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March- 2000

3/31/2000 Athletic Department

Springfest will be held on 4/15 and include a number of events  (annual garage sale, spring football game, etc).  mgoblue.com

3/30/2000 Athletic Department

Hockey Editor Matt Ranville gives his take on the current state of college athletics.  The second in a series of three articles.  1/3  2/3

3/29/2000 Basketball

Brian Ellerbe will return as basketball coach next season.  Ann Arbor News  Detroit Free Press  mgoblue.com

3/29/2000 Football

A UM study on gambling reports that a few NCAA game officials believe that some of their peers have unfairly called games because of gambling reasons.  Ann Arbor News  mgoblue.com  Entire Report (PDF)

3/28/2000 Football

Graduating Senior Rob Renes was named as a recipient of the 1999-2000 Michigan Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor.  mgoblue.com

3/27/2000 Basketball

UMGoBlue.COM Basketball Editor Drew Montag wraps up the basketball season.  Here

3/26/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines lost a wild one to Maine 5-2.  The Wolverines led in 3rd period 1-0 before everything hit the fan.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/25/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines beat Colgate 4-3 in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/25/2000 Football

Ace Reporter Rich Thomaselli's latest shocking revelation- the Athletic Department overspent on its Orange Bowl trip.  How much?  A whopping $16K.  That's 1% over budget.  Good Job Rich!  Next week how UM overspent on whiteout...  Ann Arbor News

3/24/2000 Hockey

This week's issue of Sports Illustrated reports that former Wolverine Brendan Morrison was traded by the New Jersey Devils by his own request.  Morrison made the request to be traded after  returning from a bitter holdout from the notoriously cheap Devils at the beginning of this season.  The article also implies that he was sent to the Canucks (a team out of play-off contention and that has a difficult travel schedule) as punishment.

3/21/2000 Football

It must be double secret probation-  MSU Coach  Bobby Williams has decided to be tough on crime by allowing his suspended football players to practice with the team.  Detroit News

3/19/2000 Hockey

The NCAA has announced the brackets for the National Championship Tournament.  NCAAIHOCKEY.COM

3/19/2000 Commentary

No, I'm not rooting for MSU or OSU in the NCAA basketball tournament.  Not now, not ever.  Here

3/18/2000 Football

Notes from Spring Practice.  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/18/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines were shocked by Nebraska-Omaha yesterday losing 7-4 at JLA.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/17/2000 Hockey

UMGoBlue.COM Hockey Editor Matt Ranville previews tonight's game against Nebraska-Omaha.  Here

3/17/2000 Hockey

Jeff Jillson and Sean Peach received awards at CCHA Championship Banquet.  mgoblue.com 

3/17/2000 Guest Commentary

It's good to be a Wolverine.  By Andy Anderson  Here

3/16/2000 Basketball

UMGoBlue.COM Basketball Editor Drew Montag on the season ending loss to Notre Dame in the first round of the NIT Tournament.  Here

3/16/2000 Football

Spring practice begins on Saturday.  Some Wolverines are changing positions.  Ann Arbor News

3/16/2000 Basketball

The Wolverines were knocked out of the NIT tournament last night by Notre Dame 75-65.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/16/2000 Football

Former Wolverine Jumbo Elliott has been suspended by the NFL for two games.  Which is interesting since he retired earlier this month.  NFL.COM 

3/16/2000 Basketball

The story that will not die.  Banned Booster Ed Martin has reportedly cut a deal that includes disclosing exactly what 'gifts' he provided players.  Detroit Free Press  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/15/2000 Hockey

Yost will host NCAA West Regional games in 2002 and 2003.  mgoblue.com

3/15/2000 Football

Former Wolverine Marcus Ray will play football this summer in Europe with the Scottish Claymores.  Ann Arbor News

3/15/2000 Hockey

Former Wolverine Brendan Morrison has been traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Vancouver Canucks.  NHL.COM

3/14/2000 Athletic Department

UM has released letters sent between former Athletic Director Tom Goss and University President Lee Bollinger.  Ann Arbor News  Letter 1  Letter 2  Letter 3  Ann Arbor News  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/13/2000 Hockey

Former Wolverine Mike Knuble has been traded from the New York Rangers to the Boston Bruins (NHL).  NHL.COM

3/13/2000 Basketball

The Wolverines will play Notre Dame in the NIT.  mgoblue.com  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/12/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines swept the 1st round of the CCHA play-offs beating WMU last night 6-2 at Yost.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/11/2000 Basketball

UMGoBlue.COM Basketball Editor Drew Montag on UM's loss to PSU in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.  Here

3/11/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines won the first of their best of three series with WMU last night 4-2 at Yost.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/10/2000 Basketball

The Wolverines were booted from the Big Ten tournament yesterday by Penn State 76-66.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/9/2000 Hockey

Former Wolverine Marty Turco has been called up to the Dallas Stars (NHL).

3/9/2000 Football

UM has upped their allotment of football tickets for students from 19,500 to 22,000.  Detroit Free Press  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News

3/9/2000 Football

A bizarre story about how Former Wolverine Desmond Howard spent Super Bowl Week.  NFL.COM

3/9/2000 Basketball

UM Assistant Lorenzo Neely has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the vacant Eastern Michigan University Head Coaching position.  Ann Arbor News

3/8/2000 Football

The tentative date for the Spring Football Scrimmage is April 15.  According to the e-mail I received from the athletic department they probably won't be allowing photography from the stands.

3/7/2000 Athletic Department

The Athletic Department is on track for a  $3M dollar deficit.  This after outgoing Athletic Director Tom Goss predicted an $880,000 surplus for this year.  For those keeping score that's a $5.8M loss during the last two years.  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/7/2000 Basketball

LaVell Blanchard has been named Big Ten Rookie of the Year.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News

3/7/2000 Hockey

Andy Hilbert has been named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.  mgoblue.com

3/7/2000 Football

Former Wolverine Jumbo Elliott may be retiring  from the NFL.  NFL.COM

3/6/2000 Athletic Department

A commentary on the new Interim Athletic Director and the possible future of Brian Ellerbe.  Here

3/6/2000 Basketball

UMGoBlue.COM Basketball Editor Drew Montag on the disaster in East Lansing.  Here

3/5/2000 Football

Former Wolverine Head Coach Gary Moeller has been named Assistant Head Coach of the Detroit Lions.  DetroitLions.Com

3/4/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines lost 6-3 tonight at Yost to BGSU.  mgoblue.com

3/4/2000 Basketball

The Wolverines were spanked on the road today 114-63 by MSU.  OUCH.  mgoblue.com  Detroit News  Ann Arbor News

3/4/2000 Hockey

The Wolverines beat BGSU on the road last night to clinch the regular season CCHA crown.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News

3/3/2000 Hockey

Matt Ranville writes about last weekend's series with MSU and the end of the regular season.  Here

3/3/2000 Basketball

This week's issue of Sports Illustrated mentions Jamal Crawford's problems with the NCAA and has an article on former Wolverine Jalen Rose.   

3/3/2000 Football

UM QB Drew Henson is spending spring break working out with the New York Yankees in Florida.  The Yankees are having Hall of Fame Slugger Reggie Jackson work with him.  Henson is currently ranked as the #3 prospect in the Yankee farm system.  Detroit Free Press

3/3/2000 Athletic Department

UM President has named Ann Arbor Businessman Bill Martin as interim Athletic Director.  Ann Arbor News  mgoblue.com  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press  University Record

3/2/2000 Basketball

UMGoBlue.COM Basketball Editor Drew Montag on the victory over Iowa.  Here

3/2/2000 Basketball

The Wolverines beat Iowa at Crisler last night 87-78.  mgoblue.com  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News  Detroit Free Press

3/2/2000 Hockey

Former Wolverine John Madden is leading the NHL in short-handed goals with five. He also was known for scoring short-handed while at Michigan.   NHL.COM

3/2/2000 Athletic Department

UM President will soon name an interim athletic director and  hopes to have a permanent replacement for Tom Goss by September 1st.  Ann Arbor News  Detroit News

3/1/2000 Football

Former Wolverines Thomas Guynes (OT) and William Carr (DT) have been selected by the Rhein Fire in the NFL Europe draft.  NFL Europe

3/1/2000 Hockey

Former Wolverine Brendan Morrison (New Jersey Devils) is rumored to be heading to the  Vancouver Canucks as part of a deal for Mark Messier.  Detroit News 

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