Malcolm Gladwell: Why College Football Should Be Outlawed

Malcolm Gladwell: Why College Football Should Be Outlawed

Submitted by Edward Khil on April 30th, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Slate interviews the best-selling author about head injuries, player exploitation and the subversion of the academic mission.

Colleges are going to get sued, and they will have to decide whether they can afford their legal exposure. That said, the issue ought to be how big-time college sports subverts the academic mission of university education.

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/intelligence_squared/2012/04/the_next_slate_intelligence_squared_debate_is_may_8_why_malcolm_gladwell_thinks_we_should_ban_college_football_.html

Hello: Brian Cleary - QB (Preferred Walk-on) 2012

Hello: Brian Cleary - QB (Preferred Walk-on) 2012

Submitted by wresler120 on April 30th, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Michigan landed preferred walk-on 2012 Quarterback Brian Cleary from U of D Jesuit. The 6'3 205 pound quarterback had an offer from CMU, and will more than likely garner an offer from Michigan State next week. Welcome aboard!

 

http://michigan.247sports.com/Board/59424/Michigan-lands-preferred-walk-on-QB-9350097

 

Highlight Film:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YgP3h9Ce20

Michigan offers Soph CB

Michigan offers Soph CB

Submitted by Chi-Blue on April 30th, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Really quiet on the recruiting front these days, and because the 2013 class is going so well it looks as though the Michigan coaches keep moving on with new offers. 2011 8A state champ Bolingbrook, Illoinois has really been putting out some top talent in the last couple years. LB Antonio Morrison took a hard look at Michigan before deciding on Florida. Another is Aaron Bailey who is a 4-star QB that chose Illinois over the weekend. Bailey had offers from OSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and others but chose Illinois. This kid will really be good, especially with the new offense being installed at Illinois. One of his offers was from Arizona, and I hear that the coach out there has quite the ability to identify quality QB prospects???

Now comes 2014 CB prospect Parker Westphal. For those who dont know, former Mich DB Todd Howard who is an alum and position coach at Bolingbrook has some great things to say about Parker (http://hsillinois.scout.com/2/1133770.html). Over the weekend he was offered by Michigan. He lists Michigan and several other BigTen schools as places he has always liked. I've seen this kid since he has been in 6th grade and he is really a good looking player.  I hope that the early offer combined with Howards presence gives us a leg up on the competition because I really think this kid is going to be a big timer. Not too big of an update but just something to keep an eye on as news continues to be a little slow.

Michigan Lacrosse Season Finale Saturday To Be Live On ESPN3

Michigan Lacrosse Season Finale Saturday To Be Live On ESPN3

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 30th, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Team One's final game of the season will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Michigan will take on the #5 north carolina tar heels in Chapel Hill at 7pm EST.

The ECAC Tournament will take place Wednesday and Friday. 1 seed loyola will take on 4 seed denver at 8pm EST, and 2 seed ohio will take on the 3 seed fairfield. The tournament will be played in denver. The championship game will played Friday at 7pm on ESPNU. The winner gets the ECAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The tournament will expand to an 8-team format when Michigan becomes a full-member.

                                                  FINAL ECAC Standings

Team ECAC Overall
1. #3 Loyola 6-0 10-1
2. #18 Ohio 5-1 8-6
3. #16 Fairfield 4-2 10-3
4. #12 Denver 3-3 8-4
5. Hobart 2-4 4-7
6. Air Force 1-5 6-7
7. Bellarmine 0-6 4-7
8. MICHIGAN 0-5^ 1-12

^Michigan is an affiliate ECAC member for the 2012 season. Therefore, Michigan's record in the ECAC box is their record against ECAC opponents. They do not count as conference wins or losses for Michigan or their respective opponents. They will become a full member in the 2013 season.

Season Ticket Deadline May 4

Season Ticket Deadline May 4

Submitted by The FannMan on April 30th, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Since the Athletic Department isn't mailing out renewal packets this year, I thought I would remind the MGo Community that the deadline for renewing football season tickets is May 4.

(I checked to see if there was any other thread on this and didn't find one.  I await my beating if I missed one.)

Chris Greenwood- Anyone Know the Real Story?

Chris Greenwood- Anyone Know the Real Story?

Submitted by Ziff72 on April 30th, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The Lions draft of Chris Greenwood really has me perplexed.   This guy went to Detroit King supposedly so it wasn't like he was at a school that would not get scouted.  Was this guy on the recruiting radar when he came out?   This guys measurables rank with Patrick Peterson and Deion Sanders if that 40 time is legit.  6' 2" corners that  run 4.4 forty times get drafted in the 1st rd not play at Albion.   

I couldn't find him on Rivals database.   My guess is either he had a 7inch growth spurt or he quit football while at King.   Seems like a crazy story in there somewhere but no one seems to have covered it yet.

 

2013 Draft- Guy really likes Lewan

2013 Draft- Guy really likes Lewan

Submitted by Ziff72 on April 30th, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I'm surprised the guy has not got more national and local respect.  This guy seems to be where I am at.  Obviously all the usual disclaimers apply(mock drafts are stupid, year ahead are really stupid, whose this guy on NFL .com, etc) but this is interesting.

Offensive Tackles

1. *Taylor Lewan, Michigan, 6-8/302
2. *D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6/335
3. *Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5/305
4. *Chris Faulk, LSU, 6-6/325
5. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin, 6-6/322

Lewan may be this year's version of Kalil if he continues to get stronger. Fluker's a massive road grader who has better feet than expected. Matthews is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, but his strong play is what gets him on this list. Faulk and Wagner have the girth and just good enough footwork to play immediately as rookies, even if it's on the right side of the line instead of the left. 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8289ff57/article/2013-nfl-draft-top-five-prospects-by-position 

Request for Roll Damn Tide - Poggi Visit

Request for Roll Damn Tide - Poggi Visit

Submitted by snakedog on April 30th, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Roll Damn Tide-

I know you called it quits on offering your updates (much disapponitment to many mGo'ers) but I was wondering if you could shed any insight on the Poggi visit to Alabama this weekend. What are the rumblings or what is the fanbase talking about on post visit Monday. Thanks.

From: Everybody.