Michigan stands alone?

Submitted by vegasjeff on May 5th, 2011 at 8:35 PM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg posted a short piece about the National Football Foundation's Honor Society and I was surprised to see that Michigan was the only team in the Big Ten + Nebraska not to have at least ONE selection. The conference had 29 selections including six each by the Hoosiers and Buckeyes.

How can that happen at one of the conference's top-two academic institutions?

Comments

aaamichfan

May 5th, 2011 at 8:40 PM ^

Depends what the requirements are. I'd have to think with Terrelle Pryor being named Academic All-B10 that all schools don't have the same academic standards...

Timnotep

May 5th, 2011 at 9:03 PM ^

being named to the academic all-conference team is a bigger embarassment to the B1G than our (the conference's, not just UM's) cumulative bowl record for the past few seasons and MSU's criminal record combined.

This may sound clichéd, but I am so glad he picked tsio... can you imagine how embarassing it would be for someone to have posted his paper online had he chosen Michigan?

vegasjeff

May 6th, 2011 at 12:06 AM ^

I thought the question mark would prevent folks from thinking it was about good news.

Maybe some of the comments are correct, that Michigan's tougher academic standards compared with less rigorous standards at some of the land-grant schools are the reason for UM being the only B1G school without an honoree.

 

jmblue

May 6th, 2011 at 12:34 PM ^

In theory, this could be viewed as a credit to the rigor of this school, since the vast majority of football recruits don't have normal U-M academic credentials.  But . . . yeah.  We should have at least a handful of high-achievers.