Monday Quick Hits: First Look at New Home Uniforms

By · Monday, June 16, 2008 · 12:45 AM |  Share | 1 Comment 

With mid-June here, Michigan Sports Center will soon begin focusing on the upcoming football season. It’s hard to believe, but Rich Rodriguez’s first game as Michigan head coach is only two and a half months away, meaning it will get here much sooner than you think. Also, this is going to be a longer edition of quick hits since I was gone for an entire week. The vacation was nice as I spent a few days in Ann Arbor for orientation, but it’s time to get back to work.

  • If you are going to be a new student at Michigan this fall, you can now order student season football tickets.
  • Michigan held a women’s football academy on Saturday, and thanks to the Detroit Free Press, it appears that we have got our first look at Michigan’s new home adidas football uniforms. In this picture, you can see the new uniforms, which basically are the same as the old ones. The only difference is that the Nike logo has been swapped out for the adidas one. Other than that, everything else is the same. I have heard the designs for the adidas uniforms have been done for a while now, but no word yet on when an official release will be put together to give us a look at the road jerseys.
  • Ann Arbor is a finalist for ESPN’s TitleTown USA. Basically, this is ESPN’s “filler” segment on SportsCenter this summer as there aren’t as many highlights to show. SportsCenter is going to visit Ann Arbor in July as a part of the segment and then will name a winner after all cities have been visited. Detroit is also a finalist.
  • Kalamazoo’s Corey Person, a guard with offers from some MAC schools, is going to be a preferred walk-on for the Michigan basketball team. Rather than accept one of those MAC offers, Person, the valedictorian of his high school, is going to Michigan with the hopes of one day earning an athletic scholarship. In the mean time, he will sort of be on a scholarship anyways thanks to the Kalamazoo Promise, which will pay for the majority of his Michigan tuition. UMHoops has more, as does Eric Lacy.
  • Lacy also reports that the NCAA hasn’t made a decision on Robin Benzing’s status for next season yet.
  • Ex-Michigan basketball player Ekpe Udoh has transferred to Baylor.
  • Larry Wright, a player who was thought to be considering Michigan as a possible transfer destination, will instead be going to Oakland University.
  • Indiana’s Jordan Crawford is not going to play for the IU basketball team next season, meaning new coach Tom Crean will have one returning scholarship player on the roster for the 2007-08 campaign. As hard as this may be to believe, barring Tom Crean being a miracle worker, Michigan should be better than Indiana next season. I know Michigan won’t be that great, but one returning scholarship player? That’s not much to work with.
  • MGoBlue has posted a new photo gallery of the Michigan Stadium renovation and a new video that discusses construction going on at both the Big House and the site of Michigan’s new indoor practice facility.
  • A West Virginia TV station conducted a lengthy interview with Rich Rodriguez recently, and all eleven parts of it can be found on their website.
  • The football team took over WTKA on Friday to raise money for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and MVictors has some audio.
  • CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd believes Erik Campbell is the nation’s best wide receiver coach. I couldn’t agree more. Campbell is now Iowa’s wide receiver coach, but before that he served the same position at Michigan. Out of all Lloyd Carr’s assistants, I was hoping Campbell would be rehired the most by Rich Rodriguez. Fred Jackson was the only one, though, giving Iowa the chance to hire him instead.
  • Mike Bottom is Michigan’s new men’s swimming coach.
  • Luke Glendening is going to be a walk-on for the hockey team this year.
  • Rather than wait until 2009, hockey recruit Greg Pateryn will also join the team this year.
  • Sam Webb talked about Michigan commit Will Campbell in his weekly column for The Detroit News.
  • The Patriot-News caught up with Michigan incoming freshman Michael Shaw, who talked about his decision to decommit from Penn State to Michigan on signing day.
  • The Midstate News did an article on another incoming freshman, Elliott Mealer. Mealer was at the Big 33 football game (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio) this past weekend just to take in the experience as he wasn’t quite ready to play yet due to a shoulder injury. A blog for The Patriot-News posted about a video of Brock Mealer’s (Elliott’s brother) rehab at Michigan.
  • Also at the Big 33 game were Micheal Shaw (Ohio’s MVP), Taylor Hill, and Roy Roundtree. Terrelle Pryor, on the other hand, snubbed the organizers of the game.
  • Minnesota football recruit Sam Maresh has to have open heart surgery to repair a heart defect. MSC’s thoughts and prayers go out to him.
  • Jake Long was recently interviewed at a Topps rookie photo shoot. (HT: MVictors)
  • NCAA Football 09’s demo will be out this coming Thursday.
  • Geena Gall and Tiffany Ofili both took home national titles at the women’s track and field NCAA Outdoor Championships. Video highlights are available at the link provided.
  • The men’s track and field team didn’t have any national champions, but one of their relay teams did finish fourth in a race.
  • With the track and field teams done, all varsity sports are officially finished. Because of that, MGoBlue has put together a nice table recapping how each team did this past academic year.

1 Comment

  1. Eric says:

    It will be interesting to see Michigan run the spread offense without Hart and Henne.Even though, Rich is a great coach and I’m sure this won’t be a year where a team like Appalachian St. beats big blue.

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