Daily Writer Nicole Auerbach Receives B1G Student Journo Award

Daily Writer Nicole Auerbach Receives B1G Student Journo Award

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 31st, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Congratulations to Nicole Auerbach for winning the Big Ten Conference's William R. Reed Award for student journalism excellence. I know I've enjoyed reading Nicole's writing over the past few years and look forward to her continued success. It's nice to know that Michigan continues to churn out accomplished sports journalists [Don't say it, it's too easy].

B1G press release here.

May 31, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. – University of Michigan graduate Nicole Auerbach has been named this year’s recipient of the Big Ten Conference William R. Reed Memorial Award. The award is named in honor of former Big Ten Commissioner William R. Reed who served the conference for more than 20 years.

The conference annually honors the former commissioner by presenting this award to a student journalist from one of the Big Ten campuses who, through his or her writing during the previous academic term, best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and dedication to the Big Ten and intercollegiate athletics, which marked the life of William R. Reed.

A 2011 graduate majoring in public policy, Auerbach was a senior sports editor for the Michigan Daily, also serving as the publication’s football beat reporter. She held numerous newspaper internships during her collegiate career, including The Trentonian, Cape Cod Times, and USA Today, and also served as a freelance reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, SI.com and ESPN.com. This summer, Auerbach will intern at the Boston Globe, where most of her coverage will center on the Boston Red Sox. She has won numerous honors for writing prowess, including both the Ray O’Hara Sportswriting Award and the Morris-Wasserstein Award in 2009 and 2010. She held a 3.7 grade-point average during her tenure at Michigan and was a member of the pre-public policy professional fraternity Gamma Rho Phi. Auerbach graduates with aspirations of becoming a national college sportswriter, primarily covering football and basketball.


Very OT - Moving to Minneapolis

Very OT - Moving to Minneapolis

Submitted by jcgold on May 29th, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I have now graduated from M, and my work is taking me to Minneapolis.  However, I have no idea where I should live or even start to look.

For any MgoMinneapolitans out there, where should I look?  I'd like to live in the city but don't really know the nieghborhoods.  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks and Go Blue!


OT: Looking for a good movie

OT: Looking for a good movie

Submitted by Dark Blue on May 28th, 2011 at 4:42 PM

So I'm looking for a good movie, now before you tell me I should watch the A-Team or something, you should know I'm kind of an indie movie buff. The last two newer movies I've seen and liked were The Sunset Limited and The Vicious Kind. 


Thanks for your help board. 


EDIT: Jesus I can't spell today. 

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.