Introducing Sponsored Memberships

With so much uncertainty in the world, this is no ordinary offseason.

The coronavirus has impacted aspects of life far more important than college basketball, but it has certainly made its presence felt on this site. While trying to brainstorm every idea to continue to grow amidst a global pandemic — and keep the servers running — we wanted to come up with a way a creative way to expand our community.

We know that not every Michigan basketball fan is in a position to purchase a UM Hoops subscription right now. We also are striving to continue to produce top-notch content, analysis and coverage every day despite the situation.

As a solution, we are introducing a sponsored membership program for the next month.

We are encouraging current members to purchase a gift for a friend and, in turn, we’ll sponsor a free six-month membership for any Michigan hoops fan who isn’t comfortable spending on a membership right now. For each gift membership that we sell over the next month, we’ll activate a free six-month membership for a potential reader who signs up for our sponsored email list.

If you are a current subscriber, we encourage you to buy a sponsored gift

Buying a sponsored gift subscription works like buying a regular gift subscription. You’ll receive a one-time use code to share with a friend for a year of access to UM Hoops.

Unlike a regular subscription, we’ll also gift an additional subscription to anyone who signs up on our sponsored list for Michigan basketball fans who aren’t comfortable splurging on a subscription.

By purchasing one gift subscription, you bring two new members into our community.

If you don’t have anyone you want to share a gift with, simply forward the gift code back to us and we’ll share it with the sponsored list!

Sponsor a Gift

If you love Michigan basketball but aren’t in a position to buy a subscription right now

Just sign up to join our sponsored list. All it takes is an email address and you’ll be in the queue to receive a sponsored membership.

For each UM Hoops gift subscription purchased over the next month, we’ll choose someone from this list at random to receive a free six-month subscription.

If you aren’t a member yet but want to help

Buy an annual membership with promo code SPONSOR and we’ll sponsor a member in your name as well!

Join Today

What you’ll get

While there hasn’t been much basketball over the last four months, we’ve still been busy. Here’s a list of recommended reads to catch up on for new members.

Notable Replies

  1. muredhawks82

    Sounds good! I know that I don’t comment much but I just wanted to say keep up the incredible work. I check the website on a daily basis both during the season and off-season. I love reading the game-by-game analysis recruiting outlook and all of the player pieces you do. As both a basketball coach and a fan, you provide great analysis. Any chance you can provide more video breakdown on any sets or special plays (out-of-bounds)?

  2. umhoops

    Wanted to give a shoutout to @Toni_Newell, @jbeck224, @ronniemac8, @Bjudkins, @mmulholland and @Roy_Flan who have all sponsored at least one membership!

  3. SteveM

    Got an e-mail from Dylan this morning that I received a sponsored membership. Thank you to my sponsor! I’ll be sure to pay it forward in the future if I can.

  4. jbeck224

    more of a lurker than a commenter - but love the site, keep up the great work (to both Dylan & team and to the rest of the umhoops community)

  5. Pittsnogled

    I haven’t been active lately due to ongoing health problems for which I am underinsured, but I’d like to thank Dylan for this idea (and of course the great content) and give thanks to all of the generous sponsors as well.

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