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03/25/2018 - 1:28am Awkward

I am a UM grad (LSA 2002) and an LUC law grad (2006). I have said for a long time that your heart is always with your college and grad school/professional school is just business. I never in my wildest dreams thought LUC would ever make the NCAA tournament, nonetheless win a game, nevertheless make the Final Four (although they did in 1963, a fact they sell you on during orientation), and certainly never did I think they would play Blue for a spot in the NCG. This is...awkward. But I love Michigan, and that’s where my heart is. Go Blue! Beat the Ramblers!

02/11/2018 - 1:20pm Tournament Resume

Does LSU still count as a notable loss? They are top 100 RPI.

03/05/2017 - 10:10pm Emphatically locked up an NCAAT bid

I don't see how they don't make it now.  The BTT is for seeding now.

12/06/2016 - 11:11pm OSU Basketball Schadenfreude?

Their fans have to care about things not football for there to be schadenfreude.

07/26/2016 - 1:27pm No Mitch Leidner Yet?

Shouldn't he have gone in the first round?

Is this an old joke?

05/28/2016 - 9:03pm Grilling

Grilling burgers, watching some basketball, and drinking Short's Spacerock.

05/22/2016 - 10:46pm This show always leaves me expecting the worst

But at least the Tormund/Brienne storyline is comic relief raised to an art form.

04/11/2016 - 10:13pm Yes, I Changed It

While I do see Freeze's position in the article as a backtrack from his comments yesterday that he was glad about the ban, the column was about more than just that. I didn't want the title to single Freeze's new position out.

04/11/2016 - 9:30pm He (or his Twitter account) responded to the MGoFeed

Interesting.

04/11/2016 - 9:20pm That would still be a ban reversal

It's still a backtrack from his previous position; and it is definitely the first time an SEC coach has verbalized the effect the ban causes on the actual students.

02/13/2016 - 5:33pm This is not a political thread

It's a legal thread, but I digress.

10/11/2015 - 1:46pm Rutgers

Do they really even have a 5% chance? Smh

09/27/2015 - 12:13pm Oregon?!?!

I know polls mean little, but seriously?!?!

07/31/2015 - 1:53pm That Onion Article

I'm still laughing.

07/19/2015 - 12:26pm Rubber Bowl in Akron

Basically poured concrete into a hillside. No real accessible concessions, no game day atmosphere. Terrible football.

07/19/2015 - 12:22pm If I weren't from Minneapolis

This would be my answer. However, it was my first sporting event I can remember attending watching a Twins game there with my Dad (he took me out of Kindergarten to go to a weekend day game). The sentimental value alone takes it off this list for me.

07/19/2015 - 12:17pm Not to be that guy

But the Tigers won that game. It was Game 1 when Sanchez and the bullpen nearly threw a no hitter. It was the next night, game 2, that most want to forget.

03/14/2015 - 9:17am This is mesmerizing

Well done.

01/01/2015 - 2:57pm Possibly Both

Cobb is a senior. Williams is a RS Soph reportedly on the fence.

12/30/2014 - 5:15pm Feeling Pumped Up

Hyperbole, or best day in UM athletics since beating Syracuse in the FF 20 months ago?

12/07/2014 - 4:36pm Minnesota v Mizzou in Citrus

Not confirmed, but trending. First NYD Bowl for the Gophers since 1962. That's a big deal for them.

11/22/2014 - 3:22pm Minnesota

Next week may be the biggest football game for the Gophers in nearly 50 years. Hopefully they can beat Wisconsin because their fanbase has sure earned it.

11/08/2014 - 12:40pm B1G!

Gophers have it 4th and 1 going into the wind with 10 seconds left in the first quarter on the Iowa 45...and they punt. No wonder they lost to Illinois.

11/01/2014 - 5:25pm It was sunny and 80 degrees at the MN game

Try again.

07/28/2014 - 8:15am Not on Hot Seat

This may have been covered in past threads, but I can't help but think as long as Brandon is AD, Hoke will get at least 5 years. The main differences between this coaching staff and the last coaching staff is that Brandon inherited RR, while he personally interviewed and made the decision to hire Hoke. That goes a long way. To fire Hoke before the traditional 5 years expires amounts to an implied admission of making a wrong decision - something I am not so sure Brandon is willing to make yet. In my opinion, the only way Hoke does not get a fifth year is if Schlissel ousts Brandon, which likely won't happen. All this talk about a win threshold this year for Hoke seems to miss that point.

05/20/2014 - 8:29pm Is this future compensation for Cleveland?

Isn't their number 1 pick point guard projected to leave their team next year?

05/01/2014 - 3:05pm Not to Nitpick

But isn't this the third game between Beilein and Boeheim with Beilein at Michigan?  I seem to remember a preseason tournament game in Atlantic City a few years ago.

04/05/2014 - 11:27pm I have flashbacks

You have to be kidding me.

04/03/2014 - 9:02pm You can't spell Minnesota without N-I-T

The Gophers are my second favorite school (my Dad is an alum), but even I am underwhelmed by their constant string of mediocrity.

03/05/2014 - 9:42pm Josh Asselin

Debate over

03/05/2014 - 9:04pm Dookies would throw a fit

They'd argue that they should be seeded higher than us due to the head to head. I'd counter that game was in Cameron, and non-con wins are weighted too much (Michigan and Duke are different teams now - hard to figure if result would be same).

03/05/2014 - 12:49pm Spectacular Effort

One of the more enjoyable regular season games I can remember - everything worked in perfect rhythm.

Maybe, just maybe, this will quiet the "yeah, but" crowd concerning Beilein.  For far too long they have cited the maxim that Michigan gets lucky because they rely on the three pointer - which allegedly makes them too vulnerable.  They refuse to acknowledge that Beilein recruits solid shooters, and finds ways to get them open to the point where there is no luck involved.  In fact, I would argue that when Michigan has an offnight shooting, it's luck for the other team.

Go Blue!  Big Ten Champs!

02/23/2014 - 10:08am I'll take it

Because it's the only game the world remembers on a consistent basis.

02/22/2014 - 11:33am No kidding

Watch him score 5 in his first game back - on penalty shots.

02/22/2014 - 10:38am Patrick Kane

How is it he can find ways to continue to annoy me, even when I am rooting for his team?

02/21/2014 - 5:18pm That's the thing

I don't think there was any skill reason why Canada won today. The US had a horrible game plan that played right into Canada's quasi-neutral zone trap plan (like the mid-90s New Jersey teams that made the NHL unwatchable). The US should have pressed the forecheck in the second half of the game - even if it meant giving up 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 opportunities. At least they would have lost swinging.

02/21/2014 - 2:45pm It was clear that was not working

After a certain amount of time, the benefit of taking chances carrying the puck in with the skilled forwards a few times outweighed the costs of a 2-1 break the other way.

02/21/2014 - 2:21pm Dump and Chase in the Worst

I was hoping that with the bigger ice that the dump and chase game was over - it essentially makes the game Wisconsin basketball on ice. Unfortunately, it seemed to be all the US did, and Canada was more than happy to let it happen.

02/13/2014 - 8:23am Should be 2-0

Refs missed the offside on the Slovakian goal. Still, it's nice to see the answer so quickly after a bad goal given up.

01/24/2014 - 6:57pm Page Clicks Still Require Advertisements

I agree that the page click concept for newspapers triggers a lot of these trolling columns, but the pages still have ads on them. If donors pull their advertisements, there would be no ads on the pages that generate clicks, which makes the pages non-existent.

12/29/2013 - 1:41am That felt anything but merciful.

Oh well. On to 2014. Go Blue!

12/12/2013 - 9:54am B1G Practice

I think the main reason they have the shootout is "practice" for the B1G season.  Since the game took place at the home venue of a B1G team, the home team gets the option of adding the shootout.  Since the B1G adds a point for a SOW, Michigan opted to add the shootout (which I agree, does offer entertainment value that BTN loves), but also because it provides in-game practice for potential conference situations.  Points are points, as Minnesota discovered over the weekend dropping a point to MSU in a shootout.

11/28/2013 - 10:50am Many Thanks

My family, my health, and my job (as well all know people who are lacking in at least one of those three).

W/R/T Michigan...I am thankful for (7) Spike going into a 17 point fever dream in the national championship game (loss be damned, watching Blue play for it all, even on TV, was awesome), (6) Michigan over BC in hockey (a sign our hockey program was just on a one year blip, (5) Under the Lights II (my first night game), (4) Trey Burke and the steal over State, (3) Michigan over Florida in a romp to go to the Final Four (one of the greatest all-around team performances I have ever seen), (2) Michigan over Syracuse in the Final Four (ugly, yet beautiful, to see UM back in the spotlight - I was a student during the Josh Asselin era, need I say more), and (1) Trey Burke's three (it was about time one of those went down for us).

Happy Thanksgiving all!

11/16/2013 - 8:17pm I stand corrected

You're right, it was the fourth downs in the second half I was thinking of. My bad.

11/16/2013 - 7:57pm BTN was wrong

I could have sworn we converted 2 in the second half that they ignored. Oh well, not like it matters. Go Blue!

11/11/2013 - 7:02pm Basketball?

Wasn't there some event UM participated in back in March/April? I seem to have forgotten...

11/09/2013 - 3:34pm Amazingly

If MSU pulls a sparty no the next two weeks (possible, since they play in Lincoln and Evanston, I believe), the Gophers would win the division.

10/31/2013 - 4:53pm Best of Luck to Booker

That stings, but it is cool to see that we are competing with the likes of Kentucky for recruits (not something that happened when I was a student in the early 2000s).  Best of luck to him.  Choosing a college is always a momentous day.

As an aside, I don't know how to say this without it seeming like sour grapes, but does anyone think that (from a coaching-only standpoint) that Calipari is a bit overrated?  He has been to four (officially two) Final Fours and has won a National Championship.  That is the resume argument.  I would counter that his Final Four run with UMass was with Camby (a great college player), his Final Four run with Memphis was with Derrick Rose (transcendental player, Dan On Fire notwithstanding), and then the McDonald's All American classes with Kentucky.  He washed out in the NBA when the talent pool was level.  The guy is an amazing recruiter, obviously.  I just wanted to get a sense as to whether I am misjudging his actual coaching acumen.  I guess we have been spoiled recently with Beilein, who even coaches agree is first-rate.

10/29/2013 - 8:05pm Over 100 comments at the half

For an exhibition game. I think the back-to-back Big Ten Championship/National Championship Game seasons have piqued our interest. This team had come a long way since the days I went to Michigan with Avery Queen and Josh Asselin leading the way. Go Blue!

06/09/2013 - 7:44pm Minnesota, and it's not close

Minnesota has not been to the Rose Bowl since 1961 - the longest streak in the Big Ten.

The two times the Gophers have come close in the previous 30 years (after tying Indiana for the title in the late 60s, which is evidence itself of being snake bitten) were in 1999 and 2003. In 1999, the Gophers finished 5-3 in the Big Ten, losing to Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Purdue. However, Wisconsin won the Big Ten that year at 7-1 and Michigan finished 6-2 (losing to Staee and Illinois - I'm still pissed about those games). The Gophers played Wisconsin in the Metrodome that year and had a 3 point fourth quarter lead when Wisky hit a tying field goal. In OT, the Gophers got picked off and the Badgers won on a field goal 20-17. Had the Gophers who that game, they would have finished in a three-way tie at 6-2, and they would have gone to the Rose Bowl due to the tiebreaker which went to the team with the longest Rose Bowl drought. They ended up falling all the way to the Sun Bowl, where they lost on a Joey Harrington fourth and 16 completion (which set up the winning score - again, this could also qualify as its own evidence).

In 2003, it was very simple. They blew the 21 point lead to us in the Metrodome. Win that game, they finish in a four-way tie for the Big Ten at 6-2 and go to the Rose Bowl based on the longest drought tiebreaker.

The Gophers also have a long history of blowing large leads - 20+ point second half leads in bowl games to Texas Tech and NC State, the Wisconsin game where they got a punt blocked in the final 20 second returned for a TD, the Purdue game where Purdue went 70 yards in 8 seconds for a FG, the Ohio State game where the Gophers blew a 31-3 halftime lead, the Northwestern Hail Mary, the Northwestern pick 6 a few years ago...and on, and on, and on.

Again, it's Minnesota, and it's not close. I am a Michigan graduate, but my dad is a Minnesota alum. I honestly feel we cannot begin to complain about our lot in football because it could be A LOT worse.