Taunt your heathen non-Wolverine fan acquaintances with Wolverine E-cards. Ann Arbor News
I've added pictures from Media/Picture Day to Etc
I was at Michigan Stadium today where I had taken my younger brothers for a game of catch with a football in the big house. First, the field conditions look great. We had some rain in Ann Arbor this week and I was wondering how well the field had drained. Second as we were leaving through the tunnel we ran into the team! They were walking over from Schembechler Hall to the locker room in the stadium. They looked like they were going to walk through some plays in the big house (they had refs with them, too).
Two of the UM football players involved in the K-Mart embezzlement case have been sentenced to 1 year probation. Ann Arbor News
There is a cool article in the current issue of Sports Illustrated on former Wolverine Charles Woodson.
New Wallpaper for your computer- a UMGoBlue.COM exclusive. Wallpaper
The Athletic Department has made the $2 dollar per ticket surcharge that season ticket holders have been paying the last four years permanent. The surcharge was initially added to pay for the renovation of Yost Ice Arena. Ann Arbor News
Senior safety Tommy Hendricks has been named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation's top collegiate defensive back. umgoblue
QB Tom Brady, LG Steve Hutchinson, and NT Rob Renes have been named captains by the team. Lloyd says that Brady being a captain will have no impact on his decision on who to start at QB. Detroit News Ann Arbor News umgoblue
Dhani Jones and James Hall have been named as finalists for the Butkus Award which is given to the top linebacker in college football. mgoblue
New Poll- Make your choice between Tom Brady and Drew Henson for Wolverine starting Quarterback. Polls
GQ magazine will be publishing a hack job article on Bo next week. The article is written by a former Wolverine football player who couldn't cut it and relies heavily on conversations with Bo's estranged adopted son. Ann Arbor News
Former Wolverine QB Scott Dreisbach who broke his leg in a pre-season game with the Oakland Raiders may return earlier than expected (4-6 weeks) rather than the 6-8 weeks originally forecast by team doctors.
UM Icer Jeff Jilson was named MVP for Team USA at the USA Hockey Summer Challenge. Jilson led Team USA in goals (4) and points (7).
Former Wolverine Linebacker Steve Morrison has signed with the Detroit Lions.
UM Icer Jeff Jilson scored twice for Team USA in a 2-2 tie versus Finland in the USA Hockey Summer Challenge at Lake Placid, NY.
The UM connection paid off for the Oakland Raiders in their pre-season game on Sunday. Tyrone Wheatley scored the game winning touchdown on a drive that began with a Marcus Ray interception. Scott Dreisbach engineered his second 4th quarter comeback drive but broke his leg scrambling away from a tackler.
Michigan is ranked #8 in the AP Poll.
Today is the first day of full squad practice.
Lloyd Carr announces that the three football players accused of embezzlement are still on the team. Ann Arbor News
Turf Update: The new turf looks like it will be fantastic! Even after a quick rainstorm today before Media/Picture Day the grass was firm and drained extremely well. The players I asked about the new surface said it was much better than last year.
Today was Media/Picture Day at Michigan Stadium. Thanks to all the Wolverines who signed autographs and posed for pictures but special thanks to Dhani Jones, Marcus Knight, Ian Gold, Drew Henson, Tom Brady, and Lloyd Carr for staying a long time. I'll be posting pictures in a few days.
The UM Athletic Department has set up a committee to look into the number of tickets that people have in order to fill more season ticket requests. Translation: If you are one of the people who have more than four season tickets, no matter how long you've had them, UM is probably going to find a way to take them from you. Ann Arbor News
The newest issue of Sports Illustrated predicts that Michigan will end up #15 in the nation.
The legal proceedings against former booster Eddie Martin move forward. Detroit News
IT BEGINS! Today is freshman media day followed by the first practice of the year!
Former Wolverine Gary Grant has signed a one year contract with the Portland Trailblazers.
Football Season tickets have begun to arrive. They come with a letter explaining that most additional single game tickets requests have been denied. On the good side, they did include a sweet mini schedule.
Last night was the Annual Hockey Alumni Game at Yost. A great time was had by all. I'll be posting pictures in a few a days. Ann Arbor News
Michigan is ranked #7 in the ESPN/USA Today Pre-Season Poll. ESPN.COM
Lloyd Carr spoke about the upcoming season at this Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon. MGoBlue
UM working on getting an easier football schedule? Detroit Free Press
Another player has been charged in the case involving embezzlement from an Ann Arbor K-Mart. Detroit Free Press
Lloyd Carr has reinstated suspended cornerback James Whitley. Ann Arbor News
Returning QB Drew Henson's final statistics while playing for the New York Yankees Class A minor league team in the Florida State League: .271 batting average, 36 RBI's, 13 home runs (led team) in 67 games.