somehow we're only 124th
Great post by Brent Yarina on BTN.com on remaining schedules of Michigan, Wisconsin, MSU and Ohio. We have the easiest remaning schedule, with oppponents having a 0.464 winning percentage.
We win our games, especially Ohio @ home, and we'll have a great chance of winning our first Big Ten regular season championship (shared or unshared WHO CARES!) since 1986. That is HUGE.
Should be starting any minute now on ESPN. Pretty big game in the B1G race. It'll be interesting to see the MSU bigs against Sullinger. Anyone rooting for anything besides asteroid?
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.