Michigan's Problem Isn't Commercialism; Michigan's Problem Is It Stinks

Recently, I've been reading about Michigan's attendance woes (which only really count as "woes" if you consider a college selling out 95 percent of a 100,000-seat stadium at $75+, plus an unspecified donation per ticket, woeful), and it occurs to me that lay people and economists think very differently about how… » 9/29/14 3:29pm Yesterday 3:29pm

Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke: "I Don't Make Decisions On Who Plays"

Brady Hoke deflected criticism about the handling of dazed quarterback Shane Morris Saturday during his weekly press conference today, claiming the Michigan head coach doesn't "make decisions on who plays, who doesn't play." When asked if Morris—who took a nasty, and illegal, shot to the head but was re-inserted into… » 9/29/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a nasty, and illegal, hit to the skull in the fourth quarter of last night's loss to Minnesota. Not only was Morris immediately re-inserted into the game, but Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke claimed " I didn't know if [Morris] had a concussion or not." » 9/28/14 9:00am Sunday 9:00am

Michigan Pretends It Isn't Desperate To Give Away Tickets

I won't make fun of Michigan football for practically giving away tickets to keep its 100,000-plus attendance streak alive. The team's crummy, Saturday's opponent is Minnesota, and even a storied program has to hustle sometimes. But I will make fun of Michigan football for being so sensitive that it totally reversed… » 9/23/14 8:44am 9/23/14 8:44am

Michigan Flop Ruins An Otherwise Great Game

Last night against Michigan, Tennessee came all the way back from a 15-point deficit with 10 minutes left to be in a position to get jobbed in the final seconds. With 10 seconds left in the game, Tennessee trailed Michigan by only one, 72-71. That's when the Volunteers put the ball in Jarnell Stokes's hands for the… » 3/29/14 11:05am 3/29/14 11:05am

Prep Star Who Survived Two Plane Crashes Returns To Court In Style

Austin Hatch, a 6-foot-6 senior forward who plays for Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Calif., hasn't played basketball since surviving a 2011 plane crash that left him in a medically induced coma. Last night, he returned to the court for the first time in over three years, and he brought the goddamn house down. » 1/09/14 1:51pm 1/09/14 1:51pm

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

Michigan Offense Drives Man To Drink, Drive Drunk

Around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, hours after Michigan's embarrassing loss to Michigan State, Dearborn police responded to a call about a man asleep in his car at a gas station. He had been unconscious for 90 minutes. He had urinated on himself. He was arrested, and told officers he had really had no choice but to drink to… » 11/12/13 1:22pm 11/12/13 1:22pm