USA Today released the coaches preseason Top 25 Basketball Poll today. See it here. Michigan got a handful of votes and finished 44th.
I compared the basketball poll with the current Top 25 football poll, and found that only four schools are ranked in both sports: Louisville, Wisconsin, West Virginia and North Carolina. It underscores how difficult it apparently is for schools to be elite in both sports. In the past 30 years, only two schools have won national championships in both sports: Florida and (yes) Michigan.
Any theories as to why Alabama can't be great at basketball and Kansas can't be great at football?
Haven't seen this posted yet, but it looks as if the NCAA is at least beginning to think about considering the possibility of maybe doing something about Rick Pitino's sexcapades. He is charge with a Level One Violation (the dreaded "Failure to Monitor" a team staff member), and subject to the equally dreaded "show cause" order.
Will this have a lasting effect on the program? Louisville intends to contest the charges, and is going out of its way to point out that the NCAA is not saying that Pitino knew about the shenanigans. So, a long battle with relatively small consequences (see Boeheim, James for reference) is probably in the offing.
MOD EDIT - Original title of the thread was "Chickens Home To Roost"? Really? - LSA
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved an experimental rule that will allow the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences to use instant replay on certain plays within the restricted area arc during the 2016-17 season.
The experimental rule, which will be in effect only during conference play, can be used when an official believes that an incorrect call was made on a restricted area ruling, or when a head coach makes an appeal for a review.If a coach appeals and the instant-replay review determines the official’s call was correct, the appealing coach’s team will be charged a timeout. If the call is reversed on appeal, no timeout will be charged.
The experimental rule can be applied only during Big Ten and Mid-American conference games under the following conditions:
- Instant replay can be used only in the last two minutes of the second half or the last two minutes of any overtime period.
- Instant replay may be used only when an official has made a block/charge call in or around the restricted area arc, and the decision is based on whether the defensive player was in or outside the arc. Instant replay may not be used on no-calls.
- Any review, whether by the officials or a coach’s appeal, must be recognized and corrected before the ball next becomes live.
Didn't see this posted yesterday. The Preseason All-B1G team was announced yesterday, and Derrick Walton Jr. was named to the 10-person team.
Interesting list. Three players from Wiscy, two from Indiana, NONE from MSU.