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05/18/2017 - 4:37pm hockey

I played on this team while at UM. I think most of us would've be ecstatic for it to be varsity, but would have settled for at least some respect and more financial help. It was a ridiculous amount of money and all they gave us were road blocks. I get that it's all about money but there are many sports that don't fill seats and women's hockey had the potential to do it. There are so many young women that are interested and it's a growing sport.

03/16/2017 - 7:11pm Fist pumping

He was fist pumping in the air, not punching the guy. Good for him for supporting the team. I picked Vandy but was glad to see NU win their first tourney game. Why couldn't Minnesota pull through?!

Here's a link to Fitzgerald in the locker room.

10/05/2016 - 1:43pm Google...

Before posting, see if it is something you can easily get an answer to...

09/12/2016 - 1:00pm I agree

I lived in Boise with my husband and we're both Michigan grads. Always watched at Harry's Hyde park pub. Technically it's an msu bar, but it's where all the big ten people go. Never had an issue being a Michigan fan there.

01/24/2016 - 3:46pm Murphy?

So we will have room left for Murphy?

08/24/2015 - 1:44pm I went to UM and MSU for 4

I went to UM and MSU for 4 years. 

MSU fans don't appreciate it when I tell them that since I did equal time at both schools I now know from experience that MSU sucks and East Lansing is worse. 


05/20/2015 - 7:43pm McDonald's

Not sure this counts, but it's still a funny story.

I was in a McDonald's over the weekend and I was wearing a Michigan shirt. The guy working behind the counter started aggressively asking me if I was a Michigan fan. I told him, "Yes and a graduate." He responded with "O-H!" including the arm motions.

My husband was with me and the worker asked him if he was a Michigan fan, too. Husband replied, "Yeah and I received two degrees from Michigan." The employee responded with, "Yeah? Well I got THREE from THE Ohio State University." 

Then we all just kind of stood there in silence taking in the fact he was working at McDonald's as a college graduate. Guess that OSU degree just takes you places.


05/14/2015 - 9:25pm btb

btb deluxe chimichaunga

03/13/2015 - 12:44pm I really just appreciate that

I really just appreciate that authenticity of the actual bar architecture at Conor's. It's not just a bar dressed up in Irish crap with an Irish sounding name. I was always impressed they built it in Ireland then imported the parts of the bar to Ann Arbor. I always feel a little transported when I step through the doors. And I guess it's more of a restaurant than a bar, but they have good food. Always been a fun place to watch the World Cup, too. Plus, it's pretty nice sitting outside Conor's on Main Street on a nice day to me. 

01/21/2015 - 10:51am Lots of teams overinflate or

Lots of teams overinflate or underinflate balls in football.. at least college football it happens ALL THE TIME. Rules are more strict in NFL but I'd guess a lot of players are probably thinking, "Yeah, it's illegal but everyone does it." 

For the record, I am not a Pats fan. I am not even an NFL fan.

01/10/2015 - 7:57pm name?

what is it? I'm interested.

01/10/2015 - 7:57pm Deschutes

Deschutes Red Chair. So good.

09/04/2014 - 10:07am veterinarian

I'm a veterinarian and I still chose Michigan. I also didn't apply to state though.
Went to vet school at msu for four years though and if I didn't have Michigan and Ann Arbor to compare I'm sure it would have been fun. However, I did, and East Lansing falls way short.

12/28/2013 - 1:24pm Let's hope for Morris, the o-line's not

Let's hope for Morris, the o-line's not porous.

12/26/2013 - 4:28pm dui

DUI according to the following…

10/26/2013 - 8:21pm stats

stats give it to Nebraska

not that it means anything

10/26/2013 - 3:43pm rivalry?

Why does Illinois consider us their rival? Do they know we don't consider them even remotely to be a rival?

08/26/2013 - 10:29am You are partially correct...

Only one manager gets a scholarship for 1/2 of ONE semester tuition paid. They also must be a field (not equipment) manager as equipment managers are employees and field managers are volunteers. To be senior manager you must write an essay and be chosen as senior manager. All managers get rings as all football staff do.

09/23/2012 - 1:26am When you put 80,000 fans from

When you put 80,000 fans from any team in one place you're bound to have idiots. The whistles were annoying but we gave it away multiple times and still ND didn't take advantage and we still lost.

07/24/2012 - 10:58pm No sorry, just got home from

No sorry, just got home from work and I live on the west coast. Color me stupid. I thought it was a little late but it looked like a fairly new thread. Oops.

07/24/2012 - 10:47pm Anyone have a live stream

Anyone have a live stream link?

07/22/2012 - 6:44am Ann Arbor Woods

Ann Arbor Woods - it's off Stadium and the parking lot has stairs directly to Trader Joe's. We never had to grocery shop, we would just walk up there when we wanted to make something, drink beer, etc and buy what we needed. The apartments are older but still nice - since they are old there are mature trees and the walls aren't as thin. We had a 2 bedroom, nice but not luxury with a nice fairly enclosed courtyard to play with our dog, 30 second walk to Trader Joe's, you can walk to campus or the stadium in 20 minutes, and there's a park about 1/2 mile away. Being in a suburb is nice and quiet, too. Plus you can walk to Fraser's Pub. Everyone was super nice. And Huyge lived below us... totally nice guy.

Also it was 700$ for a 2 bedroom. If I moved back to Ann Arbor there's no doubt I'd move back.

06/26/2012 - 9:06pm 2011?

Why does it say, "What will be the Big Ten's top offensive tandem in 2011?"

Pretty sure it shouldn't be asking for future projections in 2011...

02/01/2012 - 3:29pm The reasoning is illogical on

The reasoning is illogical on his part.

I would have been happy to get him, but I am not extremely disappointed either.

02/01/2012 - 1:48pm Multiple recruiting sources

Multiple recruiting sources are using the #ENQR tag... any idea what this means?

01/20/2012 - 5:05pm Shane Morris's current TwitPic

Shane Morris and Dymonte Twitter Pic

06/28/2011 - 8:31pm Undergrad at USC

So, keep on hating.

Also take a look at his creepy FB pics.

06/10/2011 - 8:25pm Notre Dame's Throwbacks

06/10/2011 - 8:09pm Back on MDen

03/15/2011 - 11:19pm I am actually a woman as well

I am actually a woman as well so I was just going with percentages here... most people are this site are guys. Sorry to my fellow ladies.

03/15/2011 - 12:23pm I believe he was referring to

I believe he was referring to the L and A parts only. Political Science and Social Research would be included in the S (science) portion, of which, he is not including.

03/15/2011 - 12:05pm Private

All but 3 of the 28 that are "better" than Michigan are private institutions.

01/09/2011 - 1:08am hahahaha Jerry Moore is 71.

hahahaha Jerry Moore is 71. Hell, why not JoePa?!

01/08/2011 - 2:30pm A Sane Post from

1. Had Brandon hired a coach after the OSU game and then Harbaugh would have gone to the 49ers after the bowl, I cannot imagine how many people would be bitching about the fact that Brandon didn't wait to hire until after Stanford's bowl game to try to get Harbaugh. Now, because Harbaugh isn't in Ann Arbor, many are blasting him for not hiring in November/December.

2. While everyone wants to blame Brandon, Lloyd Carr, MSC, Stephen M. Ross, John Elway, Cher, SpongeBob Squarepants, etc., very few even want to mention that perhaps Jim didn't really want to come here after all of the unexpected orgasmic love from the NFL was poured on him, or that he wanted to stay on the West Coast because of family business, etc. No, no, no --- it is someone's fault. Someone in Ann Arbor. We know it. We KNOW it!

3. Brady Hoke is a bad coach and would be an absolute joke and embarrassment to the program. As opposed to say, having the 109th ranked defense in the United States of America. No, that wasn't embarrassing at all.

4. Now, if Brandon doesn't get Les Miles, again this is all the fault of the above mentioned culprits. There is absolutely no way in the world that Les Miles wouldn't be here unless other people poked their nose into "our" business and made sure he didn't come here. As Dotman said a while ago, people remember what they want to remember. I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good hire. I'm saying that there is always more than what meets the eye.

I'm more pessimistic and resigned to the fact that things are going to be rather bleak on Stadium and Main for a while as each day passes too, so don't think I'm mocking anyone in particular. I just don't think we can automatically blame one or two people, one or two weeks, one or two coaches.

Jim Tressel was introduced as OSU's football coach on January 19, 2001. Maybe, just maybe, our "inept, incompetent" AD will get something done that we can live with. Otherwise, maybe we can form a posse and storm the gates. :-)

Go Blue!

01/03/2011 - 9:42pm Article from an SDSU Rivals writer: Harbaugh, not Hoke, to UM

I figured I'd repost for those without subscription. Sorry to take up space.

Tom Shanahan Senior Writer

Talk about it in The Mesa

San Diego State fans can relax. The only game Aztecs head coach Brady Hoke will coach at Michigan next year is Sept. 24 when SDSU visits the Big House.

And the Michigan coach that Hoke will face is Jim Harbaugh. Michigan sources say this will all play out shortly. ESPN's Adam Schefter also has been reporting Harbaugh is passing on NFL opportunities to coach at Michigan, where he played under the legendary Bo Schembechler.

For this scenario not to play out, it will take an unlikely drastic change of heart on Harbaugh's part. I would expect Brandon to have Harbaugh excommunicated as a Michigan alum if he backs out at this late date.

Michigan athletic director David Brandon, who also played for Schembechler, has been operating under the premise that he would evaluate third-year head coach Rich Rodriguez after the Gator Bowl. In reality, Rodriguez, who was hired before Brandon took over last year, has been a dead coach walking for weeks.

Brandon has been waiting for Harbaugh and Stanford to play the Orange Bowl game Monday night against Virginia Tech. This strategy conviently allowed Brandon to avoid firing Rodriguez after the Ohio State loss over a month ago.

Making a move anytime in the last month would have put Harbaugh in the position of leaving Stanford before the Orange Bowl and forcing Brandon to answer questions about what's taking him so long to name a new coach.

Rodriguez's buyout, of course, also was a factor. After Jan. 1, Michigan's buyout of Rodriguez went down from $4 million to $2.5 million.

But Brandon is too smart to not have a head coach lined up and risk putting himself in position of looking for a new head coach in January. Brandon isn't a fool. He was the steely-eyed CEO that turned around Domino's Pizza before he took over as CEO of Michigan's athletic department last year.

He in no way fits the stereotype of an ex-jock blundering his way through a a major decision.

Michigan sources say Brandon learned from Harbaugh through backchannels weeks ago that Harbaugh wanted the Michigan job. At about the same time, Hoke agreed to sign a contract extension with San Diego State.

Coincidence? It's not likely.

Hoke's mentor at Michigan was former head coach Lloyd Carr. Brandon and Carr are close. Brandon and his wife and Carr and his wife were the heads of a $754 fundraising project for the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

You connect the dots.

Normally, of course, I wouldn't spend so much time on a Michigan story. Except this Michigan story has ramifications for San Diego State's future.

Hoke will likely end up Michigan's coach -- maybe as early as two or three years from now if Harbaugh decides then is the right time to leave for the NFL.

When that time comes, Hoke has Carr in his corner. He also has Brandon's respect. Brandon's term on Michigan's Board of Regents started in 1998 and overlapped with Hoke's time as a Michigan assistant.

Brandon and Harbaugh are Michigan Men, to paraphrase Schembechler, and Brandon considers Hoke a Michigan Man, too.

Hoke was an assistant for eight years under Carr, but that doesn't tell the full story. He was Carr's associate head coach in 2002, the season before he left in 2003 as Ball State's head coach.

For these reasons, Brandon considered Hoke his compromise choice if he met too much resistance from Michigan boosters over hiring Harbaugh, who comes with some baggage. Harbaugh, even on his good days, can be abrasive.

In 2007, he told the San Jose Mercury, "Michigan is a good school, and I got a good education there, but the athletic department has ways to get borderline guys in, and, when they're in, the steer them to courses in sports communications."

That didn' go over well in Michigan.

But Harbaugh is Brandon's first choice because he needs to make a splash with his new head coach. Harbaugh creates that splash with name recognition that will sell suites at newly expanded Michigan Stadium in a state suffering through an economic recession.

Hoke has proven himself to be a football coach that can turn around programs with less resources than he'll have in Ann Arbor. He even has the nationally televised endorsement of ESPN's Craig James during the broadcast of San Diego State's win over Navy.

But name recognition weighs more heavily in this case. In additon to the suites to fill, Michigan Stadium has been expanded to 113,000 seats. It may sound sacriligious to think Michigan can't sellout games, but it should be noted Michigan didn't sell out its ticket allotment to the Gator Bowl.

That ticket slump could be blamed on a third straight disappointing season under Rodriguez and the Gator Bowl lacking prestige, but Michigan fans usually don't pass up on a trip to Florida in the winter unless something is amiss with the program.

The only surprise about this scenario playing out is Harbaugh has decided to pass on NFL opportunities. It's long been known Harbaugh aspires to be an NFL head coach. When he coached at the University of San Diego from 2004 to 2006, even his players talked about how Harbaugh's goal was to become an NFL head coach.

But Harbaugh apparently is waiting for the right situation. He must not see this as the right time. NFL owners and players are expected to engage in a labor struggle that could result in an owners lockout or a players strike.

If Harbaugh wanted to be an NFL head coach next year, he could seek the Carolina job and tell the Panthers he's bringing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with him since the Panthers hold the No. 1 overall draft pick.

If he wanted to stay in the Bay Area, he could seek the San Francisco 49ers job.

Both of those jobs have been expected to be open for weeks. If Harbaugh had his eyes set on those positions, a rumor would have leaked out by now -- similar to the way rumors have leaked out about Brandon already having Harbaugh lined up.

Another example that Harbaugh is waiting for the right NFL job -- not just any NFL job -- was his decision to leave the Oakland Raiders as their quarterbacks coach in 2002 and 2003 to become the head coach of the USD's non-scholarship program in 2004.

I sat down with Harbaugh for an interivew before the 2004 season, and he told me Raiders owner Al Davis said he wanted him to stay so he could groom him to be his future head coach.

But Harbaugh told Davis he wanted to get experience as a head coach and he was following a similar path that Davis took as a college assistant coach at USC before moving on to pro football with the Chargers.

"He told me, 'Yeah, but I coached at USC, not USD,' Harbaugh said with a laugh.

If Harbaugh had stayed on the Raiders' staff, you think Davis would have hired Lane Kiffin (2007) or Tom Cable (2008) over Harbaugh? Harbaugh's smart enough to know he was next in line at Oakland, so it must not be a job he wanted.

By the time Harbaugh feels comfortable moving from Michigan to the NFL, Hoke will have the profile that will satisfy Michigan fans and make him an easy hire for Brandon. He will have won a lot of games at San Diego State by then.

Minnesota flirting with Hoke has already helped raised his profile. I told Minnesota reporters that called me for information that I didn't believe the rumors and Hoke wouldn't leave San Diego State after two years for Minnesota. Probably the only place he would leave SDSU for after only two years is Michigan.

If Hoke does eventually end up at Michigan, when SDSU searches for his replacement the Aztecs will no longer be considered a sleeping giant that needs the right man to turn things around.

By then, San Diego State will be a job that attracts a stronger cast of candidates than it ever has in the past.

And if Hoke leaves it will be the first time someone on the SDSU staff will be considered a candidate to succeed the departed head coach.

12/02/2010 - 12:02pm I also want to add

I also want to add that we can't help it when RR lands some good prospects that are kept out of school. Or when we land some commits that leave early. I do not think our main problem here recruiting.


12/02/2010 - 11:23am muah

I love how this thread has totally turned against this guy.

12/02/2010 - 2:07am Also ND

I was also thinking ND would be good. They are hated, though not The Game, and we will most likely beat them. Plus the first night game would be really cool and it would give you the day to explore Ann Arbor with them. However, being kids, they might be too tired at night and end up passing out.

Not sure if money is a big deal either but I am guessing that some of the games that have been mentioned could be fairly expensive to get 3 tickets together. ND being the first night game and OSU being OSU. Plus Bama in 2012 will just be nuts.

Honestly, I think no matter what game you bring them to it will be a day to remember the rest of their lives. I still remember my dad taking me to my first UofM game.

Also, taking them to a few smaller games first (non-UM) might be good because it will give them something to compare to when they step into the Big House.

12/02/2010 - 1:58am At least

At least RR is coherant. JLS was always a laughing stock. MSU fans were embarrassed during his press conferences many times.

I don't even want to think about this even being a possibility. It is impossible.. haven't you hear, our helmets got wings.

12/02/2010 - 1:47am M Soccer Video Featured in the Daily

12/02/2010 - 1:35am Nice find

I love NPR but missed this one. There was a nice article in the Daily much earlier this year about Eugene Robinson.

12/01/2010 - 10:44pm I like how there are links to

I like how there are links to the lingerie that you can buy, ha

12/01/2010 - 10:30pm I like Beilein and I think if

I like Beilein and I think if given a couple more years then we will see a turn for the better. I don't think his recruiting has been the best but I do think you need a smarter breed of basketball to run the Beilein program. Overall, I like the guy and I think we are seeing more positive change with him than we saw with Amaker.

I am excited to see what this year's team will do this season and in the next couple seasons. Could be special.

12/01/2010 - 10:27pm Not sure if I would have

Not sure if I would have really cared about doing that in class but I do agree that I hate those gloves and I hate Nike even more now than I did previously. Can Nike make something that's not gross for once? Oh, Oregon unis..

12/01/2010 - 9:24pm Chomp!

A terrible Florida commercial...

11/27/2010 - 1:34pm What did he do?

What did Hagerup do? Anyone know?

11/26/2010 - 9:16pm Is it me?

Or are these announcers pretty terrible? And some of these calls seem fairly ridiculous as well. Granted, I'm fairly biased.

11/26/2010 - 9:01pm I think most people agree

I think most people agree with you. I am not a huge fan of these either. They could be worse though - they could be Oregon football jerseys.

11/26/2010 - 8:56pm That hurt us..

Let's hope we come strong off the TO.

11/24/2010 - 12:05pm I agree with Undefeated.

I agree with Undefeated. Obviously this is pretty biased because you're starting out by picking teams that won a National Championship.

I also know that you weren't trying to prove teams that start out with a bad record will turn into nat'l champs. You're just trying to show it's possible and it's been done.

Love the optimism!  And I hope in the next 3 years we can be added to the list!