An Ode to Legacy

At the Review, we are dedicated to the proud sporting legacy that is ours in Ann Arbor. In 2015, our writers aim to paint profiles of athletes and coaches, to offer us a glimpse at the heart of the champion.

End the BCS, Expand College Football Playoffs

Let’s face it fellow college football fans—since its inaugural season last year, the college football playoff has undermined and stolen the postseason thrill from the traditional BCS format. Unless it is your team or school, nobody pays attention to the teams included in BCS bowl games anymore. With the new kid in town, sports fans across America have made the transition to a more thrilling, nerve racking college football playoff format.

If You Want A Bigger Maize Rage, Show Up to the Games

Our student section doesn’t adequately represent the national standing and prestige our program deserves. Assembly Hall.  Krzyzewskiville.  The “Izzone”.  All three of these locales inspire images of tradition and success within the realm of college basketball — although the Izzone has experienced attrition of morale following recent upset losses to unranked Wisconsin and Nebraska. Their stands […]

Michigan Football Season in Review

My, what a year it’s been for Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines.  Following what can only be described as an explosion of cult-like insanity and fandom surrounding his arrival in Ann Arbor earlier this year, the former QB did surprisingly well in bringing Michigan Football back to some semblance of its former glory.  In spite […]

Beilein on Sports and Spirituality

Catholic or not, spiritual or not, the idea that spirituality and sports don’t have to be in constant competition with each other is one we should embrace. Who knows, maybe Luke Scott wasn’t that far off when he said, “I believe God is a sports fan.”

A Man of Few Words: Red Berenson’s Revival of Michigan Hockey

To open a season of high expectations, Michigan pummeled Toronto in an exhibition contest at Yost Ice Arena by a score of eight to one–a final result surprising no one.  The Wolverines are coming off a relatively underwhelming 2014 season, finishing 20th in the poll and missing an automatic berth to the NCAA playoff […]

Ausmus Out, Gardenhire In: Tigers’ Quest for AL Pennant

Attention, students! Are you looking for a quiet place to study? Go to Comerica Park during a game—nobody will be there to bother you! Attendance at the stadium has become nonexistent because the Detroit Tigers currently are in dead last. This means no playoff baseball in the Motor City this fall, which for Detroiters is […]

Michigan Boxing Prepares to Defend National Title

This Thursday, Michigan Boxing looks to defend their national title from some of the best collegiate boxing talent in the nation.  With both returning champions and new competitors in the ring, as well as solid leadership from captains Kevin Bosma and Kate Johnson, it’s a night you won’t want to miss.

National Football Lynch-mob

And when rules become unreasonably unjust, whether or not they are followed becomes no longer a reflection on the perpetrator. You can almost hear Thomas Jefferson bellow from his grave: “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”