Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Action since last rankings:
6-1-10 Purdue gains commitment from Russell Bellomy.
6-3-10 Ohio State gains commitment from Braxton Miller.
6-4-10 Minnesota gains commitment from Jephete Matilus.
6-5-10 Ohio State gains commitment from Evan Spencer. Illinois gains commitment from Marquise Mosley.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg|
Rivals, Scout, and ESPN all have their Top-X (X is 250, 300, and 150, respectively) lists released now. In the tables, Rivals' and Scout's rankings are on the 5-star scale (unranked = 1-star), and ESPN's will now be shown as their numerical rating (unranked = 45).
|#1 Ohio State - 13 Commits|
Buckeyes pick up a huge (though expected) commitment in QB Braxton Miller, and also add legacy WR Evan Spencer.
|#2 Notre Dame - 9 Commits|
No change for ND. The Rivals250 was not nearly as kind to them as was the Watchlist.
|#3 Michigan - 5 Commits|
Nothing new for Michigan. Will their Elite camp net them a commit?
|#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits|
The Spartans could move up once ESPN ranks Jones and Miller.
|#5 Indiana - 8 Commits|
The Hoosiers already have a 4-star Rivals prospect in Zack Shaw.
|#6 Wisconsin - 4 Commits|
Wisconsin can look for a big move up once more complete rankings come out.
|#7 Iowa - 3 Commits|
The Hawkeyes are right on Wisconsin's heels.
|#8 Purdue - 2 Commits|
Signal-caller Russell Bellomy pledges to Purdue, bolting them up the rankings.
|#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits|
No change, though ESPN's rankings helped them pass Minnesota.
|#10 Minnesota - 3 Commits|
Gophers pick up improbably-named Jephete Matilus.
|#11 Illinois - 3 Commits|
Marquise Mosley picks the Illini.
|#12 Penn State - 1 Commit|
Still ho-hum for PSU.
He ran 10.64 and 21.46 on a wet track.
He led Warren G. Harding to their first state championship as well.
So I live in Iowa, and so I read all of the newspapers and whatnot for Iowa football trying to find tidbits about Michigan. According to ESPN (my paper hasn't arrived yet) Jewel Hampton and Jordan Bernstine were arrested Saturday morning. I remember a couple years ago when it seemed like Iowa football players were arrested every other day.
I did a quick MGoSearch and didn't come up with anything so sorry if this is a double post.
Alright, well the established expansion talk centers around Nebraska and Missouri being combined with an assortment of Big East schools or some form of Texas contingent. I'm here to bring forth a completely off the wall idea that's kind of out there, but would be a great situation.
Assuming Nebraska and Missouri are in, the conventional knowledge is that we need 1-3 more schools to round out the conference. Instead of going for Notre Dame, Big East castoffs or the crown jewel in Texas why not expand to the South East? There are rumors the SEC will respond to expansion by raiding the ACC for Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech and Clemson. So why don't we push them in that direction even more quickly by pre-emptively striking and murdering the ACC? We could steal North Carolina, Duke and Virginia Tech. This gives a one established football power and the basketball equivalent to Michigan/Ohio State in terms of rivalry. North Carolina and Duke are elite academic institutions while Virginia Tech is on par with Michigan State and Indiana. The only hang up would be getting Virginia Tech into the AAU, but I feel that is something that could be worked out. They aren't exactly a lightweight in that area. This would give us a footprint extending from the Atlantic coast to the great plains spanning twelve states. North Carolina and Virginia combine to have just shy of 18 million people which is around four to five million more households for the Big Ten network to expand into. Duke and North Carolina have the added benefit of bringing in national fanbases in basketball. The Big 10 immediately surpasses the Big East in terms of basketball supremacy and the football side gets two established powers in Nebraska and Virginia Tech while North Carolina and Duke seem to be heading in the right direction on those fronts.
So what do you guys thin, good idea or should I really chill out and get some sleep?
Whatever happened to Tom Lindley. He is listed on the fall roster, but didn't make the spring roster. I looked for him in the spring game and didn't see him, though I saw Nathan Brink and other walkons.
Walkons don't make or break programs but he is better than a walkon wrt to his incoming numbers. I don't see anything on the inter tubes. Some walkons fade away but it's a little early for Lindley who would be a RS Freshman this year -not to mention he's playing with an academic scholarship.
i dont know about you guys but i cant watch a baseball like i can other sports. Im not interested in the World Cup. Summer is always the longest time of the year. Any suggestions besides pro wrestling?