The idea of putting academics first isn’t a new one. And it isn’t going away anytime soon. A “year of readiness” charge is being led by Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and though it’s easy to take the words coming from high up at face value, it’s also beneficial to see what those being potentially affected have to say on the matter.
Look, Jim Harbaugh is a worker of magic. As if you didn’t already know that. For further proof, two prolific college quarterbacks traveled to Ann Arbor to work on their game in preparation for the upcoming NFL Combine. Why Ann Arbor? Well, first and foremost, that’s where Harbaugh is.
There are many words that can be used to describe the season thus far for the Michigan Wolverines. Many will say disappointing, some will say expected and others will say frustrating. In truth, you could use any one of those adjectives and probably be correct. Going into this season, it was expected that there would be some sort of regression due to the amount of attrition Michigan faced in the offseason.
Tonight the Michigan Wolverines (13-12,6-7) will play host to the Michigan State Spartans (17-8, 8-4) at the Crisler Center (8 p.m. ET) for the second meeting this season. If the game is similar to the one played on Feb. 1, we are set to have another nail-biter. The youthful Wolverines took the Spartans down to the wire and then tied the game to send it into overtime. Michigan ran out of steam in the extra period and lost the game 76-66.
It’s looking like Tuesday is going to be a very important day for Michigan basketball and football. Of course, John Beilein’s Wolverines are hosting Michigan State (more on that later), but for now we focus on a handful of key football recruits who will be at the Crisler Center for the game.