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Wtka just played Beilein's press conference from yesterday. There was a question about 5th year grad transfers and how they can be like free agents and does he think it is good or bad for the game.
"JOHN BEILEIN: I think we’re in a dangerous area there where you have the graduate transfer, and then where he can go afterwards and things like that, like we actually have one in our league. Those are difficult things, I think, that we have to look at in the future, and what is the real purpose that have? Is that young man going there just to play basketball? Is he going there to get his Masters degree? How many are getting their Masters degrees? There’s got to be some legitimacy to that rather than just another year of eligibility?
So the mid-majors that are getting to having their best players taken from them — you remember, a guy — there’s a reason a guy has a fifth year, that somewhere during that year he was injured, he had doctors, he had trainers, he had people looking after him at his home school. And now he’s going to take everything they did to another school, right? That’s not necessarily fair to anybody. Or fair to the home school that did all that work, the coaches that worked with them.
So we’ve got to be very careful of this area. I trust the NCAA is looking at it closely and hopefully will continue to make the right strides to make it a situation that really fits everyone much better."
This is the second time this year I have heard Beilein be very critical of the grad transfer rule. I don't ever remember him being critical of this rule before this year. If he wanted to keep Biefeldt he had plenty of opportunities. Beifeldt made it clear he didn't want to leave he wanted to finish his career at Michigan. How would it be fair to take away the opportunity to transfer from a 5th year player you don't want anymore?
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Used this recipe, turned out great:
This pic from CBS, who put together all of the team mascots who are in the bball tourney. Apparently, the Wolverine isn't known to CBS. So now Harbaugh, complete with foam #1 hand, is it. The Michigan Harbaugh's. Sounds about right, anyway...
With last nights win over Tulsa, Duncan Robinson tied Nik Stauskas for fourth place in single season made three point field goals at 92 and needs one more against Notre Dame to tie Louis Bullock for third place. Current standings: 1. Bullock 101, 2. Glen Rice 99, 3. Bullock 93.
In 2013-14, as a sophomore, Nik made 92-208 for a .442 average in 1281 minutes played in 36 games.
Duncan has played 1002 minutes in 35 games and has made 92-206 for a .447 average.
If that isn't close enough for you, Bullock made 93-207 in 1997-98. So, if Duncan makes his first three point attempt against ND, he will tie for third place on the same exact number of shot attempts.
Data from MGOBLUE.COM Statistics Archives