Burke: Back

Submitted by Brian on April 9th, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Light 'em if you've got 'em and praise any available deity or animal spirit. The official Michigan basketball feed:

Big News from Ann Arbor! Trey Burke will be continuing his collegiate career with U-M!

You may cease running in a circle. Here are some muppets.

And you can't have one without the other...


UPDATE: Quotes via press release.

"Over the past few weeks, I have spent a lot of time thinking and praying about my future -- not just about next year but many years down the road," said Burke. "After gathering information, I am excited to be continuing my education at Michigan as we look to accomplish even more in our 2012-13 season.

"I have so much more to develop as both a student and athlete, and there is no better place to do that than here at Michigan. I love my Michigan family and am really excited about playing with my teammates and our incoming freshmen. I want to thank my parents, my teammates and my coaches for the patience and guidance they gave me since this process began a few weeks ago."

"We tried to provide Trey and his family with the best information possible and as much time as possible to make an informed decision," said U-M head coach John Beilein. "We wanted him to think this through carefully so he was 100 percent certain of what he wanted to do moving forward. 

"We loved coaching Trey this season. It is very unusual to have a freshman point guard play with such poise and confidence all year long. He is a clutch performer with a great work ethic and a brilliant future in front of him. As our team leadership changes hands, I know Trey will join the other returning players as we strive to be the leaders and best in all we do."

UPDATE II: Just received this in my inbox from Mark Hollis.

Ur heart are stupid



April 9th, 2012 at 1:07 PM ^

Given the hole he would have left, this is the biggest news about a single football or MBB player since...?  

Anyway, let us rejoice and do happy dances so that we might please the gods!


April 9th, 2012 at 3:06 PM ^

commenting about:
  • A glorious win in Jerry World
  • Another beat down of ND an exploding BK head
  • Putting MSU in their proper place
  • A beautiful win against Ohio in Ohio
  • Big 10 championship victory over Wisconsin
  • Rose Bowl victory
  • Final Four with Trey hitting the winner at the buzzer

You may want to reconsider your self-imposed year long ban and do something less drastic like a signature line that questions your intelligence and manhood (assuming you're a man).



April 9th, 2012 at 1:12 PM ^

Mark 4/09/2012 as the first day of lunchboxthegoat's self-imposed posting ban. 

EDIT: Of course he posts right above my comment. WOOT BURKE'S BACK!


April 9th, 2012 at 1:15 PM ^

Great decision on Trey's part and great for MBB. Now I get to unbuckle my seat belt.. I was getting burn marks from all the sharp turns.