I got bored reading about Te'o and found an interesting piece on ESPN about the chemistry that took place on the basketball team from playing video games, particularly Tim Hardaway's participation.
I couldn't find this as having been posted....my apologies if it was.
Yes, an Xbox 360 helped the duo connect a year after they realized Michigan would become what is has become -- a squad that quieted naysayers after a Sunday loss at Ohio State and justified its top-five ranking when it stomped No. 9 Minnesota 83-75 on Thursday in Minneapolis -- only if they jelled.
They'd tussled with moments of inefficiency throughout 2011-12. Their on-court vibe occasionally felt more like punk rock than jazz, even though the talented players led the Wolverines to a slice of the Big Ten title that they split with Michigan State and Ohio State.
But what if they clicked more once they left the court? Burke figured "NBA 2K" and "Madden" could provide the platform for a union that would boost the entire program.