Michigan Athletics Under President Schlissel

It has been an unpredictably chaotic first semester for newly elected U-M President Mark Schlissel.  His initial goal of improving the academic allure of the University has seemingly been sidelined by the conundrum surrounding the crumbling athletic department, including the recent resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon.  Michigan Athletics seems to be in a rough spot, and fingers have been …

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Michigan Football Recap

It was a tough season for all involved in the Michigan football family in 2014. In a season that saw the athletic director resign, a full-scale national media crisis, and a player arrested on charges of domestic violence combined with uninspiring play on the field, one thing about the offseason is for sure; changes will be coming. These changes will …

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Former Wolverine in Bankruptcy

On November 20th, former Michigan hockey player, Jack Johnson, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, despite his multi-million dollar salary playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League.  The Columbus Dispatch claims that Johnson reported only $50,000 in assets against an astounding $15 million dollars in debt.  What’s even crazier about this bankruptcy story is that Johnson didn’t …

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Michigan Basketball Preview: Expectations Persist Despite Lost Talent

For the second consecutive season, coach John Beilein will be tasked with refueling Michigan basketball after losing multiple underclassmen to the NBA Draft. Thankfully for the Wolverines, this problem is a sign of a successful basketball program and coach Beilein and his staff seem to have a keen eye for finding top high school talent with the proper skill set …

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Dave Brandon Steps Down as AD

The people are finally getting what they want. On Friday October 31st, President Mark Schlissel announced that Dave Brandon had resigned as athletic director at the University of Michigan. Schlissel has named former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as the interim athletic director in the wake of Brandon’s resignation. Schlissel’s initial statement was firm and clear. “Dave feels that it would …

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Dave Brandon Steps Down as AD

The people are finally getting what they want. Earlier today, President Mark Schlissel announced that Dave Brandon had resigned as athletic director at the University of Michigan. Schlissel has named former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as the interim athletic director in the wake of Brandon’s resignation. Schlissel’s initial statement was firm and clear. “Dave feels that it would be in …

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Leaders and Best? Michigan Football’s Latest Episode Has Many Questioning Those In Charge

Starting any football season at Michigan with a 2-3 record would normally cause enough chaos to make the leaders of the Michigan athletic department endure sleepless nights without question. With Michigan trailing 27-7 into the 4th quarter of their contest against Minnesota, it was clear that coach Brady Hoke and potentially even athletic director Dave Brandon would have to endure …

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FOOTBALL FALLOUT: STUDENTS PROTEST TO FIRE DAVE BRANDON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hundreds of students rallied at the Diag on Tuesday evening to protest Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon in light of his department’s handling of the Shane Morris injury. Morris, who wasn’t taken out of Saturday’s game versus Minnesota despite nearly fainting after taking a brutal hit, is now said to have a “probable, mild concussion.” Now …

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Choose Your Role Model Athletes Wisely

Cheating, racism, domestic violence, homosexuality, and child abuse: all of these issues confront Americans in all facets of both public and private life. Most shockingly though, these important societal issues have been placed at the forefront of the public eye this summer through, of all platforms, sports. Unfortunately, it has been the athletes, teams, and leagues’ role as perpetrators, not …

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The Athletic Department Gets it Right with the New Football Student Seating Policy

Central Student Government and the athletic department have put together a new football student seating system beginning next season that should solve many of the problems regarding student attendance at home football games. The package addresses the incentives to not only attend the games but also to arrive early, while accommodating students’ most pressing desire: the ability to reserve groups …

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