M Magazine - Winter 2011 Edition

M Magazine - Winter 2011 Edition

Submitted by MGoShoe on January 18th, 2011 at 4:24 PM

While we anxiously await the announcement of the new [Greg Mattison] defensive [Greg Mattison] coordinator [Greg Mattison] and maintain an open tab with TomVH's Twitter feed (you're not doing that? Sure, you're not.) to find out about the latest (de)commitments, take the opportunity to flip through the Winter 2011 edition of M Magazine, the Michigan Athletic Department's official souvenir program.

This edition contains several nice features:

  • Wolverines to Watch (Veronica Hicks, Basketball; Adrienne Bicek, Swimming; A.J. Treais, Hockey; Chris Cameron, Gymnastics; Jillian Smith, Track and Field; Dan Madwed, Swimming)
  • The Big Chill at the Big House
  • Water Polo’s Senior Plan: Winning it All, Together
  • Why? (Trish Wilson, Gymnastics)  
  • The Peace Corps: It All Started Here
  • Carved in Stone
  • The Two Sides of Denard Robinson
  • Ask the Athlete

What I learned:

  • Michigan has some truly amazing student athletes in many more sports than just football, men's basketball and hockey (in truth, I already knew that).
  • Denard Robinson is awesome (see above).
  • Evan Smotrycz has never had a job (other than playing basketball). Srsly.
  • The stone carver who fashioned the replacement "M" medallions for Yost Ice Arena is very skillful. Check out the video embedded in the online magazine that details the process. Very cool, indeed.
  • Michigan will host the 2011 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships at Canham Natatorium in May. Here's hoping it creates a huge home pool advantage for the team.
  • Trish Wilson is a warrior of the first order and a true Wolverine.

50th anniversary of the peace corps

50th anniversary of the peace corps

Submitted by TXWolverine44 on October 14th, 2010 at 3:26 AM
So today, october 14 1960 at 2am, soon-to-be President John F.Kennedy made an impromptu speech at the steps of our beloved union that talked about a global effort that would later become the peace corp.

There was a lovely ceremony at 2 this morning that I stumbled upon that talked all about this historical movement and it got me thinking of how proud I am to be able to go to a university that makes such a big impact around the world. So this post is for anyone who has participated in the peace corps or dedicated their lives to equally great causes and represent the university so well.

Go Blue, I am damn proud to be a wolverine