Ahhhh... college football. For five and a half months you blind us to the rest of the world. Weddings. Funerals. Births. All are ignored while we sit, suckling on your ample bosom, oblivious to anything. Sadly, we do need to come up for air from time to time and being Michigan fans, that usually means bad things are awaiting us.
But not this weekend!
Not only did Michigan Football receive a bowl bid to a New Year's Day bowl game that it really didn't deserve (Seriously, Iowa in the Insight Bowl against Missouri? That's such a screw job that I'm fairly certain the bowl organizers shoved the screwdriver up their butt sideways), but the Wolverines assorted men's teams enjoyed success. Some of it UNPARALLELED!
Men's Soccer advances to the NCAA College Cup
(or the NCAA men's Final Four for those of you who don't like the "futbol" or the Europeanization of NCAA sports)
Michigan advanced to the NCAA College Cup this weekend with a thrilling Double Overtime win over No. 3 Maryland. To put it bluntly, Michigan was a heavy underdog in this one and the win was fairly shocking to the futbol establishment. So much so that the "Cinderella" tag is being thrown around when talking about the Wolverines. But Cinderella didn't win 9 straight (including this weekend's victory) before heading into the Final Four.
Michigan will play second seeded Akron on Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. PST (11 p.m. EST) on ESPNU. Akron and Michigan met earlier this year with the Zips (yes, that is their name) thrashing the Wolverines 7-1. But it was that same thrashing that set off the Wolverines' 9 game winning streak immediately following the loss. This friday's matchup promises to be an exciting game with some of the college game's best players in the Saad brothers and Akron defender Kofi Sarkodie.
The hero of the weeked was freshman midfielder Fabio Pereira, who booted home the game winning goal in double OT off a feed from Hamoody Saad. Awesome.
Michigan Basketball Downs Harvard
Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but believe it or not Harvard and head coach Tommy Amaker had only a single loss coming into the weekend. Now they've got two. Zack Novak pulled down a team high 11 boards and posting 12 points on 4-11 shooting. But the star of the night was arguably Stu Douglass, who went 7-10 off the bench and led Michigan with 19 points. So woo. Also, Jordan Morgan is pretty good.
Michigan welcomes Concordia tonight at Crisler Arena at 7:30. You can catch the game on the BTN.