Bacon: Good coaches and good managers let them lead
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The complaints from managers today make it sound like a national epidemic: “This generation just doesn’t ‘get it’ – or I don’t get them. We have to cater to their every whim, including bean bag chairs!” Now many companies can’t even get a warm body to fill their positions. I might agree with these complaints if I hadn’t had an experience that changed my opinion about the next generation forever ..read more
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College football preview: Michigan State, Michigan back with full schedules and fans in the stands
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College football is back. Michigan State opens on the road against Northwestern Friday at 9 p.m. Michigan will face Western Michigan in Ann Arbor Saturday at noon ..read more
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John U. Bacon on college football's delta variant dilemma, and Cabrera's journey to 500 home runs
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The college football season is almost here. Miguel Cabrera is attracting big crowds to Tigers games. And it's Friday. All good reasons to check in with Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon ..read more
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John U. Bacon looks at allegations UM's Schembechler knew about Anderson's sexual abuse
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Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon joins Morning Edition host Doug Tribou to talk about some of the top stories in the world of sports ..read more
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Anderson scandal raises questions about UM athletics icons
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About 15 months ago, former student-athletes at the University of Michigan accused a former U of M doctor of sexually abusing them during medical exams. The university’s leaders hired a pre-eminent law firm, WilmerHale, to interview Anderson’s patients and colleagues, examine files, and sort out what happened. They are about to award hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, and have enacted reforms to ensure this never happens again – but that's probably little consolation for the hundreds of survivors ..read more
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Bacon: Sports and life lessons come from Mom
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250 years ago my mom’s side of the family lived in Yonkers, New York. But being United Empire Loyalists, when the Revolutionary War started they escaped to New Brunswick, Canada. And that’s what makes me Half-Canadian Bacon. Mom grew up in Milltown, New Brunswick, a town so small it no longer exists. It had one school building, with no lab, no gym, no school teams ..read more
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Final Four dreams dashed: Top-seeded Michigan men lose to No. 11 UCLA 51-49
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INDIANAPOLIS — Johnny Juzang scored 28 points while playing most of the second half on a hurt ankle, and UCLA survived a series of nail-biting misses by top-seeded Michigan in the closing seconds for a 51-49 victory Tuesday night that made the Bruins the fifth No. 11 seed ever to reach the Final Four ..read more
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Michigan men top Florida State 76-58, advance to Elite Eight
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — What was touted as the marquee matchup in the Sweet 16 turned into a dud. For everyone but Michigan, that is. Seven-foot-1 freshman Hunter Dickinson had 14 points and eight rebounds and the top-seeded Wolverines took the inside route to the Elite Eight, pounding away in the paint Sunday for a 76-58 takedown of surprisingly helpless Florida State. Franz Wagner had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan. The Wolverines scored their first 30 points of the second half from close range to turn this game into a blowout and lead coach Juwan Howard and Co. to a victory in the only ..read more
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Bacon: Instead of worrying about damage control, Michigan leaders need to "start with the truth"
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This month we’ve learned the University of Michigan is facing a version of the same problem that has recently beset Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan State: A former staff member has been accused of sexually abusing students ..read more
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Bacon on Michigan State men's early exit, U of M's hopes, and a March Madness protest
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The NCAA men's basketball tournament is underway, and for Michigan State, it's already over. Early Friday morning in West Lafayette, Indiana, the Spartans lost to UCLA 86-80 in overtime. Thursday's play-in games also determined Michigan's first round opponent. Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon joined Morning Edition host Doug Tribou for a look at both teams, the upcoming start of women's tournament, and more ..read more
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