How Berenson and Beilein Put Values Before Victories

January 29, 2010 Press play to listen The Michigan basketball team recently lost to Michigan State by one point, all but ending the Wolverines’ chances to return to the NCAA tournament.  The Michigan hockey team faces Michigan State this weekend, and they need a sweep to improve their fading chances of getting back to the […]

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Why Pond Hockey Beats Indoor Hockey

January 22, 2010 Hello Loyal Readers,   Thanks for reading, listening (for those of you who prefer the audio version below) and writing in with your comments.   For you Michigan types, you might be interested in my column for Michigan Today, which I write every month, on the Wolverines’ Top Ten Moments of the […]

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McGwire’s Confession Risks Nothing, Gains Nothing

January 15, 2010 Press play to listen On Monday, former home run hitter Mark McGwire talked to sports broadcaster Bob Costas in an attempt to restore his good name.   He had a lot of restoring to do.    McGwire was one of those super-sized sluggers who were knocking out home runs at a record […]

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Former Third-Stringer Named Leader of Michigan’s Athletic Department

January 8, 2010 Press play to listenOn Tuesday, the University of Michigan announced Domino’s Pizza CEO David Brandon would succeed Bill Martin as the athletic director.  It marked a personal high point of a great career – one you wouldn’t have predicted when Brandon played for Michigan as a third-string defensive back.     14 years […]

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He Loved the Game, Even When the Game Didn’t Love Him

December 18, 2009 Press play to listen Old Man Winter is back with a vengeance.  That’s okay.  I like the snow – and I love the hockey.    You can play pond hockey, drop-in hockey or beer league hockey, but for me, the best hockey is the pick-up game at Michigan’s Yost Arena on Tuesday […]

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Notre Dame’s rep rises while football falls

December 11, 2009 Press play to listen The Michigan Wolverines might have the most wins in college football history, and the highest winning percentage, but the Wolverines have never captured the nation’s imagination like the Fightin’ Irish of Notre Dame.  Notre Dame’s success is partly the Wolverines’ fault. Knute Rockne wanted to get his Fightin’ Irish […]

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