U of M: A Friend of Student-Athletes?

Tweet“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.” ~~~Euripides   I hadn’t addressed the Regents of my alma mater for a couple of years; and, what with a few new faces on board, I signed up to stand up for student-athletes – my sixth address to Them. The entire address was recorded by my intrepid webmaster, Jason; but let me make a few comments here before I let youRead More

NCAA Hockey: Hobey Baker Winner Hails from Wisconsin

TweetCHICAGO — Senior defenseman Will Butcher of the University of Denver was named the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner. The honor is named for Baker, who was a football and hockey star at Princeton. He was hockey’s brightest name when he was killed in a plane crash in France during the final days of World War I. The announcement came during the NCAA Frozen Four festivities at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. Butcher was this year’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year.  He hadRead More

NCAA Basketball: How Sweet! U-M Overcomes Louisville, Advances to Round of 16

TweetINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The No. 7-seeded University of Michigan men’s basketball team continued its dramatic postseason run as the Wolverines erased a nine-point second-half deficit to slip past second-seeded Louisville, 73-69, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Sunday (March 19) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Wolverines advance to the round of 16 where they will face the winner of third-seeded Oregon and 11th-seeded Rhode Island. The game will take place in Kansas City on Thursday (March 23) at a time to be determined. Louisville enjoyed momentum throughout the early goingRead More

Boston College and University of Maryland to play in 2016 Quick Lane Bowl

TweetDETROIT – Boston College and University of Maryland will play in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Monday, December 26 at 2:30 PM. The game will air nationally on ESPN.
Tickets are available at, by phone at (877) 212-8898 and in-person at the Ford Field Ticket Office Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 6 PM. Fans can follow the official twitter account of the Quick Lane Bowl @quicklanebowl for the most current game information. The Boston College Eagles compiled a 6-6 regular-season record in 2016 and earned bowl eligibility forRead More

PHOTOS: NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regional Final – Kansas vs. USC in San Diego, CA’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regional Final between Kansas and the University of Southern California. Were they sleeping or just tired? The No. 1 seed Trojans lost the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-21, respectively. The ladies from USC finally woke up by winning the third and fourth sets, 25-22 and 25-19. It all came down to the fifth and final set. The winner would go onto the NCAA Final Four. USC started the fifthRead More

Editorial: U of M, the NCAA, & The Apocalypse

Tweet Photo caption: “Post-Apocalyptic Deer” is a great artwork by Gregory Potter. “Did you ever have a sister? did you?” ~~~William Faulkner from The Sound And The Fury “Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” ~~~The Core Purpose of the NCAA from their Mission Statement I’ve addressed the Regents at my alma mater like five times now. It’s crazy. All on the same theme. TheyRead More