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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The Ivy Leagues ban tackling in football practice. Who will follow?

Political writer George Will, an avid baseball fan, once said “Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence, punctuated by committee meetings.” Football isn’t getting rid of the committee meetings, also known as huddles, any time soon. But this week the Ivy League decided to reduce the violence. Starting this season, no […]

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Never Underestimate The Beav — One of Tom Brady’s Best Friends

A little more than a year ago, in the last days of 2014, Jim Harbaugh accepted the University of Michigan’s offer to become the next head coach of the Wolverines. But Harbaugh could have come back four years earlier. In January of 2011, former Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon had offered him the job, but […]

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