further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Vedran Modrić @vedranmo
Alba Berlin standout in #AdidasNGT Moritz Wagner, im told next year will go to NCAA. Michigan is no.1 option.
5:20 AM - 1 Mar 2015
Sorry, don't know how to embed the actual tweet. He was choosing between going to college or going pro in Europe, sounds like he wants to come here to play college ball. Had some interest from Duke and UConn as well, per UMHoops.
Amazingly, Michigan's loss to lowly Illinois on Saturday only knocked them down one spot in the most recent bracketology by ESPN's Charlie Creme.
They are no slotted as the second to last team out behind NC State. Assuming teams in front of them lose, this is their opportunity.
Here is the 2015 B1G Tournament bracket that was officially released yesterday upon the completion of the regular season:
8 Michigan will play 9 state on Thursday at 12:30 on BTN. If they win that game, they could very well make the NCAA Tournament.
If they do win that game, just pencil in the L for the Quarterfinals game against Maryland. Maryland went 18-0 in the B1G this year. Curiously, one of their two losses on the season was to Washington State, a team that Michigan beat.
Pretty ugly story. Rasheed Sulaimon is accused of sexually assualting 2 women during the 2013-14 academic year. The information eventually got back to the Duke AD and Coach K around March 2014. Coach K dismissed him from the team for "repeatedly struggling to meet the necessary obligations" on January 29th 2015.
I've always had trouble explaining to a non-fan friend or an outsider what exactly the point of the conference tournament is.
I've used examples such as "it's just a cash grab", "it's basically just for fun if you're good enough", "it's only needed for teams that need the automatic bid to get in, really".
What really is the purpose of a conference tournament? Are you in favor of them? What are your opinions on them?
I have a question about main page posts with scores in the title.
What do people think about having the score in the Basketball posts? e.g. "Maryland 66, Michigan 56"
I truly dislike it and would prefer that the score not be in the title. Rather, something like "Maryland Michigan Game Report". Obviously, I understand that this is less informative. But I have had the result of several games this season "spoiled" due to the MGoBlog HD App sending me the headlines to my phone.
Almost all the time, I truly appreciate the feature of the system that sends the title of a new post that is available. But, especially with kids activities, I am very often watching the game on a one- or two-hour delay. Also, even if I'm home to watch, I'll often TiVo the game and start watching 30 minutes after it begins to be able to skip through as many commercials as possible.
For what it is worth, I'm not suggesting that the first line of the post be anything other than the result. I know it is silly to try to stay in media blackout in this time of twitter and realtime updates for everything. But I would really rather not know the outcome if I can avoid it. And it is hard for me to avoid those banner updates as I'm often needing to check my phone for other messages, emails, etc.
Who is for and who is against this idea?
The latest NITology is very interesting.
In the credible NITology by bracketmatrix that was released the day before yesterday's loss, it has Michigan as a 5 seed in a rematch of the 1989 NCAA Championship. They would play at 4 seed Seton Hall.
Michigan was a mid-6 seed last week. Their win over OSU really gave them a bump in the seedings. The next game is obviously a must win if they want to move up/avoid moving down.
A 4 seed gets them a first round home game.