With triple-option expert Rex Kern, future NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Tatum and a host of other weapons on both sides of the ball, Ohio State marched into Michigan Stadium on Nov. 22, 1969, expecting to coast to victory against No. 12 Michigan.
Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes led a team that was not only unbeaten, but had yet to trail that season. The Buckeyes’ biggest “scare” — a 27-point victory over Minnesota — was hardly even a whimper.
Alexandra Ngo, who graduated in 2018, sat with Michael Sola in the Michigan Union Billiards Room, where Ngo worked, watching Vine compilations one night in Spring 2017. Sola, a local retiree and Pembroke Welsh corgi owner, found the Vines both amusing and perhaps a bit bewildering. They were seemingly ridiculous videos that garnered hundreds of thousands of views.
Ngo joked anyone could post pretty much anything online, which they could then monetize and popularize — like Sola’s dog, Reggie, for example.
The hundred of us spent just a few hours together, at an Irish pub in Spain, standing, jeering and celebrating the most American of traditions.
Sly Fernandez de Castro came to the bar by himself — standing out among groups of American college students who had come to the Phoenix Pub for a taste of home and discounted “cerveza” in the Los Remedios area of Sevilla. He was an American soldier from downtown Philadelphia, based in the Morón Air Base in Sevilla, Spain.
De Castro was an Eagles fan, looking for a place with big screen TVs, good beer and a vibrant atmosphere.
For the third time in three games, the Michigan volleyball team found itself playing a fifth set. And after all their struggles in the final frame, the Wolverines finally came out on top against the Fighting Illini.