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|4 days 19 hours ago||It sounds exactly like MGoBlueTV!||
I wonder if the difference is that the subscription monies for BTN Plus just goes to BTN rather than MGoBlueTV going to the University and CBSSports. Hmmm.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I like Sam - Ira not so much - on||
WTKA. IT has pretty broad coverage of all Michigan sports. The Recruiting Roundup is the best segment and is available on podcast. Coaches are on often, John U Bacon and, of course, OUR Brian. I get it on tunein.com or iheart.com either on my Roku or PC or phone.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Many of the Michigan FB and BB||
seem to be enrolled year-round. You can rack up the credits quickly if you want. I'd certainly try to take the tough courses during the off-season and rest on the oars during the regular season.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Singapore Alumni Contact||
Somebody who can help you:
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|6 weeks 5 days ago||I have BTN on my computer streaming||
through stream2watch.me/live-tv right now. I was able to get the games live last fall. I have had some problems using watchespn when it is blacked out for my area. (Probably because I live in MI and am not a Charter TV customer.)
Playon (if you have Roku) has a btn plugin, but (at least on Charter), the live tv does not seem to work if you are not a cable TV customer. I access that on MGoBlue TV when it's available.
Playon has an addin for my Chrome browser (probably the others as well) that I use called PlayCast which will take a stream from your pc and direct it to your tv through Roku, xbox360 and chromecast. You can select the playcast channel on the Roku Channel Store for free.
A lifetime subscription to Playon is relatively cheap (about $69) and the scripts and plugins get you into live tv pretty well. Take a look at Superusvox.com. I don't think it's listed on Playon, but they have a Playon Plugin and you get it with a one-time $5 donation.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I agree, Randy||
I attended several games while living in Milwaukee. They don't like us at all. I don't know whether they still sell beer at Camp Randall, but they did throughout the 90's and early 2000's.
One particularly memorable game consisted of a drunk standing in front of our alumni club (with his back to the game) screaming every obscenity he knew together with all manner of insults for the entire second half. No one in his section tried to stop him and there was no security to help get him out of there. UW pulled an upset at the very end of the game and a lot of people were trampled by fans and students trying to rush the field.
I know tons of the most pleasant people there, but I will never go to another game at that stadium.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||For those who'd like to play catch-up||
The games from last weekend are available on ESPN3 now. The ones for the upcoming Super Regionals should be up within a few hours of the actual game. They should be free to those with participating ISP's. Go to watchespn; log in with your ISP email address or ISP user name and password; and click on the replay tab.
UM was blacked out so I was unable to watch it live in ESPN3 last weekend.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||the replays are posted on||
http://espn.go.com/watchespn/#type/replay/ within a short time after the game. I have an espn insider subscription from a cheap magazine subscription. Don't know if it is required.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone know of a stream?||
Charter has stream2watchme and espn3 blocked. I can watch the replay later but all I have now is game tracker and it's making me crazy!
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I was watching but was too||
I was watching but was too stunned to participate. This was soooo much better and the 3rd series in a row where they've lost the first game badly. I do love to watch softball though!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The women gymnasts are going for NC tomorrow!!||
You can see it on ncaa.com
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Love this team!!||
Having become a fan in the last few years, I try to watch whenever there's video available on mgoblue. Try it you'll like it. The nationals are usually on ESPN in the middle of June but many NCAA events in all sports (like gymnastics) are available on expanded live coverage (and full replays) at the NCAA website in excellent quality.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||This is a very talented team that||
blasted Penn State in a doubleheader last Friday 6-0 and 22-0 in 5 innings. They came back and took them out 12-4 in 5 innings on Saturday.
Poor UD just ran into a red-hot team ranked #5.
I just wish the games had more video coverage. They play tOSU on Friday and you can stream the video off mgoblue.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||WI always roots against us||
I've posted this before, but I lived in MKE for 10 years. Any time Michigan played in the Bradley Center (especially when Wisconsin didn't have any team there), the Wisconsin people would boo nonstop. A friend claimed that they hate us because we ran the score up during the years their football team was beyond terrible. I was at many of those games and we had everyone but the water boy in by the second half! They really don't seem to remember that tOSU ran it up deliberately and much higher than our scores. Regardless, it supports the theory that many of the Big 10 teams consider us a hated rival and we rarely have their names in the conversation.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||They were amaizing!||
While I am not that knowlegeable about Women's Gymnastics, they had the best beam rotation I've ever seen them do, bar none. Floor was fabulous.
Usually vault is their most consistent rotation and it was good, but not up to their standard outstanding score. Bars was very good, but they didn't score as high as I thought they might.
Can't wait for the NCAA competition.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for doing this||
I missed the game and have been watching for your post!
|30 weeks 17 hours ago||Milwaukee is a tough place to play||
even when we're not playing Wiscy. I was at the Bradley for a NCAA finals in hocky one year and you wouldn't believe the hate we received. They booed us from start to finish and we ended up losing to Maine, I think. Buffalo would be more neutral.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry for the double post!||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||PBS Aurelio Zen Mystery Series||
They're probably available on Netflix, but you can seen them on YouTube: Cabal, Vendetta and Ratking. They're fabulous, set in Italy, very compelling, sophisticated, complex and edgy. You may have to watch each episode twice. I haven't read the books on which they're based, but I'll do it sometime soon.
Apparently they cost so much to produce that the second season was not produced AFAIK.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Get yourself a MOHU Amplified You'll be amazed.||
You'll get a lot of OTA stations.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||AFAIK they're legit||
They're Canadian; however, a previous version was shut down about the same time (a couple of years ago) as Front Row Sports and VIP Box as I recall. There has been no problem since then.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||There are several things that||
There are several things that you'll either need or be aware of:
1. ROKU gives you video. It plus Playon will give you live TV. Get a lifetime license for Playon on your PC and they might even give you another ROKU. There are Roku-provided channels and private plugins. One of the best is superusvoxtv.com. It has all the ESPN flavors as well as international sports etc together with all the other stations. It's the best $5 investment I know.
2. One of the plugins is CBSSports - BTN but mine only worked while I still had cable tv. Charter (my ISP) usually blocks live broadcasts of ESPN, MSNBC and BTN at some point in the broadcast. I haven't used it lately so I think it's still being blocked. It will work if you use someone else's logon that has Charter cable tv.
3.I would also recommend PlayLater as it gives you full dvr capability. Playon has a new feature called PlayCast that will feed streams off the internet to your Roku and on to your tv. I haven't played with it yet, but I think it will be very good.
4. My Plan B is to use http://www.vipboxus.co/ for a direct stream of Michigan sports BTN or otherwise and use a cable from my pc. to my tv. (WIFI or Bluetooth if you have newer equipment than mine.) You can get MSNBC on http://www.hulkusa.com/watch-msnbc-live-streaming/ Neither of these get blocked by Charter.
5. If the game is broadcast locally, I have a Mohu HD Amplified Leaf antenna. They just came out with one you can put in your attic or up on a tower that sounds wonderful. If you're in a metro area, the unamplified version will get you lots of channels. The amplified version gets me channels out as far as 60 miles, but I'm a flat-lander.
There are other streams that MGoBlog fans use and provide. Best of luck.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
i missed the first and last 10 minutes because of my vipbox stream. It was wonderful to be able to see them!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Basketball at Yost was way exciting...||
Especially when everyone stood up and cheered. The bleachers were literally rocking and rolling. Part of the excitement was waiting for the collapse! The noise was tremendous, the spirit absolutely gleeful. I loved every minute of it even without a great view of the court.
The team had been meh for some years until around 1963. With the advent of Bill Bunton, Larry Tregoning and a couple of years later Cazzie Russell, students were camping out all night in January just to get tickets.
When we moved into Crisler, the space was very intimidating until the number of season-ticket holders grew into the place. There were many exciting teams that followed, but not big-time championship teams until the Fab Five era.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||The Shebutanis are exquisite||
The Shebutanis are exquisite ice dancers and are from Ann Arbor.
Scott Moir was a student and, I think, roomed with Charlie White a while ago. He skates with University of Windsor student Tessa Virtue. They skate for Canada, train with Davis and White in Canton and are the reigning Olympic ice dance champions.
The Detroit area is a mecca for ice dancing. It's hard to make progress towards a degree when you're devoting so much time to your sport.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||You go, girlfriend (Rosie)||
I reached the last post and found my exact thoughts. I live in a backwater in SW Michigan with most fans rooting for ND and/or MSU. I have to drive 50 miles to find a group to watch the games with, but I can get on Mgoblog instantaneously and find some soulmates and perspective.
What Brian has created is a phenomenon. His writing is terrific and we all love his ability to state facts and feelings with wit, creativity and, most of all, humor.
I've followed for years. (I should have written down the year I discovered the site.) What I most appreciate is the recruiting news from the staff AND outstanding contributors, the spontaneous wit that suddenly appears in a string of comments and the detail of the analysis.
Mgoblog is evolving with news on and props to many of the other sports that are gradually moving to elite levels of performance.
Let's keep being classy and not apologize for banning trolls or others who don't belong on this site.
Thanks to you, Brian, we have a wonderful forum here. Without your leadership and the talented staff you have attracted, it not would be as rich, varied or interesting. Let the passion continue!
|42 weeks 6 days ago||In the early 60's there were||
several memorable ones, mostly on Fridays.
A fraternity, the ZBT's, I think, rented a helicopter and dropped maize and blue confetti on the Spartans as they practiced on their field.
Another year, UM students painted more appropriate colors on the Sparty statue right in the middle of a busy afternoon.
The pranks coming from EL were not so cute. The men in the dorms patroled campus all night before the game to prevent their fans (students??) from spray painting "MSU" and other graffiti on our buildings. That went on the whole time I was there.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||It was really exciting||
I was interrupted and missed the 3rd game, but the last one was incredible. It was tied and no one could score the match point. Apparently that's how the 3rd game went. Those Michigan women would not give up! UM/MSU 20/25, 25/22, 26/24 and 32/30.
|45 weeks 13 hours ago||Welcome, Boogie!||
You're going to love it here and we'll love you. Our women's program is shaping up nicely.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||We need to stop obsessing||
about where people sit and whether they're students or not.
For time immemorial, games could be sold out and some sections would not be full. A game the week after midterms might be a weekend some of the freshmen could go home, the week of midterms iffy, one against a cupcake just not appealing enough regardless of the cost of the seat, or 50-yead-line seats empty because the weather is bad.
Get over it and concentrate on what's important. If you're there, make sure you're heard. If not, watch it however you can.
If the ticket is paid for, the team has been financially supported. There is no other place I can think of where where people believe that just because you bought a ticket, you have to attend.