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U of M is beat before they ever play OSU
If Michigan was ever going to beat Ohio State, they picked the right time of the season as they had a three game winning streak and a quarterback coming off multiple terrific performances. Yet the pundits and most U-M fans knew they had NO chance to beat Ohio State. Even Charles Woodson said on ABC that U-M would keep it to a touchdown deficit. No one else was that optimistic. Face it, Ohio State is better coached and recruits much better than Michigan. The talent pool in Ohio is deeper and only one Ohio B1G school has to recruit the base. MSU and U-M fight it out with national schools like Ohio State, Alabama and others looking to mine the 4 and 5 star players from the mitten state.
U-M must find a way to get more of the 4 and 5 star players out of the Michigan talent base fighting it out with OSU and MSU. Right now, the Buckeyes get 3 four star players for every for every two 4 star players by U-M and get 2 five star commitments for every one U-M gets. The bottom line is OSU was a clear favorite to win and the talent they recruit is way above the Wolverines.
Looking at the MAC, both Toledo and Ohio were supposed to be the MAC champions of the respective west and east divisions. Well, Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio) will meet at Ford Field next weekend. Should be an entertaining game. While going to Indianapolis would have been fun watching Wisconsin and Ohio State, the Miami (Ohio) and CMU team should be a lot of fun. If Minnesota had made it and had a chance against OSU, I would have made the trek. Wisconsin will get spanked next weekend for their third loss of the season while the B1G will have a team in the playoffs.
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DETROIT BOWLING HALL OF FAME ELECTS SIX NEW MEMBERS
The Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame Committee, a committee of the Metro Detroit -USBC (MDUSBC), has elected six new members to its Hall of Fame and named three others for special awards. This will increase the number of hall of fame members to 277.
Yvonne Jones of Troy, Gerald Johnson of Taylor, Edward Mintz of Canton, David Eatmon of Ferndale, Debra Dickerson of Detroit and Carol Roberts of Ferndale earned their place in the prestigious Hall. Paul Gross of Farmington Hills, Thomas Strobl of Bloomfield and Diane Voight of Farmington Hills will receive special awards.
Jones has been named to the Women's All-City team five times, including as captain in 2006. Other first team honors were in 1999, 2000 and 2005 and second team in 1997.
She won the Detroit Women's Bowling Association (DWBA) all-events in 2005 with an impressive score of 2,156. She followed it up by winning the DWBA Queens in 2006.
She was named Female Bowler of the Year in the 2015-16 season by the Detroit Bowling Senate of the TNBA.
Her career statistics include fifteen 300 games and three 800 series, including a high of 825. Her career high average is 227 in the 2006-07 season.
Johnson captained the MDUSBC Senior All-City team in 2019. He's earned three other Senior All-City second team nods in 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2019, he
also won a MDUSBC Men's Series event and the season-long Cup. He won a PBA Regional Senior/Super Senior Doubles title in 2016 with Mike Chapman.
In Senior Singles Open competition, he's won 20 titles and was the first inductee into the organization's Hall of Fame. He also is a six-time Bowler of the Year.
In TNBA competition, he was the Bill Rhodman National champion in 1991; the Rhodman Central Region champion in 1991 and 2000; and the Rhodman Senior champion in 2016.
He has at least sixty-four 300 games and twenty-three 800 series with a high of 857. His career high average is 242 in the 2012-13 season. Mintz won the MDUSBC team title in 2012 and 2017; doubles in 2013; singles in 2016 and all-events in 2016. Additionally he was a member of the Michigan State team, which won in 2018.
For nine consecutive years (2011-2019) he's been named to the MDUSBC Senior
All-City first team and the MDUSBC All-City team on four occasions (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). He's won two Senior Singles Open titles; six Senior Motor City Classic titles and two National Senior Bowling Association titles.
He has a career average of 192 for 37 USBC Open Championships. For his career, he has at least thirty-five 300 games and at least thirty-two 800 series with a high of 857. His high career average is 249 in the 2012-13 season.
Veteran Eatmon won the Greater Detroit Bowling Association team title in 1987 with the Biggs' Bombers team. Twice he earned second team Senior All-City honors (2006 and 2009).
He participated in the All-Star league for 35 years, amassing six titles. He also won the Joe Paulus Sportsmanship Award five times. For 14 USBC Open Championships he's averaged 201.
He served on the MDUSBC Board from 2009 until 2011.
He has twenty-five 300 games and eleven 800 series with a high of 867. His career high average is 236 in the 2008-09 season. Veteran Dickerson has been named to the MDUSBC Senior Women's All-City team five times between 2007 and 2013, including captain in 2009.
Her team won the Michigan State USBC WBA four-person team title in 2017 and the MDUSBC Women's team title in 2009.
She was named TNBA Female Bowler of the Year in 2010 and was a member of the TNBA Women's team champion in 2015.
She served as a director on the board of the Detroit Women's Bowling Association from 2003-2006 and the MDUSBC board from 2006 until 2019. She was named MDUSBC Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
To her credit she has one 300 game and one 800 series, a high of 832. Her high average is 217 in the 2005-06 season.
Roberts earns her place in the hall in the Meritorious Service category as a long-time league officer as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, in addition to being a fine bowler.
As a competitor, she won the 2003 Michigan State WBA Senior Queens title and was on the MDUSBC Women's championship team in 2013. She was named to the MDUSBC Women's Senior All-City team in 2007. She has participated in the local Women's championships for 39 years; state Women's championships for 32 years; and the national Women's championships for five years. In addition to being a long-time league officer, she has been a WIBC/USBC member for 47 consecutive years, since 1971. She regularly attends the MDUSBC Annual membership meeting, has served as an Association Representative since 2006, has been a delegate to three Michigan State USBC annual meetings and one WIBC convention.
Her career high game is 299; high series 780 and high average 203. Paul Gross will be honored with the Thomas W. McKay Award for a lifetime of service to the sport of bowling. Thomas Strobl will receive the Judge Watts Award for making outstanding contributions to the promotion of bowling.
Diane Voight will receive the George Prybyla Industry Award presented for someone involved in the ownership or management of a bowling center that has contributed to the promotion of the sport.
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Recruiting is one reason why U-M cannot beat OSU in football
Aidan Hutchinson peered down at the stat sheet in front of him and wore a befuddled expression.
He shook his head once, then again a couple of minutes later.
The Michigan defensive lineman had just started to process what happened on yet another late November Saturday that ended in disaster.
The gory details were right there in front of him: the 29-point margin of defeat, the 577 yards surrendered, the 13-minute differential in time of possession.
They all added up to a 56-27 loss to Ohio State that affirmed the Buckeyes’ supremacy in this rivalry.
“It’s hard to look at,” Hutchinson said, the agony seeping into his words. “We’re a lot better than the numbers on this sheet. ... I didn’t see this coming.”
Denial, a coping mechanism that has existed since time immemorial, had set in for the beleaguered Wolverines, the vanquished of eight straight against their greatest adversary. For almost 25 minutes, Michigan’s players and its coach, Jim Harbaugh, avoided the reason this series has become so lopsided this decade. They resorted to reciting that old excuse about not executing -- repeating it so many times that maybe they started to believe that was why they had lost again to the School down South.
When pressed to explain what happened this time, Harbaugh replied, “They played better.”
Harbaugh wouldn’t answer when asked.
“Is it a talent gap? Is it a preparation gap? A coaching gap? What is the biggest difference?” a reporter wondered aloud.
The Michigan coach’s eyes narrowed.
“I’ll answer your questions, not your insults,” Harbaugh harrumphed.
But he did neither.
So, others were left to draw their own conclusions, the most obvious being that there is a major gap in the overall quality between the Ohio State and Michigan rosters.
Recruiting is the name of the game in college football, and the Buckeyes have outperformed the Wolverines there, too.
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Since Harbaugh has been at Michigan, Ohio State’s signing class has been rated above U-M’s in all but one cycle. In 2017 alone, the Buckeyes brought in 11 players ranked in the top 100 in the nation. That year, only Alabama netted a superior collection of recruits than Ohio State. Included in that group were stars that made an impact Saturday: defensive end Chase Young, cornerback Jeff Okudah and running back J.K. Dobbins.
Michigan accounted for Young, the country's premiere pass rusher, with a pair of blockers to thwart him. Okudah spent much of the afternoon locking down Nico Collins, the Wolverines’ most dynamic receiver who was limited to two catches. And Dobbins was an unstoppable force – powering Ohio State’s offense, scoring four touchdowns and gaining 260 all-purpose yards.
Michigan's Shea Patterson and Hassan Haskins react after the 56-27 loss to Ohio State, Nov. 30, 2019 at Michigan Stadium. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press
Their contributions were thrown into sharp relief when compared to the output of Michigan's top prospect of 2017, Donovan Peoples-Jones. The Wolverines' receiver, a former five-star recruit yet to meet lofty expectations, was targeted 12 times Saturday but made only three catches – a low success rate even if one of those receptions resulted in a touchdown.
The playmakers in this game could all be found on Michigan Stadium’s far sideline, where a band of scarlet and gray stretched from end zone to end zone.
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The Wolverines wanted to pretend that wasn’t the case. They wanted to believe they could hang with the Buckeyes.
Asked if he thought he and the rest of the Wolverines matched up across the board with Ohio State, quarterback Shea Patterson responded, “Yes. I believe so.”
“We were just as talented, I feel like,” his teammate, linebacker Jordan Glasgow, insisted. “Maybe they made a few more plays than us today. We feel like we should have been right there.”
Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson tackles Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins during the first half on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Michigan Stadium. (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)
But the evidence before everyone’s eyes suggested otherwise.
Ohio State was bigger, stronger and faster.
The Buckeyes dominated at the line of scrimmage. They repeatedly won individual matchups on the edges. They controlled the terms.
Absorbing it all, Harbaugh simmered but refrained from condemning his team in the face of another deflating outcome.
“I’m not going into the criticizing and blaming and things like that,” he said.
The recriminations would be reserved for a private setting. The global assessments about his program would be set aside for another day.
No one at Michigan seemed interested in addressing the elephant in the room – most of all Harbaugh.
“We’ll regroup and retool and get our guys back for our next ball game,” he said.
Not long thereafter, he darted out of the room at Crisler Center and away from more questions about the talent differential that has recently defined this rivalry. Avoidance, after all, is a coping mechanism, too.
But Michigan and Harbaugh can’t escape reality. The sobering truth is that in 2020, Ohio State’s recruiting class is ranked above the Wolverines’, meaning the Buckeyes’ stranglehold over their rival may only get tighter in the years ahead.
Michigan could always see it coming. The Wolverines just didn't want to acknowledge it.
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'I didn't see this coming:' Aidan Hutchinson reacts to Michigan's 56-27 thrashing at the hands of Ohio State, Nov. 30, 2019 at Michigan Stadium. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 21, 2019) – No. 6 seed Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania swept No. 4 seed Jason Sterner of Rochester, New York, 2-0, in a best-of-three-game championship match to win the first FloBowling PBA ATX Invite and a $25,000 first prize Saturday at Dart Bowl.
Streamed live by PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling, O’Neill, an 11-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titlist, was among eight PBA Tour stars in the non-title elimination event who earned berths by finishing in the top eight in USBC Cup points during the nine-tournament FloBowling PBA Summer Tour.
O’Neill took the first game of the title match with a dominating 257-176 win and was able to continue the momentum heading into the second game beating Sterner 237-215 for the victory.
“I was able to stay with my game plan and didn’t have to deviate much from it,” said the 37-year-old O’Neill, “I was able to keep adjustments simple with footwork and keeping my angles tight to the pocket. When you can keep the adjustments simple and manageable, you’re better able to keep your focus and stay in a rhythm.”
O’Neill’s Summer Tour was highlighted by a win in the PBA Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open for his second title of the season.
“I think overall from top to bottom this is probably one of the best seasons of my career,” O’Neill said. “I haven’t won a major yet but I’m probably as confident as I’ve ever been with my game and the way I’m throwing the ball. I’ve had a lot of success learning from my mistakes and putting myself in the best position to succeed. After that, it’s all about executing to the best of my ability.”
Sterner’s Summer Tour was highlighted by winning the PBA Illinois Open, which concluded the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, for his third career tour title.
Competition on the 45-foot PBA Dick Weber lane condition started with four one-game quarterfinal matches with the winners advancing to the one-game semifinal matches.
In the opening round O’Neill beat No. 3 seed two-hander Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, 248-207 and Sterner beat No. 5 seed AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, 267-254, to advance to the semifinal round.
In the semifinal O’Neill beat No. 7 seed Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Missouri, 280-212, while Sterner defeated No. 1 seed Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, 236-225, to advance to the title match.
Sherman advanced to the semifinal after beating No. 2 seed EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana in the second one-ball roll-off 10-9 after tying 212-212 in the quarterfinal. Rash advance to the semifinal with a 228-216 win over No. 8 seed Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
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FLOBOWLING PBA ATX INVITE RESULTS
Dart Bowl, Austin, Texas, Saturday
Opening round (one-game matches; losers eliminated earn $3,750)
Match 1 – No. 1 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. def. No. 8 Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 228-216.
Match 2 – No. 4 Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y. def. No. 5 AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 267-254.
Match 3 – No. 7 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo. def. No. 2 EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 212-212 (Sherman def. Tackett 10-9 in second one-ball roll-off).
Match 4 – No. 6 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. def. No. 3 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 248-207.
Semifinals (one-game matches; losers eliminated earn $7,000)
Semifinal Match 1: Sterner def. Rash, 236-225.
Semifinal Match 2: O’Neill def. Sherman, 280-212.
Finals (best-of-three-game format)
O’Neill ($25,000) def. Sterner ($13,000), 2-0.
Game One – O’Neill def. Sterner, 257-176.
Game Two – O’Neill def. Sterner, 237-215.
BROOKLYN, Mich. By Brad Kuhlbander- (August 11, 2019) –
Kevin Harvick overcame early race trouble to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 for the second consecutive season.
In the first stage of the race, Harvick suffered a flat tire that forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. The stop put him a lap down early, but he continued to make adjustments on his car and by the third stage he was back on the lead lap.
“We just had a really fast car all weekend,” Harvick said. “Our car handled really well today, and with the multiple lanes, we were able to run all three lanes pretty well and make our way through traffic. So just really proud of everybody on our Mobil 1 Ford, everybody from Busch and Hunt Brothers and Jimmy John's and everybody back at the shop from Haas Automation and Stewart‑Haas Racing, just put a really fast car on the racetrack and we were able to capitalize on it, and that's always fun.”
Harvick’s crew made the right call on his last pit stop and the most important thing was they put enough fuel in the car. As other cars had to stop for fuel in the final 10 laps, Harvick managed his fuel and had just enough to win the race.
The driver of #4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas has now won three times at MIS during his career.
The win capped an impressive season for Ford Performance at Michigan International Speedway. The manufacturer swept both races after Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 in June. Ford has posted four consecutive wins at its home track, with Harvick taking two of them.
Ford Performance will take the Michigan Heritage for the fourth straight MENCS race at MIS. The manufacturer will proudly display the trophy at its corporate headquarters just down the road from the track, and celebrate with its employees.
“We want to win every race but we definitely want to win here at Michigan,” Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance said. “To have the Heritage Trophy, we display it proudly and it will go back and be in Dearborn first thing in the morning for our executives to see there and we will put it on display for our employees to see. It is kind of neat the way the trophy works. You bring it out here and give it back at the beginning of the race and it is kind of neat to take it right back at the end of the race. It is great to do it four races in a row. We want to keep that streak going.”
Michigan driver Brad Keselowski started on the pole and looked like he was the car to beat early in race. The first stage of the race saw two drivers make unscheduled pit stops as Jimmie Johnson and Harvick both had tires go flat.
But Martin Truex Jr. was the talk of the first round. He started at the back of the field after he failed prerace inspection. He quickly moved through the field and was in second place on the last lap behind Denny Hamlin. Truex got a run to get around Hamlin to the take the green and white checkered flag.
Keselowski spun with four laps remaining in stage two to bring out the caution flag and set up a one-lap dash to the finish. Kyle Busch took advantage to hold off Truex. The action was behind the leaders as Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon were in a three-car accident coming to the green and white checkered flag.
Erik Jones, from Byron, Mich. brought his car home 18th and Keselowski finished 19th.
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