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Title says it all. No details as of yet, and still needs approval from university Presidents.
Chip Brown of Orangebloods is reporting Notre Dame is in talks to move their Olympic sports from the Big East to the Big 12 along with scheduling 3-6 football games against the Big 12 per year.
I hope this happens. Their new conference rivals in closest proximity: Iowa State and West Virginia. Good job Irish.
The latest APR scores were released today and Michigan did great:
The scores for Michigan were highlighted by the men’s basketball team, which scored a perfect 1,000 in both the multi-year APR and the 2010-11 single-year APR. The men’s basketball team was one of 10 Michigan sports to receive perfect APR scores for 2010-11, including the women’s basketball team.
Michigan men’s basketball is one of 11 schools -- and the only one in the Big Ten -- to have a perfect multi-year APR score.
The Michigan football team had a single-year APR of 984 and a multi-year APR of 943. The 984 was the highest Hoke has had as a head coach, dating to his time at Ball State.
For John Beilein, it was the third time in the past four seasons his team has landed a perfect 1,000 on the APR.
It's great to see Michigan sports doing so well, academically. The multi-year APR for the football team should go up, as the attrition from the transition from RR to Hoke finally settles down. Full APR numbers for all the sports are found at the link below:
For those still following the grim saga: Jerry Sandusky will not testify after all. The defense did get in testimony from a number of people associated with the football program and the school, as well as Sandusky's wife, who testified that Sandusky is a great guy and/or that he had a great reputation. They also got in some evidence that possibly undermined the credibility of an accuser or two.
It seems from afar that the defense did about as well as they could given the facts and allegations that they had to deal with. My guess, FWIW, is that they hope that at least one juror is too much of a PSU fan to allow him or herself to believe that the allegations are true.
It's most important that the jury make a decision based on the facts in front of them, of course, and that decision sure looks from the available reports of the trial like it should be a finding of guilt. That said (and of much less concern), I think that Penn St. should hope for a guilty verdict, as odd as that may sound. A firestorm of negative attention will descend on Happy Valley if Sandusky is found not guilty, and the region will be tarred by this situation in a worse way than it already has been.
FINAL NOTE: Let's not take this thread down a bad path. Either a large number of children were abused or a man's life has been irrevocably damaged. We should hold off on our usual irreverance (which I enjoy most of the time).
Per Brock Huard, on the radio in Seattle. I can see his point. Hoke obviously isn't afraid to surround himself with quality assistants and has a very good sideline demeanor. Quite a compliment for a guy who was supposed to be no better than M's 3rd choice.
Conspicuous for his inclusion among other NFL-quality coaches is Brian Kelly. I don't think purple-faced implosions would play well in the NFL.
I know the game doesn't come out for a couple weeks, but it seems like a slow enough time to post this. I'll be doing an online dynasty with the Big Ten advancing every 2-3 days probably depending on if everyone is ready. You can start off as head coaches as well. Anyone interested? List your gamertag and team below. I'm taking Michigan.
Edit: My GT is Michigan Phan27 when I friend you