July 15, 2010
A DAY AFTER Lloyd Carr retired as associate athletic director, Michigan announced that director of football operations Brad Labadie has stepped down. Wolverines athletic director Dave Brandon says Labadie's decision was family-related and not related to an ongoing NCAA investigation. Labadie was one of seven people reprimanded by the school for having a role in what the NCAA has called "major" violations. A hearing is planned for Aug. 13. In other Michigan news, officials announced that the refurnished Big House will once again have the largest capacity (109,901)
April 4, 1989 |
Michigan, the team that lost its coach but found itself, concluded one of the most unusual runs in NCAA history last night with a national championship. Rumeal Robinson sank two pressurized free throws with three seconds left to give the Wolverines an 80-79 overtime win over Seton Hall. The overtime was the first in an NCAA final since 1963, and it produced the Wolverines' first NCAA college basketball title. The championship game was the fifth to go into overtime and the first since Loyola, Ill., beat Cincinnati, 60-58, in 1963.
September 20, 1993 |
Except for one play, all the highlights belonged to Kennedy-Kenrick Saturday afternoon, as the Wolverines routed host St. Pius X, 35-6. It was the second win in as many games for the Wolverines, who opened the season on Sept. 10 with a 35-3 romp over Phoenixville. The play that escaped Kennedy-Kenrick was the last of the game. St. Pius X quarterback Jaime Ottaviano lofted a 37-yard pass into the hands of wideout Bryan Bilinski for a touchdown, and the Winged Lions fans went bonkers.
September 25, 1995 |
Kennedy-Kenrick head football coach Chris Bockrath says there is no quarterback controversy surrounding his team. After yesterday's Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division opener against St. Joseph's Prep, some might disagree. Dan Hangey, a senior transfer from La Salle High, replaced struggling starter Drew DiMino early in the second half and directed two touchdown drives as the host Wolverines held off the Hawklets, 16-12, at Roosevelt Field. With DiMino at the helm, Kennedy-Kenrick (3-0 overall, 1-0 division)
February 4, 2013 |
BILLINGS, Mont. - The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change - a dubious distinction putting it in the ranks of the polar bear and several other animals the government says will lose crucial habitat as temperatures rise. Federal wildlife officials Friday proposed Endangered Species Act protections for the wolverine in the Lower 48 states. That's a step twice denied under the Bush administration, then delayed in 2010 when the Obama administration said other imperiled species had priority.
April 12, 1999 |
Last season, the Kennedy-Kenrick softball team won all of nine games, but this season, the Wolverines have turned things around and are off to an 8-0 start. Wolverines coach John Bilella has some ideas why: "We're very young, but we've gotten good defense and our pitching has just been phenomenal. "And in our first five games, we were hitting the heck out of the ball. As a team, we were at about .300. We've come down the last couple to about .200, and that worries me some, but we are still winning.
November 15, 1994 |
Michigan flanker Walter Smith, the team's co-captain, said he hopes the Wolverines beat Ohio State so that Buckeyes coach John Cooper will be fired. "We want to get Cooper fired," Smith told a room full of reporters yesterday to start the annual buildup to the biggest game of the season for the two schools. "That's what I want to do. We want to keep on beating them and beating them until he's not there. " Asked in Columbus for his reaction to Smith's remarks, Cooper said, "I don't have any comment on that whatsoever.
September 26, 2012 |
NOTRE DAME is opting out of its series with Michigan, meaning the last scheduled game between college football's winningest programs will take place in 2014. A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon cancelling games in 2015-2017 was obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request. Brandon told the AP he was handed the letter on the field in South Bend, Ind., about an hour before Saturday night's game.
December 23, 1993 |
Joe Donahue, who is in his first season as Kennedy-Kenrick's girls' basketball coach, had an open mind about his team when the season started. "Some people had told me we had some good players," he said, "but I'm the kind of person that likes to have that shown to me. " What the Wolverines (5-2) have shown their coach lately is a win streak that stretches four games. Led by 19 points and 10 assists by senior guard Monica Sortino, the Wolverines topped St. Maria Goretti in a nonleague game, 67-60, Monday.
September 8, 1994 |
For Kennedy-Kenrick coach Chris Bockrath, the loss of 16 starters would usually result in many a sleepless night. The return of tri-captains Rod McDowell, Mike Riccobono and John Couchara, however, has kept Bockrath's tossing and turning to a minimum. Bolstered by the three senior standouts, the Wolverines - who went 8-1-1 in their inaugural season - again should be in the thick of the Catholic League Southern Division playoff hunt. First, take McDowell. Behind the 5-foot-10, 165-pound quarterback, the run- oriented Wing-T offense, which averaged 25.5 points per game last season, will cause its usual share of problems for opposing defenses.