So I don't know how many of you knew this, but Time Warner (TNT, TBS, TruTV) are charging $3.99 to stream the tournament games online this year. To get it for free, text 0michigan or 0wolverines to 2653 to get it for free. Thought you guys here would appreciate that.
I was going to put a Diary together that listed the best combined single-season records for basketball and football given how well this year has turned out, but that proved difficult. Despite a fair amount of google search efforts, I can't find a comprehensive history of Michigan basketball seasons that lists their records. At best I'd have to plug away season by season to get that information. Bentley, MGoBlue, Wikipedia - nothing helped.
So instead, I'll turn it into a board post and throw it out to the audience.
This season Michigan was 11-2 in football and 22-8 in basketball with several games remaining for a total of 33-10 and counting. Who can think of seasons better than that one?
If we ignore the forfeited wins, the Fab 5 were 31-5 in 1992-93 and football went 9-0-3. That's an astounding 40-5-3. Can anyone top that or find the best without the forfeited wins?
NOTE - If you add hockey to this game (21-11-4) we have a record this season of 55-21-4. In that same 1992-93 season hockey went 30-7 that year for an amazing 70-12-3.
We all know that a win over Penn State and an Ohio win over Michigan State will result in a three-way tie for the regular season. In this situation, all 3 teams are 1-1 against each other so head-to-head won't solve the tiebraker. What other factors will detemine the seeding?
We really could use the 1 or 2 seed. A quick look at the B1G standings reveals the 5 and 6 teams are Indiana and Purdue (both teams we split with), who play Sunday in Bloomington to determine the order. It would obviously be preferable to have an easier first game against the likes of Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois, or Minnesota.
Not too much we didn't already know except he knew J. Howard growing up and attended Michigan but the didn't know he was on the fab 5 until the documentary came out. I....FEEL......REALLY....OLD.
That's right. You heard me. Go Bucks. O-H, and whatnot.
I've noticed a number of people on Twitter saying that they still can't root for OSU this weekend, even though an OSU win (coupled with a Michigan win over PSU) means Michigan's first Big Ten regular season title since
1837 1986. So, as someone who would really like to see that, I simply don't understand the impulse to root against the Buckeyes in this situation.
So, my question to those who will be rooting against OSU is this: what's up with that?
EDIT: I forgot WBB was taking on Ohio today. Title changed to reflect the fact that for today, OHIO SUCKS, and we wish all of the bad things in the world to happen to them and no one else.
I never really gave any thought to this before, I guess I just assumed that there was a standard ball that all teams used. I could definitely see how this could help explain the effect of home court advantage, as well as how some shooters can inexplicably go cold on the road.
The N.C.A.A. does not require the use of a specific brand of basketball during the regular season. The home team plays with its preferred type, whether it is Nike or Spalding or Adidas. The choice is often tied to the team’s equipment contract. Because each brand has a distinct feel, it is just another reason it is hard to play on the road in college basketball.