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07/02/2018 - 10:47pm Trust me, some of us do. I…

Trust me, some of us do. I voted against him every time but he's getting that Dennis Dahlmann money and for some reason Sierra Club loves him despite his terrible position on the Gellman plume so fat lot of good it does.....

07/02/2018 - 7:28pm So where exactly do you…

So where exactly do you expect the people who staff those restaurants and shops and museums to live?  Hell, even low level faculty can't find a place to live in many cases.  

Taylor may not be the answer, but Eaton certainly is not.  If nothing else, he is trying to pull one over on the electorate by primarying the mayor that running on his own beliefs and merits.  I say this because a former Republican mayor is running his campaign.  

07/02/2018 - 7:15pm Damn, and I thought I was…

Damn, and I thought I was disdainful about Jack Eaton.  You go, guy!

01/06/2015 - 8:42am Sgt Wolverine

Great guy. And yes, a photographer.

01/06/2015 - 8:39am I can't believe no one has linked this yet

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/were-here

Or maybe I'm scrolling too fast.

01/06/2015 - 8:31am There have always been more

There have always been more women on this board than anyone suspects.  Even in the Haloscan days.

09/25/2013 - 1:28pm Objection

Sexist

09/25/2013 - 12:28pm If you are pouring one out for cfaller

Doing so with banana pudding will make an awful mess.

09/25/2013 - 12:11pm elno went to Huron. The chimp

elno went to Huron. The chimp is a rat!

09/25/2013 - 12:07pm Skyline student

#smh

09/25/2013 - 11:38am -1

Did not include an exhortation to hire the chimp.

09/24/2013 - 10:10pm Bravo

And howdy.

05/24/2013 - 8:08pm This is not the first time

This is not the first time members of the wrestling team have been involved with molotov cocktails. There was an incident last summer as well.  I'm not saying it was the same guys, but it was definitely wrestlers, and the AD was involved in the resolution.

02/12/2013 - 10:58am So you're saying

He's booking charters that make them more likely to miss free throws?  Or is it the hotels he books that do that?

01/22/2013 - 3:33pm Volleyball season ended in December

With Michigan in the Final Four.  This looks like a match my family attended.  Bunch of the basketball guys were there. All the freshman and THJ, iirc.

10/03/2012 - 1:53pm Thanks for sharing the info

I had noticed two basketball players on crutches over near the Union last week and wondered what the deal is. Very disappointing to hear it was ACLs.

10/03/2012 - 9:58am But the issues -- long and short term -- are entirely different

For professional athletes, they are going to be making an immense amount of money immediately -- when they are young and impulsive -- that will have to last them after their career ends.  A ten year career in the NFL is long and then you have to live on that or find something else to do.  There are going to be people looking to get a share from all side -- friends and family and "investors" and "financial advisors."

That's incredibly different than most of us who need to learn that we can't have everything we were raised with in our parents' house when we are first starting out, or how to account for the  costs of adult life we took for granted living at home. (Assuming most of the readers are middle class and saw parents writing utility bills and hitting the credit union savings account for unexpected auto repairs.)

09/21/2012 - 12:29pm You can remotely manage Macs.

You can remotely manage Macs. They certainly do here at Michigan.

09/19/2012 - 2:06pm I've seen similar feed problems

I had tags on a bunch of things I never looked at, let alone tagged, all in a row one evening. Database syncs going awry or something.

09/19/2012 - 9:11am His wife is younger, but not outrageously so

The family was at a couple of Michigan baseball games last season.

09/08/2012 - 9:54am That Pioneer side of Stadium is fine.

That is in fact probably your best bet to get to PiHi.  Main will be a parking lot, and without the bridge, people are going to cross State on foot at Granger to walk through the field hockey field, which will block that up.

 

09/08/2012 - 9:53am People parked there for basketball

The lights cycle for getting out of the stump of Stadium up to that parking lot so you aren't completely trapped.  Much smaller crowd for basketball, of course.

09/08/2012 - 9:50am Closed for walking

My daughter walks home from Pioneer and cannot use the bridge.

It looks like they are getting closer to done, as in there is actually a bridge deck instead of gaping space, so it may open for pedestrians before cars, but that is just my uninformed opinion without any sort of insider information.

07/10/2012 - 3:29pm Did they overlap at Michigan/CW?

Might be just some historic personality clash issues.

07/01/2012 - 3:39pm Just as I suspected! Congrats

Just as I suspected! Congrats to Sam!

07/01/2012 - 1:34pm Pommel horse

He's good at it, they need it, he's a shoo-in.

07/01/2012 - 1:33pm Add another Michigan Olympian

Canadian women's basketball team qualified, so that means Krista Phillips gets added to the list.

06/27/2012 - 5:46pm Because it sucks

It is slanted toward the schools that invest heavily in the big name sports and don't have many "non-revenue" sports.  I'm looking at you, SEC.

06/24/2012 - 8:12pm As a U.Va. alum

This is pretty much my assumption, especially as some of the board members are/have been involved with firms with an interest in for-profit online education endeavors.

06/14/2012 - 8:56am Definitely European style

My German mother ate that way (and all the relatives on that side of the family, not that I see them that often).

06/13/2012 - 8:32am His coach got fired

Or rather, "came to a mutual decision to seek other opportunities."  I can see where he would consider doing the same. Either way it's a crapshoot, so why not try something completely different.

I know he redshirted, so he may well be done with school.  If not, although I know absolutely nothing about the Brosnahan family situation other than that they live near a couple of my colleagues, I am guessing another semester of tuition wouldn't break the bank.  It's not as if baseball players get full scholarships anyway.

Kind of too bad because he was the pitcher my son decided was "his guy" last season.

05/23/2012 - 7:40pm Well, not one sport

Michigan hasn't been pounding Penn State in volleyball.  No one much has.

05/23/2012 - 4:04pm Had the top 4 Michigan guys coming in

Which is not saying much nationally, but would still hate to lose them.

05/22/2012 - 10:43am Kentucky?

Not counting them as a common opponent?

05/17/2012 - 6:06pm It's official!

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/051712aaa.html

05/17/2012 - 2:20pm We will just have to agree to disagree

I see a difference between purchasing goods -- durable or disposable -- to enhance the home arena, no matter how temporarily, and paying for travel expenses for people not within the department.

05/17/2012 - 2:16pm Well....

 Are Michigan fans really less inclined to care about winning non-rev teams than Utah or Alabama fans? Or is it just not as attractive or well-publicized a proposition in Ann Arbor?

We know the bandwagon is big, having sat through the Amaker years in Crisler, so I don't exactly expect hordes to turn out for a marginal women's basketball team, considering how even the most successful women's teams are viewed. But if it's well-publicized, cheap, and Crisler is a "cool" place to be and the event is lively and enjoyable, more people should turn up.

Back when we started going to gymnastics -- almost ten years ago! God I'm old -- there was a student named Rishi who was really enthusiastic and got lots of other students turning out. There was a local weekly TV show with highlights from the previous week's meet on whichever station used to carry those things pre-BTN. My son would pretend to be Ben Hummel, the student doing the announcing. The crowds have declined since then. This is just anecdotal, but I'm guessing we could look at attendance figures and see whether there is a correlation between attendance and Rishi and Ben's time in Ann Arbor.... The AD has to know of ways other than a few random tweets and a video on MGoBlue to get people out for non-revenue sports.

05/17/2012 - 11:41am The pompoms and the shirts are EXACTLY like the curtain

The curtain has the benefit of not being a single use item and not filling the landfill with maize, but otherwise, they are soft goods for use within the arena.

As to ad hominem attacks, only one person in this thread has implied that other posters are jerks.

05/17/2012 - 10:30am I suspect you are wrong

I'm arguing on behalf of non-revenue sports, which my family attends regularly, in Crisler. It would be nice if we had a spare nice old-school fieldhouse like Illinois and Penn State do for their non-revs, but we don't.

Wrestling, like men's gymnastics and volleyball, competes in a space the right size for the event.  Cliff Keen reminds me of nothing more than an elementary school gym, but at least the fans aren't rattling around like the last handful of peanuts in the bottom of the supersized Costco can. And I'm pretty sure that when these teams host Big Tens or regionals in Crisler, they will be using the curtain, too, regardless of gender.

05/17/2012 - 9:32am I am encouraged

The hiring of Barnes Arico denotes a certain seriousness of purpose. I'd like to see something more -- what, I don't know -- done to bring in students for non-revs (not just women's sports). The fact that other schools can fill arenas for women's gymnastics -- even in the SEC, which is surely as football-mad and probably more -- means it could be done here.

Director's Cup doesn't wrap up til May 31st, so you have a little more time.

05/17/2012 - 8:37am Like they mention that the

Like they mention that the MMB isn't there for big night games at Penn State?  The only reason it would merit a mention is because it created local controversy.  I'm not a fan of the whole Jerry's World boondoggle anyway, but I think the band should be there if only because it was sold to Michigan fans as a bowl-like experience.  However, that's not the same as being noteworthy at all to Musberger. And Dave Brandon, whatever you may think of him, is not dumb enough to set a precedent for the AD paying for the band.

What does merit a mention by commentators and fans on blogs is the quality of facilities when other equally ranked teams come to Ann Arbor.  Now, to be sure, not many schools draw much for women's basketball, but Utah, Alabama, and Georgia manage to fill a similar sized arena for gymnastics. Seeing the uninspiring facilities gives the *appearance* that Michigan just doesn't care about non-rev sports.  While that is not true for baseball and softball (thanks, Mr. Wilpon -- visitors are impressed by the facility!), it is very true for other sports.  Improving Crisler just a bit more -- to the level with peer institutions -- for a mere $500,000 more isn't the same as sending the band to Texas. And fortunately, big improvements to all the other facilities -- $250 million -- are on the schedule next.

05/16/2012 - 9:53pm Because ladies love on base percentage

And faulty logic exasperates them.

The only ones who would have noticed the MBB missing are the fans in the stadium. The marching band is largely invisible on TV, even on the BTN which works hard to highlight the pomp. And anyway, I cannot see how you can honestly be comparing an expense (and not even one generally borne by the Athletic Department) for one game to a capital improvement for Crisler, upon which they have lavished millions, that will benefit multiple sports and possibly even the Marching Band performance that takes place each December at Crisler, for many years to come.

05/16/2012 - 8:43pm It's not about the athletes

It's about the fan experience. Not even so much the TV appearance. It isn't that pleasant to sit in an empty cavernous space. Cliff Keen has less comfortable seating but it is much more compelling to watch volleyball there.

Having a curtain is not unusual. It's not even really noteworthy, except that Crisler has been neglected for so long, and Dave Brandon was trying to make nice with the Title IX conference going on in town.

The athletes know what's up. And it's not like they don't read this blog and know exactly how you all feel about their contributions to Michigan.

05/16/2012 - 8:24pm Did you know

That gymnastics, basketball, and ice hockey are all the same season? The logistics would be impossible, and redoing the ice that often would likely cost more that $500,000.

And men's gymnastics and wrestling are in Cliff Keen, so that's already booked as well.

05/16/2012 - 7:56pm I'll say this

Lots more people care about the @#$%! Kardashians than care about the Michigan Marching Band, but that doesn't mean that they have any sort of value in the world.

Part of the reason fewer people care is because women's sports, by and large, regardless of success, have been treated like stepchildren by the AD. Women's gymnastics has won more Big Ten championships than all the other universities combined. They are ranked in the top ten in the nation most years. Whether or not a sufficient number of people to impress you "care" does not mean that they are not an asset to the university and shouldn't be presented to the world in a manner befitting their quality. To quote a noted sage: This is Michigan, fer gawdsakes.

I seem to recall a curtain or a screen of some sort in the Breslin Center for a volleyball match held there. Does that make it more palatable?

04/22/2012 - 1:47pm On scholarships

Find out what the requirements for keeping the scholarship are, and then find out the percentage of the class that meets those requirements.  If the requirement is 3.0 or above, don't be suckered into thinking it's the same 3.0 you've seen elsewhere.  Grade inflation has not hit law school. Try to find out what percentage keep their scholarship through their full law school career.

It is not likely that this is readily available information, or information the school will be happy to give you. 

02/05/2012 - 9:29am Vote for him on ESPN in honor of his birthday

Thad Matta is in the lead, and we can't let that stand!

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/infiniti/2012/

02/02/2012 - 3:25pm Really?

That's why he has almost twice as many assists as turnovers, and almost as many steals as turnovers? Shooting around 43% on FGs and 81% on FTs? 

02/02/2012 - 1:30pm So the Law School thing

So the Law School thing didn't pan out for him?

 

(Oh I guess I should have scrolled further.)

02/02/2012 - 8:16am Both were there.

Both were there.