"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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|4 weeks 6 min ago||That's a good one ... I also||
That's a good one ... I also like the ESPN announcer who called the UM-Minnesota game in the '96 NCAA Hockey tourney: "I don't believe I just saw what I think I just saw!"
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Sodexo||
Sodexo took over running the employee cafeteria where I work. As soon as they came in, food prices rose about $2 per item, with no appreciable increase in quality or quantity. Doesn't surprise me at all that they jacked up the prices when they took over UM Athletics.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I think I saw (and bought)||
I think I saw (and bought) something like that at Steve and Barry's when it still existed.
Personally, I (and I'm probably the only one) would like to see a return to the "dazzle" mesh fabric for the hockey jerseys. I'd also like to see the script Michigan reappear on the maize hockey jerseys.
And please, no highlighter yellow goalie pads with a blue that forms the block M when they have their legs together. Don't remember who wore them, but they were awful.
I kinda like Hunwick's pad design in this picture:
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Admittedly, I didn't click||
Admittedly, I didn't click the link, but it was my understanding that KRACH stood for "Ken's Ratings for American College Hockey", which would seem to be somewhat irrelevant when predicting the College Football playoffs.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Annual review||
I always have a meeting with my boss to discuss my annual review. I haven't been fired at one of those meetings yet. And the boss can't finish the annual review until after the year is over.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome News||
I had a chance to meet Chad and his family recently. Very nice people. I hope there is more good news for Chad in the future.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Jake Ryan, Drake Johnson,||
Jake Ryan, Drake Johnson, Jake Butt, and Scott Sypniewski
|1 year 3 weeks ago||He probably has a payback||
He probably has a payback clause in his contract, but he may have negotiated a "Michigan Clause" ... If he's offered the HC job at Michigan, he owes less, or doesn't owe anything. It's been a few years, but I feel like I remember reading that Red helped him get his job at Tech, possibly so he could get some experience as a HC before Red retired.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Arkansas||
Petrino was a decent coach. He took a bottom of the SEC Arkansas team, and turned them into a team that, while not a powerhouse, established a string of decent records, and decent bowl invitations. He got fired for off-the-field stupidity.
John L Smith was an assistant at Arkansas the previous year, who was hired in April as an interim coach, because they fired Petrino, and they needed someone who was available fast. He was an interim hire, and it was understood that he would not be the permanent coach.
As for Bielma, well, the jury's still out. He's been in some close games, but hasn't managed to pull any of them out at the end. (Just last week, they were 1 endzone interception away and an extra point away from taking the #1 team in the nation to OT). If they can learn to finish, they'll be a pretty decent team.
(For those of you wondering, Mrs. SyracuseWolvrine is an Arkansas alum, so I hear way more about their team than I care to admit)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I believe it was Men's||
I believe it was Men's Gymnastics in the early/mid 90's.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Arkansas also uses it||
Arkansas also uses it
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I was also curious. Thanks||
I was also curious. Thanks for clarifying.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Do you think Bielma would||
Do you think Bielma would consider leaving Arkansas to come back to the Big Ten? Would we want him to?
(And while we're considering coaches with Arkansas ties ... Petrino?)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Josh Langford||
For a second, I was wondering why Coach Beilein was recruiting the guy that scored the GWG in OT of the 1998 NCAA Championship game. And then I realized that this article mentions Josh Langford, not Josh Langfeld.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||1996||
1996, just for hockey. You've got the Mike Legg goal, and Brendan Morrison winning the championship, plus a few of Turco's amazing saves in the championship game.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Even better was when the||
Even better was when the other team had already pulled at least 1 goalie, so you would end up with "Dancer / Sieve / Sieve!"
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I believe it was probably||
I believe it was probably Mumford High. The band director there is also the UM Alumni Band director, who is, by far, the most entertaining band director I've ever seen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCp0KQpJ16s (watch from about 0:47 onwards)
|4 years 35 weeks ago||As long as they play the||
As long as they play the Swedish national anthem before the game, I'm ok with playing against Sweden.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Random Ship||
I think that the "random ship" is supposed to represent UA-Anchorage ... the SeaWolves
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Call me a traditionalist||
Call me a traditionalist, but I don't WANT to see a Big Ten Hockey conference. I think it will pretty much destroy college hockey as we know it. I like the fact that in hockey, some of the smaller schools get a chance to be powerhouses. Without UM, MSU and tSIO, the only "Name" school in the CCHA is Notre Dame.
With ND as the marquee name in the conference, what do you think the likelihood is of having a CCHA TV contract? What network would pick that up? I realize that the other schools in the conference are competitive, but names drive tv viewership. Nobody, outside of the most devoted fans of those schools or diehard college hockey fans would ever tune in to watch Bowling Green - Ferris State. However, once you add a team that people across the nation recognize, then you'll get some viewership.
The problem becomes even worse in the WCHA. Without UW and UMn, one could argue that the only schools that are at all well known outside of hockey are CC and DU. Unless you live in the state of Minnesota, chances are, you probably haven't heard of Saint Cloud State or Mankato. Would anyone, even the most diehard college hockey fan tune in to watch a game between Bemidji State and UNO?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Hockey Helmets||
You could always just do what they did with the hockey helmets when they first went to the winged design ... yellow electrical tape.
These days, I think we're having them airbrushed or custom made. I see no reason why airbrushing couldn't be an option for the new Bulwark helmets too.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Syracuse||
Yeah, and the Syracuse Band, at least during my time there (2000-2004) sucked almost as much as the Syracuse football team. I grew up in A2, listening to the MMB every Saturday (and if the wind was right, I could even hear rehearsals from my backyard), and it was a real shock to go to SU and hear the band. My first thought was "Wow, we're in a domed stadium, the band has mics in front of them, and I can still barely hear them"
|6 years 19 weeks ago||No Toe Picks!||
Vote against synchronized skating. Toe Picks are evil.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Where's the Early 90's hockey||
Where's the Early 90's hockey white jerseys with the blue shoulder piping?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Former announcers||
Am I the only one that misses Bill Curry in the broadcast booth? If nothing else, just for the entertainment value in trying to decipher what he's actually saying. I seem to remember him calling a UM-Wisco (I think it was Wisco, anyways) game, and at one point saying that "Wisconsin's gettin whipped like tied goats!) (granted, I wasn't really aware that tied goats were routinely whipped, but what do I know? I am a Northerner, after all)
Very happy that Steve Levy has given up College Football. Now if we could only get him to give up any other form of announcing.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Food?||
From the amount of food talk on here, I figured perhaps we actually DID recruit a hot dog.
Now I'm hungry, and missing A2. Damnit.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Burn the boats?||
so, if my quick glance at the fastcompany article, and your commentary on it is correct, you're essentially saying "don't get on a boat with Barry Melrose"?
Which, to be fair, is really good advice ... I mean, his hair is scary enough on TV ... i can only imagine the damage it could inflict at close proximity, like, for example, being on a boat.
I also wouldn't be entirely surprised if there was a nice C YA chant when Oglesby was ejected ... I'm sure some basketball fans are also hockey fans. Plus, a good loud C YA chant is the best possible way to annoy Paula Weston.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Shegos Brothers||
Yes, there are 2 Shegos Brothers, Matt, and Mark (who also goes by "Duke").
Way back when I first started watching Michigan Hockey, (93-94 season, if I recall correctly), the CCHA used a 2 Referee/1 Linesman system, which lead to the possibility of having both of the Shegos brothers on the ice at the same time. When they weren't there, the Shegos chant was used out of respect, because back then, those 2 were the best in the CCHA.
Shortly thereafter (95-96 season?) the CCHA (and the rest of the NCAA) switched to a 1 Ref/2 Linesman system, and the Shegos chant's meaning switched to "If there's one Shegos out there, we want the other one (doesn't matter which one), if it's none of them, we want one of them" (again, out of respect, because they were the best in the league)
Sometime in the 2000's, one of the brothers (Matt, I think) retired from his on-ice duties and became a supervisor. I think at some point since then Mark has retired, and Matt has returned to the ice.
And on the subject of referees and the institutions they graduated from, Steve Piotrowski is a Ferris alum, and I would have absolutely no qualms about seeing him on the ice in a UM-Ferris game. (Craig Lisko is also a Ferris alum, and a former goalie on their team, but I haven't seen him work enough games ... I don't think he likes Yost very much, last time I saw him there in stripes, he STILL got called a sieve)
|6 years 40 weeks ago||a long time ago, when I first||
a long time ago, when I first started using this identity online, certain companies who happen to run a rather popular instant messaging service, wouldn't let me have enough letters, so I cut out an "e", and have used it ever since.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Regional Site Selection||
So, the NC$$ has decreed that after this year, no hockey regionals will be held at on-campus locations. Apparently, they feel there's no way to have a neutral atmosphere at an on-campus venue. And my question to them is this ... Is it possible to have a neutral atmosphere at a venue that's less than 10 miles from the campus of the host school? (See: Xcel Energy Center, host University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 7.5 miles)
I think the real reason is that the NC$$ is sick of people whining about having to play Michigan at Yost ... however, I'd like to remind the whiners that Michigan has beaten DU and CC in Denver, Michigan has beaten BC in Boston, and Michigan has beaten UNH in New Hampshire.
(I'll also make the point that the X is a VERY nice arena ... however, does the NC$$ really expect a full house for a REGIONAL? If UMn isn't playing, they'll have less than 5,000 butts in the seats of a 20,000 seat arena. Yeah, THAT looks real good on TV.)