Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday's Hearsay and Conjecture: Unfinished Business

Hart and Crable to Return

ESPN is reporting that Mike Hart has made it official, he's coming back. Hart cited Chad Henne's decision to return as a major factor in his decision. The nucleus of a great offense is now set in stone and we have one more year to marvel at the young man who embodies the heart, courage and spirit of the University we love so much.

Shawn Crable also made it official today, he's coming back. Just 14 credits shy of completing his degree Crable announced today that he will return to Michigan for his senior season. The Detroit News broke the story today.

The GLI Faces Off Tonight

With Michigan State, Michigan Tech and Harvard to match up against, Michigan comes into tonight's opening round of the Great Lakes Invitational flat as cutting board. To put it mildly, Billy Sauer has not been good. Over his last four starts he's given up 22 goals and lost all four games. Despite being third in the country in scoring Michigan ranks 48th in defense (allowing 3.7 goals a game). Despite scoring over four goals a game, the margin for error with this year's team is razor thin.

Michigan State and Harvard face off at 4:30 EST with Michigan and Michigan Tech facing off at 8pm. Michigan Tech will not be a push over for the Wolverines. Tech is coming off a two game sweep of North Dakota and sport a red hot goalie in Rob Nolan, whose GAA of 2.13 is more than a full goal less than Sauer's.

Michigan Basketball Hosts Army Tonight

It's Army. Woo.

Coming off an embarrassing loss to UCLA Michigan will hopefully come out storming and take it right to the cadets. Note to Amaker: Pick and rolls. Work on them. Note to Harris: Drive the firggin' lane already!

Nice article on Epke Udoh. Interesting piece on Jevohn Shepherd.

Maize n Brew Nominated For Cool Stuff

It's gratifying that people visit this site in the first place. But to have people whom you have the uptmost respect for saying kind things about your work makes you feel pretty good.

Johnny over at RBUAS nominated Maize n Brew for Best New Blog and was kind enough to say the following:

Maize n Brew - Dave’s writing is often profound, often funny, always insightful; conveys all of the emotional investment a fan needs to make sports worthwhile.

Peter at Burnt Orange Nation also nominated Maize n Brew for Best New Blog

Maize n Brew - Dave's just a good writer that manages to be yet another relevant and important voice in a sea of Michigan bloggers.

As a huge fan of both their writing and sites, such nominations are greatly appreciated.

In addition, Matt Glaude of Syracuse 44 Orange gave Maize n Brew a nod as a one of three nominees for best Big Ten blog. Again, praise from those you respect is appreciated and flattering.

I'm Not The Only Person Who Doesn't Like Amaker

Johnny doesn't either. He just writes it better. Nathan Fenno wasn't too thrilled by Saturday either.

Every Date You've Had Since College

Read. Laugh. Cry.


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