Freshman Pitcher Sarah Schaefer throws Perfect Game

Freshman Pitcher Sarah Schaefer throws Perfect Game

Submitted by RoseInBlue on March 18th, 2018 at 11:50 AM

A freshman softball pitcher was perfect today.  Although not the freshmen you probably would have guessed.  Freshman Sarah Schaefer threw a 5-inning perfect game against Robert Morris (on her birthday no less!!) in the 1st slate of Michigan softball's double header today as the Wolverines took down RMU 14-0.  It was a shortened game, sure, but is it really her fault that her teammates scored 14 runs in 5 innings?

Stat Line:  5 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 6 SO


Kind of weird stat: the wolverine lineup scored 14 runs on only 9 hits and 12(!!) walks.  Seriously, at one point, an RMU pitcher walked the bases loaded and then proceeded to walk in 4 runs.

The scoring started in the 1st inning with Madison Uden and Taylor Swearingen both hitting 2-run homeruns and really just ballooned from there.  The team would then score 1 in the 2nd, 3 in the 4th and 6 in the 5th to run-rule the completely over-matched Robert Morris Colonials.

Incoming Freshmen Receive Their Numbers

Incoming Freshmen Receive Their Numbers

Submitted by gmgoblue1205 on June 9th, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Well folks the Freshman from the 2015 class just recieve there numbers Brian Cole and Zack Malzone already chosen there numbers 12 and 81 . As Dick Vital always says here's the diper dandys chosen numbers

QB Zack Gentry-10(Tom Brady's old number ,no sweat right)

DE/LB Reuben Jones-4(Usaually and offensive player gets number 4 but Deveon Smith has that number on the offensive side of the ball)

WR Grant Perry-9( he does remind me of Jeremy Gallon but we will see)

CB Keith Washington-6 ( Jabrill Peppers and Channing Stribling also wear single-digit numbers for the secondary)

TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr-8( He's the third player that wears that number on the team. QB Jow Hewlett to swich to another number.)

RB Karon Higdon-22( Michigan legend Ty Law worn that number)

S Tyree Kinnel-17 (Two Time SB Champ Larry Foote wore that number)

K Andrew David-16( Denard enough said)

OL Jon Runyan Jr-75( Jon Sr wore 69 but Jon Jr wanted to keep 75)

OL Grant Newsom - 77( Legendary Number worn by Jake Long and recently Taylor Lewan)


MOD EDIT - The title made my head hurt. I will invite the OP to do the remainder of the cleanup, should they choose to do so. Also, for those of you wondering why this bears a vague resemblence to a writeup Steve Lorenz did for Rivals, it is because this is a transcribed (and uncited sadly) version of that writeup. - LSA


Kindly consider publicly abstaining from crying about Stauskas and GRIII

Kindly consider publicly abstaining from crying about Stauskas and GRIII

Submitted by Blue boy johnson on February 28th, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Nik and GRIII are having very good freshman seasons, on a very good team, in a very difficult conference.

Did you know, since freshman became eligible  in the early 70's, (sorry Cazzie and Rudy), only 22 freshman have averaged double figure in points their freshman year. Of those elite 22, NIk Stauskas has the 2nd highest free throw % and highest 3 point FG % on anybody in Michigan history.

Stauskas currently ranks 4th all time among M freshman in 3 pointers made with 65, trailing only:

THJ 76

Daniel Horton 74

Lou Bullock 70

Horton and Bullock made their's in an era when the 3 point line was a foot shorter.

GRIII: WTF is up with the disappointment with this kid. GRIII is the most exciting basketball player at Michigan in a generation and a great team player. Many a freshman talented like GRIII have pouted when not the focus of the offense, not this kid, he plays his role and does what is best for the team with nary a complaint. Still, GRIII constantly gets criticism because he doesn't have Zack Novak's or Thad Garner's on court disposition. GRIII on court temperament is similar to the great Glen Rice. Because a GRIII or a Glen Rice aren't theatrical  on the court doesn't for a minute mean they are not intense.

Stauskas and GRIII are far from perfect but Michigan is damn fortunate to have these two in the program, plus they are only going to get better. For a pair of freshman, M has rarely seen better.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised with the ignorant impatience of M fans, I heard similar stupid shit about the Fab Five as freshman as they made their way to the National Championship game.

Name 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT% Avg Season
Steve Grote -- --   75 107 0.7 13 73-74
Phil Hubbard -- --   66 113 0.58 15.1 75-76
Mike McGee -- --   97 122 0.8 19.7 77-78
Eric Turner -- --   72 113 0.64 14.7 81-82
Gary Grant -- --   49 60 0.82 12.9 84-85
Jalen Rose 36 111 0.32 149 197 0.76 17.6 91-92
Chris Webber* 14 54 0.26 56 113 0.5 15.5 91-92
Juwan Howard 0 2 0 77 112 0.69 11.1 91-92
Maurice Taylor* 3 7 0.43 59 98 0.6 12.4 94-95
Louis Bullock* 70 182 0.39 98 117 0.84 13.5 95-96
LaVell Blanchard 33 91 0.36 81 98 0.83 14.4 99-00
Kevin Gaines 24 87 0.28 95 139 0.68 11.7 99-00
Jamal Crawford 33 101 0.33 40 51 0.78 16.6 99-00
Bernard Robinson Jr. 27 78 0.35 93 116 0.8 14.4 00-01
Daniel Horton 74 216 0.34 81 106 0.76 15.2 .02-03
Lester Abram 22 54 0.41 89 104 0.86 10.6 .02-03
Dion Harris 58 170 0.34 61 79 0.77 10.1 .03-04
Manny Harris 42 132 0.32 156 191 0.82 16.1 .07-08
Tim Hardaway Jr 76 207 0.37 91 119 0.77 13.9 .10-11
Trey Burke 57 164 0.35 93 125 0.74 14.8 .11-12
Nik Stauskas 65 142 0.46 49 58 0.85 11.8 .12-13
Glenn Robinson III 18 52 0.35 56 80 0.7 11.1 .12-13


Trey Burke and Cody Zeller Win Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Trey Burke and Cody Zeller Win Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on March 5th, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Trey and Zeller were chosen as Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week, giving them each 7 on the season.  It's interesting foreshadowing for the All-Big Ten Awards that will be released later, as Freshman of the Year will almost certainly be one of the two. 



(Let the record show that I accidentally stated Freshman of the Year at first, instead of Freshman of the Week.  Hence the comments and the fail.)

OT: University of Michigan Move-In Day

OT: University of Michigan Move-In Day

Submitted by profitgoblue on August 15th, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I was just reading that incoming freshman were recently notified about their on-campus housing and roommate assignments.  That got me to thinking about my move-in experience and wondering about my fellow MGoMembers' experiences.  Here's a few of my memories from that day way back in 1993:

Driving up to the entrance to Markley and seeing all the kids and their family members carrying in their belongings and the sense of excitement I felt.  Meeting my roommate (who would soon become my best friend) for the first time and the awkwardness that comes along with all that.  Unloading our cars and lugging all of our sh-t up to the 5th floor (5115 Van Tyne), getting soaked in the process when a thunderstorm popped up out of nowhere.  Picking out pre-cut carpeting in a parking lot by South Quad while some student builders put up lofts in our room.  Watching my parents drive away that first night and feeling that my life has just changed forever.  Hanging out in the hall of 5VT talking to neighbors into the wee hours of the night. Sleeping in until noon the next day.  Good times!

What do your memories hold?  I'm very interested, and it might make for a fun late-night thread . . .


Will Depth allows more Freshman to start?

Will Depth allows more Freshman to start?

Submitted by StephenRKass on September 28th, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I'm wondering if our increased depth next year will gradually allow an impact freshman to make more of an impact right away. Yes, it's goofy, but my thought is that if you have experience at most positions, it is easier to have a single nOOb come on to the field, because you can cover for him and coach him, both on and off the field. When we have had very little depth and experience the last 3 years, you have a case of the blind leading the blind, and everyone being clueless. I have absolutely no coaching or playing experience, so I don't know if this idea is totally whack or not. Probably is, but that's why I'm not a coach.

True freshman starts

True freshman starts

Submitted by IPKarma on September 22nd, 2010 at 2:14 PM

As we all know, we're still a very young team.  This is from Spath at


Michigan has played more true freshmen this season than any other school in the Big Ten, and it's not even close. When Ricardo Miller earned a spot on U-M's coverage teams Saturday against Massachusetts he became the 13th rookie the Maize and Blue have used this fall, in three games - Purdue and Illinois rank second with seven apiece.…

A Question For ESPN Insiders/Tate for Heisman?

A Question For ESPN Insiders/Tate for Heisman?

Submitted by allHAILthedeat… on September 14th, 2009 at 12:58 PM

A quick question for anyone that has an ESPN insider account. This link:…

is to the ESPN 'Week 1 Heisman Predictor' claiming "With Bradford out of the race, a freshman QB enters the Predictor picture".

Now, while part of me really wants this to be Tate, I must be realistic here (it's probably Barkley because OMGUSCLOLZ). I just need to know who this frosh QB is so I can stop obsessing about it.

Also, I'd like to officially start the "Tate for Heisman" campaign.

Premature? Perhaps.
Insane? Absolutely.
Doing it anyway? Hell yes.