META: Mgoblog facebook updates

META: Mgoblog facebook updates

Submitted by Brhino on May 26th, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Up until a few weeks ago, I  used to get a facebook notification every time there was a new post on the Mgoblog front page.  That has stopped happening recently, though.  I don't think I changed anything, but who knows.  If not me, either facebook itself or the blog's facebook  page must have changed some setting.  Anyone know?

U-M Club of Washington, DC Coaches Tour Event

U-M Club of Washington, DC Coaches Tour Event

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 25th, 2011 at 12:23 PM

See the announcement at the AAUM website here. The event is open to AAUM members and non-members.

Coaches Tour
June 12, 2011

University of Michigan Coaches Brady Hoke (football), John Beilein (basketball), and Red Berenson (hockey) along with Steve Grafton, President of the Alumni Association, will attend an alumni reception to help raise money for our D.C. area students attending the University of Michigan.  The University of Michigan Club of Washington D.C. invites alumni and friends of the University to attend this event.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 at The Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, near the Rosslyn metro station (Blue/Orange line) and street/garage is free.

The price includes one alcoholic beverage and food selections (vegetarian options available).

AAUM Member: $30 prior to Friday, June 10: $45 thereafter
Non-Member: $45

Click here to reserve your space now!

Contact Cortney Robinson at [email protected] if you have any questions.

I attended the version of this that was held in 2009 and it was very well done. The coaches are extremely open during the pre-program mingling period for conversation and photos. RichRod was the biggest draw so it was very easy to sidle up to Red and Beilein and converse. I imagine the same dynamic will play out with Brady Hoke.

There's ample opportunity to bid on and win signed shirts, equipment and the like with proceeds going to the U-M Club of Washington's Scholarship Fund. Bring your checkbook and credit cards.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend as I'll be in A2 that day and the following week.


Where are they now? Mike Barwis

Where are they now? Mike Barwis

Submitted by M-Wolverine on May 24th, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.  Barwis was on WTKA with Sam and Ira this morning, discussing his new venture. The podcast is up now-

07 - Mike Barwis in Studio 5/24/11

Also at the beginning of 8 they talk about him for a few good minutes.

(08 - Penn State Loses hoop coach).

Mainly they're talking about his new facility in Plymouth, and how they're going to cater to all types of people, from the high school to pro athlete, as well as mom's with kids.  For more info there's his website:

Love his flaming balls. (You have to see it....)

OT (kind of): last day on earth... plans?

OT (kind of): last day on earth... plans?

Submitted by turd ferguson on May 20th, 2011 at 9:23 PM

As I'm sure most of you know, today is our last real day on earth.  Anyone have anything interesting going on?  I think I'll devote my day to spending all of my savings and killing all of my enemies, but I haven't really settled on that.

Mod Edit: Bumped to coordinate the MGoApocalypse 2.0. The earthquakes start in Tonga 1am EST EXACTLY! finally changes Michigan logo finally changes Michigan logo

Submitted by Yostal on May 19th, 2011 at 9:16 PM

So, essentially here's the story.  Having read posts by both MGoShoe and Section 1 that related that Mr. Brandon was pushing Michigan toward the Block M as the primary logo mark for Michigan, I sent, over the course of six months, several emails to customer care telling them that they had the wrong logo for Michigan on their site.  The first couple were ignored, but thanks to some help from the MGoTwitterati and some links to the official Michigan site, has finally switched the Michigan logo on the site to the Block M.

What had been Old ESPN.comis now..Block M

This logo, while not the traditional Maize logo, does closely resemble the center court logo at Crisler.  I know that the maize Block M, even with the blue border, would be very hard to see on a white background site, but this is a good luck.  It will look very nice on

Now to make change their logo: logo

OT: What should I be listening to?

OT: What should I be listening to?

Submitted by Magnus on May 19th, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Okay, it's still the offseason, and we haven't had one of these in a long time.  I'm in a bit of a rut when it comes to new music because my subscriptions to Magnet and Paste ran out.

My most recent purchases are:

Gorillaz - "Plastic Beach"
Nada Surf - "If I Had a Hi-Fi"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
She and Him - "Volume 2"
Frontier Ruckus - "The Orion Songbook"

What's in your CD player or iPod, and what should I be listening to?

EA NCAA Football 12- Coaching Carousel and Custom Conferences.

EA NCAA Football 12- Coaching Carousel and Custom Conferences.

Submitted by whyyoumadtho on May 19th, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Some early dynasty news for anyone interested. Can't wait to start out as the defensive coordinator at Michigan then work my way to Ball State, then San Diego State, then back to Michigan as the head coach ;)

"...EA and Tiburon have responded and given players the ability to create their own coaches from scratch. You can modify looks, set ages and even pick an alma mater. Save these changes, and you can share them with the world and every mode in your game.

That stuff might sound cosmetic, but it plays into the cool changes in Dynasty mode. When you start, you can choose to go be the head coach of whatever school you like, but the real challenge is taking on one of the new offensive or defensive coordinator slots and working your way up to running an entire team. Yes, this year you can be one of the assistant coaches and manage just one side of the ball for entire games. Do well, and the shot at a head coaching job might pop up. "

19 U-M Student-Athletes Named Strength and Conditioning All-Americans

19 U-M Student-Athletes Named Strength and Conditioning All-Americans

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 AM

The full U-M press release is located here and contains quotes from coaches on each of Michigan's All Americans.

This year, the NSCA awarded the honor to 247 collegiate and high school athletes from 96 schools. The program recognizes collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments as well as their integrity as student-athletes.

2011 U-M NSCA All-American Athletes of the Year

Anthony Biondo (Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa Valley), 5th/Sr., wrestling
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Cabrini), Jr., softball
Alisha Cole (Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac), 5th/Sr., women's track and field
Hannah Dawson (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional), Jr., field hockey
Luke Glendening (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids), Jr., ice hockey
Kevin Koger (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer), Jr., football
Paige Laytos (Lititz, Pa./Warwick), 5th/Sr., field hockey
Mike Martin (Redford, Mich./Catholic Central), Jr., football
Claire McElheny (Westfield, Ind./Brebeuf Prep), Jr./So., volleyball
David Molk (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township), Sr./Jr., football
Adam Patterson (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast), Sr., football
Robert Peddlar (Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmer's Boys), Jr., men's track and field
Emily Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore), Sr., women's track and field
Rachael Ropeik (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), Sr./Jr., women's swimming and diving
Stephen Schilling (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue), Sr., football
Brandon Sinnery (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy), Jr., baseball
Joe Strizich (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep), Jr., men's track and field
Ryan Van Bergen (Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall), Sr./Jr., football
Taylor Voice (Boyne City, Mich./Boyne City), Sr./Jr., men's track and field

Martin, Molk and Schilling are two-time winners of the award.

Congratulations to each of the All Americans and to the strength and conditioning staff.

B1G Championship Game Site Downselect

B1G Championship Game Site Downselect

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 17th, 2011 at 10:08 PM

According to this Adam Rittenberg article, it's likely that one of two candidates will be chosen to be the long term site of the B1G Football Championship Game and the Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments: Chicago/Hoffman Estates and Indianapolis.

The two groups both made detailed presentations Tuesday before Big Ten athletic directors and other officials at the league's spring meetings. Although other cities and facilities have expressed interest in hosting future Big Ten football championship games -- Detroit, Cleveland, Green Bay -- the league is almost certainly going to go with Chicago/Hoffman Estates and/or Indianapolis.

Indianapolis is bidding to host the football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium and both the men's and women's basketball tournaments at Conseco Fieldhouse. The [Chicago/Hoffman Estates] group would host the football championship at Soldier Field, the men's basketball tournament at the United Center and the women's hoops tournament at Sears Centre in suburban Hoffman Estates.

Could other cities still get involved? A rotation of championship sites remains possible, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said. "[But t]hose are the two cities we're talking to right now. We are where we're going to be. That's who we've spoken with so far. We would send the signal, but for now, these are the two cities we've sent signals to."

The inaugural Big Ten football title game takes place Dec. 3 at Lucas Oil in Indianapolis. Big Ten basketball tournaments have been held at both Conseco Fieldhouse and the United Center, although Indianapolis has hosted the events exclusively since 2008.