I just though of this earlier today, what is your favorite Michigan sport other then Basketball and Football? There is many choices like Golf, Hockey, Lax, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Crew, Track/Field and more! Personally my favorite is Hockey. I just love the sport and play the sport! Yost is such a old, yet clean rink that has so much memories/history in it. Michigan has done a great job with Yost. Also, Red Berenson is forsure the best coach in NCAA, and Michigan has done a tremendous job with building the program up. Leave your thoughts and choices below and tell WHY! Go blue
My name is Kiel Nowakowski. I'm a Class of 2012 graduate, and I wanted to share with you guys the project I've been working on for the past year. Together with my filmmaking partner, a longtime friend and former Iowa swimmer, I'm making a documentary film about the world of competitive swimming. One of our main "characters" will be Michigan swimmer (former swimmer, technically) Connor Jaeger.
Those of you familiar with our swim program will know Connor. For those that don't, Connor is a 2012 Olympian, 3-time NCAA champion, and was one of the captains of this year's team. Because of NCAA rules, we haven't been able to announce his involvement in our project until very recently.
A brief bit about me/us: I'm a lifelong Michigan fan (it was the only school I applied to), and my partner, Brian Tremml, swam at the University of Iowa, where he also studied film; this project is his baby. We're from Holland, Michigan (same hometown as Desmond Morgan, but we went to Holland High and he went to West Ottawa) and have been friends since middle school. We reconnected after college in order to make this film, and we currently live in Iowa City.
We're currently running a Kickstarter campaign, and this is the part where I ask you to please check it out; the video and link are below. As a near-obsessive MGoBlog reader, I know as well as you do that Michigan people care a hell of a lot about our school, athletes, and our people in general. We really want to get the Michigan community on board with this project, and I know that MGoBlog represents a good chunk of that community. I hope you'll take a moment to look over our project and share it with anyone you think might be interested. You can check out our website too, waterismysky.com
Thanks, and go blue
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Michigan ranks at the top of the Big Ten for conference standings for 2012-13 (average conference finish). Minnesota's high ranking surprised me, as did MSU's low ranking (although they did not win a conference championship this year).
The author does not define "average B1G finish" but it seems to be a simple arithmetic mean. In any event, congratulations to our student athletes on their fine overall finish. Conference results below.
The tally: 1. Michigan 4.04; 2. Minnesota 4.43; 3. Ohio State 4.64; 4. Penn State 4.92; 5. Illinois 5.24; 6. Nebraska 5.57; 7. Wisconsin 6.10; 8. Indiana 6.22; 9. Northwestern 6.29; 10. Michigan State 6.83; 11. Purdue 7.35; 12. Iowa 7.58.
For those who need a bit of distraction before whatever it is that's happening in an hour or two, a good time to note that both men's swimming and women's gymnastics are currently ranked No. 1 nationally.
Men's swimming & diving won 10 of 13 events to beat Purdue 153-90. Not a big surprise, considering their depth (each individual event victory came from a different athlete) and that M is 56-0 against Purdue in dual meets.
Women's gymnastics was pre-season #10 and zipped (flipped?) up to #1 with their high-scoring victory last week in the three-team Cancun Classic, their first #1 national ranking since 2000. Yesterday, they beat Nebraska, pre-season #7 and 2011 Big Ten Champion, 196.900-196.300. The women currently share #1 with Florida (identical scores last week), but their score this week is higher than Florida's, so...
Men's gymnastics is preseason #1, not surprising considering their Olympic experience. But having several members on the U.S. National Team may affect their ranking after their first meet (Jan. 19), which is apparently the same time as a required U.S. team camp. Every team should have such problems. A good test of their depth and experience for their rookies.
We return you now to revenue sports palpitations.
Well looks like Tyler Clary isn't impressed with Micheal Phelps. I can't say that his opinion is wrong, just not sure this is the best time/forum to voice an opinion.
Kudos to U-M swimmer Connor Jaeger for winning his 1500m freestyle heat in 14:59.97. He lost track of his lap count and didn't hear the bell, so kept going. (Unlike collegiate, counters aren't allowed in the water.)
Edit: 1) Gemmel (14:52.19), 2) Jaeger (14:52.51) going to London
I figured this would be the easiest way to compile a list of potential inagural class candidates. The 190 comment thread would be a difficult place to keep track, so here we can be a little more organized. Make suggestions and I'll add them to the lists. Since this is just a way to keep track of potential candidates, feel free to throw out some "maybes." Mods, feel free to edit the OP accordingly.
This may also help keep that initial thread focused on the manner in which people are elected, etc. Without further adieu...
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So, I know this is way off topic, but my best friends little brother is the top 50 yd freestyle swimmer in the state of Michigan and is the most respectable kid I've ever met, holding 3.8 GPA . His coach has done no promotion for his times this season and the state meet is tomorrow. I will be visiting the the state meet tomorrow, for the first in my life and am wondering from the swimmig die hards how swimming recruiting works and what this kid need to do to be recruited? Will he be recruited after his state times, how does this work? . All of his times would have been top 7 in Michigan meets last year. Any insight on swimming recruiting or what needs to be done for this kid to get some recognition would be appreciated....
I dont mean to name drop but... Go Nate!
U-M swimmer Tyler Clary won the 400 IM saturday for his second straight NCAA championship in that event.
• Tyler Clary is the first University of Michigan student-athlete to win an NCAA title in the 2009-10 academic year.
• Tyler Clary picked up his third NCAA title with his win in the 400 IM.
• A Michigan swimmer has won the 400 IM the past four years. Alex Vanderkaay won in 2007 and 2008 followed by Tyler Clary in 2009 and 2010.
• Michigan has now won the 400-yard individual medley 10 times, two away from Southern California's record of 12 titles.
Congratulations to Tyler for this outstanding achievement.