Why Eastern Michigan should drop football

Hello, Loyal Readers, Once again, today’s piece is running on Michigan Radio — its first home — Yahoosports.com’s Postgame page, and, of course, the Bacon Blog. As always, you can comment below. Here is the link to the Postgame page: http://www.thepostgame.com/daily-take/201604/colleges-better-dropping-football-keeping Last week, HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” investigated the arms race in college […]

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Ban on satellite camps exposes NCAA’s hypocrisy — again

Dear Loyal Readers: Right when you think the NCAA might give us a week off from its rampant idiocy, it gets even dumber. You can find today’s Bacon Blog below, or linked here on Thepostgame.com, which is Yahoosports’s long-form page. As always, you can still comment on the Bacon Blog below. http://www.thepostgame.com/road-saturday/201604/ncaa-bans-football-satellite-camps-harbaugh-leach -JUB   Mens […]

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Tom Izzo’s Number One Fan

Dear Loyal Readers: Today’s story, like many of them lately, is also on Thepostgame.com, Yahoosports’ long form page. Not sure if it’s better to give the link for you or the piece below, so today I’ve done both. You can always feel free to comment below. -JUB http://www.thepostgame.com/good-sports/201604/tom-izzo-michigan-state-basketball-hall-fame-friend-fan-suds-ishpeming Tom Izzo’s Number One Fan Michigan State […]

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Final Four match-up between Syracuse and North Carolina exposes NCAA’s lack of principle

Hello, Loyal Readers! We’re back today with a piece about how the NCAA’s Final Four match up between Syracuse and North Carolina exposes the NCAA’s craven hypocrisy. I wrote this for Yahoosports.com’s Postgame page, their answer to Grantland. http://www.thepostgame.com/daily-take/201604/final-four-syracuse-north-carolina-corruption-scandal-academics-ncaa You can still comment below. * * * * * Please join the conversation, but remember: […]

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Will the Spartans’ upset spark a truce with the Wolverines?

Hello, Loyal Readers! We’re back today with a piece about March Madness, and the long, bumpy relationship between Michigan and Michigan State. I wrote this for Yahoosports.com’s Postgame page, their answer to Grantland. http://www.thepostgame.com/commentary/201603/michigan-state-middle-tennessee-appalachian-state-wolverines-upset-ncaa You can still comment here, however, if the spirit moves you. * * * * * Please join the conversation, but […]

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Michigan and Michigan State approaching March Madness from different angles

The madness of March is here, and Michigan and Michigan State both have big games today in the Big Ten tournament. Michigan needs to beat Big Ten champion Indiana to qualify for the NCAA tournament, while Michigan State is playing for a Big Ten title, and a national title after that. Last year, the Wolverines […]

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