the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
ESPN's Fran Fraschilla has Trey Burke as the top PG in this year's NBA draft. (Duh)
He has him ahead of CJ McCollum of Lehigh. One might says he has Burke Lehigher on his list. (Cringe)
Fraschilla compares him to last year's ROY, Damian Lillard in that he might be able to start at PG right away for a lottery team.
Because Burke will be selected by a team in the lottery that will have a specific need for the position, he has a chance to have the same impact that the Blazers' Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard had this past season. He'll likely start immediately, but I am not sure even he and his great will to win can affect a team's improvement right away.
Title speaks for itself; M moved past LSU.
Just came across this website purportedly analyzing how your viewing dollars support the world of sports:
I don't know enough about the world of sports broadcasting to know whether their data and conclusions are valid, but I know there are some MGoBloggers who find the topic interesting.
I finally calmed down enough to muster the motivation to see what ESPN had to say about the game, and it appears that Jason King and crew wasted no time and have already put out a way way too early and pointless top 25. Kentucky, Louisville and MSU are the top 3, and U of M comes in unranked. As expected, he points to the probable departures of Trey, Timmy and GRIII, and the increasing possibility of Mitch taking off as well:
"If all four of the Wolverines underclassmen enter the draft, it's likely Michigan will enter next season unranked. That's how I see the situation playing out, which is why Michigan didn't make the cut for next season's early Top 25."
After this year's wild ride, it will be weird heading into a season without the lofty expectations we briefly became accustomed to, but I'm already getting excited and am ready to embrace the underdog role again (assuming all of the departing 4 do in fact leave). Spike showed tonight that he can have spurts of dominance when needed, Stauskas can only get better, we have 2 veteran big men returning, and Caris with a few pounds added could be one heck of a force. To add to that, Mr. King seems to have forgotten that Beilein knows how to recruit guys that can make an immediate impact and that we have a heck of a class coming in with Irvin, Walton and Donnal.
I can't wait. Go Blue.
According to a tweet from Trey Wingo:
"@WingoZ: Former Michigan QB Denard Robinson joins us today on NFL Live at 7:00 on ESPN2"
I'll be on the road, but one thing Denard has gotten very good at over his last 4 years is media interviews. Here's hoping it's a good one.
This is a reminder (a final reminder from me) to fill out those brackets by 12:20 PM tomorrow afternoon for the ESPN Tourny Challenge MGoBlog Community group. A link to the group is provided below. If you would like to join the group, just sign up and fill out a bracket. I could have sworn there was a mod who said if enough people signed up there could be some MGoPoints given to the winner. ;-)
Group Name: MGoBlog
Password: WeOn! (no spaces, capitilize the W and the O, exclamation point)
Also below I have provided a link to FREE LiveStreaming for ALL tournament games on your home computer or laptop. If you would like to watch all the tournament games on your phone for FREE, a link has been provided below to GooglePlay and iTunes so you can download the app if you like!
ESPN Tourny Challenge MGoBlog Community Group - http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=2997&selGrp=2997&entryID=38148
March Madness LiveStreaming - http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/
March Madness Live Google App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ncaa.mmlive.app&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd
March Madness Live Apple App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ncaa-march-madness-live/id423246594?mt=8(
(not sure if above link will work, app works for both iphone and ipad)