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|1 year 37 weeks ago||Additional Expansion Into ACC Territory?||
The Big Ten could add two to four additional ACC teams based on the resolution of the Maryland exit fees:
|1 year 49 weeks ago||M Alumni Roadshow At Purdue||
The UM alumni association will also be hosting a tailgate prior to the game at the Buffalo Wild Wings in West Lafayette:
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Yost Arena open house video||
A short video pan of the renovated Yost Arena taken at the open house:
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Hope it is more reliable than the last time they tried||
In the late 90's the Athletic Department installed a fairly large electronic marquee along Stadium Boulevard in front of Crisler Arena, but it never seemed to work properly. They finally removed it a few years ago. Hopefully this one is more successful.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Bowling For Dollars||
Frank The Tank's latest commentary on the SEC/Big 12 bowl and realignment:
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Go With The Trend||
They should just go with the trend and start making a few bucks from the raw ingredient:
|2 years 18 weeks ago||ACC Stability||
Frank The Tank makes a reasonable argument that the ACC is more stable than conventional wisdom suggests:
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Cheryl Burnett||
Hopefully she will have better recruting success than the last coach UM hired from out of the region, Cheryl Burnett. This seems to be a similar situation, hiring a coach from another part of the country with a good resume, but with no local ties.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Summer league like Cape Cod League?||
The Big Ten could form a summer baseball league similar to the Cape Cod League. It would allow the teams to still play NCAA baseball in the spring, and then continue playing in the summer. The BTN Network could broadcast the games. Potentially it would help counteract some of the recruiting advantage the southern conferences have.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Halfway there compromise||
This proposal looks a lot like the "Frank the Tank" compromise:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Remember the last time||
Michigan tried hiring a nationally known women's basketball coach once before in 2003 with Cheryl Burnett, but she wasn't successful. A coach with some local recruiting connections might have a better chance. Maybe AnnMarie Gilbert at EMU is available?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Palace||
When the Palace opened it pretty much ended Crisler being a concert venue. With the current renovation possibly it could host a few shows again.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Great Divide & Full Sail||
Great Divide and Full Sail would be great additions to the market if they would find a distributor in Michigan. They are available in Toledo, though.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Video Of The Field After The Game|
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Second Mile Foundation||
This NESN article about the Second Mile Foundation explains the rumor:
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Appropriate Autobiography Title||
Jerry Sandusky picked an appropriate title for his autobiography:
|2 years 52 weeks ago||PAC 10 Reasoning||
The linked blog gives some explanation for why the PAC 10 is going after Big 12 teams:
|2 years 52 weeks ago||Statistics||
Other than ND, not that much value to the remaining prospects accusing to this NY Times blog:
|3 years 23 hours ago||Arrived Friday||
I received my NW tickets from the UM ticket office in Friday's mail.
|3 years 6 days ago||Alumni Association Sponsored Tailgate||
The UM Alumni Association sponsors the tailgate near Ryan Field. Information is available on their website:
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I'll Second Purdue 1995||
The 1995 game against Purdue was the worst weather I've experienced at a game. The stadium was almost empty by the second half:
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Wolvering Brewing||
Wolverine State Brewing Company will be running a shuttle to the stadium this season. They are west of the stadium on Stadium Boulevard:
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Power and communication hookups||
As part of the stadium renovation, they installed power and communication panels in the parking lot north of the stadium. I believe this was done for setups such as Gameday. This lot also provides good camera views of UM central campus and the stadium.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Inside the stadium||
It caused major congestion problems the last time they set up inside the stadium fence. You couldn't walk around the south end of the stadium due to the jam of spectators in front of the stage.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Check out Davis||
Davis is a good college town a short distance West of Sacramento. It's been a few years, but Sudwerk Brewpub in Davis had pretty good lagers.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Ticket Sales At Crisler Arena Gate A||
Ticket sales for Crisler Arena are at Gate A (the south entrance just off Stadium Blvd.). They have a sign just outside the doors noting where the ticket booth is. I believe it opens 1 hour prior to game time.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Sober Buckeyes||
At least UM kept the Buckeyes sober this year for the game:
|3 years 41 weeks ago||OSU Unsportsmanlike Penalties Due To Nike Uniform Gloves||
The two OSU unsportmanlike conduct penalties were due to the "O" symbol imprinted on their Nike gloves:
|3 years 43 weeks ago||The lights appear to be permanent||
The lights that they put up on the stadium yesterday are not the same as the temporary lights they had up for the Iowa game. The new lights appear to be attached to the cornice at the top front of the buildings, not on the platforms on the roof. It looks like a single, low row of fixtures running most of the length of the building.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Tailgating At IU Was Good||
We arrived about 4 1/2 hours before kickoff, and had no trouble getting to the tailgating lots just south of the stadium. The pre-game tailgates were in good form despite the rainy weather. We hung around to tailgate for an hour or so after the game, and were able to get out of the lot with no trouble then. There was some traffic downtown, but we were able to find parking easily, and had a good dinner at the Uptown Cafe before heading out of town.
Both Indiana and Purdue have excellent tailgating and a low risk atmosphere for visiting fans.