Welcome the team back, Crisler at 3:45

Submitted by Spunky on April 9th, 2013 at 2:34 PM

The basketball team is expected to arrive at the Crisler Center today at 3:45 p.m. North tunnel doors will open at 3:00.

Let's celebrate an amazing season of Michigan basketball, coaches, and players with a big welcome home!




April 9th, 2013 at 2:52 PM ^

Anyone know what they mean by the tunnels opening?  Last time everyone gathered outside.  Are they letting us in the arena?  Anyone know?

Mr. Yost

April 9th, 2013 at 2:58 PM ^

Cheer our boys home with pride.



Why am I so fucking emotional today?! Shit. Get a fucking grip! One minute I'm mad, the next I'm just down, now I'm proud and happy like they're my damn kids.



April 9th, 2013 at 2:59 PM ^

Got interviewed by WWJ. If you hear a kid who lost his voice because he was too busy screaming down at the game at the Dome, that's me


April 9th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

At one point, I turned to my wife and said, "Could you imagine watching our son (now 2) do THAT when he is 18?"  

Bear in mind my son is related to me, so in all probability, he WON'T be doing that, but to think of what these freshman did with whole world watching is hard to put into words.  


Thanks boys.

Perkis-Size Me

April 9th, 2013 at 3:57 PM ^

Hope they have anenormous crowd waiting there for them. They put on quite the show these last 3 weeks and gave Michigan some of its most exciting moments in years. Last night was, in my opinion, the biggest game for Michigan since the '98 Rose Bowl. Way bigger than UTL, and bigger than The Game in '06.

Congrats on a great season and an unbelievable tournament run.


April 9th, 2013 at 4:06 PM ^

My emotions have been on a roller coaster this whole season.. Great year of bball that i will never forget.. GO BLUE

PS.. March Madness is the most stressful time in Sports period. I know its been a while, but damn If your team keeps winning you never get to relax. Holy smokes i lost some yrs to my life 


April 9th, 2013 at 7:48 PM ^

Many players and coaches referred to this team as "Team 96." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember anyone ever using this term before to describe the team.

In my opinion, like football, this needs to become a thing. 


April 9th, 2013 at 9:50 PM ^

I think it's already a thing ... a very good thing.

(Seriously -- there's something really powerful about a connection to a great history.  Some in today's age may sniff and dismiss it.  But to the young men on these teams it's an important thing.  They are in the prime of their young lives and they are now grafted into the sturdy vine of Michigan athletics.  That's a good thing.  A very good thing.  The players sense it ... no, they know it.)


April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 PM ^

“What you don’t know is that Spike is so big right now that Kate Upton asked him out for a date and he said he’s too busy,” Beilein said.


I love this man

rob f

April 10th, 2013 at 12:27 AM ^

recently, shopping with her mom (really, true story, as her parents live just south of St. Joseph, MI). She was not dressed in a bikini that day but in a long coat (chilly early-spring day), hiding behind a pair of over-sized sunglasses.

Anyway, I was struck by how tall Kate is, quite possibly as tall or taller than Spike.  He might want to add some inserts to his shoes to bring himself up to eye level ; then again, there are benefits, I would imagine, to keeping his current eye level if he's lucky enough to get that date with her...



April 10th, 2013 at 7:10 AM ^

Still hoping that MGoBlue will have a full video of the welcome home ceremony from April 9 at Crisler Arena (or maybe they'll have another celebration for the intermission at the Spring Football Game that they'll put online), but here's the video of the first nine minutes from DH16