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.

RankUniversityConference
1TexasBig XII
2AlabamaSEC
3KentuckySEC
4FloridaSEC
5MichiganB1G
6LSUSEC
7North CarolinaACC
8GeorgiaSEC
9Notre DameIND
10OklahomaBIG XII
12Penn StateB1G
13NebraskaB1G
15WisconsinB1G
25IllinoisB1G
29PurdueB1G
39MinnesotaB1G

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State Week End Around

Links:

Michael Rothstein of AnnA … err … WolverineNation.com has mailbag answering readers questions.

Great article by the Green Bay Press Gazette detailing how much of a impact Charles Woodson still makes as he increases in age.

A Bleacher Report writer attempted to name the top ten college hockey teams of all-time. A task I don’t envy for a second. Coming in just outside the top ten was the ‘95-96 National Champ Wolverine Team.

It was recently announced that Michigan would host its first NCAA Regional since 2003 in 2013 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Carol Hutchins, Michigan’s Softball Coach, will be giving a speech on the historical impact of Title IX on October 24.

Interesting Article on the level of talent in the CCHA this season.

Interview with Amani Toomer on his new job breaking down Giants games.

For those that are interested: How Spartan Bob is doing 10 years later.

2012 Commit LB Royce Jenkins-Stone’s bio for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

Crazy Play of the Week:

Check out this video from the Penn State/Iowa game that involves a referee tipping a pass with his foot to a Penn State receiver.

Video Link

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MGoBlue.com Play of the Year

Michigan is officially recognizing its play of the year and letting you decide:

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqcG0Y1x-ec[/tube]

Vote at MGoBlue.com, voting ends Friday, July 22nd @ Midnight E.S.T.

Who are you voting for? Let us know below. I’m going to vote for Denard’s amazing run and the 2nd OT goal by the soccer team. Two of the most thrilling moments for me this past season.

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Michigan Finishes 15th In Directors’ Cup Standings

The Michigan Wolverines Athletic Program finished 15th in the 2010/2011 school year standings.  The Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup gives points to the top ten programs male and female for each respective Division 1 sport.  Stanford won the Director’s Cup for the 17th year in a row. 

Other Big Ten teams: Ohio State finished 2nd, Penn State 13th, Illinois 23rd, Wisconsin 26th, Indiana 28th, Minnesota 29th, Nebraska 33rd, Michigan State 42nd, Iowa 43rd, Northwestern 46th and Purdue finished 49th.  When going the extra mile to determine the average finish by conference, the Pac-10/12? came out on top while the Big Ten was second.

Previous Michigan Finishes:

YearFinish
2009-201025th
2008-20085th
2007-20083rd
2006-20074th
2005-200624th
2004-20054th
2003-20042nd
2002-20034th

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