Category Archives: NCAA Football

Michigan’s Remarkable Run

Teams just don’t do what Michigan did this season. The Wolverines, seemingly overnight, became an excellent basketball team. The Big Ten Tournament champs were one shot away from the Elite Eight. In a story for UM Hoops, I reflect on the season—how Michigan turned things around and the lessons learned from covering this team on a regular basis.

UM Hoops: Reflecting on Michigan’s Improbable Season

To Bowl or Not to Bowl

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.

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Scoop and Score: College Football Playoff Set

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!

Scoop and Score: College Football Playoff Predictions

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.

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 12 Recap

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! On this episode, Steve rants about the sanctions against Notre Dame and we talk about some of the huge games this weekend. Plus, we take calls from real live listeners!

Eastern Michigan AD Heather Lyke

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!

Michigan Beats Indiana, Goes 8-0 at Home

With yesterday’s 20-10 win, the Michigan football team has now won 21 straight games against Indiana, and last lost at home to the Hoosiers in 1967. I wrote about the game, and the historical significance of an undefeated home season, for MVictors.com.