Michigan, ND fight songs; Juwan Howard’s acting career

In a topic that will strike a chord with many of the readers here, I wrote about the fight songs at Michigan and Notre Dame. Determining whether one song is better than another is impossible, but that didn’t stop me from trying.

I also did some digging into the brief acting career of Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard, who appeared on TV shows such as “Hang Time” and “The West Wing.” I spoke to some of the actors on the show to learn more about his time on set.

I had fun writing both of these stories and hope you enjoy reading them!

Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Which school has the better fight song?

A history of Juwan Howard’s acting career

The unheralded star: Profiling the long snapper for Michigan football

Hello, readers. I’ll try to do a better job of distributing my “bigger” stories through here on a more regular basis.

Today’s is about Camaron Cheeseman. He is the long snapper for the Michigan football team. He doesn’t play any other position. He just throws the ball backwards between his legs several times a game.

His path to Michigan and how he improved in his role — which could possibly carry him to the NFL — are detailed in my story, which you can read here.

Michigan football long snapper strives to be anonymous — and that’s a good thing

Michigan marches towards March

If you’ve watched a Michigan basketball home game in the past decade, you may have wondered about the elderly gentleman sitting courtside, in the first seat next to head coach John Beilein.

I know I did. Turns out, it’s Al Glick, a wildly successful businessman and a proud support of the University of Michigan. I had a great chat with Mr. Glick, 92, at a recent game.

You can read the story at MLive.

Look for Al Glick during tonight’s game against Nebraska (7:00, ESPN). It is Michigan’s final home game of the season, and Charles Matthews will be honored as part of the Senior Night ceremony. From Kentucky to Ann Arbor, it’s been quite the college career for Matthews.

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