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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
WHY DOES MICHIGAN KEEP TRYING TO COUNT THE HILLSDALE COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME AS A VALID DIVISION-ONE VICTORY?
Next week is "Shembechler Week"
THIS IS "BEILEIN MONTH"
(Originally published on 3-5-15)
Okay, let's face it, times are tough for University of Michigan Basketball. Their women's team just got bumped from the league tourney by Michigan State, and their men's team is still digging into their own heads to discover just how they could blow a six-point lead with 16 seconds left at Northwestern. They probably feel like conjuring up an extra win or two out of thin air.
That's exactly what they are doing by counting their men's game against Hillsdale College as if it were a regular-season victory. That should always have been regarded as an "exhibition game". Folks everywhere are forced to constantly rectify the UM season record by subtracting that "win".
Hillsdale College is not a D-1 school.
As usual, we now move forward to prove our point with factual information. MSU played a game against Hillsdale College in the 2011-2012 season, and it was considered by all to be an exhibition game. Here's the proof:
Hillsdale College is a Divsion-2 school with less than 1500 students, and when Division-1 schools play them, it is known as an "exhibition game". There is no reasonable explanation for why the University of Michigan is trying pass off one of their exhibition games as a regular-season contest. It seems likely that they are just padding their record, trying to pump themselves up without cause. As usual, right?
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