don't we all
Club Trillion (Former OSU Walk-on Mark Titus) has written up his B1G Basketball preview.
He makes the case that the B1G is an Elite Bball conference despite the fact that the B1G hasn't won a National Title since 2000 (that was a clean block!)
He thinks McGary is over-hyped, GRIII is going to be the best pro, and Spike is awesome. His anti-Michigan bias comes through a bit, but in general it's a good read. I'm hoping that McGary can be tournament McGary for the year, but we'll see what happens moving forward.
It'll be interesting to see how this affects his game.
Ok so after the gut checking / nut punching / mindnumbingly depressing / <insert your superlative description here> game we all went through as fans Saturday, I noticed a lot of people saying how happy they were that basketball season was just around the corner. Are we really that excited for the hoops season though? Or are we setting ourselves up to be disappointed again?
Last season was a magical season that none of us will forget any time soon. But we lost Tim and Trey to the NBA, are we really so sure that we are going to be able to match their level of output? Are we expecting a Final Four run again? Some people seem to be expecting us to win it all this season based on their comments, which I don't see happening (but I'll be more than happy if I'm wrong). I guess I just think that we're being way too hard on this football team by giving up on them halfway through the season, and I think some are getting way too optimistic about the basketball team's chances beyond the Sweet 16 (where I think they'll land) this year and are just setting themselves up for a rough winter.
Am I nuts? Overthinking it? Or am I right to sound a warning now?
Michigan's non-conference basketball tickets are on sale to the general public if you enter the code grthree
Warning: Arizona tickets are single seat only, and $60 a pop.
The rest of the home non-conference schedule is really really poor. I had to look up South Carolina State to see if they had a program. They do not.
At any rate, this is a chance to see the NCAA Runner-Ups in person without shelling out hundreds of dollars for season tickets(Or promising your first-born children to stub hub). You know the drill. mgoblue.com
ESPN has a ranking of the future of college basketball programs. Since, it's an insider article, I'll just post the top 11 teams.
9. North Carolina
10. Ohio (state)
To be ranked just 2 spots behind UNC, Michigan has come back into the scene. Let's be excited for the fun we will have as fans and alumni watching our Wolverines across many sports into the future!
I know that the new tickets policies for football and basketball have been discussed at length here, but this article has been getting a lot publicity today by many Michigan students, especially among basketball season ticket holders. It more eloquently gives the argument as to why the author and many other students (including myself) have sold back our student basketball tickets and how this athletic department continues to erode their image in the eyes of students and future alumni. It's decently long, but worth the read, especially by some of the fan base that are easy to dismiss the students as apathetic.