Players receive them today.
I'm desperate to hear basketball news...especially after last summer's tantalizing tidbits like "the freshmen beat the upperclassmen in 1-on-1 scrimmages", etc.
5-on-5 scrimmages right?
Yes, my bad
They've been shaving for a year now and cut themselves both times.
I know it's an awesome achievement, but I'm from the school of thought that rings are awarded for championships. I guess you could call it a regional championship though.
I was just about to post this, so obviously I agree.
What could have been...
give out rings for not even winning anything in football last year?
Considering only 4 schools a year go to the final four, it represents an accomplishment. There are only 4 teams that win BCS bowls, too. They get rings.
5 teams win BCS bowls.
And there are far more teams competiing in D-I college basketball than FBS football. Making the Final Four is really, really hard to do.
The way the tourney is set up, they treat the regional championship as a big deal (going so far as to give an NCAA championship style trophy for it), so the rings seem a logical extension of that. Not really in odds to your point, but a slightly different perspective.
I had no idea that there was such a thing. A Final Four ring. Big Ten championship, yes. Big Ten Tournament champions, okay. National Championship, of course.
Does Miss Congeniality get a ring? Well, nevermind.
I think this is part of the youth soccer generation. Everybody gets a ring or a trophy. Either that, or Jostens is finding new markets when fewer people are buying class rings.
The "youth soccer generation" includes people conceived during the Kennedy administration.
That's a 1986 ring, possibly from Kansas. In all seriousness, I don't see how getting a ring is different than cutting down nets and hanging banners, and if I'm remembering correctly there are Final Four banners up in Crisler dating back to 1964.
I could be wrong, but I don't see any precious stones on the 2013 version.
Yeah, I like the '86 one better. I don't like how the 2013 one has the NCAA logo front and center.
Must be funny that Ohio gets 12-0 rings produced by Ohio and that they represent nothing but embarrassment and cheating.
Stay classy Ohio !
Grow up? What are you 80? Read the rest of the thread this is part of the discussion!
If I can't bash our rival on mGOblog where the hell can I? What's this world coming too?
Keep "bashing" a team that won every game they played in. What are you, a girl or something?
-If Michigan had a bowl ban and went undefeated, I'd like to think those players and coaches would deserve something to commemorate a hell of an achievement.
You don't see his other hand?
Here's Glenn Robinson III showing off his ring. Most of the Instagram comments are about the state of his fingers, however. Cool rings,and well-deserved for all on this team. A tribute to some very hard work that produced excellent results.
Or do those rings look like the entry level Jostens provides to high school teams. I know they are supposed to be student athletes but the rings look pretty lame IMO. More bling, even fake would look better.
I think the NCAA gives the players these rings along with other swag from the Final Four. I am pretty sure the team will also get rings from the school that will be designed by the team.
Final Four watch from Spike Albrecht's Instagram:
The fellas look good sporting their new swag. Spike is certain to score that date with Kate Upton now.