this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|2 days 3 hours ago||In years past||
Season tickets were mailed out on a rolling basis from Aug. 1-15. I typically got mine in Ohio around the start of the second week of August.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Since when do people let the facts||
get in the way of a good rant?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Fact Sheet UM put out last week||
says financial details will be released "the week of July 13."
Not "on July 13."
|3 weeks 25 min ago||The biggest modern problem with the wishbone||
Is that it takes enough time and focus in practice to avoid 8 fumbles a game that there isn't enough time left to develop a good passing game.
Plus a good wishbone QB is going to be more effective in some form of a spread offense.
|3 weeks 24 min ago||very similar call||
the following year when Jamie Morris sort of caught a TD pass in South Bend.
|3 weeks 27 min ago||Jerome Brown||
almost single-handedly put the wishbone on the dust heap of history.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It is a given that UM gets a royalty on Michigan stuff||
That's been the case for as long as there has been Michigan stuff. Standard royalty is 10 percent. The adidas contract guaranteed that they would pay a minimum of $600k a year for royalties, even if merch sales came in under that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The $10 million figure||
Was made up by the Freep "based upon the market" (i.e., they assumed that UM wouldn't sign for less than it was getting from adidas) and has since been removed from their article on their web site.
The claim that the "most-favored nation" clause in the adidas deal pushed the value of the Michigan deal higher is false. The amount UM received from adidas increased from year one because of a CPI index that was built into the contract.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If Nike wanted||
they could start selling UM apparel right away. Adidas' license for things like t-shirts, sweatshirts and the like is not exclusive and there is stuff from a variety of manufacturers on sale at the Mden right now. The exclusive license is for team apparel/uniforms and for replica competition gear (jerseys and other "gameday" apparel).
Who knows whether they would start right away or not.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty simple||
Anytime you say anything under oath or under penalty of perjury, if you are later found to have been lying, you can be prosecuted for perjury. That's true whether you say it in court, in an arbitration, in a deposition, in a tax return, in an insurance claim, a loan application, or anything else.
The fact is that perjury is a very rarely prosecuted crime, but that doesn't mean that it is never prosecuted.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||academic fraud by athletes is a violation in itself||
regardless of whether other students benefitted or not. This is not an extra benefit violation. The mere fact that a school has a problem that touches on athletics but also goes beyond athletics is hardly a reason for the entity supervising collegiate athletics to wash its hands of the issue.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The concepts had been approved||
Today was approval of the actual plans.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Those facilities are being paid for by donors||
so if they were willing to make the donations to pay for them, I'm not going to complain.
Season ticket prices and PSDs go to fund the operating budget from which scholarships and coach salaries are paid.
Facility donations go to fund the capital budget from which things like building projects are funded.
These new facilities did nothing to drive up season ticket costs.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Before 1991||
there was almost no drop from the field to the first row of stands. The field was lowered almost 10 feet in 1991. Field rushes were a lot more common prior to 1991 because it was so much easier and safer to get from the stands onto the field.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Formerly known as the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and||
the Emerald Bowl.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The handoff to Will Carr||
Occurred the following year at Purdue -a 9-3 loss.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||The contracts for a 4-team playoff are all pretty much set||
for the next 11 years. Sure someone could come along with a new proposal, but it would take the agreement of a lot of conferences, schools, and bowls, any one of whom could see a strong incentive to hold out.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||UCLA||
Played in the Pac12 title game a couple years back at 6-6 because USC was ineligible, but got beaten like a drum by Oregon.
UCLA did make it to the Rose Bowl in 1982 with a 6-4-1 record - and beat the living daylights out of a 10-1 Illinois team.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Also in case the kid from Germany||
runs into any snags getting NCAA approval or admitted to UM.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||ticket revenues||
Go into the operating budget.
Funding for this stuff comes from the capital budget.
The two never meet except when an operating surplus is put into the capital budget for future projects.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||the students and the taxpayers||
are not paying for any of it.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Many of the projects are being funded||
by donor contributions through the Victors for Michigan campaign.
First and foremost there was the substantial donation Stephen Ross made last fall, which is why the entire Athletic Campus is known as the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. Ross gave $200 million to UM in 2013, half of which went to the Athletic Department.
This was all approved by the Regents last spring.
I do believe that some of it is being funded as you suggest.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||It was the home opener||
and considering that UM was the 2-time defending B10 champs, it was amazing as Crisler was only about half full.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||pretty sure||
he had a 2 year deal and is still getting paid by UM.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Makes 1989 all the more remarkable||
It was pushing 80 on April 1 that year.
Very memorable day - 10,000 people at the Hash Bash (many advance Deadheads showed up as the Dead were playing Crisler later in the week), really warm weather...and oh yeah, the basketball team won some semifinal game in Seattle.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Most of ESPN's agenda||
is putting content on its TV programs and web site. Accuracy is secondary.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||But mostly because||
Bill Martin decided that when you're spending $250 million of other people's money, that you probably need to secure what it is that you're spending the money on. Though they do forget to lock it up sometimes. I know of folks who have just walked up at odd times during the offseason and found it open, and walked in.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||#1||
the first guy Bo gave it to was a backup kicker.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Highlights||
are up at mgbolue.com.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Highlights||
are up at mgbolue.com.
|19 weeks 1 hour ago||That rule||
has been rescinded. The B10 intra-conference transfer rule is now the same as the NCAA trannsfer rule, except that it essentially mandates sitting out a year even if there's an NCAA waiver, such as the rule permitting graduated students to transfer and play immediately. The B10 rule allows the original school to block it if it chooses.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Just FYI||
The surplus they're reporting is the now-audited total for 2013-2014.
Brandon's forecasted surplus of $5 million is for academic year 2014-2015 that will conclude in this summer. They haven't reported even an unaudited number or updated estimate for that yet.
The budgeted profit for 2013-2014 was about $9 million. If you look at past budgets and compare them with the actual numbers it is not unusual for the total profit number to come in better than forecast.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||April 1, 1989||
Best Hash Bash ever.
It was an unseasonably warm 80 degrees.
The Dead were coming to Crisler midweek so a bunch of Deadheads had already descended upon Ann Arbor.
And, of course, the basketball team was about to play Illinois in the Final Four.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Guttierrez was not really healthy at all in 2004||
or 2005 for that matter.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||That play was reviewed and upheld||
I don't think a Carr team ever successfully rushed to beat a replay review.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You remembered it correctly on all counts||
Also in the 1994 Illinois game, we broke open a close one with a long punt return on which there was an obvious (and key) block in the back.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||It's an NHL rule||
Ushers are supposed to hold fans at the entrance to the section until play stops. Been that way in every NHL rink I've been to.
It's more of a hassle in places like Detroit, which must have the worst Jumbotron screens of any pro arena in any sport.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Until the kids are seniors||
coaches aren't allowed to call them. They get around this by calling the kid's HS coach and saying, "hey, have pllayer X call us. We're interested."
College coaches also need access to the high school to do whatever academic evaluations the coach is going to do.
If your name is mud with the HS coach, the obvious way to get around the rule against calling the kid directly is shut down. The HS coach can either be very helpful to college coaches, or very unhelpful.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||NCAA prohibits official offers||
Prior to Dec. 1 of the senior year.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Innocent until proven guilty||
applies only to what the jury at the criminal trial is supposed to be told. The defendant is presumed innocent and the burden is on the state to prove otherwise.
Innocent until proven guilty isn't the rule outside that context. When it comes to expulsion/suspension/etc. if you're at a state college, you're entitled to due process, which may or may not mean you're only suspended pending trial. If you're at a private school like Stanford, you are entitled to nothing more than whatever rights they give when you sign an "I agree to be bound by the code of student conduct" paperwork.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Carroll is hardly a good example||
He may not have won the NC again after 2005 but look at his teams after that:
2006: knocked out of NC game by upset loss to UCLA; finished #4
2007: upset losses to Stanford and Oregon knocked them out of NC game; finished #2
2008: upset loss to Oregon State kept them out of NC game; finished #2
2009: finished 9-4
Hard to say that his national recruiting didn't help given the razor-thin margin between playing for the NC or not in the BCS era.
Just lazy writing to say that not winning the NC meant that a particular recruiting approach didn't work.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Phone contact is permitted||
and once you're into a quiet (rather than dead) period, campus visits (official or not) are permitted.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||not entirely true||
because the dead period doesn't prevent phone calls and in fact the normal phone call restrictions are lifted in the days around signing day.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||If you owned the hotel||
I'm not sure you'd feel that way.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||It used to be the "base comp"||
It used to be the "base comp" was all UM paid the coach and rest of the pay came from apparel deals, summer camps, coaches' show, etc.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan normally ties||
Michigan normally ties buyouts to buyouts they've paid to others schools or hiring bonuses they've paid, which also makes buyouts more likely to be upheld in court.
|27 weeks 3 hours ago||Yeah, I have to say||
That in my college days when we threw parties we never budgeted for potential damage.
Largely because people who were prone to do a lot of damage were never invited in the first place.
I get that frats don't control their members the same way. Explains why I never joined a frat.
|27 weeks 4 hours ago||I read most of the thread||
and didn't see anyone really trying to justify their behavior. Mostly people flabbergasted at your shock that UM students were capable of such things.
Mix 18-21 year old guys in large numbers together with alcohol and bad things can happen.
Google the media coverage of the way people acted after UM won the basketball championship in 1989 as just one example. A police car was rolled through the front window of the First of America (I know its something else now) branch at the corner of South U. and East U., among many other things.
|27 weeks 4 hours ago||Because the conduct happened off campus and outside Ann Arbor||
there won't be any school-related penalties unless the people in charge of such things decide that the alleged conduct shows the people involved to be a threat to members of the university community.
Fraternity members are no more representatives of the school than any other student is.
|27 weeks 4 hours ago||In my time at the university||
I saw all manner of misbehavior from students, both those in fraternities and those who weren't. Fraternity stuff can be more destructive just because they tend to gather larger numbers of people together. Sometimes they may also gather more meatheads together than your typical student gathering. Certainly not always the case but it was in some cases in my experience.
I'm not sure why you think Michigan would be immune. Last time I checked they didn't have any morals testing as part of the admissions process - and drunk kids will do some stupid stuff.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Well, to be a grad assistant||
he would have to, you know, be a grad student.
He would also not be allowed to participate in off-campus recruiting.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Driving in from Ohio I prefer 3:30||
Much better to leave the house around 10am than 7am.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||The City of Ann Arbor||
has been very resistent to them and has asked that there be no more than one night game a year. It wasn't just that Dave wanted to make big events, though that was a factor.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I believe that Lloyd got one after the ND game in 2006*||
|28 weeks 5 days ago||We were way up in the cheap seats||
with the "UofM Loves James Edwards" banner.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Or you can get yourself banned||
I got banned for questioning another poster's statement that John Wangler and 2 1990s era players were personally involved in undermining Rodriguez.
I asked if there was any, you know, evidence to support that and then my access to the site was revoked.
At least that's a good way to avoid dealing with the hassle of cancelling.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||You say that like||
it's a bad thing.
Which it's not.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Personally||
I miss Howard King. Hasn't been the same since he retired.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN||
charges more for access to its programming than anyone else. It's hardly keeping the cable companies alive.
|36 weeks 11 min ago||for parking||
It just depends on how much you're willing to pay.
$25 should get you within an easy half mile walk at Colonial Lanes or the old Kroger at Stadium and Industrial.. $40 will get you a lot closer.
(speaking of which, anyone know why that Kroger closed?)
|36 weeks 1 day ago||My 14 year old daughter was with me that day||
Her: "what is wrong with that woman?"
Me: "I am so happy to hear that you don't yet immediately recognize someone who is drunk. By the way, this is what happens when you let someone put a microphone in your hand in front of lots of people when you've had far too many glasses of wine."
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Yes but the OP||
mentioned the Sugar Bowl, which we went to after the 2011 season.
|37 weeks 23 hours ago||Center fields||
in most other MLB ballparks aren't 420 feet either.
|37 weeks 23 hours ago||Here's the budget for the 2014-2015 academic year||
which breaks down the sources of revenue and the major areas of expenditure.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||There are plenty of seats together||
in the end zones and a few on the sides.
I'm not sure what you've looked at but the seat map at mgoblue.com for the Nov. 21 game shows very few seats sold in the south end zone.
Just choose the option to view the seat map and all the green dots are tickets that are available. If that's not working for you call the ticket office at (866) 296-MTIX and order them over the phone. I'm sure they'll help you find two good ones together.
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||ancedotally||
I have heard that its a slight fracture of the kneecap (i.e. bone chips).
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||that's not right||
A "medical redshirt" means a "medical hardship" under the rules. It means that a year is not counted as a season of competition (you get 4) even though normally playing one down uses up one of those seasons. If Peppers didn't get a medical redshirt, this would count as his first season of competition because he played in 2 games (ASU, Miami).
There is a separate waiver that can be sought of the 5 year rule but a "medical redshirt" normally refers to getting back a year where a player played in a few games then got hurt.
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||Regent approval will be required for the new AD's contract||
just as Hackett will need to be formally approved by the Regents.
You may think it's silly, but that's how it works. Given those realities, the guy tasked with making the decision will at least take the temperature of the Regents before he does it.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||If the students had been||
If the students had been smart enough to take advantage of an invention called the "winter coat" they'd have been fine. Instead most of them were wearing sweatshirts and started leaving in droves once the shadows fell on the student section.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||the athletics department pays all scholarships||
out of athletic department revenues, which come from 3 major sources:
1. football/hoops ticket sales
2. tv revenues
3. donations (including the PSD).
Michigan income/sales tax, a small portion of which does eventually make its way to UM, is not used to pay for athletic scholarships.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||starting with the fact that the current team||
is a pale imitation of the teams on the ice from 1996-2000.
Bring back teams that good and your home ice advantage would come right back, too.
|39 weeks 2 hours ago||He isn't playing||
because he's injured, and Michigan won't say anything about injured players unless they've been ruled out for the season.
There's nothing in that story that would impact his college eligibility.
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||and it was emailed to AAUM members yesterday||
so even less digging was needed.
|39 weeks 6 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Oklahoma has worn alternates||
Oklahoma has worn alternates over the years, including as recently as 3 weeks ago.
|41 weeks 4 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.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||because||
they don't pay that much for the soccer rights.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||even with the aberration of the 6-6 season||
he had a great record.
|41 weeks 6 days 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.
|42 weeks 2 hours 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.
|42 weeks 1 day 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.
|42 weeks 5 days 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.
|42 weeks 5 days 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.
|43 weeks 2 hours 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...
|43 weeks 2 hours ago||Sumlin was 5-7 in 2010||
Michigan interviewed him and could have had him.
|43 weeks 2 hours 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.
|43 weeks 6 hours 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.
|44 weeks 5 days 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.
|44 weeks 5 days 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.
|45 weeks 1 day 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.
|45 weeks 1 day 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.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||wifi was experimental last year||
and evidently the experiment didn't go well.
|45 weeks 2 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.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||if the people who run this place||
prefer snark to meaningful discussion how can you expect any better on the MGoBoard?
|46 weeks 6 days 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.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||This is a Directv issue||
DISH customers aren't affected.
|46 weeks 6 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.
|47 weeks 4 hours ago||Hope Sparty is in shape||
forecast is for the upper 90s on Saturday in Eugene.
|47 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 6 days 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.
|48 weeks 6 days 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.
|49 weeks 6 hours 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.
|49 weeks 20 hours 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.
|49 weeks 5 days 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.
|49 weeks 5 days 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.
|49 weeks 6 days 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.
|49 weeks 6 days 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.
|50 weeks 1 day 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.
|50 weeks 1 day 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.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||The AAUM did send out an email last week||
check your junk mail folder.
|51 weeks 2 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.
|1 year 3 hours 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.
|1 year 5 days ago||Apparently the Wisky band's 2006 trip to Ann Arbor||
was a lot like a frat house on wheels.
|1 year 1 week ago||Hope you didn't like your job||
|1 year 1 week 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
|1 year 4 weeks ago||you are aware||
That Michigan rarely plays when it is below 40 degrees, right?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He's not allowed to express his opinion?||
That's the thing about freedom of speech - either everyone has it or nobody does.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 7 weeks 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.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||JerryWorld||
was at worst about a 55-45 split in favor of Alabama, crowd-wise.
At least until the game started. :(
|1 year 8 weeks 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.
|1 year 8 weeks 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.
|1 year 9 weeks 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.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||ESPN3||
isn't an option without a cable TV subscription.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||This was an offer sent out||
to people with over 400 priority points, as I understand it.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||so you'll give him your money||
once he resigns?
I don't think you said what you meant to say...
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||this particular program||
is run by the Alumni Association.
Has nothing to do with the Athletic Department.
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I read as much of this thread as I could||
and all I can say is man, you guys complain a lot.
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 13 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||They went electronic-only||
this year. Maybe last year.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wisky-LSU||
on Labor Day from Houston will also be in prime time.
BTN usually has several prime time games as well.
|1 year 15 weeks 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.
|1 year 15 weeks 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.
|1 year 16 weeks 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...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||If those students feel taken advantage of now||
Just wait til they graduate and find out how sheltered they've been.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If you make the Final Four||
You are the champion of your region.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||That far out,||
Accuweather is just forecasting the average temps for that time of year.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The last two years were rough||
The two before that were excellent.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It means||
They're trying to find a graduate program that isn't months past the deadline for applications.
|1 year 18 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Wow I didn't know||
Tom Beaver posted here.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||If you don't want the info||
Go right ahead and keep being a dick about it.
|1 year 38 weeks 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 39 weeks ago||OSU hosts Penn State Saturday||
OSU is in PSU's division both now and in the future.
|1 year 39 weeks 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 40 weeks 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 40 weeks 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 40 weeks ago||We were never there?||
Ah the self-loathing Michigan fan. We have more of them than anyone else.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Michigan has the softest||
Fan base in the nation.
|1 year 41 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 41 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 41 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 41 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 41 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 42 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 42 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 43 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 43 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 43 weeks ago||It's split about 50/50||
over the last 4-5 years between noon and 3:30 starts for homecoming.
|1 year 43 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 43 weeks ago||When Hoke came||
WC asked to move back to defense. At least that's what WC said at the time
|1 year 44 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 44 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 44 weeks ago||they raised student ticket prices||
to make sure that students would feel invested enough to use the tickets.
|1 year 44 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 46 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 46 weeks ago||People will literally be giving away tickets||
before the Akron game.
|1 year 46 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 46 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 46 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 46 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 47 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 47 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 48 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 48 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 48 weeks ago||Taylor and Brown alternated that game||
Taylor didn't get hurt.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The Big 10 only allows||
A school to take its band to either 1 or 2 away games a season.
|1 year 48 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 48 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 48 weeks ago||the 30 percent rule||
indeed applies only to hardship waivers aka medical redshirts.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||LOL no that's not correct||
Bylaw 18.104.22.168: "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 48 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 48 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 48 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 48 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 48 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 22.214.171.124. 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 126.96.36.199.6.2). 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 50 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 50 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 52 weeks ago||They start mailing them this week.||
|2 years 7 hours 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.