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|12 hours 49 min ago||Redshirt freshmen. Fans who||
Redshirt freshmen. Fans who weren't good enough to lead cheers in their first year, but who showed some potential. Now they're getting their chance in the Big House.
|1 week 1 day ago||Glad they were able to||
Glad they were able to reschedule the marquee showdown with UCLA. Both of those teams must really want a piece of each other, knowing that those are the kind of wins that build tournament resumes. Hopefully all the turmoil of the weekend won't put the ladies off their game!
|1 week 2 days ago||Extra one is for last year's||
Extra one is for last year's National Championship!
|1 week 3 days ago||Make your mother sigh.||
Make your mother sigh.
|1 week 4 days ago||I don't know what it says||
I don't know what it says about me that I think this is actually kind of an awesome idea. In part it fits with the fact that, as Brian likes to point out, in college sports, weird is good. Few things would be weirder than a giant bell tower thundering before third downs, and therefore I am for it.
|1 week 6 days ago||I remember watching that with||
I remember watching that with at a friend's apartment back in undergrad. Classic finish! My favorite part is the guy at the end of Michigan's bench by the baseline. He evidently didn't think the shot had a chance, because he had two arms full of fold-out seats that he was bringing out for the players to sit on in the huddle, and when it goes down, he has no idea what to do with all those chairs!
|1 week 6 days ago||Same here - I'd been having||
Same here - I'd been having too good of a day to ruin watching us get blown out (or even in a dogfight) at Purdue, so I just checked the Gametracker periodically. That died in OT, though, but happily folks messaged me about the result. A ridiculous game, a win we had to have, and we got it, one way or another. Hope we can look a little more in-control when the Gophers come calling on Saturday, but as long as the Ws go up on the board, it's all good in the end.
|2 weeks 18 min ago||Nothing wrong with posting||
Nothing wrong with posting this - I'm pretty sure all of us alums had a nostalgic moment thinking about the moment when we got that same letter. [Edited b/c I misread the original post] Undergrad or grad, studying at UM is a great opportunity and one I hope you'll enjoy to the fullest. Ann Arbor is a great town and there's a ton to dive into. Have a great time and congratulations on your admission!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That is awesome, thanks for||
That is awesome, thanks for the insights! I haven't gotten to see the team play yet, and probably won't until we get to conference play & BTN starts helping us out. I love hearing from people who've gotten to actually witness what's going on beyond the stat-sheet, and of course good news about the freshmen is exactly what we want to hear!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's what's reall exciting||
That's what's reall exciting to me - Michigan hasn't played this good of defense in a *long* time. I'm not too worried about the offense having a bit of an off weekend, since we've just got so much talent in that department, they're bound to break through. If we can keep getting defense at anything like this level, look out.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Depending on how long you've||
Depending on how long you've felt this way, their super-villain b-ball coach may have something to do with that!
Scary to cut it that close against Kent State, but on the plus side the D was stellar again. It's great the see Haylie taking it to the top teams in the country again, and Driesenga really needed a bounce-back game like this, and she came through big time. All in all, a very good day for Michigan softball. Now they've just got to finish out the weekend against FAU. The Owls should be over-matched, although they have notched a couple Ws over Big Ten opposition, and as we saw against Kent State, you can't just cruise by anyone.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wagner slams the door in||
Wagner slams the door in Kentucky's face! A 2-hit shut-out against the #5/#6 team in the nation! Romero goes 2-for-3 with a walk to record yet another multi-hit game, and Lawrence continues to provide the extra punch in the offense with a 2-RBI game. This is exactly the sort of high-quality win we need to get in the non-conf schedule. Great work by the team!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||She's also taking one for the||
She's also taking one for the team at the plate! Two hit-by-pitches for her - I think UK is getting a little frustrated & trying to get in her head a little bit. It's great to see her out there in a pressure spot against elite competition again after her injury, etc. last year. Hope she can slam the door on them!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wagner in the circle for a||
Wagner in the circle for a huge one against Kentucky today. This is exactly the kind of quality win we need to get. Let's hope they can get it done!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Scary to come that close to a||
Scary to come that close to a true bad loss. Losses to UF & ULL (esp. given that it was at ULL) are someting you can live with, even though a loss is never enjoyable of course. BC was a team we needed to beat, though, and it's great that the ladies came through.
Romo, probably to no one's surprise, is certainly off to a blistering start, which is very good news for this team. From MGoBlue.com, this weekend Romo "batted .533 (8-for-15) over Michigan's five games, including two home runs, one double, eight runs batted in and six runs scored". She's also 4-6 with 12 RBI with the bases loaded. If this is what's she's playing like right out of the gate, the thought of her midseason form has got to be *terrifying* for the rest of the Big Ten.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If they keep playing like||
If they keep playing like this, it won't be an "upset" for much longer! This team has made huge strides, and with a freshman like Coon, the next few years might get pretty darned fun.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Great bounce back game. The||
Great bounce back game. The offense coming through in spades is no huge surprise, although 15 runs is a lot even for us. What really impresses, though, is the defense. ULL is a good softball team, and to hold them to one run (even in a shortened game) in their park is no mean feat. While Central Arkansas is not at that same level, Betsa certainly did everything asked of her and then some, with a dominant performance. Hopefully we see a few more defensive dominations like that going forward.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good bounce-back day, and||
Good bounce-back day, and great recaps, MGoSoftball! I always appreciate reading the write-ups.
Obviously these were games we were expected to win, but we took care of business in pretty dominant fashion, which is of course what you like to see. Hitting through the line-up and good pitching is going to be key. I agree that it is great to see Wagner having a strong start to the season. She's one I'm going to be keeping an eye on early - if she is showing signs of playing at the level she was as a freshman or improving from there, look out. Also a big commendation to Abby Ramirez, who according to the MGoBlue.com write-up "finished her first weekend of collegiate softball with a .583 (7-for-12) batting average, six runs scored and four assists." Great way to start a career!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Still, the whole story hasn't||
Still, the whole story hasn't been written yet for softball. Gotta turn it around and get a win against a game South Florida team. Maybe Wagner gets her chance in that one?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This day blows. First||
This day blows. First b-ball, then this, plus hockey trailing a miserable Penn State squad 3-0. I'm so glad I didn't plan on relaxing all day watching sports recovering from a cold... Oh, wait.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And now down by 3. What a||
And now down by 3. What a disappointing collapse. Anyone have any idea why Wagner hasn't gotten a chance here? UF has Driesenga's number and Betsa wasn't able to get it done either...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Driesenga returns to the||
Driesenga returns to the circle - one of the odd things about softball, a pitcher can return after being relieved.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And now with a HBP and a||
And now with a HBP and a walk, the bases are loaded. Yikes!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Betsa in to pitch for||
Betsa in to pitch for Driesenga. Huge pressure spot to send the freshman in for her first action as a Michigan pitcher!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Fielding errors costing||
Fielding errors costing Michigan in the 7th. It's now 4-3 with two outs. Time to close the deal...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Romero picking up right where||
Romero picking up right where she left off last year with a grand slam in just her second at-bat of the season! 4-0, Maize & Blue!!!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's true we don't have any||
It's true we don't have any one pitcher that is totally dominant, but we have two strong upperclassmen with the potential to develop into that. Factor in a quality freshman and we have a pretty deep pitching staff, even if there is no one total ace. Add in that we're returning one of the best offenses in the country, and I can see where the high ranking comes from. I'll admit it always makes me nervous being ranked so high, b/c there's nowhere to go but down, but I can see what the pollsters are looking at.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Great way to get fired up for||
Great way to get fired up for the new season, MGoSoftball! Can't wait to see what the ladies have in store for us. They're certainly testing themselves right out of the gate, just like always. A win or two today would really get this season started off right!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know much about it||
I don't know much about it either, but that looks right to me. On a related note, holy crap, the Big Ten is strong in wrestling! The top 3 teams in the nation are all in the Big Ten, as are 4 of the top 10, 7 of the top 15, and 10 of the top 25. The only unranked Big Ten teams are Indiana and Sparty. The fact that we are even reasonably competitive in this conference is danged impressive.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ok, guys, I promise I'll keep||
Ok, guys, I promise I'll keep listening for the rest of the game. I left to take a shower with us up 2-0, came back to a tie game, and then we immediately scored two quick ones. I'll just make sure to stay right here for the rest of the game!