Michigan Spring game will not be aired live on TV

Michigan Spring game will not be aired live on TV

Submitted by Gobgoblue on March 21st, 2013 at 3:04 PM

And neither will Ohio State's.   Apparently, neither program would agree to move its air time, so BTN decided neither will air live.  

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/03/michigan_spring_game_wont_air.html

Game kicks off 12:30 on April 13th.  Will be aired on BTN at 9:00 P.M.  

The Wolverines’ spring game is slated to kick off at 12:30 p.m. on April 13, while the Buckeyes' game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. The Big Ten Networked announced Thursday that neither program agreed to move its game, so neither will be aired live.

2013 Michigan Football Season T-Shirt Design Vote

2013 Michigan Football Season T-Shirt Design Vote

Submitted by Well...Well...Well on March 20th, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Just saw a tweet about voting for the official T-shirt design for the upcoming football season. All voting will be via twitter.

Personally I like the #VoteTeam134, others seem too generic.

Here's the link: http://www.mgoblue.com/promotions/fbl-shirt-2013.html

Shirts:

Jake Ryan tears ACL, out indefinitely

Jake Ryan tears ACL, out indefinitely

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 20th, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Per @umichfootball on twitter.

MGoBlue release: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032013aab.html

What does this mean? Who will replace him? Will we see a Ross-Bolden-Morgan LB lineup? 

Fuck.

 

 

March 20, 2013

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich.University of Michigan football senior/junior linebacker Jake RyanWestlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) is out indefinitely with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in Tuesday's practice, the team announced today (Wednesday, March 20).

"You always hate when anyone gets injured and unfortunately we've dealt with our share of injuries in the last 12 months," said Michigan coach Brady Hoke."We will support Jake to make sure he has everything he needs to get through this.I know he will attack his rehabilitation just like he does everything else and will be back when he's ready."

Ryan led the Wolverines in 2012 with 88 tackles, 56 solo, 16 stops for loss, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

He earned All-Big Ten second team honors by the media and was the Roger Zatkoff Award recipient as U-M's top linebacker.Dating back to 2011, Ryan had tallied a tackle-for-loss in 17 of his last 19 games.

Wetzel on O'bannon - Denard as an example

Wetzel on O'bannon - Denard as an example

Submitted by JeepinBen on March 20th, 2013 at 11:22 AM

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/o-bannon-case-against-ncaa-sheds-light-on-big-time-athletic-departments--fuzzy-math-145020856.html;_ylt=AuIM1UGnC.oYUCpsegxuQnULcykA;_ylu=X3oDMTFoZnA0Y2I3BG1pdANCbG9nIEluZGV4IGJ5IEF1dGhvcgRwb3MDMQRzZWMDTWVkaWFCbG9nSW5kZXg-;_ylg=X3oDMTFrODdzYXZuBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANhdXRob3IEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

 

From the end of the article:

 

The University of Michigan, for instance, is a Big Ten member with an endowment of about $8 billion. If it wants a field hockey team, it can most certainly afford one. Cutting football players past and present in on some of the tens of millions that program generates or allowing them to profit off their own likeness or to put a percentage of jersey sales into a trust fund, isn't going to bankrupt the school. And if Title IX can't be reworked (and it almost assuredly can), then Michigan would do just that to comply with federal law.

What Delany is saying is that left to its own decision, Michigan won't see field hockey as worth the money. He's acknowledging that outside the myopic prism of the athletic department, gold-plated, non-revenue sports don't make much sense.

Right now Michigan athletics gets 100 percent of the revenue and things roll on. If the players get a cut, then it will have to "reduce opportunities for student-athletes overall."

So it's the players' share of the revenue – the money the O'Bannon case is trying to divert – that is propping up the other sports … the same other sports that Delany doesn't believe the university itself considers a sound investment.

Which begs a simple, if inadvertent question: if Michigan doesn't think it should pay for a field hockey team, then why does it think Denard Robinson should?

First 2016 Offer: Isaac Nauta, SDE, Buford, GA

First 2016 Offer: Isaac Nauta, SDE, Buford, GA

Submitted by ken725 on March 20th, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Rivals Profile

From Mblock:

Nauta was born in Grand Rapids and most of his family still lives in the Great Lakes State. One of those family members, Nauta's uncle, played for Greg Mattison while he was the defensive coordinator at Western Michigan.

Based on his tape it looks like he plays some TE as well. Rivals is reporting offers from Clemson, Tennessee and VT.

Obviosuly way to early, but has connections to Michigan and Mattison is his primary recruiter.  Makes me wonder what Mattison will do at the end of this new contract extension, but I guess we will worry about that at a later date.