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Posted on Thu, May 3, 2012 : 9:37 a.m.

Round 2: Brandon vs. Hollis golf match coming to Ann Arbor area on July 24

By Rich Rezler


Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis pose for a photo before the start of a their B1G AD Golf Challenge at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath last July. The Spartans won in a playoff.

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The rematch is set.

Web-savvy athletic directors Dave Brandon (Michigan) and Mark Hollis (Michigan State) appear to have worked out the date for their second head-to-head golf match via Twitter.

Brandon and his five-person Wolverines team will be looking to even the score on Tuesday, July 24 at a to-be-announced course in the Ann Arbor area.

On July 25, 2011, Hollis’ Spartans won the first B1G AD Golf Challenge when former MSU golfer Ryan Brehm hit a 20-foot birdie putt on the first sudden death playoff hole at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath.

The match was born when Brandon and Hollis exchanged jabs about each others’ golf games via Twitter during the 2011 Big Ten spring meetings. There was plenty of light-hearted trash talk leading up to (and during) the event, too.

Afterward, the ADs took a different tone.

Hollis: “This doesn’t happen with people that don’t like each other. Hopefully we can keep this going for years to come.”

Brandon: "We compete nose-to-nose in a lot of sports, but we also work together really well and that’s the way it should be."



Fri, May 4, 2012 : 3:10 p.m.

Why wouldn't they play one of the two private courses that the public university owns?


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:57 a.m.

Hopefully Brandon remembers Hollis' NCAA violating and inappropriate comments to Trey and kicks some behind. Been amazing that the freep has been silent and the NCAA has not presented a letter of violation yet. Kind of like when Cleeves took money from Eddie Martin and they looked the other way while hammering Michigan.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 2:45 p.m.

that's because the Freep is nothing but Sparty trolls disguised as a legit publication.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:44 p.m.

Looks like Brandon is wearing his 'cousin Eddie' lucky white belt again. Randy Quaid wants it back.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:06 p.m.

I hope Trey Burke plays.