to play football, not to play trumpet
I just saw KenPom was doing an AMA(like a Q&A) earlier. Was pretty internesting to look through.
In a game where Clemson was favored....
I completely understood Robert Morris rushing against Kentucky. It's okay if it's a small school. But a team in the ACC should not be doing this.
Yes, it is as deep as you would expect an article written by Jon Horford to be...
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I came across this today while looking through twitter. Just one more reason to love Coach B.
Navy pilot Natesh Rao met Beilein in 2010 when he took his team to Europe, and they've kept in touch with occassional emails.
"He always writes back, which is one of the ways you know he's genuinely apprecative," Rao said. "It's not just lip service."
And when Rao went to a Michigan practice last year, Beilein put him to work, asking him to teach his players how to stand at attention so that they would be ready to do it before each game.
"Before every season, we talk about how we're going to conduct ourselves during the national anthem," Beilein said. "To me, that's not a little thing. That's a big thing.
"I always remind the guys that when the national anthem is playing, just remember there's people freezing their tail off on a hill in Afghanistan while you're getting ready to play a game."
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has named Nik Stauskas a first-team All-American. This follows his being named second-team All-American by the Sporting News and being shut out of the USBWA All-America teams. He now has a very good chance of gaining second-team consensus All-American status, with just the AP left to name their choices (out of the four All-American honors used by the NCAA to determine consensus first- and second-team All-Americans).
Here's a rundown of Stauskas's postseason honors from the Michigan press release on this:
Nik Stauskas' 2013-14 Postseason Honors
• NABC All-America, first team
• Sporting News All-America, second team
• USA Today All-America, third team
• Big Ten Player of the Year
» Big Ten Coaches
» Big Ten Media
• All-Big Ten, first team
» Big Ten Coaches (only unanimous selection)
» Big Ten Media (only unanimous selection)
• USBWA District V Player of the Year
• USBWA All-District V Team
• NABC All-District, first team
Corrected consensus All-American info: The consensus picks are determined by assigning 3 points for first team, 2 for second, and 1 for third (if there is one). The top five plus ties are named consensus first team; the next five plus ties are second team. Here's what the standings look like, with the AP picks still to come:
9 - Nick Johnson, Arizona
9 - Doug McDermott, Creighton
9 - Jabari Parker, Duke
8 - Shabazz Napier, UConn
8 - Russ Smith, Louisville
7 - Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
6 - Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
5 - Nik Stauskas, Michigan
4 - Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
4 - C.J. Fair, Syracuse
3 - T.J. Warren, North Carolina State
2 - Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
2 - Marcus Paige, North Carolina
2 - Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
2 - Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
It appears that the only way that Stauskas would not be a consensus second-team All-American would be for Early, Fair, and Warren all to pass him, which seems highly unlikely as Warren would have to be named first team by the AP.
Here's the list of Michigan's consensus second-team All-Americans:
- Cazzie Russell - 1964
- Bill Buntin - 1965
- Henry Wilmore - 1972
- Campy Russell - 1974
- Phil Hubbard - 1977
- Glen Rice - 1989
- Rumeal Robinson - 1990
- Jalen Rose - 1994