Just a reminder to y'all in A2:
"Michigan will open up its practice to the Maize Rage and general public from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and players will be available for photos and selfies with fans from 7-8 p.m. inside Crisler Center."
Basketball is back. Thank god.
Tonight there is an open practice at Crisler, and Monday is the first exhibition game. Finally we can focus on what we have become: #basketballschool. To celebrate the much needed return of basketball season I have created a wallpaper. It was tough picking someone to represent this season, but in the end I went with Beilein. It doesn't matter how many players we lost to the NBA, or how skinny the freshman are. I trust that Beilein will put his players in a position to succeed.
BASKETBALL IS BACK. LET'S RAGE.
Anyone able to log in and buy single game Big Ten tickets? Got an email yesterday saying they would be available 8:30am today. When I log in all I see are non-conference games.
Since we're now a basketball school, and the season is just a few short days away, I thought we should go ahead and get hyped for the season.
My favorite video is Luke D'Mello's hype video for the 2013 national championship game. Bittersweet for obvious reasons, but this video and music is amazing and it always gives me chills.
This one is by 34GOBLUE34, it seems like less of a "hype" video and more of a recap set to music, but it's still really well put together and totally awesome.
Post your favorites in the comments!
Indiana suspended Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson today over failed drug tests. This comes just days after Devin Davis jumped in front of Emmit Holt's car. Holt and Davis were drunk. All four players got four game suspensions, even though Devin Davis is in the hospital. Interesting, lenient punishments.
Will be an interesting story to follow as Indiana is already thin at all positions as Noah Vonleh (NBA), and Will Sheehy (graduated) are gone. Sheehy and Vonleh were second and third in minutes played for the Hoosiers last year behind Yogi Ferrel. Robinson and WIlliams were fourth and seventh in minutes played.
Jeremy Hollowell, who was fifth in minutes played last year, transfered to Georgia State. Luke Fischer who played 10 min per game last year, transfered to Marquette. Austin Etherington who also played more than 10 min per game, transfered to Butler.
So to recap, Indiana lost 5 of their top 11 this offseason. And another three of their top 11 are suspended the first four games.
Indiana plays MSVSU, Texas Southern, SMU and Lamar to open the season. SMU looks like a gauranteed loss. I wonder if Yogi Ferrell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and a bunch of freshman and walk ons can beat any of the other teams?
days until MBB takes on Wayne State in their first exibition game!