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.

UMich NFL draft history

UMich NFL draft history

Submitted by blueheron on April 30th, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Last year around this time I posted a spreadsheet with information on UM and the NFL draft. You'll see an updated version here.

In 2011 I looked at three-year intervals; this year I extended them to four years. In the most recent ('09 to '12) four-year interval, UM had ten picks. That's the lowest number since '84 to '87 (also ten). Only the '83 to '86 run (eight picks) was worse in the modern era.

Taking a closer look at the high (rounds one to three) end, there were three such picks from '09 to '12. This has never happened in the modern era. In most four-year intervals there were at least twice that many.

Details:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AkEbjH02DNzxdFFnM2dRYkxqZFRONnA4WmY3bVp3VlE&output=html

Next to the first draftee for each year you'll see four columns: * Total number of picks for that year. * Total number of picks for that year and the three prior years. * Total number of "high" picks for that year. * Total number of "high" picks for that year and the three prior years.

Is it fair to use NFL draft results as a proxy for talent level? I believe so, at least to some degree. This would mean that the '08 team (whose players were draft-eligible from '09 to '12) is the least talented one we've had. Interestingly (to put it mildly) low draft numbers in the mid-'80s (when viewing overall picks) and the early '90s (high picks) didn't result in poor W-L records.

Anyway, I hope Hoke's recruiting success helps reestablish UMich as an NFL factory. It hasn't been one since around the time the '04 class was exiting.

Notes:

* Since the draft is currently seven rounds, I ignored all picks past that round in old drafts.
* I did not account for expansion (Bucs and Seahawks in the mid-'70s, Panthers and Jags sometime after that), so the numbers from (say) the early '70s, which are already impressive, should be considered in that light. (Being drafted in the first round with fewer teams is a rarer achievement.)
* For obvious reasons, I didn't count Ryan Mallett (a "high" pick) and Toney Clemons (7th-rounder) in the recent years. Mr. Plow, btw, was not drafted by the NFL.

Matt Charboneau (detnews) Is The Anti-Mike Rosenberg

Matt Charboneau (detnews) Is The Anti-Mike Rosenberg

Submitted by Edward Khil on April 30th, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Matt Charboneu is such an MSU slappy, I wonder if Spartans are actually starting to be embarrassed by his enthusiasms.  To hear him tell it, the Michigan State defense next year is going to take sliced bread, and ground it down into its component parts, and then synthesize it into even more...component--but hard-hitting--parts.

I'm scared, Matt.

Oh, wait,  You're coming to Ann Arbor next year.

I hope you have a Kork Coupons with you.

Oh...wait.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120430/OPINION03/204300326/Michigan-State-defense-stellar-maybe-BCS-title-worthy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

The word talented would not do it justice. Nine starters return from a team that was sixth in the nation a year ago in total defense. And if its performance on Saturday was any indication, this defense will be one that could lead the Spartans somewhere they have only dreamt of in recent years — a national championship.


 

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-29-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-29-12

Submitted by Ace on April 29th, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Ohio State and, to a lesser extent, Notre Dame continue to carve into Michigan's lead in the recruiting rankings, with each school getting big-time commits this week. The middle of the pack is slowly taking shape as well, while the bottom four teams continue to boast just three combined commitments. Changes since the last rankings:

4-22-12: Iowa picks up Nathan Bazata.
4-23-12: Ohio State picks up Joey Bosa and Lewis Neal. Iowa picks up Brant Gressel.
4-26-12: Notre Dame picks up Mike Heuerman. Illinois picks up Aaron Bailey.
4-27-12: Iowa picks up John Kenny.
4-29-12: Wisconsin picks up Rob Wheelwright.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 4.06 3.88 3.88 3.90
2 Ohio State 13 3.92 3.92 3.77 3.77 3.85
3 Notre Dame 12 3.42 3.75 3.67 3.83 3.67
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.38 3.50 3.50 3.47
5 Nebraska 5 3.60 3.40 3.60 3.00 3.40
6 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.00 3.14 2.86 3.04
7 Iowa 7 3.14 3.00 3.00 2.71 2.96
8 Wisconsin 4 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.00 3.06
9 Illinois 5 3.00 3.00 2.80 2.60 2.85
10 Northwestern 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
12 Purdue 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

On to the full data.