$211,246 to ChadTough (which was then matched)

$211,246 to ChadTough (which was then matched)

Submitted by LLG on February 9th, 2018 at 4:43 PM

When Chase Winovich decided to stick around, I donated a few dollars to ChadTough.  I just got the email saying this:

"Yesterday was an uplifting day!

We, along with Chase Winovich, Grant Newsome, Coach Don Brown, and Larry Prout Jr., presented a $211,246 check to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative.

The money - which will be matched by UM Regent Ron Weiser - will be put to amazing use, expanding Dr. Carl Koschmann's lab for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma-specific research.

This would not have been possible without YOU! You were inspired by the efforts of Chase, Grant, Coach Brown, Larry, Mo Hurst Jr., Josh Metellus, and Devin Bush II and made a donation to the cause.Please watch this special thank you video from Chase Winovich!"

Chase has a video here (LINK)

Go Blue!

Softball Whips UAB in Season Opener [Update: No Hitter in Game 2!]

Softball Whips UAB in Season Opener [Update: No Hitter in Game 2!]

Submitted by South Bend Wolverine on February 9th, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Softball season is officially underway for the Michigan Wolverines!  In Florida for the USF tournament, the team took on the UAB Blazers.

Michigan got started early, putting up a run in the 1st inning on the strength of an Aidan Falk single.  Both teams threatened in the 2nd, but no one was able to push a run across.  Then in the 3rd inning, Michigan blew down the doors.  Faith Canfield got a lead-off hit, and after a walk, Falk added 2 more RBIs to her total with another single.  A pair of hit batters made it 4-0, and Abby Skvarce made it 5-0 (and maintained her career 1.000 batting average!).  The inning finally ended, but not before 2 wild pitches made it 6-0.  Things calmed down after that, with a Faith Canfield solo shot in the 6th rounding out the scoring.

Defensively, Tera Blanco went 6 strong innings, not allowing a run at any point.  Looking to get her young star a few reps in a low pressure situation, Hutch threw freshman Meghan Beaubien into the circle to close the show.  A little bit of nerves might have been in play, as Beaubien hit the first batter on her first career pitch.  A couple close plays that went UAB's way loaded the bases with no outs, and brought Hutch to the circle.  After that, Beaubien was lights out.  2 straight Ks put UAB's backs to the wall, and a ground-out ended the affair.

Michigan will now take a short break before facing Georgia State in about 20 minutes.

Georgia State was simply no match for Michigan in any phase of the game.  Offensively, Michigan hit through the line-up, with everyone but Blanco getting at least one base knock.  Faith Canfield starred offensively with 2 hits, including a 3-run homer to put the game into run-rule territory in the top of the 6th, but it was truly a team effort.

No one wants to talk about the offense right now, though.  The story is all about Meghan Beaubien, who absolutely murdered GSU from the circle.  Hurling 11 Ks while surrendering just 1 walk, the freshman unbelievably pitched a complete-game no-hitter in her first career start.  She mixed speeds effectively, ranging from the 70s down to the mid-50s, and never looked in serious danger of wavering.  You can't ask for a better start to a career than she just delivered.  Tomorrow, we'll get the chance to see what she can do against tougher opponents.

OT - Mayweather's working on another payday (It is tax season after all)

OT - Mayweather's working on another payday (It is tax season after all)

Submitted by trueblue262 on February 7th, 2018 at 3:03 PM

What do you think the general public would pay for this PPV? Personally think Floyd would get wrecked in the octogan with MMA rules, but I could be wrong.

I mean the general thoughts on the boxing match was that Floyd was going to win, just a matter of how bad. Thoughts?





Signing of the Stars

Signing of the Stars

Submitted by scanner blue on February 7th, 2018 at 7:04 AM

11 am in the backroom of The Brown Jug. A little smaller venue this year after 3k at Hill then 2.5k at Crisler. The ESPN style analyst two top will be manned by Joey Galloway and Jim McElwain. The reserved booth in the corner is for special guests Bobby Higginson and Chyna of WWE fame. Noted signees expected to be there ---a PWO long snapper from Temperance Berford and a sophmore from Alice Lloyd they found at last months open try outs. Julius Welschof will be interviewed by Don Brown on the big screen in the corner (he'll be on break from his water bottling job). Come say HI, I'll be posted by the VIP entrance in the alley by the old Dollar Bill Copying on Church street.

OT: Falcon Heavy Test Launch

OT: Falcon Heavy Test Launch

Submitted by stephenrjking on February 6th, 2018 at 3:27 PM

For the first time, SpaceX will attempt to launch its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket this afternoon. They will then attempt to land all three cores, two of them on Cape Canaveral, one on its landing barge in the Atlantic. The payload? One of Elon Musk's Tesla cars, targeting a long journey to Mars.

If successful this will be the most powerful rocket available in the world by a considerable margin.

Launch is, barring complications or wind shear (a problem today) about 17 minutes away.

I'm a bit hyped.

EDIT: Livestream available at SpaceX.com, and I believe at other locations as well.

Brandon Graham is a credit to Michigan

Brandon Graham is a credit to Michigan

Submitted by drz1111 on February 5th, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Setting aside how well he played, Graham has been a walking advertisment for Michigan throughout the last several days.  He's thoughtful, energetic, a good interview/quotable, and clearly the leader of the Philly defense.  He constantly improved as a pro from a pretty crappy first few years.  I think if he wants it (I imagine he wont NEED it financially) he'd be a great coaching prospect. 


I don't know what sort of outreach the program does to successful alumni, but I hope they're keeping Graham involved as much as possible.

Mitch McGary: Pro Bowler

Mitch McGary: Pro Bowler

Submitted by LongLiveBo on February 3rd, 2018 at 9:25 PM


NBA news: Former Thunder Mitch McGary is now a competitive bowler

Mitch McGary

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Mitch McGary play in a meaningful basketball game. After all, he’s been out of the NBA since 2016, when the Oklahoma City Thunder waived him in October of that year. But even before that, he’s rarely seen action, largely because the NBA suspended him for multiple games because of a failed drug test.

With no NBA team knocking at his door as of the moment, McGary chose to get high on something else: bowling. Correct, the 6-10 former Michigan Wolverine star has brought his athletic skills to the bowling alley, per Johnny Gorches of the Chicago Tribune