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Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way)

December 19, 2012

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There are six Big Ten teams among the 20 most valuable college football programs in the country – and they are the six you would expect (though not necessarily in the order you may think). A report by Forbes shows Michigan climbed nicely while Penn State plummeted in the wake of the Sandusky mess. Ohio […]

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Uniform Watch: Michigan’s Outback Bowl

December 18, 2012

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Via Twitter, the Wolverines unveiled their special Outback Bowl uniforms today. It’s nothing too exciting. It seems the numbers may be a bit hard to see, no? The matte helmet is nice, though we would like to see Big Ten team go with a metallic finish – a la Oregon.

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3 Wolverines Won’t Go Bowling

December 16, 2012

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Some Michigan football players have apparently been a bit naughty: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has suspended three players, including starting cornerback J.T. Floyd and punter Will Hagerup, from the Outback Bowl against South Carolina for a violation of team rules. Those two players, along with senior linebacker Brandin Hawthorne, will not travel to Tampa, Fla. for the New […]

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Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

December 11, 2012

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Northwestern is ranked No. 1 Among the top 25 college football teams in academic achievement, according to a new study from the New America Foundation. The rankings go beyond graduation rates and instead look at factors such as: The team’s graduation rate compared to that of the school’s overall male student body. Black-white graduation gap, […]

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SWAG: Big Ten Bowl Gifts

December 10, 2012

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Bowl season is nigh – and that means the unpaid student-athletes get free crap from the bowl organizing committees. Sports Business Daily breaks down what each bowl is handing out. Here is the Big Ten bowl SWAG: Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl: Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack. Michigan State, […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten? Big Underdogs

December 4, 2012

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The Big Ten – in all its football excellence – is a cumulative 55-point underdog for its seven bowl games this holiday season. Better yet, not one Big Ten school is favored in any of the bowls. See: Bowl Big Ten Opponent Line Meineke Minnesota Texas Tech TT -13 Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan St TCU […]

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Denard Robinson Thinks He Can Beat Bolt (In 40)

August 13, 2012

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Denard Robinson says he thinks he can beat Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash: “I’ve watched him run, and I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,” Robinson said at Michigan’s media day on Sunday. “I’d get a better start, and I could take him. “At 60 yards, I’d be in trouble, […]

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Urban Meyer Wins Popularity Poll

August 6, 2012

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ESPN surveyed 28 Big Ten players about which other coaches in the Big Ten they would most like to play for, with the following results: Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 8 votes Kirk Ferentz, Iowa — 6 votes Mark Dantonio, Michigan State — 4 votes Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern — 3 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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Coaches Poll: Michigan Top Big Ten Team

August 2, 2012

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The preseason USA Today coaches poll is out, with a whole bunch of familiar names at the top and just four Big Ten teams in the Top 25. LSU is No. 1, with 18 first-place votes, followed by Alabama (20 first-place votes), USC (19), Oklahoma and Oregon. The Big Ten? Michigan is No. 8 going […]

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We Are … Convinced There’s A Conspiracy

July 25, 2012

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Let’s check in on how the last Japanese soldiers on the island the Paterno and Penn State true believers are faring two days after the NCAA announced its penalties. We turn to Blue White Illustrated, where we found a post started by Pissed…kDaddy (may be a pseudonum): One thing made clear to me, Penn State […]

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Media: Wisconsin, Michigan Best In Big Ten

July 24, 2012

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Bucky! Wolverines! Indy! Or so says the Big Ten media, which picked Wisconsin and Michigan to win their respective divisions this year. LEADERS Team (First-place votes Points 1. Wisconsin (19) 139 2. Ohio State (5) 125 3. Purdue 79 4. Illinois 72 5. Penn State 65 6. Indiana 24 LEGENDS Team (First-place votes Points 1. […]

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Michigan’s Special Uniforms Against Alabama

July 24, 2012

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Since we’re something of uniform junkies around here, we were quite interested in Michigan’s special uniforms for the season opener against Alabama. The school describes the changes: Michigan, adidas and the school’s helmet providers have worked to match the colors in both the helmet and uniforms. For the Cowboys Classic game against Alabama, the Wolverines […]

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Blotter: Wolverines Gone Wild

July 24, 2012

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Michigan, apparently concerned about running behind other Big Ten schools in arrests the last two years, took a big leap forward in the conference standings with the jailing of two football players. Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was arrested Saturday for alleged drunken driving and suspended indefinitely. Defensive end Frank Clark was arrested for allegedly stealing […]

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Old School Clip: Anthony Carter Vs Indiana

July 16, 2012

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