy named Tony Dorsett||
who won the Heisman in 1976, the same year Pitt won the NC. You might have heard of him. He was pretty good.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||NFL players are required||
to be with their teams for at least 24 hours prior to kickoff, so it would have to be either a Packers bye week or else a week they're playing a Monday or Thursday game.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||the only mandatory part of the rule||
is that anyone wearing 50-77 cannot be an eligible receiver.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||For what it's worth||
if you were a season ticket holder last year you didn't pay $85 for EMU. Season tickets were $480 per ticket, or $65 per game (plus PSD, of course). If you'd paid the sum of the face values listed on each ticket, you'd have paid around $650.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Priority point program link||
All you need to know about the priority point program for becoming a season ticket holder and Victors Club member.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||If hearsay isn't allowed here||
this place would be awfully quiet.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||It's a little confusing||
because you do get priority points for UM donations (1 point per thousand of historical giving, vs. 1 point per hundred of giving to UM athletics) but they won't activate your priority points. That requires $100 per year.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||yes but even with that||
had Fulmer not voted UM 5th or 6th in the final poll, UM still would have been the outright champ. The coaches poll was that close.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||A UM degree||
should give you 5 priority points.
However, you have to give at least $100 per year to activate your priority points and the cutoff (for this sale) to do that was January 31.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The $21 million per team in||
The $21 million per team in the B10 includes everything - BTN and ABC/ESPN.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||That old system also resulted||
That old system also resulted in a one-loss Florida team playing FSU for the NC in the Sugar Bowl, while undefeated and #2 ASU lost to OSU in the Rose Bowl without getting a chance to play FSU for the title in 1996. The prior Bowl Alliance also hosed PSU in 1994.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||He didn't have to||
he wanted to.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||The east side entrance next to Crisler||
did not have more than a 5 minute wait for any of the Western, ND, Purdue, Minnesota, Nebraska, or OSU games - and except for Minnesota, I arrived at the stadium within a half an hour of kickoff.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Kickoff times||
are dictated by the TV networks. Michigan doesn't have any control over them.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||yes the rules were less restrictive back then||
and many of today's rules were designed to curb those kinds of abuses.
BTW, there's an excellent book by a guy named Willie Morris called "The Courting of Marcus Dupree" that came out a few months after his first season at OU ended.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Once players are retired||
The NFL has no way of forcing them to go to counseling. The idea is asinine.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Your 78 percent citation isn't exactly accurate||
"By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce."
Incidentally, no link to the data supporting this assertion is provided so it may or may not be accurate. "Under financial stress" could mean a lot of different things depending on the agenda of the person pushing the point.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Murray||
believed that he was dying as a result of his job - he thought that he got lung cancer from exposure to radon and asbestos in the police department in the basement of Ann Arbor's City Hall.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||They've already permitted||
They've already permitted schools to give 4 year scholarships. Also, the transfer restrictions at the NCAA level only apply to football, baseball, hockey, and basketball (men's and women's).
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Michigan didn't implement the||
Michigan didn't implement the 3-3-5 in 2008 until the 9th game of the season against Purude. It was already a disaster at that point.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Look at OSU||
The NCAA was very specific with OSU that there is to be no recognition that OSU won any games in 2010, went to the Sugar Bowl, won the Sugar Bowl, and so on. They even mandated that Tressel not ever claim credit for the vacated wins if he tries to coach again, and they had to send the Big Ten and Sugar Bowl trophy to the NCAA.
As with Michigan's case, there's no suggestion that this is only a 10 year punishment, so I'm not sure why MSC is even talking about the banners going back up.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||The spring game can't be any||
The spring game can't be any later because the players' finals start in a couple weeks.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Sanford is out for the season||
and Mason got hit in the head at this morning's skate.
Hunwick signed an amateur tryout contract which is essentially nothing more than a 1-day deal.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||One minor error in that story||
...the Fab Five was about 18 months away from stepping on campus.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||For you guys slamming the NCAA...||
The decision on a medical hardship is made by the conference. The NCAA only hears an appeal of that decision.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Beilein just got an extension||
two years ago.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Hoke's wasn't really discretionary||
Hoke has bonuses in his contract for winning the Big 10, making the Big 10 Championship game, and for lesser bowl games. Apparently the possibility of making a BCS bowl without playing in the Big 10 championship game was overlooked. All Brandon did was decide to give Hoke the same bonus ($125k) he'd have earned for making the Capital One Bowl. It wasn't, strictly speaking, required, but it would have been a slap in the face to give Hoke only the "any bowl game" bonus of $75k.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||The 2011 game||
in Pittsburgh was postponed 8 hours to allow rain to move out and colder weather to move in. The 2012 game in Philly was postponed 3 hours for the same reason.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It has nothing to do with football||
The game will be on Jan. 1 (a Tuesday which is also a legal holiday) if at all possible. Jan. 2 is a highly disfavored date because is it not a legal holiday and the size of the crowd (never mind the TV audience) would be much diminished. Only the weather would cause a move to Jan. 2.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Texas fans||
Were incredibly pumped up for the 2005 Rose Bowl. It was their first BCS game in quite a few years, whereas UM was (a) going to the Rose Bowl for the second straight year and (b) coming off a really disappointing loss to OSU.
I think it was about 50 percent Texas, 35 percent Michigan and 15 percent locals rooting for an exciting game.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||In 1997||
Iowa didn't collapse in the 2nd half. They were up 21-7 but had 80 yards. Their scores came after an int return to the Michigan 1 and a Tim Dwight TD on a kickoff.
All that happened in the 2nd half was Michigan stopped making boneheaded mistakes.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||May have been the same replay official||
but it was not the same crew on the field. You can look it up on the box scores.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Dead period||
Doesn't prohibit anything but in person recruiting. Phone calls, email, and letters are all permitted.