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The Michigan Man 
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# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 05:23


June 28, 2007, Detroit Free PRess

Michigan finished fourth in the Division I U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings, which measure a school's athletic success in all sports across the school year.

U-M trailed only No. 1 Stanford (which won for the 13th straight year), No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 North Carolina, and the Wolverines were well ahead of Big Ten runner-up Ohio State at No. 14.

Despite its hockey national championship, Michigan State ranked No. 34, seventh in the Big Ten behind Wisconsin (No. 16), Minnesota (No. 20), Penn State (No. 21) and Northwestern (No. 30).

Central Michigan finished tied for 145th -- best in the Mid-American Conference -- Eastern Michigan was 181st, Western Michigan tied for 182nd, Oakland tied for 203rd, and Detroit Mercy tied for 248th among 325 institutions.

Earlier this month, Grand Valley State won the Directors' Cup in Division II. Calvin was the state's top finisher in Division III at No. 8.

michagain 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 06:20


OK, my mind is officially blown. How in the world can a sports program called "THE PROGRAM" be ranked 14th? Did the members of the Director's Cup not read the Sports Illustrated "THE PROGRAM" issue? If OSU is "THE PROGRAM" that all the other schools want to copy, why, oh why did they rank them 14th? Nothing makes sense anymore. My world........crashing..........must get on.............sweatervest............

Silver Bullet 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 07:09


Did the members of the Director's Cup not read the Sports Illustrated "THE PROGRAM" issue?

I think Sports Illustrated also took winning into account.

michagain 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 07:43


I think Sports Illustrated also took winning into account.

Apparently not, otherwise, Florida would have been on the cover.

Todd 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 08:35


Apparently not, otherwise, Florida would have been on the cover.

He shoots...He SCORES!!!

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 08:58


Holy mother of balls. Michagain is my new favorite member. Sorry, toc, you'll have to settle for second.

Silver Bullet 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 09:21


Apparently not, otherwise, Florida would have been on the cover.

No, because Florida's Athletic Department didn't bring in the revenue that OSU did. It was a combination of the two. But hey, as a Michigan fan, if it makes you happy to bring up Florida then great. It's nice that OSU fans don't have to bring up USC, or whoever beat Um in the NIT. That's because OSU handled it's business against Um.

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 09:30


No, because Florida's Athletic Department didn't bring in the revenue that OSU did. It was a combination of the two. But hey, as a Michigan fan, if it makes you happy to bring up Florida then great. It's nice that OSU fans don't have to bring up USC, or whoever beat Um in the NIT. That's because OSU handled it's business against Um.


Slam Dunk!!!

Todd 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 11:08 Edited by: Todd




bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 11:27 Edited by: bigboyBlue


I think Sports Illustrated also took winning into account.

I think you're comparing apples n oranges here. SI was considering the mens bball, womens bball and football programs, where OSU did well. Directors Cup relates more to overall perf of the athletic program. Why the hell would Stanford come out on top otherwise? I was personally glad to see that 10 of the Big Ten programs (except Iowa) finished in the top 50.

And if we really must bring up Florida and USC, they both finished behind UM. I think it is commendable that a Northern program beat these sunshine recruiters, and the Big Ten should be very proud, including u Bucks.

tiredoflosing 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 12:20


Michigan finished fourth in the Division I U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings, which measure a school's athletic success in all sports across the school year.

...and the Wolverines were well ahead of Big Ten runner-up Ohio State at No. 14.



Someone said something about a "Slam Dunk!!!"?

Todd 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 12:25 Edited by: Todd


...and the Wolverines were well ahead of Big Ten runner-up Ohio State at No. 14.


Slam dunk nothin'....This is more like a 3-pointer and one!

Silver Bullet 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 13:01


Slam dunk nothin'....This is more like a 3-pointer and one!

Seriously, this is something Um should be proud of. And when OSU comes in to Ann Arbor and beats Um again, you guys can consule yourselves with the results from this study.

Todd 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 14:08 Edited by: Todd


Man...that bobber just aint movin' is it!? Maybe you should change the bait. I think the one on the hook now is old!

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 15:40


Seriously, this is something Um should be proud of. And when OSU comes in to Ann Arbor and beats Um again, you guys can consule yourselves with the results from this study.





The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 16:00 Edited by: The Michigan Man


Seriously, this is something Um should be proud of. And when OSU comes in to Ann Arbor and beats Um again, you guys can consule yourselves with the results from this study.

You have to admire the optimism - all of the big players in Tosu's recent dominance are gone - do you honestly think that the rivalry has permanently swung in favor of Tosu? That would require a complete ignorance of the history of the rivalry.

Troy Smith was the architect of Tosu's dominance for the past few years - he's riding the pine in the NFL now, and Tosu will be chewed up and spit out in AA on Nov 17th.

Wait a second - damn it, I've been baited again!

I think Sports Illustrated also took winning into account.

Back to the subject - Michigan has the 4th best athletic program in the nation. This is measured by WINNING in all sports. The commitment to excellence extends beyond just a handful of sports, across the board Michigan has an elite athletic program. Try not to be small and hate Michigan for being elite, it isn't their fault.

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 28 Jun 2007 21:34


Troy Smith was the architect of Tosu's dominance for the past few years - he's riding the pine in the NFL now, and Tosu will be chewed up and spit out in AA on Nov 17th.

Troy hasn't played a single down in the NFL how can he be riding the pine? If I remember correctly Troy was good enough to win the Heisman and was good enough to beat UM 3 straight years, of course Craig Krenzel (the previous architect of OSU's dominance and National Championship)has bragging rights as well. You guys remember Craig right? The kid from Utica Eisenhower and back-up QB to Steve Bellisari.

BTW, vote for Troy in the ESPY's, he's up for Male College Athlete of the year, right next to Greg Oden.


Back to the subject - Michigan has the 4th best athletic program in the nation. This is measured by WINNING in all sports. The commitment to excellence extends beyond just a handful of sports, across the board Michigan has an elite athletic program. Try not to be small and hate Michigan for being elite, it isn't their fault.

Get that Cohiba out and have the chief manservant of the house pour you a Brandy to celebrate that next Women's Volleyball Championship. There will be no celebrations on the terrace after the Men's Football game in AA this year. Ditto for Men's Basketball. Oops, I'm sorry (little pinkey finger raised), it's not my intention to diminish that elitist commitment to excellence.

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 29 Jun 2007 06:16


Troy hasn't played a single down in the NFL how can he be riding the pine?

So you're telling me that Troy Smith will be a starting QB in the NFL? Are you really that much of a homer to believe that? His is on the Krenzel NFL career path.

BTW, vote for Troy in the ESPY's, he's up for Male College Athlete of the year, right next to Greg Oden.

Err...good for him. That is a positive for him after getting raped by Florida and getting ignored in the draft.

Get that Cohiba out and have the chief manservant of the house pour you a Brandy to celebrate that next Women's Volleyball Championship.

(Honestly, had to look up what "Cohiba" was - maybe you're the snob with a manservant.)

Weren't you one of the Tosu fans gushing over Women's Basketball as part of "The Program" a few months ago?

Michigan dominates Tosu in those obscure sports like wrestling, baseball, and hockey as well - perhaps you've heard of them.

Blue Is Nice 
Member
# Posted: 29 Jun 2007 07:59


I'M THE ONE WITH A MANSERVENT!!! Although I call him my houseboy. I make him clip everyones toenails and if he misbehaves I hit him with a rolled up section of newspaper.

Is that bad?

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 29 Jun 2007 08:30


Is that bad?

Only if it's a Sunday edition of the paper.

Todd 
Member
# Posted: 29 Jun 2007 09:40


When my houseboy acts up...I force him to watch re-runs of the Jim Tressel show. Man, he hates that! It straightens him out everytime. I feel bad after though...Nobody should have to endure that. Talk about cruel and unusual punishment!

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 30 Jun 2007 21:59


Michigan dominates Tosu in those obscure sports like wrestling, baseball, and hockey as well - perhaps you've heard of them.

Funny thing. tOSU won the obscure Big Ten Tournament Championship this year in Baseball. Let's not even dredge up the non obscure sports like football and basketball, it would only embarrass you more.

(Honestly, had to look up what "Cohiba" was - maybe you're the snob with a manservant.)

Why am I not surprised, if you had to look up Cohiba then you're better off celebrating with a six pack of Miller Light and a cheap bird dog amaretto flavored cigar.

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 1 Jul 2007 13:06


Why am I not surprised, if you had to look up Cohiba then you're better off celebrating with a six pack of Miller Light and a cheap bird dog amaretto flavored cigar.

Maybe you shouldn't accuse others of being elitists, Mr. Howell.

 

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