Eight UM Football Players Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team

Eight UM Football Players Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team

Submitted by FL on December 2nd, 2010 at 3:18 PM

From mgoblue.com:

Eight U-M football players earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including redshirt freshman starting safety/linebacker Cameron Gordon (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) and redshirt sophomore starting offensive lineman Patrick Omameh (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales). Redshirt junior offensive lineman Zac Ciullo (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) also earned his first spot on the academic team. He will forego his fifth year of eligibility and enroll in U-M's Law School next fall.

Football (8)
Zac Ciullo, Sr., LS&A Honors, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
John Ferrara, Sr., History, Staten Island, N.Y.
J.B. Fitzgerald, Jr., Sport Management, Princeton Junction, N.J.
Cameron Gordon, So., General Studies, Detroit, Mich.
Will Heininger, Sr., Sport Management, Ann Arbor, Mich.
John McColgan, Sr., Economics, Saginaw, Mich.
Patrick Omameh, Jr., Sociology, Columbus, Ohio
Joe Reynolds, So., LS&A/Undeclared, Rochester, Mich.

http://www.mgoblue.com/genrel/120210aab.html

Nebraska Academics

Nebraska Academics

Submitted by bleeker on June 11th, 2010 at 10:07 PM

http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2010/03/15/athle… 

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-un…

Nebraska, according to USN&WR are ranked as the 96th best school academically, replacing Iowa, MSU and Indiana for worst in the Big Ten (all tied at 71). Does anyone think the Big Ten may have lowered their standards a bit to allow them? Or think it shows what the Big Ten is willing to accept in schools that may be added in the future?

Manny Harris/Zach Novak Among 50 U-M Academic All-Big Ten Awardees

Manny Harris/Zach Novak Among 50 U-M Academic All-Big Ten Awardees

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 31st, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Fifty Michigan student-athletes from seven winter athletic teams were named to the 2010 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Conference team. Manny Harris and Zach Novak were the representatives from men's basketball. Manny is now a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

U-M's 2010 Winter Academic All-Big Ten selections:
Men's Basketball (2)
Women's Basketball (3)
Men's Gymnastics (11)
Women's Gymnastics (7)
Women's Swimming and Diving (17)
Men's Swimming and Diving (6)
Wrestling (4)

Details (name, major, home town) available at the link. Congratulations to all the honorees.

Let's stop overlooking academics (team GPA is supposedly very high)

Let's stop overlooking academics (team GPA is supposedly very high)

Submitted by BlueDog on September 10th, 2009 at 10:24 AM
Part of the whole "Michigan thang" is that we are one of very few top college teams from a top college.  Sure Ohio State has a great veterinary program, but let's face it, you cant name a top politician/business person/ creative artist that came out of Columbus except for Bud Weiser.

Rich Rod has been slammed for lots of undeserved stuff (well, 3-9 produces a lot of deserved static) and in the back of many people's minds is the idea that the southern speed he is bringing in may not be serious students.  Hell, if they are working so hard, it must be coming out of their classes, right?

Wrong.   I have caught drifts of a story we need to promote in support of our coach, and I have made a few brief posts to ask for more info.

I have heard that this spring, the football team's GPA was higher than it has been in many years.   How many years, and how high is it?   What was the range under Lloyd Carr, or even Moeller?

If Rich Rod's renovation of the Michigan football team has been accomplished while RAISING the GPA of the team, isnt that exactly what MICHIGAN wants?   If  the story had come out that the Rich Rod football team had a lower GPA than past teams, wouldnt that have been great fuel for the witch hunt?   Do you think there is a snowball's chance in hell we can get the "good grades" story placed in the Free Press?

Anyone who saw the way Michigan played last week knows that Rich Rod is obviously a fine teacher of the game. (and how about the NFL-based teaching  credentials of the new Professor of Defense? )

We need to get the academic story out.  We can help scrape the crap off our program.

Early Enrollment Question

Early Enrollment Question

Submitted by Yostal on September 9th, 2009 at 7:31 PM

This topic came up at lunch today and I was struck by the fact that I genuinely did not know the answer.

When a recruit enrolls early to a university, have they generally completed summer school work to make it so that they have enough credits to earn their high school diploma at the semester break, or is their an equivalence issue, or is there some NCAA loophole on this?

Similarly, has anyone looked at how the class of 2011, at least those players from the state of Michigan, will be affected by the new requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum? With the more stringent requirements for graduation, will we see less early enrollees from the state of Michigan in the future.

Any insight that can be provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.