What is the “Reach” of your favorite team?

This is a really really simple post I put together last week when I compiled how many likes on Facebook each respective college program has. Some teams like USC obviously are not social media friendly while some programs may surprise you with the numbers they’ve compiled. Enjoy:

Ohio 1,260,457Facebook Likes

Florida 1,019,480

Texas 988,666

Michigan 916,217

Alabama 702,923

LSU 702,823

Kentucky 653,736

North Carolina 632,748

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Top Selling Institutions & Manufacturers (2011-2012)

The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) recently announced its rankings of top selling institutions & manufacturers for the 2011-2012 year. After coming in 4th last year, Michigan came in 5th, still far and away the leaders of the Big Ten teams. Kentucky jumped up four spots from 7th after winning the national title. O$U is not a member of the CLC.

Rank University Conference
1 Texas Big XII
2 Alabama SEC
3 Kentucky SEC
4 Florida SEC
5 Michigan B1G
6 LSU SEC
7 North Carolina ACC
8 Georgia SEC
9 Notre Dame IND
10 Oklahoma BIG XII
12 Penn State B1G
13 Nebraska B1G
15 Wisconsin B1G
25 Illinois B1G
29 Purdue B1G
39 Minnesota B1G

Michigan Lacrosse Scrimmage Results

The Michigan Wolverines Lacrosse team will be in Division 1 this season for the first time. To start off the year, Head Coach John Paul led his team into a scrimmage against Providence in the Big House. The Wolverines fell 11-10 in overtime, but the lax team has a very bright future in Division 1:

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Veterans To Victors

With September 11 just behind us, the effects of that date are still felt throughout each and everyone of us.  Never is that more apparent than in the picture with one USA Paratriathlete, Melissa Stockwell, who lost her leg while serving in Iraq from an IED.  While some of you may sit back, and have probably often wondered what it would be like to lose an limb that is so vital that we use everyday, it’s just something that she never thought about, and, well, it has yet to stop her.  That’s only part of what I am writing about today though because as troops go overseas everyday and come back, this is a grim reminder of the sacrifices they make, and the rehabilitation process they will have to face, and no it just isn’t 6 weeks and they are fine.  It’s a process they have to adjust to for the rest of their lives.

The best aspect of our veterans is the fact that many programs are becoming available to them everyday, especially wounded veterans.  That’s why I am writing about Veterans To Victors today in hopes that, while everyone always supports our troops overseas, I was hoping that support would continue right here on the home-front.  What is trying to be accomplished is by attaining your vote, the Veterans To Victors program could receive a $12,000 dollar grant.  However, they need your vote now, as voting ends on Sunday September 18, 2011!  All you have to do is simply go here and you can watch the short video on Melissa and below it you will need to login in to vote.  NOW, the great thing is you can vote once a DAY till Sunday.  Every vote counts guys, so please, as a veterans and soldiers supporter, let’s give these guys something to look forward to even more!  This grant money will be extremely useful in the sense that it will be utilized for instructional camps, promote the healthy lifestyle of these athletes, put towards the 2016 Paralympic Games, and all the other great elements that are involved, overall.  What’s not to love!

For more on this specific topic, be sure to visit this page here and even like USA Triathlon’s Facebook page while you’re at it.  Here is another good piece of information to read on Paralympic sport as well.

For any other information please email me at Josh@UMGoBlue.com or message me on Twitter @TheRealHag

New UMGoBlog Lacrosse recruit profile feature

I made a new template to feature recruits for the U of M lacrosse team, and while it may be just for them at this moment, it will be for football as well, and other sports in the future.  We did have one for football last year, but it wasn’t used as often as we liked.  However, this is just one I did to feature one of the recruits I talked to well before he committed, which this player happens to be great friends with Erik Magnuson, a football recruit, GO BLUE, and over time I will be adding items and changing things around just to make sure our profiles look a little bit different than everyone else’s.  Football season is just around the corner, maybe someone could suggest a football recruit profile they would like to see?  I may just do it!