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

There Are Good Reasons Against Unretiring Retired Numbers. Here's Mine

This is a pre-emptive warning to my alma mater: Don't you ever fucking put No. 44 on any men's basketball player, for any reason, ever. I'm saying this because I know the thought will cross your mind and some point in the future, but I am ordering you: Do not fucking do this. » 9/08/13 9:36am 9/08/13 9:36am

Totally Reasonable Michigan State Student Celebrates Michigan Loss By…

The Michigan State Spartans were bounced from this year's NCAA tournament by Duke in the Sweet Sixteen. Even worse for Spartans fans was the fact that in-state rival Michigan made it all the way to the finals, so it totally makes sense that one Michigan State student decided to celebrate Michigan's loss to Louisville… » 4/11/13 1:02pm 4/11/13 1:02pm