OT: Worst Pro Sports City in America (?)

OT: Worst Pro Sports City in America (?)

Submitted by evenyoubrutus on June 20th, 2016 at 7:29 PM

With the Cavaliers bringing home the first title to Cleveland, Ohio since the Declaration of Independence  the Civil War  Prohibition  WWII  John Williams composed anything worthwhile Lyndon Johnson was President, it seems reasonable to discuss what the worst sports city is in America.  While the Lions are major suckage, at least there are three other teams in Detroit that have won titles in (most of) our lifetimes.  

In my opinion it is still Cleveland, but who else should be up for consideration?

Regents approve new $6M Michigan Athletics Service Building

Regents approve new $6M Michigan Athletics Service Building

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 22nd, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Is this supposed to be the replacement for Weidenbach Hall? Edit: never mind

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved today (Thursday, Nov. 21) the construction of the new Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Operations Center. The approval came during the Regents monthly meeting held at the Michigan Union.

"Centralizing all of our maintenance and operational functions into one facility will create better efficiency and service across our athletic department," said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "We have been in need of a home for these areas and to finally have them all under one roof will be a major benefit. This building will help support all of the current facilities and future development initiatives on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus."

The Athletic Operations Center will house the department’s maintenance shops and offices, laundry, shipping and receiving and equipment storage into one building. By combining all these operations in one central location, the department will increase overall organization, productivity and effectiveness. Currently, these procedures are taking place in various facilities across the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.

The new facility, which will be located to the south of Stadium Boulevard on State Street, will be approximately 18,000-gross square feet. This project is estimated to cost $6 million, and funds will be provided by the Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The regents also authorized the commissioning of Niagarea Murano, whose architectural firm will be designing the project. The design stage of the project is scheduled to begin immediately, and the construction schedule is soon to come.

OT: Video of the greatest moments in sports

OT: Video of the greatest moments in sports

Submitted by FabFiver5 on August 20th, 2012 at 7:30 PM

A new Youtube video is a well-done 6-minute long video of the greatest moments in the history of sports. 

It's a bit heavy on Jordan, Ali and Vince Carter dunks, but there are some Michigan clips that are included:

  • Desmond striking the pose
  • Webber's timeout
  • Sam McGuffie hurdling his HS opponent
  • Brady during the Patriots' SB celebration

 

 

The Michigan Wolverines and Their Championship Tradition

The Michigan Wolverines and Their Championship Tradition

Submitted by justingoblue on February 26th, 2012 at 3:36 AM

It might surprise everyone to hear that there is no concise, summarized data on Michigan athletic championships by team (this page is close, though, and was found after I completed the diary). This diary is, to my knowledge, going to be the first (crude) repository of Michigan's team and individual championship history by sport. I will include number of conference championships, latest year, and number of national championships as well.

The table has been edited to include regular season championships for sports with tournaments. After some thinking, that's the standard I decided to go with. I do include individual championships (tennis doubles and track relays are considered individual for this diary), with the exception of women's tennis, simply because I could not find the information. I would be happy to add them to the chart if someone can give me a total number of women's singles/doubles Big Ten championships. One more note before starting: for hockey, the Big Ten titles won during the 1960's will count towards the total number of conference championships. This is not meant to be a list of CCHA champions, rather a look at M hockey and their championship tradition.

All data was compiled from either the Bentley Historical Library or MGoBlue. There may be inaccuracies, simply because I'm human, or more likely one of the sources messed it up and my counting/notes were perfect.

It wouldn't be a diary without a...Chart? Chart.

Women:

 

Sport CC (Team) Last CC CC (Ind.) NCAA Titles Last NCAA (Team) NCAA (Ind.)
Basketball 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
Cross Country 6 2004 6 0 N/A 1
Field Hockey 4 2007 N/A 1 2001 N/A
Golf 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0
Gymnastics 18 2011 76 0 N/A 7
Rowing 5 2004 N/A 0 N/A 1
Soccer 2 1999 N/A 0 N/A N/A
Softball 14 2011 N/A 1 2005 N/A
Swimming 19 2004 N/A 0 N/A 11
Tennis 3 2011 ? 0 N/A 0
Outdoor T/F 7 2007 77 0 N/A 6
Indoor T/F 8 2006 55 0 N/A 6
Volleyball 1 1981 N/A 0 N/A N/A
Water Polo 6 2011 N/A 0 N/A N/A

Men:

 

Sport CC (Team) Last CC CC (Ind.) NCAA Titles Last NCAA (Team) NCAA (Ind.)
Baseball 35 2008 N/A 2 1962 N/A
Basketball 12 1998 N/A 1 1989 N/A
Cross Country 9 1998 11 1 1997 0
Football 42 2004 N/A 11 1997 N/A
Golf 12 1952 14 2 1935 3
Gymnastics 15 2010 126 6 2010 29
Hockey 14 2010 N/A 9 1998 N/A
Lacrosse 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
Soccer 1 2010 N/A 0 N/A N/A
Swimming 36 2012 299 11 1995 160
Tennis 35 1996 49 1 1957 2
Outdoor T/F 31 2008 303 1 1923 34
Indoor T/F 26 1994 221 0 N/A 11
Wrestling 11 1973 123 0 N/A 21

On a related note, I had an idea for an MGoProject. I think it would be nice if we could work together and create a page for each Wolverine athletic team which could then be edited by other users for updates/corrections. If we did this in a standard form that included coaching histories, championship years, All-American/All-Conference selections, ect. we could put the pages into the User Created HoF and they would be easily accessible to anyone looking for information on a particular sport. I could volunteer to take several sports, and users could post on a team they follow closely (i.e. MGoSoftball could make the softball page). If that idea resonates with enough users, I'll create a template and post it as a diary, and we can begin. If you're interested, or want to tell me that it's a dumb idea, just let me know here