"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
day until John Beilien leads team 100 on the court against the Wildcats of Northern Michigan.
Michigan announced the signing of Austin Davis, Xavier Simpson, Jon Teske andIbi Watson this afternoon. The Wolverines inked the four class of 2016 prospects to letters of intent on November 11th, the first day of the early signing period.
Good article linked above that talks a little more about the players who signed. It will be interesting how the scholarship situation develops, because as of now we do not have room for all four. I remember hearing that Austin Davis may reclassify, but not sure if there is any real substance behind that.
With the first game right around the corner, I'd love to hear some of your predictions for basketball season (aside from overall record).
Here's mine - Moritz Wagner doesn't get a redshirt and, provided he learns how to set a proper high-post pick, gets time in the rotation at the 5 ahead of Donnal.
Maryland men's basketball has announced an interesting ticket promotion. Season tickets in the upper reaches of the arena are still available at around $395 for the season. They are offering, however, a pass for $150 that gets you a seat for each home game until they lose at home. It could be a big bargain. Last year, they lost to Virginia at home in the B1G-ACC challenge, but didn't lose any others. This year's home schedule is Mt Saint Mary's, Georgetown, Rider, Cleveland State, St. Francis (PA), Md. Eastern Shore, Marshall, Penn State, Rutgers, Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue, Bowie State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.
This doesn't mean much near term but it would appear the writing is on the wall longer term. Not a surprise considering the struggles and lack of physicality last year but what a far cry from the tales of spring 2013 when he was "tearing up Jordan Morgan" in practice.
You talkin' about practice?!!
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Monclova, Ohio, native is now listed as junior, a change from when the roster was updated for the 2015-16 season in mid-July.
A U-M team spokesman confirmed that Donnal's status was modified "a few weeks ago," but did not provide a statement as to why. Regardless of Michigan's classification, Donnal has three seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Did any MGoPistons fans catch this game? Down by as many as 18 in the 3rd quarter, the Pistons outscored Portland 41-11 in the fourth to defeat Portland 120-103 on the road.
Reggie Jackson scored 26 of his 40 points in the 4th, and Drummond tallied 29 points and 27 rebounds.
Tonight's game was the second of a six-game road trip, and the win brings the Stones to 5-1 on the season. It's early, to be sure, but for the first time in a long time I'm excited for the future of Pistons basetball.