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Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Baseball old-timers like to say one of the sport’s charms is you’re likely to see something happen you never saw before in a game.That axiom was validated in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional when North Carolina’s “rally dog” ran onto the field to seemingly spark...

Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Florida Gulf Coast baseball coach Dave Tollett called it “the biggest win program history, no question.” And he didn’t feel that way just because it was the Eagles’ first Division I NCAA tournament appearance.The Michigan brand had a lot to do with enjoying the moment....

Izzo and Spartans deserve better than Dakich

Izzo and Spartans deserve better than Dakich

By Tom ShanahanESPN basketball analyst Dan Dakich lowered himself to retired Auburn football coach Pat Dye’s pompous level last week while he worked Michigan’s win over Michigan State in Ann Arbor. But that’s not all.Dakich stooped lower with Twitter comments posted prior to...

BYU helped two servings of San Diego bowls

BYU helped two servings of San Diego bowls

San Diego’s Holiday Bowl can thank Brigham Young for its early success, rapid growth and pronounced stature in its 39th year. Now, San Diego is able to pay back BYU at a time when the Cougars need San Diego as much as San Diego needed the school in olden days.The early Holiday...

Michigan and Florida State in odd Orange Bowl

Michigan and Florida State in odd Orange Bowl

Two teams that finished third in their respective conferences’ divisions meet in the Orange Bowl. Michigan and Florida State play on the unholy bowl date of Dec. 30 in a town called Miami Gardens despite an artificial field at Hard Rock Stadium.In the immortal words of Vince...

Here is why CFP selections angered Woody

Here is why CFP selections angered Woody

If you think the College Football Playoff committee selecting Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington set off angry debates on terra firma, consider Woody Hayes watching as he sat among the football gods.He threw down in anger his hat with the block O. He searched for...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten better now than Woody and Bo era

Big Ten better now than Woody and Bo era

Yes, Ohio State and Michigan sit where many expected once Jim Harbaugh returned home two years ago to challenge Ohio State and Urban Meyer.But please, let’s not romanticize Meyer and Harbaugh re-enacting the overblown “Ten Year War” between Ohio State and Woody Hayes and Michigan...

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

We’ll learn this week if the College Football Committee holds the same respect for Ohio State and the Big Ten overall that it did last week following Michigan’s upset loss.The Buckeyes avoided an upset, but they were a three-touchdown favorite forced to come from behind for a...