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Nice little interview with Simmons as they chat CWebb. The story about how Jalen met Chris was great, and it's really interesting to me that both Jalen and CWebb are now so very active members of the media.
Jalen Rose is going to join ABC/ESPN's pregame NBA Countdown show this year in addition to analyst on ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie, current podcast on Grantland Network, and new role on ESPN College Basketball Gameday. He may be spreading himself thin, but he is now a rising media star and going to be one of the most visible analysts on ESPN.
He taped a new podcast with Bill Simmons yesterday as they are both joining NBA Countdown this fall, and Jalen offers some insight on his recruitment, relationship with Chris Webber, Ed Martin, and rooming together in college. Sounds like Webber took the money right before he left school and turned pro.
Thanks to user sportzfan81 for pointing this out in another thread. He says he got an email today about basketball ticket packages going on sale. I checked mgoblue.com and went through the process of buying basketball season tickets and it let me. I used this link: http://www.mgoblue.com/tickets/season-tickets.html
Click the link that says purchase season tickets online now. Then just go from there!
According to Tremendous (link here), Diamond Stone—the number 2 basketball recruit (according to both ESPN and Scout) in the 2015 class—will be visiting Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Michigan State game this weekend. Although it's still very early in his recruitment, this is great way for Michigan to get a good early impression, and this could lead to another huge pick up for the MBB squad.
SI.com's Luke Winn has released his preseason Power Rankings. Michigan checks in at #9. Other Big 10 teams on the list are #1 Indiana, #6 OSU, #11 MSU, #16 Wisconsin, #26 Minnesota. No other Big 10 team is in his initial 32.
So any surprises on this list? I'm a little bit surprised OSU is ahead of us, I thought it was going to be a battle between Indiana and us for the conference crown this year.