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|1 week 6 days ago||So many typos. I'm Using||
So many typos. I'm Using voice recognition on the app. It's a total fail. Camp Michigania is on the shores of Walloon Lake, near Petosky.
|1 week 6 days ago||I can't believe nobody||
I can't believe nobody mentioned Camp Michigania! If you are an alumni, it is totally worth joining the alumni Association in order to be able to go to the camp. It's on the shores of while Loonlake, up near Petoskey. One of the most beautiful places in a great place for family camping surrounded by other diehard wolverines. The kids all mass together to swim and canoe. The adults hang out together or doing their own thing. Meals are included; it's very price competitive. One of the most beautiful places in the northern lower peninsula we are lucky to have it belonging to the university.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This made me giggle...||
This made me giggle...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||the HS coach's statements are suspect||
In the Freep article about this case, Coach Harvel says:
"Dennis had a 3.0 average and he had 90 credits, but they weren't toward any major,'' Harvel said. "No psych courses, no math. He wants to be a special education teacher and help kids. My problem was the credits he had weren't toward a major.''
I know from my work at the U, that NCAA rules have regular checks that students are actively progressing towards their degree in order to be eligible to play - this includes the milestone of declaring a major by their Junior year. Of course, I have no knowledge of Norfleet's specific information, but the coach's comments seem impossible.
I think there coach is creating a bunch of smoke to mask a different fire.
BTW, I graduated from UM with no psych or math courses, so there is also that....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As of yesterday I'm a new season ticket holder. So excited!||
As of yesterday I'm a new season ticket holder. So excited!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Clearly they haven't read the||
Clearly they haven't read the UM branding site using that banned Split block M.....
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Big Butter Jesus is better||
The singer is a "comic musician", Heywood Banks (he was just at the Ark in Ann Arbor). A better song, of his is Big Butter Jesus about the 60 foot statue off of I-75 in Ohio that burned down a couple of years ago....
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Don't know that much about||
Don't know that much about it, but from what I can find, it seems that the "NCA" competition that Michigan keeps winning is the lesser of the two cheerleading competitions. I think the "UCA" competition has the stronger reputation.
Seems analagous to claiming you are national champions, when you win the NIT basketball tourney. Strictly interpreting you are correct in making that announcement, but not really...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||They're using the hashtag||
They're using the hashtag #Fab25 on Twitter when talking about commitments. I assumed that was the size of the recruiting class for 2016?
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Color change isn't by accident||
Two or three years ago, the University had an official committee to develop a campus-wide brand in preparation for the new Capital Campaign. Part of this was to have a university-wide agreement on exactly what shade of yellow "maize" was. Athletics was part of this negotiation. It was determined that THESE were the "maize" and "blue" colors of Michigan. http://vpcomm.umich.edu/brand/style-guide/design-principles/colors
Units have been given a period of time to phase in the new colors. Moving forward you should see much less variation in the color "maize".
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is that||
The problem is that university had never officially declared what actual Pantone color yellow "maize" was. When the university re-did their logo/branding a couple of years ago, one of the major issues was determining for once and for all what are the Pantone colors for UM's maize and blue. http://vpcomm.umich.edu/brand/style-guide/design-principles/colors. Apparently there was a lot of negotiation required, with athletics wanting a much more highlighter yellow color, and the rest of campus wanting much more orangey tone. The Pantone colors were what was finally agreed upon. Since then you've seen all of the athletic team colors revert back to a much more warm toned yellow. moving forward I would expect much more consistency.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||my story||
I grew up in NC, where you have to pledge your aliegence to either Duke, UNC, or NC State during your 4th grade year. Became a big Duke fan because I like underdogs.... and then they hired Coach K.
My dad and godparents both went to Michigan and the night my acceptance letter came, an inpromptu sing-a-long broke out around the piano with them singingall of the old glee club songs. I never really had a fighting chance to go somewhere else.
Came to UM right after the BB national championship (which I took as an omen that I had made the right college choice). The first big home game was an overtime win against Duke. My allegience was no longer in question.
During my college days went to the Gator Bowl, Rose Bowl, multiple GLI's at the Joe, and was in New Orleans for the Chris Webber Time-out. This southern girl learned about hockey from her Stockwell hallmate and enjoyed many a bench clearing brawl between UM & MSU.
My college roommate and I still arrange our bi-annual visits around Michigan sports. She comes to Michigan timed with a home football game. She moved to Texas right before the Cowboy Classic, so it was a great excuse to see her family, new house, and then watch our team get beat up by Alabama.
Michigan sports were a great background to my college experience, and as an alumna still is the thread that connects me to my college friends.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||yack||
they look like bad swimtrunks...
|13 weeks 2 days ago||maybe Hail & Unite is a reaction to the DJ music||
It occurs to me that maybe the Hail & Unite push is actually a reflection of wanting to fill the game airways with something other than Seven Nation Army and the Blues Brothers. While I basically think the whole "give us money and we'll get Eminem to write us a pump-up song" is destined for failure, I do think there is a possibility of this continuing to curve the trajectory that has been such generic music at games (FB & BB mostly). Children of Yost have been good at asserting themselves at the games in such a way that the use of pipped in music there is kept to a minimum.
At least this pipped in music wouldn't be borrowed from Penn State (who figured out the awesomeness of the White Stripes) and Duke (who has been doing the Blue Brothers dance since the 80s). Makes UM look lame to repeat it.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously, that hat pic made my day. We're back!||
Seriously, that hat pic made my day. We're back!
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||don't forget||
... and fundraising, don't forget the fundraising
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||OMG that graph||
The Denard-Shirvell Scale of Douchiness has to be one of the best things I've ever seen on this website.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||There hasn't been much||
There hasn't been much conversation about the letter that came out in the fall from all of the head coaches unanimously supporting Dave Brandon. Stockholm Syndrome? Coordinated by DB himself? True feeling from the coaches (similar to the feelings reflected by the players) that Dave was great? There's a story there.....
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Cute kid, but||
look at Harbaugh's pinky finger! That's been broken a couple of times. Holy Arthritis!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||tell us how you really feel||
It's like Brian just sliced open his belly and let us all see inside. holy shit. good work
|14 weeks 2 days ago||So thankful it looks like||
So thankful it looks like he's going back to the traditional, simple hat. Plain navy, with a block M. Beautiful.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Mani Osteria (Liberty||
Mani Osteria (Liberty &Division) for great Italian food (and wood fired pizza); Mario Batali is a fan and it's always showing up on best food lists. Right next door is Isalita; owned by the same folk, but authentic, super yummy Mexican food.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Better Harbaugh flute playing picture on twitter||
Don't know how to insert actual pic, but somebody can I'm sure. https://twitter.com/markthenomad/status/559064688970194945
|18 weeks 2 days ago||erp. never mind upon refresh I can see it all...||
|18 weeks 2 days ago||hint: played for 49ers||
The picture didn't make it, but via the Wikipedia I could see that he played for HARBAUGH/49ers in 2011 & 2014.
Bring 'em on...
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Approved block M?||
Given all of the university's focus on "branding", I can't believe they allowed the nonstandard block M to be used. Kind of like it though.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Also, remember this blog is||
Also, remember this blog is not a men's-only domain. Women participate in this blog for the up-to-the minute (second?) gossip about what is going on with the football-staff hiring. There are lots of other locations that you can go for the other stuff.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Also, remember this blog is||
Also, remember this blog is not a men's-only domain. Women also participate in this blog for the up-to-the minute (second?) gossip about what is going on with the football-staff hiring. There are lots of other locations that you can go for the other stuff.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Sam Webb concurs|
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Sam Webb concurs|