"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|5 weeks 2 days ago||Because Mega Bloks.||
Because Mega Bloks.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||On the bright side, Connor is||
On the bright side, Connor is as-advertised and Marody is bringing a ton of energy. D is still a mess though.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dumb penalties and a lazy,||
Dumb penalties and a lazy, inefficient PK is a recipe for disaster.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Just bought tickets, first||
Just bought tickets, first trip to Yost in 10 years. That statement makes me feel so, so old.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke may not have noticed||
Hoke may not have noticed that it was a botched call. Attention to detail was not his strong suit.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The hit to the face on||
The hit to the face on Stevens was filthy, but I was really impressed that the referees saw it and assessed the red card. I thought that Michigan deserved better than a draw, but won't complain on the road against the B1G favorites.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||You beat me to it while I was||
You beat me to it while I was looking up how to spell Dohrmann. Bonus here is that Darius Morris is a secondary character in the story.
Another one is Meat Market by Bruce Feldman. It's about Orgeron recruiting at Ole Miss and dovetails nicely with The Blind Side.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||Floyd-Casey (Baylor). It was||
Floyd-Casey (Baylor). It was old and not well maintained. A large portion of the seats were tarped. Before the game, the student section enters by sprinting across the field, which is as much of a disorganized mess as you'd expect. Every time Baylor scored, they had a little ATV with flashing lights and a trailer that would tool around the field.
On the bright side, parking was $5 in the field that surrounds the stadium. We parked ~50 yards from our seats.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Dyersville is also the home||
Dyersville is also the home of Ertl Toys, which makes it, more or less, the Farm Toy Capital of the World. The 10-year-old version of BlueAggie was super geeked to tour the Ertl factory. As a 31-year-old I can see where this was something of an odd obsession. Your mileage may vary.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sorry, could you repeat||
I'm sorry, could you repeat that? I couldn't hear you over the sound of Eric Dickerson revving his Trans A&M.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Because A&M has been||
Because A&M has been consistently putting OT's in the first round of the NFL draft? Because A&M is a lot closer to home than Alabama? Because his HS QB was a 5 star that is set to enroll at A&M in the fall?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||You guys didn't even run the||
You guys didn't even run the Wing-T correctly. (In the sense that you ran it differently than O-E..not in the sense that it didn't work, since you usually beat us by about 50.)
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||As of a couple of years ago,||
As of a couple of years ago, the company that embellished the jerseys for the hockey team was Exclusive Pro Sports (http://exclusivepro.com/). I don't know if they are still the vendor of choice, but I assume they could match the lettering and numbering from the Hagelin era pretty closely.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||The Jordan River has a nice||
The Jordan River has a nice two day hike (near East Jordan).
The Porkies and Isle Royale would both be tough in 2-3 days, but are both well worth a weeklong trip.
If I were only doing 2-3 days in the Pictured Rocks, I'd take two cars and leave one in Munising and then put in somewhere around Beaver Lake. That might be aggresive for 3 days, depending on your experience level. Instead of Munising, you could leave your 2nd car in the Chapel Falls area. That middle chunk was my favorite part of the trip.
I haven't been, but North Manitou Island might fit your needs. I've hiked South Manitou and it's probably not enough of a challenge to fill more than an overnight.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I went to grad school with a||
I went to grad school with a guy from Alaska. His father was a bush pilot and his mother taught grade school. Now that their kids are grown, they travel the world, picking a new place every couple of years (Dubai, Hong Kong, etc.). His dad gets a job as a flight instructor and his mom finds an international school to teach at. Seems like a heckuva good life.
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||I know of what I what I||
I know of what I what I speak. I grew up in the teeming metropolis of Ovid. Actually, that's a lie, I grew up in the Colony, where nothing has happened, ever. But I identify more with Ovid than Elsie since I went to North and Leonard.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||That's got to be the most||
That's got to be the most interesting thing to happen to Elsie since, well, ever.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||The 2002 NCAA College Hockey||
The 2002 NCAA College Hockey Western Regional. In two days, Yost saw the Molly incident, a fight between half the M team and an opposing mascot, the final college games for Ron Mason and Ryan Miller and one of the finest regional finals ever (M/Denver). It was so crazy that the NCAA hasn't awarded Michigan a regional since (2003 was already on the schedule).
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Although, oddly, A&M closes||
Although, oddly, A&M closes much more often for winter weather than M does.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||A&M sources were really high||
A&M sources were really high on Boyd yesterday (and thought Hill would come with him) but walked back on that this morning. It looks like you're correct on Boyd and Hill. I still don't buy Mack or Lodge in Austin without Murray.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Mack will be A&M or TCU,||
Mack will be A&M or TCU, Lodge is heading to Ole Miss, and Hill/Boyd are looking like A&M.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Jolly Roger affixed to the||
Jolly Roger affixed to the roof of MoJo. Somehow they never came to suspect the hall with "Pirates" hung above the door. After that they did a better job of locking the roof access, though.
|46 weeks 20 hours ago||Babcock is not signed past||
Babcock is not signed past this season. This has been a major subplot as Toronto tries to position themselves to sign him (at least according to the Canadian media). Pittsburgh too.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Jersey #4. Coincidence?||
Jersey #4. Coincidence?
|47 weeks 5 days ago||The Aggie jokes write||
The Aggie jokes write themselves sometimes.
Richardson was a four-star type that got hurt very early in his career and ended up on a medical scholarship. His pursuit of a career in coaching was something of a feel-good story. Amazing how quickly something like that can get thrown away.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Closest comparison is Red||
Closest comparison is Red Berenson. That turned out ok.
Dave Wannstedt went back to Pitt after time in the NFL. That didn't go as well.
|52 weeks 4 hours ago||Latest buzz from various A&M||
Latest buzz from various A&M media that I trust:
-Muschamp is the dream candidate, but it's unclear whether or not he'd be interested in A&M. He may hold out and see if a DC position opens at Alabama/Auburn/LSU. A lower tier head coaching gig may also be an option.
-Venables at Clemson has deep ties to Sumlin (through OU), but Clemson pays their assistants extremely well so it may not be possible to outbid them.
-Last time around, A&M made a big offer to Narduzzi, but MSU matched and he stayed put. It sounds like they'll revisit that to see what he's thinking these days, but nobody really expects him to accept an A&M offer.
I would be a little bit surprised if they get any of those three and the second tier of candidates hasn't really emerged yet. It's a good job, but not an elite job. A&M has recruited fairly well on defense the last couple of years so there is some talent to work with (e.g. Myles Garrett). They've also had a tendency to recruit talented headcases (e.g. Dorian Claiborne and friends) so there is a lack of upperclassmen after numerous guys were booted for various shenanigans last year.
|1 year 1 week ago||Obviously you feel badly for||
Obviously you feel badly for Johnson here. I suspect that his parents were trying to reinvest the borrowed money in some schemes of dubious quality. It would take some terrible people to just out and out steal from their kid, especially at these levels.
The bigger issue here, in my opinion, is why, in 2005, Maurice Taylor was in contact with current student athletes. What is it exactly that all those AD employees do? He seems like a fairly obvious person to warn athletes to not trust/have contact with/etc. It seems like the AD should be providing some guidance to revenue sports athletes on this, especially (especially!) those that have already been drafted and have million dollar contracts on the table.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||This is a very cool||
This is a very cool feature.
One note, I think that your Eric Nystrom picture might be Taylor Beck.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Well, shucks. Thanks for the||
Well, shucks. Thanks for the update.