that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|1 day 14 hours ago||opposed||
I am strongly opposed to night games and usually aren't able to watch them
|1 week 2 days ago||Track||
I have to go with Nick Willis; dominant while at UM and later an Olympic silver medalist at 1500m while living in Ann Arbor throughout his career. Great guy too, I've met him a couple of times and seen him around campus over the years. He has organized an elite mile in Saline each summer that I recommend all to attend.
His time at UM was really the heyday for UM T&F, especially indoor when he and Nate Brannen were so dominant and led the team to so many relay victories. I believe he won a couple of NCAA championships and multiple Big Ten championships.
|1 week 3 days ago||play in||
The play-in games piss me off immensely. The symmetry of 64 teams is beautiful, why mess with it?
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Statistician||
Interesting that an MIT statistician would forget about the principle of statistical independence. These events are correlated, you cannot simply multiply the probabilities together.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||props||
This is an amazing performance by Michigan wrestling! I don't know the history of it but having so many All-Americans is extremely impressive. Congratulations to the coaches and wrestlers.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Scholarship||
Does this mean he has to pay his own way for school? Is he still on scholarship for next season?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Typo||
Ivy League has the best format in all of college basketball. Completely balanced home - and - home schedule and the winner advances to the NCAA tournament. Any deviations from this are suboptimal in my mind.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Ivy||
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Michigan Remember||
Thanks for the rich discussion of the wonderful songs we already have at Michigan. I was a member of the Glee Club during my time in AA and still break out the full gauntlet of Michigan tunes during football games.
One correction, I believe that Michigan Remember was written in 2006 and that the lyrics were written around the same time as part of a lyric writing competition on campus. I couldn't find absolute proof online.
Here is a performance, where they mention the lyrics competition.
Here is a daily article.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Free Climb||
My understanding is that they are not free climbing the whole wall, but simply free climbing each pitch of the wall. If they wanted to truly free climb the entire thing, they would have to re-start at the very bottom of El Cap each time they fell off. They are not doing this, but restarting at intermediate points each time they fall.
Because they fall a lot and re-start at intermediate points, the ropes are a fundamental part of the climb itself and not just backup for safety.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Sully||
I disagree with the premise that "What he has done has been incredible", regarding the new men's coach Sullivam. I am more in the camp of let's wait and see how they do at B1G's, Great Lakes, and NCAAs. Early season meets are not critical in the scheme of things.
The guy has been the coach for 2 months and the entire foundation of the team is Gibby's high volume training and Gibby's recruiting.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yes!||
I did not watch the Minnesota Football game but did watch the Woman's team live from the Battle-of-Beantown that same weekend. They are #1 and football sucks.
Many of these meets are available if you have a subscription at flotrack.org. Here is an interview with Erin Finn from that meet.
|31 weeks 14 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks, great article about Lindsay Gallo. I remember her from back in the day when UM kicked ass on the Men's and Woman's side and now she is professor at Ross, very impressive!
Glad to see a small but present mgotrack/XC crowd.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
XC is going to be very interesting this year and I will be watching them very closely. The woman will make a run at the national championship which will be outstanding to see develop during the season. Finn should be top 5 or 10 at NCAAs on the individual side. She is one of the brighest talents in the NCAA right now.
Men's is interesting, because we had so much momentum in XC before firing Gibby because of (apparent) track performance. I'm guessing we take a step back; Sullivan will come in with miler-focused training plus we lost 4 of our top 7 from last season. If they could get Smoragiewicz to focus on running 100% (he is a national caliber triathlete), that would boost prospects considerably.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Celiac||
I went gluten-free about 6 years ago and it make a remarkable difference immediately to my overall health and happiness. I was a DI runner in undergrad and had to quit the team after my sophmore year because of strange cramping and other symptoms that were impacting my performance and ability to train at a high level. After seeing a lot of specialists and getting incorrectly diagnosed with IBS, I finally tried the diet switch at age 23 (about 3-4 years after initial symptoms) and it solved everything. I started running again, reviving my career with the UM Club team during grad school, and started sleeping much better with more energy during the day.
Ace, glad to hear about a similar transformation. You have reminded me of the importance of awareness.
|36 weeks 9 hours ago||Math||
For the cost of a regular season student ticket at $295, instead you can now get the same thing but with 0 validation cost, take your whole family, uncle, etc.
$295 ~ $20 + $40*5 + cost of PSU game on stubhub
|36 weeks 10 hours ago||"Validation fees will be||
"Validation fees will be waived for single-game tickets purchased."
So this means that students can buy them and immediately re-sell on stubhub to anyone? Will any of these games go for more than $40 on stubhub?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
This is truely idoitic. How are these first 2 games at all affiliated with the tournament?
This is so stupid.
|39 weeks 9 hours ago||Agreed||
First thought I had when I saw this.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||agreed||
If you've been to an indoor meet in the past few years and watched the 800/1K/mile/3K, it is generally not very impressive and the depth is pretty bad. Michigan's track results at the B1G Championships in these events for the past few years has been atrocious. Pathetic given what we were in the Brannen/Willis years.
Sullivan to me is a shift back towards track, but I defintely have hesitiations gievn that Gibby transformed the quality of the XC squad and seemed to help with our development in the longest distance track event. I'm guessing Sullivan will help more with recruiting, and talent generally wins out so my concerns will be eased if he starts recruiting like a champ.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Sullivan||
Interesting choice, certainly he has the career pedigree and Michigan connections. I do hope that on the gradient from Warhurst (all about Mid-distance and overall low mileage philosophy) and Gibby (very high mileage, and focus on XC/10K), he can find the right balance to move the program forward both in terms of XC and in track. Warhurst failed at XC and Gibby failed at track, especially mid-D. No reason Michigan can't be a top 10 team in both.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone has their own||
Everyone has their own opinion. O'Toole and Fisher just raced this past weekend head-to-head and Fisher won and ran 4:02.02. The kid from mass has a PR of 4:01.89. Fisher won the national championship in cross country, so for me that tips it in his favor. Perhaps equal in track but Fisher is better in XC.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Perspective||
This is a bit surprising, as I do think that Gibby has done a great job transforming the cross country program from doormat to a nationally relevant program. At least they are getting to NCAAs after years of futility.
My guess is this decision is being driven more by (a) His role in track, and (b) Recruiting. In terms of track, I do believe that Gibby is a poor coach for middle distances which hurts the overall track team's ability to score points at the Big Ten meet. It is well known in track circles that 10K/XC guys add relatively little value to the track team vs. a mid distance guy who can run more events (800/1000/1500/mile), has more ability to run multiple events at big meets, and can contribute to relays. Just look at the UM Woman's program to see how mid distance can buoy team scoring. Gibby was all about the XC/10K development, perhaps to the detriment of the shorter distances.
As for recruiting, Gibby hasn't really pulled in any big superstars to help the program. My opinion is that UM should do whatever they can to land a rising Sr. named Grant Fisher from Grand Blanc. He is the top distance runner in the country with his senior year still to come. If they can get him, whoever coaches the team will look great.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||UNC||
Based on this letter alone, this kid would get an A at UNC in one of those term classes. Very nice writing for a 17 year old kid, I'm impressed.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome||
I was at this meet! This was Denard's freshman year so he was a relative unknown. I saw him outside warming up when I was walking to the meet and said "hi and good luck". He nodded back to me.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Grade||
I have him much higher than 8th. Guy has the potential to become the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA and he can beat a guy off the dribble too. Also he brings instant excitement to your team instead of just being another drive in the lane and try to draw a foul kind of player.
I'd take Nik #1.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||agree||
I agree to an extent, though still not happy with DB.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, I do understand that the||
Yes, I do understand that the MSU and OSU games would not be 0%. Maybe 25% for each of them.
But the point is that if you think we're favored in 10 games of 12, there is a lot more downside in games where we're favored but may lose anyways (see Akron, UCONN and PSU last season) than there is upside in games we're undogs in but may pull out a win. There are 10 opportunities to underperform vs. 2 to overperform.
My only point is that the thread title is misleading, because no where in the article does it state that a 10-2 record is being predicted. All that we learn from the article is who is favored in the writer's mind on a game by game basis. If you did the correct math, this could actually be anything from 5-7 (assuming 50.1% in each game she has us winning, 0% in others) to 11-1 (assume 100% in the games she has us winning and 49.9% in the other 2).
Any reasonable math mapping her statements (predicting close wins against ND, PSU, IU) to probabilities nets out with 8-4 or 9-3.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Fallacy||
Picking Michigan to beat everyone except OSU and MSU is DIFFERENT than picking them to go 10-2. For Example, If I thought Michigan had a 65% chance to win each game, I'd still pick them on a game-by-game basis but then overall I'd expect them to go 8-4. You see how probabilities work?
I'm sure if you forced Angelique to set probabilities and then did the math, she'd be more at 9-3 or even 8-4. That's just not how the media has ever done predictions because its easier to think in black and white (either X is true or Y is true, the truth is usually in between).
A correct method for picking an overall record is to use the Mathelete's technique.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats!||
Thanks for the update, I love this sort of thing and it sounds like the club cycling team is going strong! Cycling is a great great sport, so keep at it. Would love to get this sort of update from MRun, the club running group at Michigan. Raptor - tell the Mrun kids that mgoblog wants an update.
Special shout out to Fred Feng, a friend of mine from UM. We were in the same program and did a triathlon together a couple years back.