FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Athletic directors don't hire||
Athletic directors don't hire assistant basketball coaches.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yikes. That hoodie looks like||
Yikes. That hoodie looks like something Andre Agassi would have worn circa 1992.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know where people get||
I don't know where people get this idea that the Wolves traded up for GRIII. They got that pick from the Pelicans as part of the Darius Songaila/Antonio Daniels trade they made five years ago.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It can get tiresome, granted.||
It can get tiresome, granted. But given that the trial is happening right now and that schedule posters just like this one have been discussed at length and entered into evidence, I think it's a relevant point to make.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||The problem wasn't the||
The problem wasn't the playcall, it was not changing the playcall during the timeout. OSU knew exactly what was coming and that play had no chance. But that's Al "I don't want to get into a chess match" Borges for you.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sick of the "but we're so||
I'm sick of the "but we're so young" stuff. Two of our five starters are 5th year seniors. Glasgow, Miller, and Bryant are in their third year of Hoke/Borges/Funk's system. Kalis, Magnuson, and Bosch are elite recruits who would step into the staring lineup for most B1G programs on their first day on campus.
They're just bad. No excuses.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Of course they would. The||
Of course they would.
The reason they don't want that system is that there's a lot less certainty in 18-year-olds than 21-year-olds. They'd waste a lot of money on Kelly Baraka types and they'd need to set up a minor league. Right now the NCAA provides everything they need for free. This is the same logic that led to the NBA age limit.
But make no mistake, if some external force made high school players eligible for the NFL draft, then Leonard Fournette et al. would be first round picks.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||This is just a bluff||
Delany's trying to make the pay-for-play issue an NFL PR problem instead of an NCAA PR problem.
The last thing Delany or anyone in college football wants is an MLB-style minor league system. He's only mentioning it because he knows it'll never happen. Think we'd be talking about Jabrill Peppers and Da'Shawn Hand if they were in a position to sign 7-figure draft bonuses?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Jamal Crawford||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||There are PITCHf/x cameras in||
There are PITCHf/x cameras in every stadium. Time to do away with umpires calling balls and strikes.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||How about this then: I'm in||
How about this then: I'm in favor of any rule that eliminates the Wisconsin style of basketball as a practical game strategy. Increasing the number of possessions, allowing guards to not be constantly fouled on the perimeter, ending manipulation of block/charge by defenses, etc.
It's the same thing really.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I'd be in favor of college||
I'd be in favor of college basketball adopting just about any NBA rule they could.
Three point line, shot clock, game length, handchecking, timeouts, etc. Too many college games are borderline unwatchable and the rules are a big part of it.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||BTN revenue||
How would JHU share in conference revenue if this happened? I've also been thinking about this as it relates to hockey, maybe someone here knows how it works.
Is revenue from hockey/lacrosse broadcasts split evenly between every conference member, or just those who sponsor the sport? Seems unfair that non-hockey/lacrosse schools would get money from the BTN broadcasting those games.
To me it would be common sense to just give JHU 1/6 of the lacrosse revenue (and the B1G might be able to sign its own ESPNU contract with JHU on board), but I suspect it's more complicated than that.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||No chance of this happening.||
No chance of this happening. Just the Freep trolling for clicks.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Yikes||
They should just set up a field on a soundstage with the bands on the sidelines. These empty stadiums are embarrassing for everyone involved. Just makes it obvious that it's nothing more than a TV event.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It's a testament to the||
It's a testament to the team's talent that they can go into a hostile environment against a team making crazy shots, play like shit for a half, and still be ahead.
They need to settle down, tighten things up, and come out and blow Bradley out of the gym.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It's hard to run a motion||
It's hard to run a motion offense or the like with a 24-second clock. Pick and rolls and pindowns are set plays too.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Better to punt one game than||
Better to punt one game than put yourself at a disadvantage in four different games. And as it's been said they almost won anyway. Pop knows what he's doing.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||NIU to the BCS?||
Does NIU have a shot to move up to 16th? If UCLA and Texas both lose, they'd only need to jump Boise and us. How big a bump will they get from the computers for a win tonight?
Although I guess they might not jump UCLA regardless. It'll be interesting to see.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I've read that Stern doesn't||
I've read that Stern doesn't want the Spurs to set a precedent that makes resting players commonplace. But what kind of precedent does this set? Will the league start combing boxscores for suspicious DNP-CD's? Will players have to get approval from an independent doctor to sit out with an injury? All this does is make David Stern look like an ass.
Plus, fan reaction is overwhelmingly on the Spurs' side. My guess is Stern thought fans would be applauding him for this. Just a huge miscalculation. Can't wait for him to retire.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||The Spurs have done this||
The Spurs have done this several times over the last couple years. The only reason Stern is saying anything now is because they're playing Miami and it's a national TV game. If the Spurs were playing the Bobcats and it was on Fox Sports Southwest or whatever no one would care.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Well obviously cash isn't the||
Well obviously cash isn't the only thing you need, but it gives you a big head start. M can afford to pay its coaches as much or more than anyone else in the country. That being the case, why shouldn't our assistants be the best we can find?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Granted. But don't||
Granted. But don't underestimate the cash factor. Hoke should spend a lot of time watching tape and making a lot of phone calls to identify the best offensive assistant out there. Then he should offer him a giant raise to be our OC. This is the perfect way to spend Delany's millions.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Mattison was our third||
Mattison was our third defensive coordinator in four years and that worked out pretty well.
We broke the bank to hire him because he was an established defensive genius. I'm not plugged in enough to have names at the ready, but I'm sure there are established offensive geniuses out there. I don't see why we couldn't or shouldn't hire one.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Alabama up 42-0 at the half.||
Alabama up 42-0 at the half. Pretty bad week for Gene Chizik.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Just curious...||
Maybe I missed it, but was Maurice Clarett there? Do Ohio fans feel as warm and fuzzy about him as they do Tressel?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Maybe they'll be better?||
Losing Lewan would hurt, but the other guys we're losing haven't exactly played well this year. By all accounts Kalis, Magnuson, et al. are talented players. Maybe after a year in the program they'll be an upgrade.
At least that's what I'm telling myself.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Happened already||
The 2004 Texas Longhorns. You might recall that they beat us in the Rose Bowl that year. Amazing when you think about it.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I realize this is a factor,||
I realize this is a factor, but why couldn't you do the same thing with academics independently of sports? Call up Berkeley, Stanford, Virginia, etc. I don't think they'd turn down membership in an elite CIC-style organization because we don't play them in football.
Of course it's all hypothetical since this will never happen.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||ESPN gets an average of $4.69||
ESPN gets an average of $4.69 per subscriber, per month.