Mike Lantry, 1972
OSU-NW winding down in a tight game, they just showed the Michigan faithful in the arena.
Let's fucking Go Blue!
edit: looks like M-Wolverine and I made the same thread simultaneously
-OSU beats NW in overtime. Michigan-Illinois now scheduled for a 2:38 tip.
Does anyone have know of a stream that will carry the basketball game? I'm at work and need to watch this game some how. Any help would be appreciated.
Before I start, a win today makes this entire thread useless. Beat Illinois and we can discuss seeding instead of inclusion.
That said, here is a list of rooting interests for today's games:
Xavier over Dayton-Xavier is a lock and we want them to win the A-10. Dayton won 68-67. Ugh.
UNC over Miami-Same as above. UNC won.
NW over OSU-Cheering for NW is a lot easier and fun provided they don't make a run at the B1G title. We can deal with NW when we beat Illinois, so go NW. OSU won in OT.
Georgia over Alabama-Georgia probably has a better shot at an at-large then Alabama. Root for Georgia. Bama won.
Clemson over BC-Might be a play-in game but we beat Clemson on the road.
Saint Joseph's over Duquesne-Duquesne has a much better chance at grabbing the A-10 title which would be bad.
Kentucky over Mississippi State-SEC locks winning is a plus.
Tulsa-UTEP/Memphis-ECU-Tossup. UTEP and Memphis are both on the bubble and only one can win the CUSA. UTEP winning the tourney helps as their RPI rises, but it's always dicey cheering for other bubble teams. If either wins, pray they win tomorrow as well. If they both win today, you want UTEP to win tomorrow. Otherwise hope both UTEP and Memphis implode today.
Temple over La Salle-Temple's a lock.
Purdue over Sparty-Derp.
UConn-Syracuse-No real rooting interest. Just remember that last time they met in this tournament it went 6 OT's. Good Friday evening television.
Kansas over Colorado-Colorado probably leapfrogged us yesterday. Let's try and reverse that.
Duke over Maryland-Duke's a lock.
Wisconsin over PSU-Derp.
Rhode Island over Richmond-Richmond's a bubble team and a loss to URI could cripple them.
Utah State over San Jose State-You do not want anyone but Utah State to win the WAC.
BYU over New Mexico-New Mexico would have a season sweep of BYU with a win. That could very well put them in.
Arizona over USC-USC probably steals a bid with a win in this game, either by at-large or having an easier opponent in the final.
FSU over VTech-FSU's a lock, VTech isn't.
Weber State over St.Mary's-Why are they even playing??? Anyway, a loss to Weber St kicks St.Mary's out.
Vandy over Miss St.-Vandy's a lock.
Washington over Oregon-I tossed up on this one since Washington's a bubble team but I think they've done enough to get an at-large at this point. With bid-stealers in both Pac-10 semifinals, we really want to see and Arizona-Washington final.
Now that that's done, GO BLUE! BEAT THE ILLINI!
Are there any members/groups from the board getting together at a local watering hole to catch the game? I'm in Oakland County. I see Black Finn in Royal Oak is on the list of MGoBars. Any other arrangements/places?
Hey so as a few of you may know, this semester a new class is being taught. It is Cultures of Basketball. It may sound like a joke but it is a combination of a history class with classroom discussions. The textbook that we are using is a book about NBA History written by the bloggers over at http://freedarko.blogspot.com.
Our class has gotten a lot of publicity over the web including here
state tried their best to make fun of it here
Anyway we are bringing Nathaniel Friedman (a/k/a Bethlehem Shoals of FreeDarko.com, GQ online, Business Insider, AOL Fanhouse etc.) to give a lecture next Tuesday 3/15. It will be at 4 pm in 1400 CHEM and will be about "Of Kings, Dippers, and Answers: How Race and Representation Build the NBA Anti-Hero". Our teacher wants us to get the word out so we get a decent sized audience.
If you want to find out some more about the class check out http://yagoc.blogspot.com/ as our teacher blogs about each lecture.
Obviously the matchups are far from set. But Lunardi updated his "Bracketology" today and now has Michigan up against West Virginia. Now that would make for some good story lines.