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|18 hours 3 min ago||for the record||
Orr's 1977 team went to Elite 8, losing to UNCC after beating Dick Vitale's UD team in sweet sixteen. I also am of the opinion that Beilein's seat should not even be warm based on what he has done.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||main train||
He transferred to Oral Roberts. ORU played at USC shortly before the 1977 Rose Bowl and another Daily sports staffer and I went to see him play. I don't remember much about that game other than we chatted with him briefly after the game.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Same era different game||
The 1974 win at Crisler over Indiana was the biggest home win that I can recall. Knight had a powerhouse with seniors Steve Green and John Laskowski in addtion to the guys that would later go undefeated - sophs Scott May, Quinn Buckner, Bob Wilkerson and Tom Abernethy and Freshman Kent Benson. Michigan was led by juniors Campy Russell, CJ Kupec and Joe Johson. Freshman Steve Grote started at one guard and Wayman Britt had just recently been inserted into the starting lineup in place of Bill Ayler. Michigan was coming off a disappointing year with Campy joining celebrated seniors such as Henry Wilmore and Ken Brady finished with a losing record in the conference. The "Dump Orr" party almost won the student government election that fall. Indiana led 41-26 (I think at halftime), but Michigan chipped away the whole second half with a major contribution coming from freshman Lionel "Main Train" Worrell (he had been recruited off the playgrounds of Newark the summer before enrolling). Finally, Michigan caught the Hoosiers at the end, winning 73-71. The Hoosers beat Michigan by 12 in Bloomington. The two teams tied for the Big Ten title at 12-2 (Michigan lost at Purdue and Indiana lost at Columbus). This meant a third matchup in Champaign in a playoff for the conference's only NCAA bid. Michigan won again and went on to beat the same Notre Dame team that had snapped UCLA's 88 game winning streak earlier that season, before falling to Marquette in the Elite 8.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Spurrier||
Spurrier played for Florida, not Tennessee, though I believe he is from Eastern Tennessee.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Lloyd's last class (2007)||
Lloyd's last class (2007) didn't have a single player from Ohio. And there weren't a lot in the previous years' classes.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Wormley||
Wormley is not in the list above, though he is a senior with a remaining year of eligibility. The roster shows him as a senior as you describe.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||You're right. He also does||
You're right. He also does mention that there are ten times as many Samoans in the states than there are in American Samoa. So it would be expected that most of the Samoan football players would not actually be from Samoa.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||You are correct, Houma is of||
You are correct, Houma is of Tongan descent
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||I lived in American Samoa for 3 years||
I lived in American Samoa for 3 years and enjoy reading these articles, but it is a little misleading. There are only 2 current players in the NFL that were actually born in Samoa and neither played HS football there. Of the 29 players in NFL history (per sportsreference.com) that were born in American Samoa, only 5 of those 29 played high school football in Samoa. There are now more D-I players from Samoan high schools than there used to be, but it is still relatively rare. The vast majority of the Polynesian college players grew up in Hawaii and the mainland (California, Washington and Utah primarily.) The Mormons have a huge presence in Samoa and many of the ethnic Samoans in the States are Mormon.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Spines of steel or not,||
Spines of steel or not, Michigan loses that game to Minnesota with decent clock management by the Gophers at the end.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Bob Timberlake||
Quarterback the first year I started to follow Michigan closely (4th grade), All-American led team to wins over Ohio State and in the Rose Bowl. Would have been national champs but for a 2 point conversion against Purdue led by soph Bob Griese.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||They announced this at the||
They announced this at the exhibition last Friday against Southern New Hampshire. Call the ticket office if interested.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||38-9 Michigan||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||THE University of||
THE University of Ohio.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Meyers back on roster||
I haven't seen any announcement, but Meyers had been missing from the roster in the official website the last few weeks and as of this afternoon, he is back on the roster. Don't know if legal situation has been resolved.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||Greg Brown||
shows up on the roster at Findlay U. (Div II).
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Cazzie||
I would love to see games from the Cazzie Russell era again. I was 10 years old at the time and the recollections are fuzzy (as was the picture back in those days). I guess my first choice would be the matchups with Princeton in the Holiday Classic at the old Madison Square Garden in December of 1964 and later that March in the NCAA semifinals.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||There are limits on how many non-Canadians can be||
There are limits on how many non-Canadians can be on one team.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Thom Pullen and Dave Raimey||
Thom Pullen was a counselor at Camp Michigan is when I was there as a kid. I was very excited to find his cfl football card on the internet a few years ago. Dave Rainey was a big cfl star as I recall and I think 19365pm Rose Bowl mvp Mel Anthony had a good cfl career.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||1974 class||
The 1974 class included Mark Donahue - 2 time All-American, 2 time all Big Ten and played in NFL; Walt Downing - All-American, 2 time all Big Ten and played in NFL; Billy Dufek - All Big Ten; and Mike Kenn - All Big Ten, 1st Round NFL draft pick and multiple year All-NFL and a couple other guys.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||obstructed view||
The seats with obstructed view are the ones in the first few rows on the lower level.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Both||
Orr was about 6-5 or 6-6 and Frieder in the 5-9 or 5-10 range
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Joel Thompson's afro||
The late Joel Thompson (20) may have had the best 'fro on that squad though it did not have the floppiness of Baxter's. He wore his hair in cornrows most of the time, bringing out the 'fro only for games and team pictures. Bobby Jones's (41) wasn't bad either.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Griff Whalen||
2008 class included Griff Whalen as a preferred walk-on. Played as a true freshman and later led team in receiving yards. He has played the last two years with Indianapolis Colts.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Griff Whalen||
Harbaugh's 2008 class at Stanford included Griff Whalen as a preferred walk-on. He played as a true freshman and led the team in receiving yards one year. He has played the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Reason for uptick 70s and drop in 1980||
The reason for that big uptick in the late 1970s was not Orr packing the roster with walk-ons in search of guys who could play his basketball, and the sudden dip in 1980 was not Title IX chopping two thirds of that roster. The reason was the creation and elimination of the junior varsity team. In 1972-73 season freshman were eligible for the first time, which meant there was no longer much point in a freshman team and not really enough players to fill out the team. So they instituted a new team - the junior varsity - which was composed of scholarship freshmen and pehaps sophomores that weren't going to see playing time on the varsity (redshirt candidates) and walk-ons from the general student population that were selected through tryouts. Those players are showing up in the Bentley data. Orr wasn't packing the roster with walk-ons to for guys to play varsity, it was to fill the junior varsity roster. I am not sure when the team was eliminated, but if there was a big dip in 1980, my surmise is that it happened then. At some point the number of scholarship players crept down due to NCAA rule changes which meant that fewer scholarship players needed to find playing time on JV, so it no longer served much function. A few schools, eg UNC, still have their junior varsity and the Tar Heels usually have a couple guys at the end of the bench who are senior walk-ons that played on the JV team for a few years. The UNC JV team mainly plays Community Colleges because so few D-I schools have them anymore.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||stubhub fees||
The best thing about selling to someone through the board is that you and the buyer save over 25% in Stubhub fees.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Seton Hall and Butler||
are the two Big East teams not participating. I would have hoped for Villanova to have a better matchup than Nebraska, which looks to be depleted next year.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Cincinnati schedule status||
According to Dylan at UMHoops http://www.umhoops.com/information/future-schedules/
MBB is set for a home and home with Cincinnati sometime between next season and the 2018-19 season. No details on which years and who hosts first.
|44 weeks 8 hours ago||Three calls in crunch time particularly||
1 Winslow just runs right through the established defender and instead of picking up his fourth he knocks down two free throws.