Saturday, December 22, 2012
Here's where to find all of the collegiate bowl games leading up to the Jan. 7 BCS Championship.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for college football fans: Bowl season! The 2012 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision bowl game schedule has been under way since Dec. 15, when Arizona edged Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl and Utah State routed Toledo in the Potato Bowl. Thirty-three games remain on tap through the Jan. 7 National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama. The gridiron action resumes tonight, however, when San Diego State faces Brigham Young University at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan schools are well-represented in this year's bowl game schedule, too. Here's what to look for: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit): Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, AZ): Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL):
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Senior tight end Mike Kwiatkowski joined the University of Michigan squad as a walk-on in 2010.
A former Dakota High School football player will take the field at Michigan Stadium for the final time Saturday, completing a journey the senior tight end admits he never truly expected. "When I first got here I never expected this day to come," said Mike Kwiatkowski, in an interivew recorded by MaizeandBlueNews.com. "The first game I dressed for was Michigan State and I was just happy to be out here and I had no foresight of thinking that three years in the future I would be walking out there as a senior for the last time." Playing football and basketball at Dakota, Kwiatkowski finally made the Cougars' varsity squad his junior year, but opted to focus his efforts on the basketball court instead. Having to sit back and watch his former …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday's Michigan vs. Michigan State game was close in both scoring and online reader support.
Saturday's game at the Big House came down to the wire, with Michigan beating Michigan State 12-10. The rivalry was nearly as close online in a Patch.com reader poll. Readers were asked to show off their Michigan or Michigan State pride by uploading photos of their favorite team. When the photos were counted at midnight Sunday, the Spartans squeaked by with a 35-30 victory over the Wolverines. Several photos featured memorabilia from both teams, which resulted in each team being awarded a point. If you missed the photo gallery, there's still time to check it out. And while the photos have already been tallied, you can still add your shots from your favorite team by clicking on the upload link.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We've got Michigan and Michigan State spirit — how about you? Share your photos on Patch.
It's that time of the year again: fall in Michigan, otherwise known as the green vs. blue season. The big game (this year it's at the Big House) is coming up at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. To get ready for the rivalry, Patch.com sites across Michigan are asking readers to show off their Michigan or Michigan State pride. Add a photo to our online gallery; we'll rotate the featured photo each day until kickoff. The Spartans are 4-3 coming off a double-overtime loss this weekend to Iowa. Michigan is 4-2 after a win this weekend against Illinois. Need help sharing your photos? Read this guide.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Now a high school football coach, Ron Bellamy had just turned 18 when he played in the 2000 Orange Bowl. No. 8 Michigan kicks off against No. 2 Alabama at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday at Arlington, TX.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Obama says colleges must be held accountable for increased tuition.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Mark Bernstein is a candidate for U of M regent. ANN ARBOR — Following a whirlwind three-day tour across the country, President Obama told students at the University of Michigan on Friday that he will work with Congress and local colleges to keep higher education costs down. Addressing a packed house of 4,000 students and supporters at U-M's Al Glick Fieldhouse, Obama unveiled a Race to the Top initiative for colleges across the United States. "I don’t want to be in a country where we only are looking at success for a small group of people. We want a country where everybody has a chance," Obama said. Obama's plan proposes tying federal student aid to universities' tuition rates and…
Friday, November 25, 2011
No profane smack talk for Ohio drivers, says the state's bureau of motor vehicles. What do you think of the ban?
Take heart, Michigan fans. Even if the Buckeyes hate you, they won't be able to say it on their license plates. According to a story in the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has banned some Ohio drivers from expressing their distaste for the Wolverines in a way that is, well, distasteful. The department bans any language that is "profane, obscene, violent and hateful," according the the story. The Dispatch story says plates that are "among the forbidden: FMICHGN, HATEMI, KILBLU, KLMICH, UMBYTS, UMSUXS and UMH8ER." The ramp-up is already starting for Saturday's game between Michigan and Ohio State in Ann Arbor. Do you agree with Ohio's enforcement of the rules, or do you think it goes too far?
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Five Macomb Township residents who attend the University of Michigan are raising funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation programs through the university's 30-hour Dance Marathon.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Dancing is a favorite pastime of many college students, but for students at the University of Michigan, there is one time a year when it is much more. The Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan is a nonprofit, completely student-run organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation programs through C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor and the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Now in its 14th year, the Dance Marathon at U-M, or DMUM, will involve more than 1,000 students, including five from Macomb Township. U-M students from some 50 hometowns around Michigan will participate in the Dance Marathon on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus March 26-27. “Since our founding in 1997, we have raised over $3 …