...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Per the ESPN story linked above, there's another lawsuit heading to challenge the NCAA's current "salary cap" of scholarships and prohibition of almost any other sources of income.
The move comes on the heels of a similar, if less aggressive, claim filed earlier this month by a Seattle firm on behalf of former West Virginia running back Shawne Alston. In that suit, which does not include current players, the same defendants that Kessler's group is targeting were asked to pay damages for the difference in the value of an athletic scholarship and the full cost of attendance -- an amount equivalent to several thousand dollars annually. By contrast, the Kessler suit dispenses with the cost-of-attendance argument and does not ask for damages as a group. It simply states that no cap is legal in a free market, and asks the judge to issue an injunction against the NCAA ending the practice. It contends that NCAA member universities are acting as a "cartel" by fixing the prices paid for athletes, who presumably would receive offers well in excess of tuition, room, board and books if not restricted by NCAA rules.
Kessler is most famous for his work against leagues for players. He's
"a litigator with a history of victories against sports leagues reaching to the 1970s. Kessler helped bring free agency to the NFL, winning a key jury verdict for the NFL Players Association in 1992. He remains outside counsel to the NFLPA and the NBA's player union, has taken on Major League Baseball, and represented star athletes including Michael Jordan and Tom Brady. For municipal authorities, he forced the Raiders to honor their stadium lease and stay in Oakland."
Should be interesting to see where this goes...
What a great day! Basketball beats Ohio and MGoBlue posts a video of the Saturday football scrimmage.
As always, every play is positive. Stingy defense/Unstoppable offense.
There is rumbling (out at Scout) that Alabama 5th year senior center/guard Chad Lindsay may transfer to Michigan for his final year of playing college football. He was a 3 star out of The Woodlands, TX but with very solid offer list.
Hope it is true - we need experience and a big body at center and Chad has both. This of course impacts the outlook of 2014 season.
I have to thank Dizzo for the inspiration to put this together. I lifted his Matta poopin in a cooler image.
This weekend has actually turned into quite a large recruiting weekend. A couple of the biggest names in the country are checking out Ann Arbor.
CB Garrett Taylor - St. Christopher's School - Richmond, VA
LB Justin Hilliard - St. Xavier - Cincinnati, OH
OL David Moorman - Northville High School - Pinckney, MI
QB Josh Rosen - St. John Bosco - Bellflower, CA
QB David Sills - Eastern Christian Academy - Elkton, MD
TE CJ Conrad - Keystone High School - Lagrange, OH
Each of these young men have their own schedules going on in regard to their visits as there is no game or special event to attend.
*If I dig up any other names I will put a new time stamp on this to put it at the top of the board.