A Week to Remember for Michigan Basketball

The Michigan men’s basketball team just finished one of the craziest seasons in program history. After a sluggish start, the Wolverines were in danger of not only missing the NCAA tournament, but even the second-rate National Invitational Tournament. When Michigan dropped three of its first four Big Ten games in January, senior Derrick Walton Jr. […]

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If You Like College Sports, You Like Northwestern

Last week, Michigan men’s basketball team traveled to take on Northwestern. For years, that trip amounted to a fun field trip for the Wolverines, a chance to pad their stats before taking on the Big Ten’s big boys. Not this year. The Wolverines and the Wildcats both entered the game in the top half of […]

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The Red Wings’ Playoff Streak Will End At the Worst Possible Time

The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the most successful franchises in any sport for a quarter century, by just about any measure: victories, titles, attendance, profits, and even respect, from fans, players, and executives. Most sports fans are happy just to see their team make the playoffs. But the Red Wings made the […]

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How Derrick Walton Jr. Saved Michigan’s Season

Dear Loyal Readers, Before we get into this week’s topic, thought you might enjoy my four minute interview on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, debating Michigan football practices with Paul Finebaum. Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/204365125  Password: accesstobookers Now, back to our regularly scheduled program. -JUB   Michigan’s basketball team, led by two strong seniors, was […]

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Tom Brady: The Ultimate Underdog is Now On Top

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady just won a record fifth Super Bowl Sunday night. He’s now being called the greatest of all time. But you wouldn’t have guessed that 25 years ago, when Brady had to fight for playing time on his high school junior varsity, a team that had not won a game […]

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Tirrel Burton wasn’t rich or famous — just loyal, respected, and good hearted

Today, big time college football coaches are media stars, with thousands of followers on Twitter. They’re rich and famous, whether they should be or not. Even assistant coaches are millionaires. But it wasn’t always that way. This week in Ann Arbor a few hundred people gathered to remember a college football coach who wasn’t rich […]

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