- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
What a year for Michigan sports.
The school began 2011 with a embarrassing 52-14 loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl, changed football coaches, offensive and defensive philosophies and ended up on the last day of the year preparing to play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The Michigan basketball team looked to be in trouble at the start of 2011 as well, going on a six-game losing streak before rebounding, beating Michigan State, having John Beilein see his first-ever player drafted (Darius Morris), and now the Wolverines are one of the up-and-coming programs in college basketball.
It wasn’t all rosy, though. The Michigan men’s soccer team had a coaching change. The women’s basketball team fell on the outside of the NCAA tournament bubble for the second straight season.
With that, presenting my Five Most Memorable Moments from 2011: