Poll: Favorite Michigan Sport Other Then Basketball/Football?

Poll: Favorite Michigan Sport Other Then Basketball/Football?

Submitted by WolverineBeastBoy on November 13th, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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 

Connor Jaeger Documentary

Connor Jaeger Documentary

Submitted by waterismysky on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:41 AM

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

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/113969129/the-water-is-my-sky-a-documentary

Thanks, and go blue

Michigan Ranks Atop the B1G for Conference Standings

Michigan Ranks Atop the B1G for Conference Standings

Submitted by Everyone Murders on May 30th, 2013 at 9:08 AM

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.

Rankings Fixation Day: The Non-Revenue Sports Report

Rankings Fixation Day: The Non-Revenue Sports Report

Submitted by Michigasling on January 13th, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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.

OT?: Michigan (USA Olympic) Swimmer Clary not a Phelps fan

OT?: Michigan (USA Olympic) Swimmer Clary not a Phelps fan

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on July 10th, 2012 at 2:55 PM

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.

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/first-time-ol…

Connor Jaeger Wins 1500m Heat, Keeps Swimming - 2nd in Final

Connor Jaeger Wins 1500m Heat, Keeps Swimming - 2nd in Final

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on July 1st, 2012 at 11:46 PM

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.)

video link

Edit:  1) Gemmel (14:52.19), 2) Jaeger (14:52.51) going to London

Potential MGoBlog HoF Inagural Candidates

Potential MGoBlog HoF Inagural Candidates

Submitted by MGoBender on February 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM

 

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...

 

Football
Avant, Jason 2005
Branch, Allen 2006
Breaston, Steve 2006
Edwards, Braylon 2004
Graham, Brandon 2009
Harris, David 2007
Hart, Mike 2007
Hall, Leon 2006
Henne, Chad 2007
Long, Jake 2007
Martin, Mike 2011
Manningham, Mario 2007
Mesko, Zoltan 2009
Molk, David 2011
Van Bergen, Ryan 2011
Woodley, LaMarr 2006
Basketball
Abram, Lester 2007
Brown, Graham 2006
Douglass, Stu 2012
Harris, Manny 2009
Horton, Daniel 2006
Morris, Darius 2011
Novak, Zack 2012
Petway, Brent 2007
Sims, DeShawn 2009
Ice Hockey
Caporusso, Louie 2011
Hagelin, Carl 2011
Hensick, TJ 2007
Hunwick, Shawn 2012
Johnson, Jack 2007
Kolarik, Chad 2008
Mitera, Mark 2007
Porter, Kevin 2008
Olympic/Non-Revenue
Botterman, Kylee 2011
Cameron, Chris 2011
Evans, Bree 2012
Findlay, Samantha 2008
Luke, Steve 2009
Meram, Justin 2010
Nemitz, Nikki 2010
Paz, Juliana 2010
Putnam, Zach 2008
Ritter, Jennie 2006
Russell, Kellen 2011
Saad, Soony 2010
Saad, Hamoody 2010
Taylor, Jordan 2011
Vanderkay, Peter 2008
Yealy, Trevor 2012
Zimmerman, Lexi 2010
2004
Edwards, Braylon Football
2005
Avant, Jason Football
2006
Branch, Allen Football
Breaston, Steve Football
Brown, Graham Basketball
Hall, Leon Football
Horton, Daniel Basketball
Ritter, Jennie Softball
Woodley, LaMarr Football
2007
Abram, Lester Basketball
Harris, David Football
Hart, Mike Football
Henne, Chad Football
Hensick, TJ Hockey
Johnson, Jack Hockey
Long, Jake Football
Mitera, Mark Hockey
Petway, Brent Basketball
2008
Findlay, Samantha Softball
Kolarik, Chad Hockey
Porter, Kevin Hockey
Putnam, Zach Baseball
Vanderkay, Peter Swimming
2009
Graham, Brandon Football
Luke, Steven Wrestling
Mesko, Zoltan Football
Harris, Manny Basketball
Sims, DeShawn Basketball
2010
Meram, Justin Soccer
Nemitz, Nikki Softball
Paz, Juliana Volleyball
Saad, Soony Soccer
Saad, Hamoody Soccer
Zimmerman, Lexi Volleyball
2011
Botterman, Kylee Gymnastics
Cameron, Chris Gymnastics
Caporusso, Louie Hockey
Hagelin, Carl Hockey
Martin, Mike Football
Molk, David Football
Morris, Darius Basketball
Russell, Kellen Wrestling
Taylor, Jordan Softball
Van Bergen, Ryan Football
2012
Douglass, Stu Basketball
Evans, Bree Softball
Novak, Zack Basketball
Yealy, Trevor Lacrosse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OT: Stud Michigan Swimmer Not Being Recruited

OT: Stud Michigan Swimmer Not Being Recruited

Submitted by brewandbluesaturdays on March 11th, 2011 at 11:33 PM

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!

Another Michigan NCAA Champion is Crowned

Another Michigan NCAA Champion is Crowned

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 28th, 2010 at 10:48 AM

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.