OT-Running at the Arb at night

OT-Running at the Arb at night

Submitted by white_pony_rocks on July 16th, 2011 at 11:30 AM

A friend of mine posted a status on facebook last night arund 10:30 that she had just gotten done running at the arb.  I was under the impression that the Arb was closed after sunset.  I was wondering if this was just suggested or if there was any chance of actually getting in trouble by doing this.  Its going to be so hot this week and as weird as it sounds I am unable to drink anything when I run so I was intrigued by this.  If anybody has done this do you suggest doing it or is it better to stay away after sunset?

Detroit News Mascot Contest Winners (and Other Entries)

Detroit News Mascot Contest Winners (and Other Entries)

Submitted by MGoShoe on July 15th, 2011 at 8:09 AM

So the Detroit News announced the winner of its Michigan Mascot contest. The winner is Andrew Nyhoff of Kalamazoo, who wins two tickets to the SDSU game for his Werewolverine.

Some other entries are located here including the kids division winner submitted by Brooke Minoske of Riga, MI. Nice work, Brooke.


Over at MVictors.com, Greg has some pretty funny commentary on a few of them. Check it out. My favorite:

walking M

If there must be something with functioning eyes and legs to move around, let it be something like this, squeezing down the aisles, smacking popcorns and Cokes out of the hands of fans on the end of each row.

Here's "Homoerotic Wolverine" (NTTAWWT):

The "Wind in the Willows Wolverine (Badger)":

And, "I Partied Too Hard and Threw Up This Football Wolverine":

Malware infected AGAIN!

Malware infected AGAIN!

Submitted by 1464 on July 14th, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Yes, I know this is a double post, kinda.  I just wanted to let the powers that be know that I actually was infected by a virus that I speculate may have been from MGoBlog, as it popped up as soon as I visited the site and locked down my PC.  I've seen posts on this topic, and my antivirus has picked up threats in the past.

Today, somehow, it got past my McAfee.  It popped up a fake antimalware program.  I'm in IT, so I've seen similar things.  Luckily, I was able to establish it as 'conhost.exe'.  It was a file located in the App Data folder in my Docs and Settings user folder.  I was able to log in as another technician in safe mode and delete my user folder.  I'm logged in as myself now and everything seems fine.  I'm running MBAM right now to see if anything is left over.  Just a heads up.  I'm sure you guys are looking into it.


So I came back to check this thread, and wouldn't you know it, the damn thing hits me again.  Stupid me for thinking it was an isolated incident.  I guess I'm the clinical definition of crazy.  I'm posting this in Safe Mode with Networking.  I'm not going to revisit this site from my PC again for a few weeks, to give you guys a chance to fix this stuff.  We don't have access to Internet Options on my work PC, as they think we will bypass the proxy, so I cannot ratchet up my security settings to adjust for this.

So MGoBlog, goodbye for now.  If fate is on our side, I will be back some day.  Probably around when fall practice starts...

Malware detected

Malware detected

Submitted by Bluestreak on July 14th, 2011 at 12:40 AM

I know we have been having past issues with malware the past few days but per Brian's last post I thought we had a clean chit and no files were infected.


Today I got a popup saying that the website is infected with a Trojan. Anyone else had this experience today?

OT- Summer Recipes

OT- Summer Recipes

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 13th, 2011 at 9:49 AM

So this past fall/winter we had some great tailgaiting food posted on here, from ribs to chilis to dips, etc. there's often Beer suggestions, parings, drinking threads, etc.

We cant live the next 53 days on "Hello" Posts (we've only got a few left!) and practice speculation, campus sightings and 2500 words on the Shotgun... 

What do our MGoChefs do in the summer? I know we're not all cooking our chilis and other heavy foods over the summer, whatcha got? 

Notice from Michigan Regarding Accidental Boosterism

Notice from Michigan Regarding Accidental Boosterism

Submitted by Wave83 on July 12th, 2011 at 6:09 PM

I just received an email with this information from Michigan's compliance office (we have season tickets).  I thought it would be useful for everyone here, and also interesting that they took this step.

Since I am new, I also fully expect to screw up the block quote.  I apologize in advance.  Here it is:

Dear Michigan Fans:

We thank you for being our most loyal fans, spectators, and supporters. As a University of Michigan season ticket holder, a UM alumnus or a member of any booster organization, you are by NCAA definition a representative of UM’s athletics interests. UM is held responsible for anything you do related to UM’s prospects and/or our current student-athletes.

The NCAA has strictly limited the role you, as a Michigan Fan, may take with regard to prospects and student-athletes. The penalties for breaking those rules, whether by accident or intentional, can be severe. Any infraction will jeopardize a prospect or student-athletes opportunity to attend and compete for UM no matter how minor it may seem. In addition, you might expose UM to NCAA sanctions, and you could be disassociated from the program.

University of Michigan’s athletics programs value your continued support.  The best message you can take from this information is to ask someone who is knowledgeable about NCAA rules before taking any action with a recruit or a student-athlete. The rules are complicated, and there are far too many to mention in this e-mail. Therefore, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Compliance Services Office at (734)-615-7341 or by e-mail at [email protected].


Elizabeth Heinrich, Interim Chief of Compliance

The Top 10 Things Fans & Friends of Michigan Athletics Should Know:

1. ALWAYS ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Breaking NCAA rules can render prospects and student-athletes ineligible for competition at the University of Michigan. The NCAA holds the University of Michigan accountable for the actions of its fans and friends.

2. You MAY NOT make recruiting contacts with prospects, their relatives or legal guardians.  A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade (7th grade for Men’s Basketball) or above. This prohibition includes written and telephone communications.

3. You MAY NOT contact a prospect’s coach, principal, or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect.

4. You MAY send newspaper clippings and other information about talented prospects to the Michigan coaching staff. Also, you MAY continue established relationships with friends and neighbors whose children are prospects or current student-athletes, provided the relationship pre-dates reaching prospect status and is not based on their status as an athlete.

5. You MAY attend high school or junior college competitions provided no contact occurs with the prospect or the prospect’s relatives.

6. You MAY NOT entertain any coach from a junior or senior high school, preparatory school, or junior college or provide them with tickets or any other type of benefit.
7. You MAY NOT become involved in arranging for a prospect, a Michigan student-athlete or their family to receive gifts, money or financial benefits of any kind.

8. You MAY NOT provide transportation to a prospect, student-athlete or their friends and family. Also, you MAY NOT spend funds to entertain prospects, student-athletes or their friends and family.

9. You MAY employ a student-athlete provided you are paying them only for the work they actually perform, paying the going rate for similar services, are not paying them or providing perks based on their status as a student-athlete and the employment has been approved by the Compliance Services Office.

10.You MAY NOT use a photo or name of a student-athlete for commercial purposes or sell student-athlete memorabilia.

Thank You For Your Support!

The University of Michigan Compliance Services Office (CSO)
1000 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]


ESPN sues Ohio State

ESPN sues Ohio State

Submitted by BiSB on July 11th, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Yep.  You read that right.  ESPN is suing Ohio State over an alleged Open Meetings Act/Public records-ish type violation:

The sports entertainment giant filed a lawsuit Monday with the Ohio Supreme Court claiming the university violated Ohio’s public records laws by failing to make available three different sets of public records sought by ESPN earlier this year. The lawsuit is essentially asking the state’s highest court to force OSU into releasing the records to ESPN. 

One set of records involves e-mails, letters and memos from Tressel, OSU President Gordon Gee, OSU director of sports compliance officer Doug Archie and Athletics Director Gene Smith related to Pennsylvania businessman Ted Sarniak that ESPN requested on April 20.



I'm on the market for some Michigan memorabilia. Any advice?

I'm on the market for some Michigan memorabilia. Any advice?

Submitted by go16blue on July 11th, 2011 at 11:34 AM

I was thinking about fan day, when I realized that I don't really have anything for the players/coaches to sign besides old posters. So that got me thinking about buying a helmet. Unfortunately, those are a bit too pricey for me, a high schooler with very little income. So, mgoblog, what do you think I should get/buy (and while we're at it, what's your favorite piece of memorabilia)? Is it safe to assume posters will be sold at fan day? Also, I found a mini-helmet (1/2 scale) that I can afford. Do you think its big enough for a few signatures? Thanks for the advice.

If I Were in A2, I'd Attend this Charity Event

If I Were in A2, I'd Attend this Charity Event

Submitted by MGoShoe on July 8th, 2011 at 12:15 PM

But I'm not. If you are, consider attending A Night of Champions to benefit the Bo Schembechler Heart of a Champion Research Fund.

Silent Auction Items

  • Dwyane Wade signed Miami Heat jersey
  • Magglio Ordonez signed 16x20 framed photograph
  • Coffee with Michigan Football equipment Manager Jon Falk
  • Detroit Tigers Luxury Suite for July 31st 1:05 pm game Tigers vs. Angels (Inge family suite)
  • Brandon Inge signed Detroit Tiger jersey
  • Adidas Replica U-M football jersey
  • Coach Brady Hoke signed football
  • 4 luxury suite tickets to the U-M vs. San Diego State game on September 24th
  • Golf experience for 3 at Inverness Golf Club (Toledo, OH)
  • Lunch with Jim Brandstatter at Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • Traditions book - Signed by Bo Schembechler
  • Fathead of Michigan Stadium “The Big House” Mural / 6’W x 4’H - Signed by Lloyd Carr
  • Rare leather Bound Heart of a Champion book – Signed by Dr. Kim Eagle and Fritz Seyferth
  • ‘Two Warriors’ framed photograph of Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes
  • Framed photograph of Gary Moeller and Bo Schembechler coaching on sidelines

It also appears that Gerald White will appear on WTKA's Michigan Insider next week to promote the event.