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|2 min 36 sec ago||I have very specific recollections||
of that play. Michigan subsequently missed two field goal attempts (one a 58-yarder), so the choice of kicking the extra point was the correct one.
|1 day 22 hours ago||He wouldn't be the third||
He wouldn't be the third either. Stan Noskin started at QB for Michigan in the 50's. There is also a Jewish quarterback on the current roster - Alex Swieca.
|4 days 13 hours ago||He had a Saturn dealership||
He did some of the commercials for them shortly before they shut down.
From Linkedin it appears he is now managing a Toyota dealership in Louisiana.
He was a great receiver, also had some success running reverses and returning punts at UM. He was a little unfortunate being with the Steelers when they had Lynn Swann and John Stallworth, so it took a while before he got some opportunities.
He was the same class that I was and he was with the Steelers at the same time I was living in Pittsburgh for a couple years (as was RB Russell Davis who was 2 classes behind). I ran into him at a jazz club in Pittsburgh in the early 80's.
|1 week 1 day ago||1997||
In 1997, Michigan played a non-conference game at Breslin and beat the Spartans 74-61.
The team finished 19-11 in the regular season, 9-9 in the Big Ten with non conference wins over Duke in Durham (a 2 seed in the tournament), Arizona (at Auburn Hills) who was a 4 seed and won it all, at Michigan State, St Johns (at Uniondale LI), a neutral court win over Washington State, a win over LSU at Auburn Hills, wins at Crisler over Ball State, Cleveland St, Bradley, and Detroit, and two non-conference losses in Hawaii to Memphis and Pitt.
Michigan lost 6 of its last 7 games and did not get a bid to the tourney. My recollection is that in the analysis of who should get an at-large bid, the non-conference win at Michigan State was totally ignored. All the pundits lumped it into the 9-9 conference record.
Snubbed, Michigan went on to win the NIT in Fisher's last year.
|1 week 2 days ago||The game is on December 21st,||
The game is on December 21st, part of a tripleheader with LIU-Brooklyn v Temple and Manhattan v Buffalo, for those that don't want to take the time to click on the link. Time of games not announced yet.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Tight end Fred Davis from||
Tight end Fred Davis from Toledo won the Mackey Award at USC and is now in the NFL with Washington.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Another red flag||
The other red flag was the "too good to be true" nature of the offer. Scammers, both internet and traditional con men (who have burned me in the past), appeal to either the prospective victim's greed or altruism. THe really good ones appeal to both, eg,victim is providing some sort of help to someone in need (person stranded without money), but will come out ahead and benefit personally in the end.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||I am surprised that there has||
I am surprised that there has been little comparison made between the situation at Rutgers and Bobby Knight at Indiana. Knight engaged in similar behavior for years. It was only when a disgruntled former staffer had the video of him choking Neil Reid that Knight was put on zero tolerance probation (much worse behavior than Rice in my mind, though I agree Rice should have been fired the first time). Nobody called for IU president Myles Brand to be fired, in fact he was hailed for standing up to Knight for putting him on probation (though many criticized Brand for being so harsh on Knight. Later Knight was fired for violating his probation when he grabbed a student that called him "Knight." Of course, Knight had 3 national championships and Rice has a losing record.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||And if they didn't cap the||
And if they didn't cap the number of sports that each school can count, then Stanford would win by even more because it has more point-scoring teams that are not included in the rankings.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You beat me to it. I was||
You beat me to it. I was also going to make the Hansborough connection. Hansborough is not that limited a jumper, actually. He and McGary move very well laterally on defense and have incredibly high motors. Hansborough's FT shooting was much better than Mitch's, which made him all that much more dangerous offensively, because he was a foul magnet.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'll be driving down from||
I'll be driving down from DC. This will make up for missing out on the final 4 in Atlanta in 1977 (my senior year) when we were number 1 and lost to UNC-Charlotte in the elite 8. Now i just have to deal with the ticket issue.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||thanks||
Where did you find this out? I am interested in other start times.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Not if they beat Michigan,||
Not if they beat Michigan, Indiana, and MSU or OSU back to back to back.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Schedule||
There will be two separately ticketed doubleheaders on Thursday and another on Saturday.
One of the Thursday doubleheaders will most likely start somewhere between noon and 12:45. The second Thursday doubleheader will most likely start between 6:45 and 7:45 pm. Michigan and MSU will not be in the same doubleheader on Thursday. The time for each game will be announced Sunday evening, usually a couple hours after the selection show.
The Saturday doublheader for the advancing teams could start anywhere between noon and 7 pm. If Michigan wins, the time of its game on Saturday typically would not be announced until late on Thursday.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||A fence that was there to||
A fence that was there to keep fans from coming on to the field. It has since been taken down.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The current method of||
The current method of protecting the teams, but letting the fans storm the court is the safer approach. They used to try and stop fans from storming the field after football games, but changed the protocol when several Wisconsin fans were critically injured from getting trampled when they were prevented from getting onto the field after a win over Michigan in 1993.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Watch the video||
While they raise potentially valid concerns, if you watch last night's court storming you see that the yellow-coated arena staff form a line that protects the teams and allows them to do the handshakes with the opponents and walk umolested off the court from the teeming masses on the other side of the yellow coated line. Plumlee, in particular, is highlighted as walks morosely down the line, totally unharassed by the fans. In fairness to Coach K and Plumlee, it is possible they did not volunteer their comments, but were responding to questions from the media.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. I don't think Nix||
I agree. I don't think Nix intended anything and Zeller may have initiated it himself with the arm pull. Not even clear Zeller was hit in the nuts.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Magic also averaged over 7||
Magic also averaged over 7 rebounds per game. Not sure the pace was all that different. MSU averaged about 73.5 ppg that year. The regular season average was below that, the Spartans averaged over 86 ppg in their 5 NCAA tourney games.
Separately, I don't think you can blame Zeller for losing Griffey. He wasn't guarding him and he also wasn't guarding the guy Griffey was screening for. He was one over.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Brandon Fields was born in||
Brandon Fields was born in Southfield, but grew up and attended HS in Toledo.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Auburn Hills does not||
Auburn Hills does not necessarily feed into Indianapolis. Under the pod system, if Michigan is eiether a 1 or 2 seed and possibly even a 3 or 4 seed, it will play in Auburn Hills because it is the closest venue. Indiana is likely to play first two games in either Dayton or Louisville, no matter which regional it ends up in. Michigan State has a good chance of also being in Auburn Hills.
The schools get a very limited number of tickets to the Round of 64 and 32, about 500. The allotment for the regional is quite a bit bigger. With Michigan and MSU both likely to be in Auburn Hills, that venue is likely to sell out at some point. The Indy venue is a football stadium, so regional tickets will probably continue to be available right up until the games, but they may not afford much of a view of the game.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||1975 Indiana team||
The '75 Hoosiers were undefeated, but Scott May broke his arm just before the tournament. They lost to Kentucky. May played a little in that game with a cast on his arm if I recall correctly. Indiana would have won it all if May had not gotten injured. UCLA won it after surviving first-round scare from Michigan in overtime. It was the first year that two teams from the same conference were allowed in the tournament.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||In the actual tournament, the||
In the actual tournament, the 16 seeds will not be as good as the 16 seeds in this bracket. Some low major schools will win their conference tournaments and grab autobids from teams that are higher ranked on Kenpom. Those teams will have much lower chances of pulling the upset than those used here.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||If he had more than a top||
If he had more than a top five, it would take two Hands.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Gordon Downie||
was an All-American swimmer for Michigan and won a bronze medal in the 1976 Olympics for Great Britain. (I assume a different Gordon Downie than the Tragically Hip fellow you mention.)
|23 weeks 6 days ago||This is the 1977-78 team||
That was the last year for Joel Thompson, Dave Baxter, Tom Bergen and Len Lillard, all of whom are pictured.
Top row l-r - Frieder, Orr, Joel Thompson (with a much sm aller 'fro than earlier in his career), ?, Len Lillard, Phil Hubbard, Tom Bergen, Paul Heuerman, Alan Hardy, Jim Boyce, Dan Fife (Dugan and Dane's father).
Bottom row l-r Mitch Kaufman (student manager), either Mark or Marty Bodnar, Mark Lozier, ?, Johnny Johnson, Mike McGee, Dave Baxter, Tom Staton, either Mark or Marty Bodnar, ?,?.
I graduated the year before.
From looking at the historical stats on mgoblue, there were two walk-ons on the team that were not on the team while I was there. They are Mike Robinson and Cornel Williams. One of them is number 45 and the other 41. I have no idea which is which.
Thad Garner and Keith Smith didn't join the team til the next year. I assume the two guys on the far right of the front row are also student managers.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Tempo||
Michigan has not had many (any?) games where the trailing team has"intentionally" fouled at the end of the game. Those fouling situations can result in several 2 or 3 second possessions in a game.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Bob Timberlake, Bump Elliott and more||
Timberlake, an All-American at QB in 1964, Timberlake also played HB for Michigan. For his career, he finished with 10 rushing TD, 8 passing TD, 1 receiving TD, 6 FG and 36 XP.
Rick Sygar, a contemporary of Timberlake, had 2 passing TDs, and 1 each rushing, receiving and a punt return.
Gordon Bell and John Navarre all had touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving.
Bump Elliott, tallied rushing touchdowns, passing touchdowns, receiving touchdowns, kicked some extra points, scored on a lateral from a teammate after an interception and on a punt return during his M career.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Bob Timberlake||
|32 weeks 6 days ago||He is on the roster on the||
He is listed on Bentley Library's all time roster as being on the team in 1923 and he is in the team photo that was published in the programs that year. The October 1, 1923 Detroit Free Press reported that nine players were cut to reduce the roster down to 39; Lawson was listed as one of the remaining 39. The season opened on Oct 6 v Case. (No link to that Freep article, I found that on microfilm). He also appeared in Freep reports of team scrimmages in late Sept 1923. I think it was pretty clear that he was on the team that year, but may never have gotten into any games. Substitution was limited in those days. If a player came out of the game, he could not return until the next quarter.
The 1921 and 1922 rosters on Bentley Library showed him as reserve letter winner. The reserve team was like a junior varsity and did not include any seniors. So, if he was on the team in 1923, it wouldn't have been on the reserve team. He did not earn a letter with the varsity.
I am a work colleague of Lawson's son, learned about Lawson from his son, did some research myself and then contacted Tobin ( a friend of mine) and told him that I thought it would make an interesting article.