Friday Quick Hits: Brandon Graham Named Team MVP

By · Friday, December 5, 2008 · 12:52 AM |  Share | 1 Comment 
  • Brandon Graham was named Michigan’s MVP for this past season. The award was voted on by Michigan players. Will Johnson, Mike Massey, Tim Jamison, Obi Ezeh, and Stephen Schilling also won awards.
  • Steve Kampfer is making great progress, and suddenly it doesn’t seem so unlikely that he will return to the ice in a game later this season. That is remarkable considering he injured his skull and neck in an off-ice incident in October.
  • Matt Rust and Aaron Palushaj will play for Team USA in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The event takes place from late December to early January and conflicts with the Great Lakes Invitational, meaning neither will play for Michigan during the GLI.
  • A couple of Maize Rage members organized a camp out for the Duke game. Even though tip off isn’t until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, some people are planning on braving the cold by camping out tonight in order to get the best seats in Crisler for the game.
  • Although MGoBlue is claiming that the Duke game is a sellout, some tickets are still available for students. According to an e-mail sent by the athletic department, the first 100 students who go to the women’s basketball game against North Carolina State tonight (starts at 6:30 p.m.), sit in the section 9 bleachers, and stay for the entire game will receive free tickets to the Duke game on Saturday.
  • The athletic department recently launched a photo store.
  • 66 Michigan athletes were named to the fall Big Ten all-academic team.
  • Donovan Tate, a football and baseball recruit, committed to North Carolina earlier this week. Tate is a very talented baseball player who may be a top 10 pick in next year’s MLB draft. It isn’t a guarantee that he will even go to college, but if he does UNC will be getting a great player in two sports. Tate had shown some interest in Michigan before committing to UNC.
  • Taylor Hill, who left the football team at the start of this past season, is going to transfer to Kent State or Youngstown State. He will go to Kent State if he is allowed to play starting next year. If the NCAA doesn’t grant him eligibility for 2009, he will probably go to Youngstown State, which is a I-AA school. If he transfers to YSU, he could play immediately.
  • The Week 14 BlogPoll is out.
  • Notre Dame’s athletic director confirmed that Charlie Weis will return next season.
  • Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville resigned on Wednesday. Even though Auburn’s athletic director claims otherwise, it sure seems like he was forced out. Auburn went 5-7 this past season and was beat by Alabama for the first time since 2001.
  • Toledo hired Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Tim Beckman to be the team’s new head coach.

1 Comment

  1. hackattack13 says:

    hockey owns state tonight 6-1 with six unanswered goals…also a side note proving how great the yost fans are: over 1200 teddy bears thrown for children

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