2013 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Hip Hop MCs Edition

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Can’t leave Big Ten football alone the game needs me. Notorious B.I.G. once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s, I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.”

You write and talk what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. We’re still a ways away from Big Ten football media days. Well, less than two weeks now. The preseason is indeed here, time for some WAY TOO Early Big Ten football power rankings

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Notre Dame-Michigan series cancelled for 2015-17

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The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (Sept. 25) that the series with Notre Dame has been cancelled for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 football seasons. The Irish informed Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon prior to kickoff of the match-up Saturday in South Bend. [Read more…]

Michigan starting cornerback lost for season; torn ACL

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University of Michigan football sophomore cornerback Blake Countess (Owings Mills, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last Saturday’s game against Alabama. The loss to the Crimson Tide was bad enough, but now there’s injury added to insult for the Wolverines.

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Alabama vs. Michigan at Cowboys Stadium will be prime time

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The Michigan Wolverines, in conjunction with ABC, announced today kickoff times for the Sept. 1 Cowboys Classic contest against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Nov. 24 contest at Ohio State.

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Michigan Wolverines’ Taylor Lewan: next big OL NFL Prospect

The Big Ten has been great at producing offensive linemen prospects for he NFL lately. The Wisconsin Badgers are a factory, but there’s also been a bunch in the few year coming out from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines.

Who’s the next Jake Long? Maybe Michigan junior left tackle Taylor Lewan.

Part of what makes these o linemen from the league so tough is who they’re constantly facing off with- great defensive lines, Whether in practice scrimmaging or in game, so many linemen are practicing their craft vs strong defensive lines.

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Michigan Wolverines announce 2014-16 nonconference schedules

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The Michigan Wolverines announced today (Wednesday, June 27) updates to the non-conference schedules for the 2014-16 football seasons and the future schedule with Notre Dame. The Wolverines will play a slate that includes teams from the Pac-12, Mountain West and Mid-American conferences as well as independent Notre Dame.

Michigan will play three of its four non-conference games at the Big House in 2014.

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Michigan Wolverines, Big 10 announce 2015, 2016 conference schedules

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The University of Michigan football team in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference announced today (Monday, May 21) the conference schedules for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The Wolverines will open the 2015 and 2016 conference slate with in-state rival and Legends Division foe Michigan State.  U-M will travel to East Lansing on Oct. 3, 2015 and host the Spartans on Oct. 1, 2016 in Michigan Stadium.

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Michigan’s Brady Hoke Wins National Coach of the Year

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When the college football season started, University of Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke made some very arrogant comments at Big Ten media day. He said “we’re not rebuilding,” and “we’re Michigan” a few times. He proved right, and us media types wrong as he was selected as the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year for the 2011 season.

Hoke wasn’t the Wolverines first choice, or even the second or third, but the “Michigan Man” was named the 19th head coach in University of Michigan football history on Jan. 11, 2011.

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Need a Football Fix? Brutally Honest Preview Greatest Hits

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No one cares about the Pro Bowl. And the NHL All-Star game is too obscure to even rip on.

So what will you do on this football-less weekend?

Well, I have some ideas from when Nike was gracious enough to set me up for the 2010 Football Media Summit at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. I met a lot of football writers who told me about their…well if they were comedians, their “bits.” The signature segment if you will.

With this site, it’s clearly the mock drafts. Sure, the picture galleries of swimsuit models/cheerleaders/pagaent winners turned sideline reporters gets more traffic. As do the photo galleries of the most aesthetically pleasing female athletes out there.

But our mocks are #1.

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Wolverines Really Didn’t Deserve BCS Bowl Win, or Bid in the first Place

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It was kind of ridiculous that both the ACC and the Big Ten got two BCS bids this year when each conference only deserved one. Of course, that’s nothing compared to #23 West Virginia getting an Orange Bowl bid when the Big East clearly didn’t deserve it’s automatic qualifier this year; or last year for that matter.

The Michigan Wolverines didn’t deserve to be in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl so it’s very fitting they won the game in the manner in which they did. UM defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 23-20 in OT despite being outgained by more than double (377-184). And they won the game on a field goal in which their kicker committed a false start, or at least an illegal motion penalty that was not called.

That was set up by Virginia Tech having a TD reception called back again, a very questionable call.

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Michigan Wolverines Lineman Achieves All-American, Center Honors

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Michigan Wolverines fifth year Center David Molk (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township HS, hey that’s close enough to SICA! Holla!) has been named recipient of the 2011 Rimington Trophy, announced during the ESPN College Football Award Show last night in Disney World.

Molk becomes the second Michigan player to win the Rimington Trophy, named after former Nebraska center and two-time All-American Dave Rimington. David Baas shared the award in 2004.

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Penn State is “Radioactive” to Bowl Selection Committees; Big 10 Bowl Projections

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“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.”

The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like it’ll be the Leaders division championship game, with the winner going to Indianapolis. So Penn State still has a chance to go to the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl; although it looks much less likely given how they performed Saturday.

Remember, the bowl selection process is arbitrary and capricious to say the least, and since PSU is a branding and PR nightmare right now, they could fall to the Ticketcity or  Meineke Bowl. If it comes to that, hopefully the school will do the right thing and decline their bid. Even if it doesn’t come to that, and PSU ends up in one of the top five slots, they should do the right thing and decline their invitation.

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