Topic: Michigan

December 23, 2014

The University of Michigan is looking for the biggest possible name to take on the big task of turning around a cratered-out football program. But the best candidate, if not nearly the best-known, might just be one who's currently working about an hour away.

November 19, 2012

Jimmy King's Fab Five days were more than half a lifetime ago, but he and his team have stuck around in the collective college basketball memory, and still have some lessons to teach.

October 17, 2012

David Young's sprawling, well-researched and amusingly scummy Arrogance and Scheming in the Big Ten: Michigan State’s Quest for Membership and Michigan’s Powerful Opposition is a history of two schools at their worst and most craven, but also a backhanded tribute to some not very good, but very stubborn priorities.

July 17, 2012

In its first year of operation, the Detroit City Football Club already looks like a legitimate minor league success story—a minor league squad with multiple groups of supporters and a solid on-field product deserving of all that passion. But this upstart team's backstory is more complicated than that, and has its origins in Detroit's signature stubbornness and uniquely polyglot population.

March 19, 2012

Chris Siriano's House of David Museum is the most comprehensive resource available documenting the story of baseball’s greatest religious-commune-based team. In the foreseeable future, it will become the only reminder of the Israelite House of David’s barnstorming glory days.