B1G/ACC Challenge: Michigan at UNC

B1G/ACC Challenge: Michigan at UNC

Submitted by Yung Geezer on June 8th, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.  Bring on the Tar Heels!

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Notre Dame at MSU

Duke at Indiana

Miami at Minnesota

Boston College at Nebraska

Clemson at Ohio State

Louisville at Purdue

Florida State at Rutgers

Northwestern at Georgia Tech

Penn State at NC State

Maryland at Syracuse

Wisconsin at Virginia

Iowa at Virginia Tech

Illinois at Wake Forest

[LOCKED] Semi-OT: NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-2017

[LOCKED] Semi-OT: NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-2017

Submitted by DubbaEwwTeeEff on September 13th, 2016 at 10:02 AM

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-relocate-cha…

Looks like the NCAA is following pro sports' examples and pulling events out of North Carolina due to their sexual orientation and gender identity laws.

Affected championship games:

  • 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup (Cary), Dec. 2 and 4.
  • 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships (Greensboro), Dec. 2 and 3.
  • 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds (Greensboro), March 17 and 19.
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional (Greenville), May 8-10.
  • 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships (Cary), May 22-27.
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Cary), May 26 and 28.
  • 2017 Division II Baseball Championship (Cary), May 27-June 3. 

The release does mention that if a North Carolina team earns the right to play a championship game in their home state, it will be held there.

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Dean Smith Appreciation

Dean Smith Appreciation

Submitted by MGlobules on February 13th, 2015 at 1:32 PM

The passing of former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was noted on the board the other day, but I had seen nothing here that underlined what a powerful figure he was, including in his contributions to both civil rights and the evolution of the game itself.

I found this wonderful appreciation of Smith at CBS Sports, an easy and pleasurable read with lots of links and a great interview of him and John Thompson, and thought I'd share it. Note that Smith's coaching tree pretty much takes in everyone, going back to Phog Allen and the game's inventor, James Naismith. Even more than John Wooden--who himself called Smith the greatest coach ever--Smith may well be the single most towering figure in the history of the sport. The appreciations of him by the likes of Michael Jordan and Duke's Coach K are pretty touching: 

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25…

OT: Anyone want to buy a Michigan fan?

OT: Anyone want to buy a Michigan fan?

Submitted by The Man Down T… on February 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 PM

And we thought some of our fans were bandwagon...  The winning bidder at this auction on ebay wins her support as a fan for their team...

 

She has 3 bids so far.  Here's the auction description:

 

Where do I start?? I am 22 years old and have always been a diehard Carolina Tar Heels fan. I have been with them through the good times and the bad. But they are getting to be more than I can handle. Roy Williams is not treating the fans how they should be treated. I am sick of him. So I am looking for a new team to pull for. You are bidding on my loyalty to your team. I will be buying new shirts and items to support my new team with the money from the winning bid. You are not buying me but my support for your team. The starting bid is $250.00, good luck and Happy Bidding!!

 

Just wow...

Michigan's 1st Trip To the Gator Bowl: 1979 - A Summary

Michigan's 1st Trip To the Gator Bowl: 1979 - A Summary

Submitted by markusr2007 on December 6th, 2010 at 2:54 PM

This was a good summary of Michigan 1st bowl trip to Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl back in 1979 with photos.  Not a good result, but Michigan played very well.

The game was played on December 28th (not yet a New Year's Day game) and was broadcast at 7 p.m. EST (night game).

One of Michigan's finest defensive teams from an experience stand point. Some notable Wolverine players: WR Anthony Carter, DE Curt Greer, LB Ron Simpkins, TB Roosevelt Smith, QB John Wangler and TE Doug Marsh.

UNC's stars were DE/LB Lawrence Taylor, TB Amos Lawrence, QB Matt Kupec.

Baseball: UNC Review

Baseball: UNC Review

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on March 8th, 2010 at 3:56 PM

pickoff While North Carolina isn't quite the Goliath they have been in the past, Michigan did have to go into Chapel Hill and face the #12 team in the nation with what's been a suspect offense at best. It didn't turn out all that well. Michigan was swept on the weekend, losing two extremely close games on Friday and Saturday, and was blown out on Sunday to fall to 4-7 on the season.

Starting pitching on Saturday and Sunday just wasn't good enough to compete with the Tarheels, but there was some life shown by the offense.

Full Recaps and Series Thoughts after the jump

(photo to right from minervacat's photo stream)