OT: Yahoo Sports: Playoff should be on campus and have an actual formula

OT: Yahoo Sports: Playoff should be on campus and have an actual formula

Submitted by NateVolk on May 1st, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Dan Wetzel makes his usual compelling case.  If they just can't bring themselves to play them on campus where they belong, these games at the very least need to have a regional city that gets the bid if the Big 10 (as an example) gets a top 2 seed.  As long as it is a city and stadium of "acceptable" size, it should be totally up to the conference.  So if the Big Ten wanted to play it at Soldier Field as a home game for their participant to play a southern team it could.   

The bowls can now be out doing what they do: ripping everyone off to subsidize profligate spending on parties. There is no good reason to include them at all.

The other great point offers a solution for many of the users on here who want to see Michigan play more non-conference home and homes during the season.  All the playoff people need to do is adopt some formula that gives large weight to playing hard games. You'll get your road games at Florida State and Texas if that happens. Right now there is a disincentive  to schedule hard under the current system.

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--potential-four-team-playoff-not-perfect--but-it-s-a-start.html#more-id

 

Nebraska RB Aaron Green to Transfer

Nebraska RB Aaron Green to Transfer

Submitted by hart20 on May 1st, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Nebraska RB Aaron Green will be transferring from Nebraska. This is a pretty big loss for Nebraska. He was a 5-star to ESPN and Scout and a 4-star to Rivals and 24/7. He had a decent season as a true freshman:

Green appeared in 12 games as a freshman last season, rushing 24 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns and catching one pass for 25 yards and a TD.

 

It seems that a lot of Nebraska fans felt that that Green would be the #2 back this year and the starter once Burkhead left. It seems he left because he was unhappy splitting carries with Abdullah at the #2 back.

Link: http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/49240/huskers-rb-aaron-green-to-transfer

 

(Free) Rivals Article: Ty Isaac in no hurry to decide

(Free) Rivals Article: Ty Isaac in no hurry to decide

Submitted by drewro02 on April 30th, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Free article over at Rivals about where Ty is in his recruitment. Doesn't seem like anything negative for us, and probably not a whole lot of change from what we already knew.

http://www.michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1360838

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.)