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Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 : 11:28 a.m.

Meandering through the maize (and blue): A change in basketball recruiting?

By Michael Rothstein

As the July recruiting period - usually known as "The Grind" to some coaches - winds down this week, ESPN's Andy Katz has an interesting report on a potential change to the summer recruiting period.

Some coaches are looking at trading some of the July period to get back the April recruiting period which was recently taken away by the NCAA.

They'll discuss it in August at the NABC board meetings.


  • Bo Schembechler is No. 36 on the Sporting News' list of Top 50 all-time coaches regardless of sport. No surprise John Wooden is No. 1 or that Notre Dame's Knute Rockne is No. 10 - the highest ranked college football coach.
  • Former Michigan offensive lineman Justin Boren, who is now at Ohio State, says he's not focused on the OSU-UM game this year.
  • Ruth Lincoln of the Michigan Daily breaks down what Michigan should look for in its 2010 opener.
  • ESPN's Adam Rittenberg ranks the Michigan defensive line seventh in the Big Ten.
  • More trouble for USC? Perhaps, writes Alex Gallardo in the LA Times.
  • The folks over at Every Day Should Be Saturday (EDSBS) did this when they heard about Rich Rodriguez and Jamie Foxx. And it is hilarious.

  • pointed out a mock bracket from that has Michigan in a good spot - a No. 4 seed heading to St. Louis. But, the bracket has a fundamental flaw as Syracuse (which is an 11 seed) can't play in the Syracuse region.
  • Former Michigan water polo player Betsey Armstrong has led the United States to the water polo world championships.
  • For all results from the FINA world swimming championships, check out the official world championships site. In the 200 fly, Michigan junior Tyler Clary finished fifth and Michael Phelps set a world record.



Thu, Jul 30, 2009 : 11:44 a.m.

Of course Boren isn't focused on the UM/OSU game. He is focused on eating everything he can get his hands on. I'm still waiting for an assistant coach to mysteriously "disappear" at halftime.