...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Sorry to go off topic a little bit, but I out of the blue the other day started thinking whatever happened to LaVell Blanchard. So I went to the answer all of our questions, Google, and found my answer. He's currently making the rounds in Europe, and has been progressively climbing the ladder in terms of competitive leagues. I always like to keep track of former Michigan athletes, and I thought others might feel the same way. Go Blue!
I just stumbled on this shirt on M Den. Are they serious? Did they get this idea from a circa 1999 Abercrombie t-shirt? Unbelievable. Who would buy this? This is appalling.
Man, the NCAA has been busy.
Next week, USC HC Lane Kiffin comes to Indianapolis for NCAA hearing for major violations while HC at Tennessee:
The attorney, who has represented individuals and institutions against the NCAA, said Kiffin could be subject to a "show-cause" penalty if the Committee on Infractions rules against him. Former USC assistant coach Todd McNair received a one-year, show-cause penalty, prohibiting him from recruiting for that length of time. Most of the allegations made against Kiffin at Tennessee involved recruiting.Kiffin also could be suspended for a game or games.
No matter what, if any, sanctions the NCAA imposes on Kiffin, they would not directly affect USC. It would be up to the school to make sure Kiffin abides by them. But regardless of the outcome of Saturday's hearing, any compliance-related misstep would worsen USC's NCAA predicament because the school already is on probation.
AD Pat Haden will be chaperone for Kiffin on the visit to Indy.
I'd love to be sitting near those guys on the plane ride. What possibly could a USC Rhodes Scholar like Pat Haden have in common with Lane Kiffin, a BA in Leisure Management from Fresno St.?
Mod Edit: I've added the post's text here and deleted the other thread. It's giving everyone problems.
Another MGoBlog member (GustaveFerbert) mentioned in an earlier thread that Dennis Talbott, the freelance photographer who allegedly has been paying TP to sign memorabilia, is actually Director of Recruiting and Staffing (or something like that) of Limited Brands. Can anyone confirm this?
The founder, chairman and CEO of Limited Brands is Les Wexner. Wexner is also a major OSU booster (he gave $100 million earlier this year alone) and is a member of OSU's Board of Trustees. He is spearheading a $2.5 billion fundraising campaign to boost their endowment over the next few years.
Wexner is good friends with Jim Tressel and, word on the street is, it was not until Wexner gave the nod that JT was finally told he had to resign. Is it possible that a principal player in the "memorabilia for benefits" scandal at OSU actually is a member of Les Wexner's management team?
Mod Edit: I deleted the LinkedIn profile. If people want to search, they can. [zl]
OP Edit: I think deleting the LinkedIn profile is a mistake. It's not like we are heavily pirating LinkedIn for any reason that is related to their business (i.e. networking). The portion of Talbott's profile that was posted here is critical to confirming this is the same guy. I think you should let it stand. IMO.
Any one else really excited about today's visit from 4 star OL Eric Magnuson? I know I am. Here is hoping for the 15th commit of 2012 sometime this weekend. Go Blue or Die!