March 4th, 2012 at 8:27 AM ^

Whether we want to talk about it as a sexy reason, this season has been good, and recruiting classes of the future look great, in large part because of this.


March 4th, 2012 at 8:22 AM ^

Very nice piece in the Times....the trend is definitely in the right direction.  The program is also getting the money necessary to have some wow factor when recruits visit the facilities.


March 4th, 2012 at 8:26 AM ^

"The renovated Crisler Center’s now matches the Spartans’ Breslin Center, and the basketball tide could be turning. Michigan has beaten Michigan State in three of their past four meetings. "


Dont think recruits dont notice the dingy cinderblock that dominates aging facilities in EL.  Dont think they dont notice the rich glass and wood finish that dominates the Davidson facility either. 


March 4th, 2012 at 8:45 AM ^

It is nice  to see the basketball program and its facilities finally get this level of investment, rather than continue to be treated as a stepchild of sorts, which seemed to be the case for years. With excellent facilities and personnel, you can make great things happen - I like the trend certainly. 


March 4th, 2012 at 8:46 AM ^

advantage for recruiting in both basketball and football. I always thought once these upgrades were complete that it would give M a decisive advantage in state and in the Midwest.


March 4th, 2012 at 9:49 AM ^

This is a bit OT but probably acceptable for a slow 'blog period. In other basketball coverage the NYT profiles Lenny Cooke:


There was a "Forks Over Knives" post here yesterday. If there any youngsters on the board today, please understand that, nutritional preferences aside, diet and fitness matter! Just look at Lenny. :)


March 4th, 2012 at 11:37 AM ^

It's nice to see the recognition. We have an advantage at Michigan due to our great academics universally known branding and rich tradition. Now for basketball we have top notch facilities and a well respected coach getting results. When you build the program slowly deliberately and in the right way good things happen and people take note- glad the NYTs did in tho article!