Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
Nice work Scout! You've managed to have the same guy in the same class... twice! This also moves UM up to #8 in class rankings considering 1/2 of Nick is a whole other 3-star recruit.
Attention to detail FAIL
You may recall that Rumeal Robinson was convicted of various types of fraud and consipiracy to commit fraud. It showed up on the board a few times, an example of which can be seen here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/rumeal-robinson-sentenced-6-12-yrs-financial-fraud.
Anyhow. Rumeal lost his appeal before the Eighth Circuit. The opinion was issued today. You can find it here (http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/opns/opFrame.html) if you click on "Today's Opinions" (sorry, can't find a way to link to it directly).
The ACL gods have smitten Purdue once again, for the second time to Bolden in his career at Purdue. He will (obviously) miss their bowl game against WMU, but he is a Junior so he does have next year. Tough luck for Bolden and the Boilermakers, heres to a a speedy and full recovery.
While everyone's waiting to find out the football's team bowl destination and opponent, here's some more good news from Crisler: The women's basketball team bounced back from a close loss to #6 Maryland on Wednesday to beat Iowa State 56-49 this afternoon in a Big Ten/Big Twelve Challenge game. The team was led by Jenny Ryan, who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Boylan (17 points), and Kate Thompson (15 points). After struggling with their three-point shooting earlier in the year, the team had a good game from behind the arc, shooting 8 for 18.
The team is now 8-1 on the year, which is obviously a great start, although to be fair the nonconference schedule this year isn't a particularly tough one. They have managed to avoid any "bad" losses, so their tournament resume is looking good so far.
Next up, the women will be looking for revenge, as they face two teams they lost to last year: Detroit and EMU. Both games are on the road: at Detroit on Thursday at 5:00 pm and then at EMU next Sunday at 2:00 pm.
If they can pull off victories in those two matchups, plus win their last two remaining nonconference games against Indiana St. and Illinois St., the women's team would be in great shape heading into Big Ten play.
Michigan, Duke and Tennessee all come back from Maui and play sluggish, weary losing-effort games. (Tennessee losing to Oakland U.) Interestingly, all were away games (even more travel after returning from Hawaii; that's a lot of time on airplanes).
Not all of the Maui teams lost upon returning to the mainland. But the others were smart enough to schedule walkovers and mostly home games; UCLA (Pepperdine), Memphis (Jackson St.), Georgetown (IUPUI), and Kansas (smartly, not playing until tonight versus Florida Atlantic).