...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|2 days 7 hours ago||I know Gardner can and||
I know Gardner can and should be better than Miller. But until we start playing the games, you have to give it to Braxton's 2 good seasons over Gardner's great 5 game sample size.
|2 days 9 hours ago||As much as I hate to say||
As much as I hate to say it, he's still going to be the best quarterback in the Big Ten. Devin Gardner has a very real chance to be a LOT better, and I guess you have to mention Martinez, and Kain Colter. But until someone (let's go Devin!) proves it on the field, you have to give it to Braxton.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think he has to at least||
I think he has to at least stick around until he's re-built that program and had some success at PSU...Can't see the NFL hiring a coach whose been having 6-6 seasons at the college level.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Seeing as how most of the||
Seeing as how most of the people that the sanctions would want to punish have either passed away, are in jail or aren't affliated with the program anymore, I'm not mad that O'Brien is doing (relatively) well down there
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Underrating Fitz??||
I'm really excited about Green, but I don't see how Fitz doesn't start...He had a bad year and the injury, but he's already proven that he can perform at an All Big Ten-ish level given an adequate run blocking O-Line, and right now, he's the only UM back that can say that.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Because it sounds like you||
Because it sounds like you are assuming that he was forced out, which none of us have a clue of. No one on this board even %100 knows he's even transferring yet. But IF he is, it could just as easily be;
1. He didn't think he would get playing time coming off an injury and being behind so many guys who played this year.
2. He wanted to be closer to/play with his brother
3. UM was not working out for him for some non-football reason.
Until Hoke shows some sign of being "That guy" that would usher a player out the door, I'm more inclined to believe everything's legit here.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Park Clean-up at Ecology Center||
The Milwaukee Alumni Association volunteered with the Urban Ecology Center, Link to website, doing some park clean-up. They do community education programs about the environment/nature/conservation and are also building an arboretum in Milwaukee now, definitely good times, Go Blue!!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Love the video! Definitely||
Love the video! Definitely the best one I've seen so far....
On a kind of related topic, am I the only one that doesn't really like calling the BBall team by the "Team 9X" monikers?
1. It seems to be more of a football thing
2. The numbers themselves, When you say "Team 96" I think of the Taylor/Traylor duo on the 1996 team before I figure out you're talking about the Burke/THJ/Big Puppy Final Four (!!!) squad of this year
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Zack Novak would disagree||
Zack Novak would disagree
|7 weeks 6 days ago||let's not forget his spring||
let's not forget his spring game twin David Norfleet
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully. However, IF they||
Hopefully. However, IF they can get picked in the lottery (GR3 is projected around there now) based on nothing more than potential, then I have no problem with that decision.
If they're outside of the lottery though, guys give it another run with Irvin/Walton/Donnal and then go in the lottery next year!!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I saw the same thing, my||
I saw the same thing, my guess is that it's his quarterback...i.e. he makes the basket catch on his body so often because the pass is short, and the ball is already so low.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Spike, I love you but...||
I know he has a role, but he cannot pass up open lay-ups, Spike, go ahead and get your 2 points!!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Selling out to stop Wolters||
Selling out to stop Wolters probably involves playing Caris Levert a lot more, which takes us out of our normal game....Being the more talented team, you play your game unless/until you see that will unequivocally not work.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's dangerous||
I think it's dangerous expecting a 6'0 Burke to make up 4 inches and get several blocks on a 6'4" Wolters...I think we win, with Wolters and Burke gunning it out, with the difference being the supporting cast of UM being a lot better than SDSt.
I really want to see the pre-conference GR3 make an appearance here.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Scared of Kansas. Mostly||
Scared of Kansas. Mostly because of Withey, won't be fun facing a 7 ft. center that we can't handle on D and is a good shot blocker on those Burke forays to the hoop
|13 weeks 4 days ago||No expertise here at all, but||
No expertise here at all, but I would guess they're more conservative with OL in general since any injury has to bear more weight and OL's legs get rolled up on more frequently
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Derrick Walton will not be||
Derrick Walton will not be Trey Burke, but I have hope we will be as good next year because:
1. Burke has already proven a freshman PG can come in and run Beilein's system well
2. Walton seems to be that talented a PG, and Spike should be a steady influence while Walton learns, and Zak Irvin seems like a ready made scorer.
3. Players usually improve the most from freshman to sphomore years, so I'm expecting at least 1 or 2 big leaps from the McGary/GR3/Levert/The Canadien quartet.
That said, this is the part of the year I've been waiting for since November, watching Burke destroy fools in the NCAA/BTT!!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah I think I just got lucky||
Yeah I think I just got lucky that 1. Wiscy fans may be the nicest fans I've seen
2. Football crowds in general are just more douche-prone than other sports. (by the way, I LOVE football, just stating an observation)
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Still not sure.....I just||
Still not sure.....I just remember the entire student section rushing the court around me, and I'm stuck standing there alone in this empty section, hoping I don't end up on ESPN.
The crowd itself was craziness. I got booed/taunted a couple of times, I went right back at them whenever Burke or THJ hit a big shot, and we all laughed at it. To me that's half the fun of going to Away games (the other half, actually winning, was sorely missed this time around) .
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I actually sat in the||
I actually sat in the Wisconsin student section this year wearing UM gear (went with a friend who is a Badger) and I didn't/wouldn't expect to have been kicked out. I can tell you I definitely would not have put on Badger colors to watch the game, and if they kicked me out, I would be pissed.
Anyone know what the attitude/policy is at other B1G schools regarding student sections??
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Wow, I get the loss is still||
Wow, I get the loss is still fresh, but surprised by all the negativity. Yes we have to hit those easy ones, Yes we have to hit free throws. It wasn't all bad though.
The defensive intensity/effort they had today actually makes me feel better about our tourney (the conference and the real one) chances.
As far as the bracket, we get a chance to avenge the 3 most painful losses (in my opinion) of the year, so Let's Go Blue!!!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Good feelings||
Tough loss to take, but UM showed me 2 things today that I really like
1. They showed an aggressiveness (as a team, not just 1 or 2 players) that I hadn't seen since we were 20-1. There was more attacking and less standing around, waiting for someone else to do something.
2. A defensive intensity that I hadn't seen on a team-wide level at all this year.
Others may disagree, but this game actually gave me more confidence for our NCAA Tournament chances.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||UM gets a double dose of win||
UM 80 - 67 - Purdue
UM 72 - 69 Hoosiers
|14 weeks 6 days ago||80 - 62 UM wins||
80 - 62 UM wins
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Maybe, but if that happens,||
Maybe, but if that happens, and he looks good enough to go early, chances are that:
1. The Team has had a great season AND
2. The talent around him as stepped up to such a degree to make him look good, that we would be able to continue some semblance of that success after he leaves
So I'll take that trade-off everytime.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I get what you're saying,||
I get what you're saying, but as stated by others, it's been around a while and it's purpose is more to get you in the right defensive mindset, not to show up anyone, every now and then it becomes a "thing" that announcers/media/whoever like to focus on, but it's really nothing to get worked up about.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Great Win!!!||
0/12 from 3, and still beat a Top 10 team, Incredibly ugly, but I'll take it!!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Defense!!||
Our perimeter D was pretty good and a lot more active than usual. Brandon Paul had like 10 pts in the 1st half and none (NONE?!?) in the 2nd.
The last 20 minutes, I was deciding whether our perimeter defense had stepped up that much or whether Brandon Pul had just lost interest in the game, good times...