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|49 weeks 1 day ago||A little perspective, please.||
All of you thinking that replacing JP is the answer because he hasn't brought immediate succes should not only look at new programs that have had initial success. Look at Furman University that brought in big name Richie Meade. They are currently 0-7.
More importantly, look at the example of Notre Dame. It took Kevin Corrigan 10 years to gain his first NCAA appearance at Notre Dame and then it took another 10 years to get to a final four. And saying Michigan has a huge name in the Lacrosse hotbeds should look at Notre Dame as an example of a school that also has no problem recruiting on the east coast.
I have no idea whether it is in JP to bring this team to that level. There are not many of those coaches out there. But even the best of them take more than 4 years to make it happen.
|1 year 1 week ago||Indoor facilities||
Ohio State plays in the indoor football practice buildiung. Detroit plays their early games, (and plays Michigan there on 2/24,) at an indoor facility in Pontiac. They are out there but primarily in the north and where the schools have bigger football programs with indoor practice facilities.
It used to be that teams played mutiple games in a week but as competitive and important as the conference games are now, most teams are playing one game a week which pushes the schedule earlier.
They play the NCAA Basketball championship on a Monday night and travel is not impacted for that. Attendance has been down in the last few years. Many opinons why.
|1 year 1 week ago||Awesome win and nice comback for Logan||
Gerald Logan got pulled after the first half in Chapel Hill against North Carolina. Don't know if it was Oosterbaan or what but apparently he was seeing the ball much better and had a double digit save game. Huge win and nice comeback for the team after the North Carolina loss.
It will be interesting to see if the team travels well against Penn and maybe their experience having two games under their belts will help against Penn as it will be their first game.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Rudock at Iowa going to||
Rudock at Iowa going to Michigan is as Granderson at Detroit going to New York. All of a sudden, Granderson could hit LHP. Coaching. I guess it matters.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Win this. Keeping the NFL||
Win this. Keeping the NFL prospects. Win the Recruits. The Harbaugh Effect.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Nice Block Jake!||
Nice Block Jake!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Bo would be proud!||
Bo would be proud!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||So Bosa was thrown out for||
So Bosa was thrown out for leading with his head into the ND QB chest, ie., spearing. But they called it targeting. I thought targetting was only a high hit. And can you get ejected for spearing?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Go Dwayne!!!||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Cook got hit in the head||
Cook got hit in the head pretty hard.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Best game of the night.||
Best game of the night.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Shades of Nebraska||
Shades of Nebraska
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Great season for B1G Lacrosse going by the first round||
Really nice post. First round weekend is wrapping up and the Big Ten is looking good. Ohio State knocks off the defending champs, Duke. Hopkins destroys perennial Virginia. And Maryland gets by Yale. So all three B1G teams continue.
I'm fine rooting for Hopkins and Maryland as they are now B1G teams and I have to root for Ohio State for the same reason. I usually root for anyone playing ND and this is a double bonus as Albany is the crowd favorite to watch with Lyle Thompson. Then you add a goalie that scores against Cornell to create a Sportcenter #1 highlight and my field is set.
This is really good to have the B1G teams do well. It cannot hurt and probably will help Michigan recruiting. Just like the other sports, a stronger conference gets you better ranking and thus easier to get a playoff berth.
Next week's games look to be great matchups. Can't wait!
|2 years 17 weeks ago||He did bring in Lacrosse||
I will always be indebted to Dave Brandon for bringing Varsity Lacrosse to Michigan. By doing so he has helped create the B1G Lacrosse Conference which will be one of the stronger conferences. Too bad it had to end this way....
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Good point||
"AQs are for those other teams....."
|2 years 39 weeks ago||They have to do something.||
Losing the Terps means the ACC needs one more but the cynic in me says they will grab the only team without a home, Air Force. But what a crazy place for AFA.
But to be hopeful with you for a moment, maybe Boston College can be shamed by Boston U into creating a team and is already in the ACC. They would have no shortage of talent and probably be decent from the get-go ala BU. Great natural rivalry to go along with the hockey wars.
I would love to see Clemson go. That would almost be as big a deal as Michigan going. But Wake, Va Tech, or NC State would also be great adds. Besides the ACC schedule, they would have close teams to play in Furman, High Point, NC, Richmond, and VMI.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||ESPNU||
had the feed from the overhead camera they called "spidercam." interesting view. sometimes dizzying as the spun around the play.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||True but,||
Notre Dame's Sergio Perkovic is from Michigan. The DII and the DIII Champs had kids from Michigan on the roster. And he would have been the MOP if Notre Dame had won. The DII and the DIII Champs had kids from Michigan on the roster. So there is talent here.
I don't root for ND not so much because they are ND but their coach is not what I would want in a college coach. (Much prefer the Danowski type.) But ND is a sign that Lacrosse can flourish west of the Appalachia's. Almost was rooting for a Denver - ND final. That would have been a trip.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||We know who the next two D1 teams and they are||
U Mass Lowell and New Jersey Tech in 2015. This doesn't really make us happy as it really will not help to spread the sport to the Midwest. Obviously maybe this wonderfully done 3 part series, ( thank you so much L'Carpetron Dookmarriot!) should be thought of as only talking about bringing D1 to non-tradional areas.
Travel costs seem to play much into the costs for the schools. In the southeast the small schools there make all there programs DII because to play in a DIII league they would have to travle much further and it is self promoting.
I do think the first type school profiled for bringing a D1 team to life is the far more likely. Recently announced was a new DII program at the University of Indianapolis. Who??? Right. Already working.
I do have a question about B1G Network. Does the entire B1G share in the revnue from Lacrosse broadcasts or only the Lacrosse schools? If it is only the Lacrosse schools, then perhaps once they revenue starts, (if it starts,) flowing will schools like NW, MSU, and the others jump on board?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Scholarships are part of it||
Scholarships are part of it but not the whole picture. It's participation as well. The participation opportunities need to be proportional to the student body as well. Football is not just a problem for scholarships but there are so many athletes on the football team it takes about 3 or 4 women's sports to have an equivalent number of athletes.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Why should they add is the question.||
Schools are adding DII and DIII programs like crazy in the Southeast and Midwest. They can easily do it because the programs fund themselves. That many kids paying tuition to play Lacrosse actually pays for it. So why do they do it. Sure it's another activity for the kids and all that. But they also find that they now have publicity in the best demographics group in the country. Parents that are college educated and have the funds to pay tuition for all of their kids.
Albion College in Michigan now has their name pop up on computer screens in Maryland and New York. They have a great record of getting kids into Med School but if no one ever hears of them it doesn't matter. As these teams spread the other schools will find it even easier to start programs as travel costs go down.
So I think that while the ability to add is a great discussion, another maybe even more important question is why would a D1 school add a varsity program. For Furman it was the publicity. Before they hired Richie Meade and said, "We want to be a player," who had ever heard of them? It's a good school and now their name shows up on the east cost in monied homes. Furman recently tried to cut their storied golf prgram until a benefactor saved it. The school actually said they didn't get much, (read publicity,) out if it. So now you also have High Point, Richmond, Boston U.
So besides who can pull it off, who would benefit from the program's publicity? Michigan felt that they wanted to be in that tier of programs with Duke and Princeton or at least as the sport grew wanted to be a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Which BCS school would bite? Northwestern should be in that pack. Texas should also. Maybe Louisville? Cincinnatti? Xavier? Stanford?
I don't know but certainly the when folks come knocking at the AD's door to add the sport, he is going to ask "Why?"
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Furman not a pushover||
Thanks for the synopsis. I would agree with pretty much everything except for the quality of one team: Furman
Furman is taking this Lacrosse thing seriously. They hired Richie Meade, the 2014 Men's National Lacrosse team head coach. His name and the school will attract some talent. I know a scrimmage is not necessarily a good judge of things but they did scrimmage perennial DII power Limestone evenly last weekend and lost to preseason #17, Lehigh, 13-6 today. While they are still a good target for a win, they will be tough. They certainly will not stink. I would at least move them up to the fair chance.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Free Wi-FI||
That is all it would take. Cell service would help as well.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Plenty of time to tool around||
I agree that spending time on the phone at a football game seems pretty lame. But when so much time is spent watching the redhat sell refrigerators, I also understand wanting to know what else is going on in the world cuz not much is happening in the stadium. UMich tries to keep things interesting but 4 hours for a football game? C'mon.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||New Big Ten teams||
Now that it seems there is a six team B1G Lacrosse conference on the horizon, does this add any impetus for other B1G schools to add lacrosse? Now that the conference has a bigger presence, lacrosse wise, on the East Coast, is there more reason for Illinois or Minnesota or hopefully Sparty, to add Lacrosse as a D1 sport?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||But the unexpected good||
The unexpected good thing about this event that while really cool thing for the Huskers to do for the kid, this video is winning the Top Video replay ever on ESPN. That means we won't have to watch Clowney knock Vincent Smith's head, (helmet,) off every week.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Naismith||
This has to be Burke's. He has carried his team further in the Dance than any of the others.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||You should get outside the||
You should get outside the Midwest….
Penn State – You should know this
Bellarmine – Louisville
Johns Hopkins - Baltimore
Army – West Point (That’s in NY)
High Point - High Point, NC
Hobart – Geneva, NY, (think Finger Lakes)
Fairfield – Fairfield, CN
Colgate – Hamilton, NY (think Syracuse)
Loyola - Baltimore
Air Force – Colorado Springs
Delaware – (do we have to pin it down any more?)
Ohio State – ummmm
Detroit – 3 guesses
St. Joseph's - Philadelphia
Denver – see Detroit
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Gerald Logan is now the||
Gerald Logan is now the starting goalie as Emil Weiss went back east. From person at the game, (one of the stripes,) he said that Logan was great. 6 goals against and 16 saves is pretty decent.
Tim Sullivan does a great job at Great Lax State and I cannot get on his site as well.
The MGoBlue recap is pretty good.
They played Marquette which is a first year team, (but supposed to be decent given their rookie status,) and dominated. Not saying a lot but could be a lot worse.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Kansas got 8 more first place||
Kansas got 8 more first place votes than last week while Michigan went up 13 from 1 vote to 14 votes. Duke lost all 20 of their #1 votes. Some coaches taking longer to decide Michigan is back?