ChadTough needs ALL THE VOTES!

ChadTough needs ALL THE VOTES!

Submitted by rob f on January 30th, 2017 at 11:04 AM

I'm posting our daily reminder to go to the Infiniti Challenge webpage and cast your vote for Coach Beilein's charity, ChadTough. I just voted (it's EASY & QUICK, everyone!), our coach and favorite charity are still in second place.

Current vote %:

1) Matt Painter 19%

2) John Beilein 15%

3) Bob Huggins 11%   

I promise, it only takes a few minutes of your time, its easy, and it's free.   But most importantly of all, our votes potentially help secure funds for a great cause.


Coach B Gets 700 Wins

Coach B Gets 700 Wins

Submitted by alum96 on March 22nd, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Thank you Coach B on bringing our program back.   And finding the right staff when it wasn't working to potential early.  Congrats on win 700!

(List of coaches over 600 wins here if curious, some data appears a bit stale - anyhow you get the idea!  This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (December 2013))

Charity Coaches Challenge - Vote for Beilein

Charity Coaches Challenge - Vote for Beilein

Submitted by MFanWM on January 31st, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Listing to Sam Webb and they brought up this 0pportunity for vote for a charity backed by the NCAA basketball coaches.  You can vote one time each day:  

Currently OSU and Thad Matta are way out front with about 35% of the vote vs 2% for Michigan.  This one goes to fund a charity of choice, so it is worth the few seconds to vote even without not wanting someone like Matta or Izzo to win.


How do you think (basketball) recruits perceive a program's successfulness?

How do you think (basketball) recruits perceive a program's successfulness?

Submitted by taistreetsmyhero on January 19th, 2014 at 1:10 PM

When we, readers of MGoBlog, consider the state of the basketball program,  most of us pull from a very large bank of data and historical context. We sing praise to Coach Beilein for bringing the pogram back from the depths of basketball purgatory, for his infinite ability to recruit and coach-up diamonds in the rough, for his entertaining style of basketball, for a magical March Madness run, and now, this season, for crafting a top 5 offense despite having lost the best player in college basketball, another nba first-rounder, and a preseason all-american.

My question to you is:  how much stock do you think basketball recruits put into any of that? Do you think 16 and 17-year olds look at Michigan and see the progress we've made, the consistency of Beilein's offense, how much we utilize freshmen and sophomores, etc.?

Basically, I'm asking you to play adolescent psychologist.

Moving on to MSU on Tuesday

Moving on to MSU on Tuesday

Submitted by Ball Hawk on February 10th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
I would like to try to forget about yesterday's loss by talking about MSU game. We already know the big ten refs are gonna try to give Izzo his calls so we're gonna have to play through that if we want to win. In order to win, one of the things that has to happen is that Robinson is gonna have to show up and play. I have come to the conclusion that the road game environment totally shuts him down. Scoring 2 points against Indiana and 2 points against Wisky. At home he always scores double digits and we win. The chemistry isn't the same when Robinson is absent. The team looks like they dont know what to do. Another thing that needs to happen is that Burke is gonna have to distribute the ball more by creating ball movement. He's gonna have to drive to the hoop to be able to dish the ball off to get Robinson and the others going. Once those things happen, the threes will be open more and the chemistry will build again. Teams have done a decent job stopping our transition game. MSU runs a very good transition game also so we're gonna have to hustle to stop them from running on us. Make the easy layups and hang on to the ball when we rebound it. Our team is great at not fouling and we dont turn the ball over much. Ball movement is the key to win. Expect the refs to call everything MSU's way, its gonna happen. We need to win a critical road game and this is it. So nurse your hangover today and get ready for Tuesday. Go Blue!

Beilein mentions "the goal of every team that puts on the maize and blue"

Beilein mentions "the goal of every team that puts on the maize and blue"

Submitted by michfan4borw on February 4th, 2012 at 1:46 PM

"We want to take the next step, we're trying to become champions,"Beilein said Friday. "That's the goal of every team that puts on the maize and blue. They're trying to be champions of the Big Ten.That's the ultimate goal."

The article linked discusses the team's goal, defensive looks against Trey Burke, rebounding for the upcoming game, and an update on Jon Horford's status for playing/redshirting.

For the weekend in the Big Ten, here are some notable games: #1 OSU plays today @ #2 Wisconsin at 2pm EST. #2 Michigan plays tomorrow @#4 MSU at 1pm EST. #7 Indiana plays today @ #5 Purdue at 7pm EST.

Current Big Ten Standings (






#3 Ohio State




#20 Wisconsin




#22 Michigan




#10 Michigan State












#20 Indiana




















Penn State




After this Sunday, Michigan has 7 games left in the regular season.  They are: @Neb, ILL, OSU, @NW, Purdue, @ILL, @Penn St. on March 4. Go Blue! Take the next step toward the team's goal; leave Izzo's team and the Breslin Center silent and stunned on Sunday afternoon.


Recent quotes from Coach Beilein

Recent quotes from Coach Beilein

Submitted by michfan4borw on August 27th, 2011 at 12:14 PM 


This article talks about the new basketball facility.  The fact that it will be completed soon is not so much news, however I thought the quotes from Coach B were new and also encouraging enough to post here.  Anyone in the community still have doubts about whether he's the right coach long-term for Michigan?



"When Michigan had to re-tool in many ways back in the mid-90s, they had to go in different directions and do some different things. At that time, Wisconsin popped up. Other teams started re-doing facilities. It wasn't like everybody else said, 'Oh, hey, Michigan wants to come back -- it's their turn. That's not happening. … We need to continue to establish a culture that breeds winning and a championship attitude." " I know we're moving in the right direction, but I don't doubt for a second that every other program out there isn't doing the exact same thing,” Beilein said. “There's 12 of us in the league, and to get to the NCAA Tournament and get that consistency, half of us will make it and half of us won't. "Which half are we going to be? That's how we have to approach it."

Latest from Sam Webb on basketball recruit Monte Morris

Latest from Sam Webb on basketball recruit Monte Morris

Submitted by michfan4borw on July 7th, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Morris is going into his junior year of high school.  Has interest from big ten programs, but Michigan is one of the first to offer him.’s-Monte-Morris-earns-U-M-offer--might-wait-for-others 




"(Michigan) actually showed a lot of interest in (Monte)," said Morris' mother Tanya. "He loved the way the team came together in the tournament. He loves the way Coach Beilein handled the team. They are very high on his list. Very high." "They're at the number one spot right now," Morris added. "It's the support they've shown me — showing me how serious they are recruiting me. I like their campus and their offense — how they spread the court and how they like the point guards to have the ball for at least six seconds. I just feel like their style of play will fit mine."

Michigan Tops Illinois 74-64

Michigan Tops Illinois 74-64

Submitted by michfan4borw on February 16th, 2011 at 12:15 AM

[edit: the video doesn't seem embedded, so here's a link to the 2009 post-game wrap-up of that 74-64 victory:  ]

The 2009 run is something to build on for this program.

The movie clip (@1:20 of 1:54) [edit: also a link] that follows I think puts it well: "It's team, team, team: 5 players on the floor functioning as one single unit. OK? No one more important than the other."

Also, Michigan only got the chance to face Illinois last season once--at Crisler Arena--and lost. We only get one crack at the Illini this year too; let's get some payback.

Michigan seemed to wake up this 2011 season after the MN loss at home that followed two terrible road performances (NW and IU) and only one good half of play at Wisconsin.

Since then: road WIN at the Breslin Center, a good showing (LOSS) at then No. 1 tOSU and a road WIN at Penn St. The guys played Syracuse well in N.J. and won at Clemson too.

I say this team has the ability to pull off an upset on the road in Champaign. What say you of Michigan's chances?