Protest against Governor planned at Michigan St-Michigan basketball game



Michigan State and Michigan basketball fans obviously butt heads a lot. (Ditto for football, hockey and every other sport). It’s a very heated rivalry to say the least. Michigan basketball fans tastelessly defacing the Magic Johnson statue in the week leading up to the football game between the two schools is the latest classic example.

However, tomorrow will see Michigan State and Michigan basketball fans comes together in unison for a much bigger cause than hoops.

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Michigan football tone deaf with new recruiting gala announcement


For some bizarre reason, the national media decided that Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a recruit’s house was “quirky” and “zany.” National coverage of the Michigan football coach stalking a kid on campus was conveyed as “look at how dedicated he is!” and “he really cares about winning!”

Instead of what it really is- more than a bit creepy. Why is Harbaugh allowed to play by a different set of rules in the court of public opinion?

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Cubs P Clayton Richard schools clueless Michigan football fan


Chicago Cubs Pitcher Clayton Richard wasn’t exactly the greatest player in Michigan football history. In 2004, he lost the starting quarterback position battle to Chad Henne. Richard was the Michigan Wolverines QB2 that year, but only saw action in mop-up duty. Clayton Richard saw some garbage time in blowouts over Miami (Ohio), Indiana, and Northwestern.

Richard, in total, attempted 15 passes for 8 completions and 52 yards passing. The Michigan football team finished 9-3 and ranked #12 in the final poll.

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Jim Harbaugh Khakis; 9 more Iconic coach clothing articles

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Jim Harbaugh is known simply as “khakis” or “Coach Khakis” these days. On the other side of the “The Game”/the biggest rivalry in all of sports, you had “The Vest” or “The Sweater Vest” in Jim Tressel. When it comes to coaches, the great ones are often defined by a single piece of clothing that they sport incessantly.

Whether outerwear or headwear, or anything else, that piece of clothing becomes their trademark.

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Notre Dame #1, Nebraska #2 in CFB Gameday Experience


The day after tomorrow is arguably the most important on the college football calendar. Therefore, there’s no time like the present to reflect, analyze and articulate topics within the college football hierarchy. We’ve ranked the top four college football game day experiences in the Midwest.

Remember, this is just for the Midwest- with Notre Dame tops overall.

There’s a reason the College Football Hall of Fame was in South Bend for so long.

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#10 Michigan Football vs #8 Ohio St THE GAME Preview, Prediction

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Back in the summer, who would have guessed that Michigan football would actually be favored over the big, bad Buckeyes. They’re not heavy favorites though and the line could still move a lot between now and kickoff. The spread actually doesn’t matter all that much in THE GAME anyway.

Weird stuff happens in rivalry clashes.

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Jim Harbaugh gets big praise from Ohio St. Legend


I once received a compliment while in the midst of a very ugly and brutal break-up (Not that any break-ups are pleasant). My thought the next day was: “wow, that nice thing she said to me must REALLY be true, because she still said it even though she hates me more than any other individual human being on this Earth.”

That’s legit praise right there. Likewise when one of the greatest heroes in Ohio State lore compliments a Michigan Man through and through.

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2016 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

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The 2016 college basketball tournament tips off this week.  Here is a pre-season NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi five of the past six years. [Read more…]

#12 Michigan football game preview: #7 Michigan St.


Las Vegas did Michigan State fans a huge solid by making the Spartans a touchdown underdog. No fan base in all of college football embraces the Chicago White Sox style “second team in the region” chip on the shoulder as much as MSU does. That chip defines them.

Michigan football- it is the Evil Empire to the Spartans. This game is always the Super Bowl to State, but this year is much bigger in that ESPN College Gameday comes to Ann Arbor for this one. Just to make Sparty even more amped, they’ve been deemed huge underdogs.

The sports books have given Michigan State bulletin board material now.

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Tom Izzo rips Michigan fan “idiots” who vandalized Magic Johnson statue


“Oh ho ho it’s magic…you know. Never believe it’s not so. It’s magic; you know.” (Apologies to 1975 one-hit wonder “Pilot”).

Seriously, show some respect to Magic Johnson. Think about all that Earvin Magic Johnson has done to grow the game of college basketball, and the NBA for that matter.

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#18 Michigan Football vs #13 Northwestern preview, prediction

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Get ready for the “Who’s the third best team in the Big Ten Bowl?”

It’s the Northwestern Wildcats versus Michigan football in a top-20 matchup featuring a pair of the Big Ten’s best defensive units. The Wildcats are coming off of a shutout win against Minnesota, and have only allowed three touchdowns in five games this season. They yield just five points per game on average.

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Hurricane Joaquin changes Illinois-Nebraska, Michigan-Maryland start times


Hurricane Joaquin is baring down on the Eastern seaboard, and right now, people aren’t quite sure which way the tropical storm is going to travel. At least, the experts differed in opinion as of last night. This is a very fluid situation. It could be upgraded to a Category 4 storm by the time you read this, but downgraded to a Category 1 by the time it makes landfall, which should be in the Carolinas or Virginia sometime Monday.

Hurricane Joaquin is a major national weather event that will impact several states; far beyond the eastern seaboard and south. The Midwest will get slammed with torrential downpours.

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