McMurphy source: Brohm is 'clear cut #1 choice' for UL job

McMurphy source: Brohm is 'clear cut #1 choice' for UL job

Submitted by Indy Pete - Go Blue on November 11th, 2018 at 12:29 PM

So there is this amazing HS football player named George Karlaftis...

 

https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/status/1061661278471667718?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1061661278471667718&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbleacherreport.com%2F

Brett McMurphy‏Verified account @Brett_McMurphy

Second Best (or worst) College Fight Songs

Second Best (or worst) College Fight Songs

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on July 18th, 2018 at 1:42 PM

We all know which is number one, but for those of you starving for some CFB pageantry, which teams fight song makes your toes tap? (Or which one "slaps" with "BDE" for anyone born after 1993)

 

My two are Texas A&M because of it being a giant middle digit to Texas and I'd also like to visit Kyle Field just to join into that arm locking deal that they do when they sing about "sawing varsity's horns off"

Also some love to Georgia Tech due to the lyrics mentioning drinking whiskey and being a "helluva engineer"

Who ya got for your best and worst?

Second Best (or worst) College Fight Songs

Second Best (or worst) College Fight Songs

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on July 18th, 2018 at 1:42 PM

We all know which is number one, but for those of you starving for some CFB pageantry, which teams fight song makes your toes tap? (Or which one "slaps" with "BDE" for anyone born after 1993)

 

My two are Texas A&M because of it being a giant middle digit to Texas and I'd also like to visit Kyle Field just to join into that arm locking deal that they do when they sing about "sawing varsity's horns off"

Also some love to Georgia Tech due to the lyrics mentioning drinking whiskey and being a "helluva engineer"

Who ya got for your best and worst?

OT: Comprehensive college football database

OT: Comprehensive college football database

Submitted by Don on February 12th, 2017 at 10:19 AM

If your interest in college football extends beyond Michigan—or even if it doesn't—this website contains a vast amount of information that's well organized, very easy to use, and potentially valuable in bar bets.

For example, you could probably win some decent cash from Florida St. partisans with this bit of info: what CFB program has more total NFL draft picks, FSU or Purdue?

It's also useful for just general amusement: which of these three programs has the smallest number of NFL draft picks—Idaho, Bowling Green, or Rutgers?

http://www.winsipedia.com/

Thursday Night Sports Open Thread

Thursday Night Sports Open Thread

Submitted by MH20 on October 6th, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Temple up early on Memphis, 6-0, on ESPN2.

Louisiana Tech leads Western Kentucky, 14-7, over on CBS Sports.

Arizona and SF are scoreless early on CBS (Drew Stanton getting the start for AZ).

Finally, over on TBS, Boston leads the Indians, 1-0, in the bottom of 2nd on the strength of a HanRam RBI double.

Future of College and Pro Football Potentially Saved by the Mantis Shrimp - New Helmets

Future of College and Pro Football Potentially Saved by the Mantis Shrimp - New Helmets

Submitted by markusr2007 on June 18th, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Good news. The propellor heads agreed to meet with the marine biologists at Starbucks this week.  Maybe they'll tailgate together this fall?

Headline:

Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Body Armor and Football Helmet Design

"Researchers find mantis shrimp is naturally designed to survive the repeated high-velocity blows by filtering out certain frequencies of waves"

“This is a novel concept,” said David Kisailus, the Winston Chung Endowed Professor in Energy Innovation at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering. “It implies that we can make composite materials able to filter certain stress waves that would otherwise damage the material.”

All hail, engineering and science students!

Ten College Football Freshmen To Watch In 2014

Ten College Football Freshmen To Watch In 2014

Submitted by Logan88 on August 18th, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Found a random article posted by a random dude on the internet about his selections for the Ten Freshmen to Watch in college football for 2014. Seeing as how his list contained one Buckeye and one Wolverine (not the one you might guess, btw), I felt it might be of some interest here...

 

Edit: I modified the link parameters so it opens up a new window when left clicking, so people won't get shuffled off to a new site and leave the wonders of MGoBlog behind.


http://nflsfuture.com/2014/08/05/10-true-freshman-will-impact-14/?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral

What if College Athletes were Allowed to Make Money from Boosters and Endorsements?

What if College Athletes were Allowed to Make Money from Boosters and Endorsements?

Submitted by Tater on April 5th, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Both the College Athletes Players Association and growing support for the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit are in the news today.  As someone who has long advocated allowing players to take money from whoever wants to pay them as long as it doesn't affect the integrity of the results of games, I am happy to see this.

To me, this raises a question: "What if players were allowed to take money?"

In Ann Arbor, this question is most relevant to basketball fans due to impending player decisions,  the current structure of the NBA draft and NCAA rules.  Players who are guaranteed first round picks are giving up a lot of money to come back to school.  But what if they didn't have to give up that money?

Imagine Nik Stauskas being allowed to accept booster money and endorsements.  Does anyone here think he couldn't make more endorsement money next season as an elite colelge athlete than as an NBA rookie?  

Stauskas could sign an individual apparel contract with Adidas.  He could appear in regional commercials for national businesses such as Dick's Sporting Goods, which would present an opportunity for wordplay such as, "Nik's Sporting Goods."  Toss in a restaurant or two, an automobile dealership and a few appearances at corporate outings during the summer, and Nik could do just fine in Ann Arbor next season.

This step alone could convince a lot of college players to stay around for four years, realizing that their level of fame will probably never be as high as when they are elite players in an elite program.  

Iti will be too late for us to see what would have happened if Nik had stayed, but I think it will happen within the next five years.  AFAIC, it can't happen soon enough.