Kate Upton’s Greatest Hits Collection


One of the most searched people on the internet SI swimsuit supermodel Kate Upton. Her name keeps popping up all the time, and given who she is- a woman that is to female beauty what Devin Hester once was to returning kicks or what Tim Beckman is to horrible coaching, I think her name will continue to pop up.

Kate Upton is young, hot and her star is rising. Expect much more about her on this site in the coming year- and beyond. But for now, let’s look back at the headlines she made these past couple years.

By the way Upton will be on Letterman tonight.

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Kate Upton is the 2012 SI Swimsuit issue cover girl


Kate Upton, who’s been burning up the internet ever since she made her rookie appearance in last year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

She’s highly involved in sports as well so her TSB coverage is deserved: she attended THE GAME rooting for the Wolverines, did her famous “Dougie” dance that got her a new level of fame at a L.A. Clippers game, and even hung out with the New York Yankees. The Patriots Rob Gronkowski even tweeted a risque photo of himself to her earlier this summer.

See more hot Upton pics, as well as her greatest hits of 2011, after the jump

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Kate Upton a Wolverines Fan; Attends Michigan-Ohio State


Yesterday’s edition of “The Game” was one for the ages. Michigan finally ended their 7 year itch versus Ohio State, and maybe what put them over the top was…Kate Upton, the hottest woman in the world coming to Michigan Stadium to cheer for them?

Off the Wolverines 40 points, how many were caused by the presence of Kate Upton? Her body and face has to be responsible for at least 39 of them, right? She’s the Buckeyes secret foil? Maybe Kate Upton can replace Denard Robinson.

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Michigan Ends Ohio State Losing Streak; Fans Storm Big House Field


Beating an unranked and mediocre at best Ohio State team a cause for rushing the field? When you’re a marquee program like Michigan? Normally I’d say no, but this is THE GAME; and the best rivalry in sports. At the biggest venue in all of sports.

Also, this ended a 7-game Wolverines losing streak in the series- a call for celebration. This Michigan Stadium win could go down as one of the biggest wins in Big House history. With some help it might have clinched a BcS berth for U-M. Yes, believe it or not, as bad as the Big Ten has looked at times this season, the league could indeed have an at large berth.

The Buckeyes and Wolverines met for the 108th time Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. And with the 40-34 win, Michigan improved to 58-43-6 all-time vs. the Buckeyes.

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#16 Michigan Wolverines-Ohio State Buckeyes: THE GAME Brutally Honest Preview


It’s rivalry week in college football, and to quote Bugs Bunny “of course you know, this means war.” Only one of these rivalry games can truly claim an actual war in the history of the geographic region it covers.

That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “THE GAME,” as it’s called.

(Well, maybe two rivalries can claim actual battles: also Kansas-Mizzou, as they had the abolitionist vs. slave state skirmishes known as “Bleeding Kansas,” in the 1850s.)

What a difference a year makes, OSU DESTROYED Michigan last year, but the Wolverines are looking like big favorites this year. UM can knock the Bucks down the bowl ladder with a win, while Ohio St. can keep the Wolverines out of a BcS bowl. Yes, it sounds crazy given how terrible the Big Ten has been this year, but Michigan, and only Michigan can be the Big Ten’s at-large bid if they finish 10-2.

You know, it’s all politics, and only Michigan has the cachet to get to the Sugar Bowl if they win this one.

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Buckeyes’ Nike Gloves Incident Makes Big Ten New No Fun League

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The acronym slam “No Fun League” for NFL rules acting as a buzzkill to endzone celebrations has been around for a long time. And when you had incidents like Joe Horn pulling a cell phone out of goalpost padding and Chad Ocho Cinco (back in his salad days when he was know simply as Chad Johnson) pumping the football to give birth, I can understand why the league turned their referees into narcs.

But why exactly is college football following suit in becoming fascists against fun. I’ve always thought that the doing a somersault into the end zone bit is NOT EXCESSIVE. It really is pretty mild, but yet the R.A. mentality of the NCAA flags it every time!

When taking in last week’s HUGE rivalry game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines, a game tOSU absolutely destroyed their arch-nemesis, this practice and protocol re-surfaced.

By Paul M. Banks

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Buckeyes Dominate Football Portion of Michigan-Ohio Rivalry Weekend


Assuming that it was planned and not just coincidence, “Michigan-Ohio Sports Rivalry Weekend” is a very clever and exceedingly marketable idea. I’m referring of course to the Detroit Red Wings defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets on the eve of THE GAME (In which the Michigan Wolverines were crushed by the Ohio State Buckeyes) in college football.

The only similar set up coming to mind is the annual November clash Florida St. and Florida used to have, where the college basketball teams play each other on Friday night and college football on Saturday. Of course, given the varying schedules of the leagues involved, it would be hard to pull this off every year.

The Wings took the NHL portion of the doubleheader, 2-1 on Friday night, and the Buckeyes dominated the football portion on Saturday afternoon, winning 37-7, in a game that was even more lopsided than the score appears.

By Paul M. Banks

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Michigan-#9 Ohio State: Brutally Honest Preview of THE GAME


This week is rivalry week in college football. That means you get a lot of awesome games with cool names like “The Iron Bowl” (Alabama-Auburn) and “The Holy War” (BYU-Utah). But only one of these rivalry games can claim an actual war in the history of the geographic region it covers.

That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “THE GAME,” as it’s called. There’s a reason ESPN Classic ran a marathon of past tOSU-UM games on Thanksgiving.

(Well, maybe two rivalries can claim actual battles: also Kansas-Mizzou, as they had the abolitionist vs. slave state skirmishes known as “Bleeding Kansas,” in the 1850s.)

Anyways, this game doesn’t have the #1 vs. #2 hype that it had in ’06 (seriously, if you weren’t excited about that game then, you literally are a terrorist!) but it’s still big nonetheless. OSU can knock Michigan out of a New Year’s Day bowl, and UM can keep the Bucks out of the BCS!

By Paul M. Banks

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Rich Rodriguez Invites Transplant Recipient to Monday Michigan Press Conference


Since its inception in 2006, the Wolverine-Buckeye challenge has inspired thousands of donors to register. As of Nov. 18, this year’s challenge stands at Michigan: 69,967 and Ohio 49,822.

Andrew Majors was just five months old when his family brought him to University of Michigan physicians, worried that something was very wrong with their tiny baby.

His parents got devastating news: Andrew’s liver and kidneys were not functioning properly. He would need not just one, but two transplants to survive.

“They told us he needed a new kidney and we were devastated,” said Andrew’s father, Greg Majors. “Then they told us he needed a new liver as well, and we were floored.”

Little Andrew got a new kidney and a new liver, thanks to a young organ donor. Doctors at the University of Michigan performed the transplant on Andrew when he was a year old – one of the youngest people to receive a combined liver-kidney transplant at that time.

Today, Andrew is 16 years old and thriving. He will appear with U-M Football Coach Rich Rodriguez at his Nov. 22 press conference to highlight the need for organ donations, a cause that Rodriguez has promoted this season.

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