I haven't seen much posted here about APR lately. It appears this is about to hit UConn hard. Their request to the NCAA for a waiver allowing them to play in the 2012-2013 post-season has been denied. LINK: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7562956/ncaa-denies-connecticut-huskies-request-apr-waiver-2013-postseason
Assuming their appeal is not granted, that would be huge. I don't understand all the APR implications, but if teams start to become ineligible for either the Bowl season or for the NCAA tourney, or both, that would be a significant penalty. If conferences voted not to give a financial share to ineligible teams, that would sting even more.
I don't know all the issues involved, but banning teams from the post-season for a failure to perform academically is a tremendous way to make athletes attending school less of a sham.
not much changed since lunardi's monday projection:
michigan still a 4 seed, though now in the east region and playing iona. B1G still has 8 teams in, and n'western is the fourth team of the "first four out" group.
he knocks murray st. down to a 7 seed w/ the loss last night.
A couple nights ago, Magnuson had 2 pts, 17 rebounds and blocked a shot at the buzzer in OT to help his team win the game by 1 pt. When asked what kind of player he is, Erik said his job is not to score but play D and rebound, obviously he's doing that with these stats.
My reason for this post is to indicate that it is always good to have an athletic Tackle and I'm really glad we got Magnuson. Football Players who also play B-Ball is awesome in my opinion, I believe it will translate really well on the field, especially at the OL positions.
Athletic Department press release:
Date, Time Set for Michigan's Senior Night Game Against Purdue
Feb. 10, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Big Ten Conference announced today (Friday, Feb. 10) that the University of Michigan men's basketball wildcard matchup with Purdue at Crisler Center will be played Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. on BTN.
Two additional wildcard games will be played on Sunday, Feb. 26, with Minnesota hosting Indiana at 1 p.m. on ESPN and Ohio State hosting Wisconsin at 4 p.m. on CBS.
In Michigan's final home game of the regular season, the program will honor its five seniors prior to tipoff -- captains Zack Novak (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and Stu Douglass (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), Corey Person (Kalamazoo, Mich./Central), volunteer assistant coach Ben Cronin and senior head manager Josh Mack.
Limited tickets are available for the game. Visit MGoBlue.com/tickets for more information and availability.
lost 72-68 to Tennessee State
After the heartbreaker on sunday against state, the ladies have come out on fire up BIG at half.
The score is currently 43-17 early in the second half .
EDIT: Michigan win 63-52. Don't be fooled by the final score, Michigan dominated the entire game.