I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. It’s been a while since my last update here, so I’m going to drop a few stories at once.
How to talk to your kids about Michigan’s losing streak to Ohio State
There are kids about to turn 10 who have never seen Michigan beat Ohio State in football. I talked to some, and their parents. Because it wasn’t always like this.
How ‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers became a Michigan Stadium tradition
Why is this song played during Michigan football games? I tried to find out.
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan’s Big Man on Campus, ready for role as college basketball villain
College basketball season is underway. Here’s a preseason feature I wrote on Michigan sophomore All-American candidate Hunter Dickinson.
David Ojabo was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He came to the United States for better athletic opportunities — in soccer and basketball. Not until he saw a classmate switch to football and garner interest from colleges did he think about football.
Now he’s a starter for Michigan.
Read about Ojabo’s remarkable rise — and unique journey — in my latest feature for MLive:
Nigeria-born, Scotland-raised, Michigan football LB continues remarkable rise
Robert Zavala, a dedicated member of the University of Michigan’s “event team” — the group of people who work the stadiums at Michigan sporting events — caught COVID-19 in November and died. He was just 49 years old.
Through his co-workers and others who knew him well, I tell Robert’s story, linked below.
A beloved usher, and the COVID death that rocked Michigan athletics