I appeared on WTKA (1050 am), Ann Arbor’s sports talk radio station, to talk about Michigan basketball this morning. The Wolverines are 1-2 in the Big Ten. How much can they improve going forward? I discussed it with host of the “Inside the Huddle” show, Michael Spath. Listen to a recording of the conversation here:
I asked former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, in 2011, about the importance of bowl games. I wanted his opinion on whether bowls, other than the national championship, really mattered to teams. Carr could probably tell from my phrasing that I was skeptical.
The college football playoff field is set. Do we agree with the selections? Of course we do. It wasn’t that hard. We look at other bowl match-ups and tackle some interesting questions from listeners. Subscribe and rate, for once!
Perhaps you watched Michigan’s nationally-televised game against Virginia Tech last night. If so, you saw the good Wolverines — building a 15-point first-half lead — and the bad, as they fell apart in the final eight minutes. Just a reminder that I’m covering the team for UMHoops.com. I wrote about last night’s game and will continue to produce content throughout the season, so I hope you’ll check it out.
Ohio State beat Michigan in an instant classic. Too bad the refs were not qualified to work such an important game. With the release of the penultimate playoff rankings, how will the championship games affect things? At the 31-minute mark, we discuss what will happen if Clemson and/or Washington lose. Also, Steve ate a lot last weekend.
I wrote about the Eastern Michigan athletic department — particularly its football team and athletic director, Heather Lyke — for espnW.com. Lyke has changed the culture at EMU and the football team is likely heading to its second bowl game in program history (and first since 1987). All of this is happening despite concerns over the department’s spending, an issue at many FBS schools. Read all about it on espnW!