Michigan March Madness Tip-off Tonight!

atUmich, photo by Justin_Wan Three Michigan teams take to the hardwood today for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tourney. It starts with theWestern Michigan Broncos facing Syracuse at 2:45 followed by the media darling Michigan State Spartans vs Delaware at 4:40 and #2 Midwest seed Michigan vs Wafford at 7:10! Justin got this awesome action shot … Continue reading Michigan March Madness Tip-off Tonight!

Michigan March Madness: University Arena at Western Michigan University

University Arena, photo by Western Michigan University University Arena is located in Read Fieldhouse at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. It is home to the WMU Broncos men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleybal, and gymnastics teams and seats 5,421. The building opened in 1957 and was named in honor of legendary coach Herbert “Buck” Read who … Continue reading Michigan March Madness: University Arena at Western Michigan University

Michigan March Madness: Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan

Gophers at Crisler Arena, photo by B Cohen Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan hosts men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s gymnastics and women’s gymnastics. It opened in 1967, was named for Fritz Crisler, legendary UM football coach and athletic director and designed by Dan Dworsky. Wikipedia’s page on Crisler Arena says that is is … Continue reading Michigan March Madness: Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan

Michigan March Madness: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, Michigan State University

The Breslin Center, Michigan State University, photo by jgeorge_2006 The Jack Breslin Student Events Center at Michigan State University was named in honor of Battle Creek native and MSU grad Jack Breslin. In 1989, it replaced Jenison Fieldhouse as the site for MSU men’s basketball and women’s basketball games. Wikipedia’s entry on the Breslin Center … Continue reading Michigan March Madness: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, Michigan State University

Michigan March Madness: Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center

Convocation Center, photo courtesy Eastern Michigan University From Wikipedia’s Eastern Michigan University entry I learned that the school was founded in Ypsilanti in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School, the first normal school created outside the original 13 colonies. It became the Michigan State Normal College in 1899, Eastern Michigan College in 1956 and ultimately … Continue reading Michigan March Madness: Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center

Michigan March Madness: Rose Arena at Central Michigan University

Rose Arena, photo by CMU Sports Information I noticed that March has 5 Saturdays this year and that Michigan has 5 NCAA Division I schools. Seemed like a plan to feature the basketball arenas of all five schools in honor of March Madness. I decided to feature them in alphabetical order, so we begin with … Continue reading Michigan March Madness: Rose Arena at Central Michigan University

2017 Marche du Nain Rouge is this Sunday!

Marche du Nain Rouge, photo by Joel Williams My favorite event of the year appears to have snuck up on me! The 2017 Marche du Nain Rouge takes place in Detroit this Sunday (March 26th) at noon at the corner of Cass and Canfield (parade departs at 1 PM). The organizers have some hints about what’s … Continue reading 2017 Marche du Nain Rouge is this Sunday!

March Madness x3: MSU Spartans, UM Wolverines & Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Darius Morris by JS_Owens || MSU Basketball #10 by Blackbeard Ben || summit league championship by elishapage After weeks of uncertainty, the state of Michigan was rewarded with not one or two but three NCAA Tournament bids! The University of Michigan Wolverines (20-13) received a #8 seed, higher than most expected and meet #9 seed … Continue reading March Madness x3: MSU Spartans, UM Wolverines & Oakland Golden Grizzlies