"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|11 hours 37 min ago||Absolutely pitiful effort||
Absolutely pitiful effort after the equalizer. Instead of energizing us, it seemed to make us just assume we had it won & stop exerting effort. Can't let stuff like that happen if you want to be a playoff team.
|12 hours 42 min ago||Gotta deliver in the 3rd. We||
Gotta deliver in the 3rd. We can't go losing to teams like Dartmouth if we want any shot at the tourney.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I don't remember a time when||
I don't remember a time when I didn't understand. My children won't either.
|1 week 4 days ago||Great info as always,||
Great info as always, MGoSoftball! I've noted these down for use in future season previews. :)
|1 week 4 days ago||I gotta say, those Maize &||
I gotta say, those Maize & Blue stripes are pretty fantastic on the home jersey. Not a big rugby fan (just haven't watched enough to have a handle on it yet), but those look awesome.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Yeah, he's been killing it||
Yeah, he's been killing it for Saline for the last year+. From what I gathered, he didn't get much interest from Michigan & liked what he saw at VA Tech, so he went with that. Could get interesting, though, if he impressed Harbaugh & cools on VA Tech with Beamer on the way out. Obviously I'm biased towards my hometown, but it would be awesome to see him in Maize & Blue.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Exciting to think of Harbaugh||
Exciting to think of Harbaugh in my home-town stadium. Also, go Hornets - great way to gut out the win and move forward!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This is an oddly common||
This is an oddly common mistake. For some reason people think an end-around is a reverse, even though the ball doesn't change directions. Then a reverse off an end-around somehow becomes a double-reverse. Weird.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It is consequential in that||
It is consequential in that it had consequences. This post directly led to the firing of an athletic director. Yes, there are other things out there that are more grave or more important, but in terms of the direct consequences of one piece of writing, this one is up there. Not necessarily number one, but pretty high.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I've always wondered if this||
I've always wondered if this day would come, given his past issues. Sad to see that it has; college football has lost one of the good guys.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I definitely think that||
I definitely think that contacting a lawyer and checking out the legalities regarding the T-shirt situation is a good idea. Some people might think it's humorless, but I don't care - I sure as hell would not want my face turned into an opposing team's shirt, and if someone did so, I'd be looking to make them pay.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Atuahene is starting to look||
Atuahene is starting to look like the most dynamic scorer we've seen in A2 since the magical Saad/Meram season. Been very encouraged by his play.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Amen regarding Mel. It's not||
Amen regarding Mel. It's not exactly "Operation Unicorn" all over again, but I hope Hackett is already gearing up some of that same magic to bring Mel back to Michigan where he belongs. Pushing him out was one of Brandon's biggest blunders, and if Hackett can rectify this one too, it will just add to the legend.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The basketball point does||
The basketball point does carry some weight, I think. You & I had a lot of overlap (04-08 for me), and not only did I never go to a Michigan basketball game, I don't remember ever hearing a friend say "I'm going down to the basketball game tonight" or anything like that. I watched a couple games on TV just by happenstance, but that was it. It just wasn't a central part of campus culture in those days like it is now. By contrast, I knew a bunch of people who went to hockey games. Combine the rise in b-ball with a dip in hockey's fortunes & price increases, and it's not too hard to see. Plus, while nice in some ways, the Yost renovations did definitely take some of the old character out of the building.
As for this year's team, I only was able to listen on the radio, but my initial impression is similar to Brian's. Sounds a lot like last year's team, which means bubble team, likely needing to win the B10 tourney to get a bid - but the B10 is weak enough that that's a realistic goal.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This is something I've been||
This is something I've been thinking about as well. We've had buzzer-beaters, hockey goals in the final second, the baseball team once made up a 14-run deficit against Northwestern, the whole nine yards. When it goes your way, it's miraculous, when it goes the other way, it's a curse. It doesn't make this week suck any less, but it does put it in perspective - we will have our turn on the right end of one of these sooner than we realize probably. It's not like we're talking about the Lions here. :)
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan hangs on for the W &||
Michigan hangs on for the W & the weekend sweep! Not the most convincing of stuff, we'll need to improve to beat the better teams on our schedule, but it's a start. Also a great palate cleanser after yesterday!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Empty net, minute to go.||
Empty net, minute to go.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||PP Mercyhurst upcoming. Need||
PP Mercyhurst upcoming. Need a big stand here, with 5:45 to go.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||3rd period underway - couple||
3rd period underway - couple shots, but nothing much yet.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||3-2 after 2. Not great, but||
3-2 after 2. Not great, but we've answered both of their tallies quickly. 3rd period we gotta stretch the advantage.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Answered back again! Now||
Answered back again! Now let's get another and pad the lead!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And we answer right back!||
And we answer right back! 2-1 for the Boys in Blue!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Bad start to the 2nd - 1-1,||
Bad start to the 2nd - 1-1, PPG for Mercyhurst.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||1-0! Kyle on the rebound!||
1-0! Kyle on the rebound!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Listening on the radio -||
Listening on the radio - sounds like we're getting some great scoring chances - haven't buried anything yet, though.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Should read 1-0-0.||
Should read 1-0-0.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I was there in the student||
I was there in the student section. Almost couldn't watch for that last play, although I'm glad I did! That was absolutely insane! The cherry on top for me was this pair of PSU fans who were being me the whole game, just being obnoxious as hell. After I stopped jumping & screaming following the play, I turned around - sure enough, they had ghosted post-haste, and were nowhere to be found.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I would say that we are in||
I would say that we are in that group of 5 or fewer teams who are seriously expected to be in title contention. You never know quite how things will shape up until the season gets going, and post-season sports are always somewhat unpredictable. However, we lost very little off of probably the 2nd best team in Michigan history last year, and what we did lose we have solid replacements for. I wouldn't quite go so far as to say we have 3 ace pitchers - we have 1 for sure in Betsa and hopefully a 2nd in Driesenga. Blanco might get there, but it'll take some time I think & she has a fair amount still to prove.
Florida for their part also didn't lose much in terms of numbers, but they did lose their national player of the year winner. Since she anchored both their pitching rotation & their batting line-up, that's a big loss. They still have a ton of talent, though, and they are also absolutely in that discussion of the top 2, 3, 4 teams in the nation.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I second Alton's comment -||
I second Alton's comment - combining Gametracker via Mgoblue.com & the michigan softball twitter account tends to be your best bet. The twitter account is sometimes a little faster to update than Gametracker (although not always), while Gametracker is more detailed.
It's also worth checking Mgoblue.com before the games because every now & again something will get streamed online. I got to watch a couple of our non-conf games that way last year (Cal State Fullerton & ASU, IIRC), because the host was streaming it on their website. If such a stream exists, mgoblue.com shoul have a link to it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, unfortunately you're||
Yeah, unfortunately you're right about the B10 schedule. It does work in our favor to some extent, insofar as it means we tend to have an easier route to the B10 title, but I'd rather face the best competition available to prepare for the post-season. Maryland/Rutgers really hurt softball scheduling a lot. At least the Maryland thing meant I could go to a game here in DC last year, though, so that was nice.