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|1 week 3 days ago||Baseball America updated its||
Baseball America updated its projected field of 64 a little while ago. Michigan is a two seed in Nashville along with one seed Vanderbilt, three seed Virginia, and four seed Kent State. Interestingly, last year's NCAA final was Virginia beating Vandy. Four B1G teams are in the field: Michigan, Minnesota (3), Sparty(2) and Maryland (3). The Terps are among the last four in.
|1 week 5 days ago||Actually Baseball America||
Actually Baseball America does project the field of 64 and the regionals and two weeks ago, Michigan was hosting a regional in Ann Arbor. I didn't check last week. They usually post the field of 64 on Wednesday.
|1 week 5 days ago||Bakich certainly has a good||
Bakich certainly has a good track record. He took a Maryland program that was on the verge of being dropped and turned it into a respectable program. The Terp team that almost beat Virginia in the Super Regionals in 2014 was basically composed of all of his recruits.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||One thing not noted already||
One thing not noted already is that 10 days ago, Stripling was headed to Triple-A. I'm pretty sure he hadn't pitched a ton of innings coming into the game, and Roberts was probably hoping to get six innings out of him. He went longer in deference to the no-no, but at the first sign of trouble, he was coming out.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||One difference here is that||
One difference here is that Mullin doesn't have the option of staying and playing at Columbia. Also I think Beilein, while criticizing the rule that permits this, isn't about to be the only coach in America who fails to take advantage of the rule.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||FWIW, I know a former Florida||
FWIW, I know a former Florida football player who's still an active alum. We haven't discussed this, but I do know that the Gator nation is getting frustrated being a relatively clean program in the SEC.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Disrespect of the B1G seems||
Disrespect of the B1G seems to be the night's theme.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Vandy and Wichita State in.||
Vandy and Wichita State in. Uggh.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not happy with Beilein's||
I'm not happy with Beilein's coaching this year, but he gets a little bit of pass when you consider his best player and best leader were essentially out all year. That said, if I were Warde Manuel, I'd be exploring options. I'm also a little concerned about who might be next. There's no Jim Harbaugh waiting in the wings to save his alma mater (unless he wants to coach two sports). It would be great to get a Brad Stevens, but what's the odds he'd take the job????
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I haven't been watching, but||
I haven't been watching, but I'm curious if they used the 1-3-1 with Robinson out front that worked well against Iowa.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Irvin and Walton are supposed||
Irvin and Walton are supposed to be the guys who step forward when games are on the line. They do step forward, but usually that means a brick is being laid.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I noticed he'd had a god||
I noticed he'd had a god awful first half. Figured he would not do the same this half.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Part of the problem is the||
Part of the problem is the back-to-back schedule. If the goal is to beat N'western, the guys like Dakich shouldn't see the court, at least much. However, if the goal is, for example, to beat Indiana tomorrow, you've got to rest your best players a little or they'll be of little use in the next game.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I believe the article notes||
I believe the article notes that MAAR is not a practicing Muslim.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I think a win of N'western||
I think a win of N'western and Indiana would get us in although perhaps that would be a play-in bid.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Much more of this and we'll||
Much more of this and we'll be on the bubble in hockey too.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Actually up just one spot.||
Actually up just one spot. They had been 15th
|9 weeks 2 days ago||delete double post||
delete double post -- my boss had the temerity to come in while I was posting.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||We'd really be singing Rudy's||
We'd really be singing Rudy's praises if Johnny Orr had been able to recruit anyone to support him. Heck, Michigan used Bird Carter, all 6-1 of him, at pivot in order to let Rudy play his natural position of forward.
BTW, not to diminish Rudy's stature, but I've always questioned how rebounding stats were compiled back in the day. I covered the game for the Daily in which he broke Buntin's record, and decided to count every time Rudy touched the ball after a missed shot. I had fewer touches than the number of rebounds with which he was credited.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I expect Rudock to be a late||
I expect Rudock to be a late round pick by Baltimore.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||BaseballHQ Radio with Patrick||
BaseballHQ Radio with Patrick Davitt. Everything you want to know about fantasy baseball.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I follow college football||
I follow college football pretty closely and write about baseball. This was the first I heard about these "rumors". As I read the story, I thought about all the players over the years that arguably did a lot less, but wound up kicked off their teams or at least suspended. At the risk of adding 2+2 and getting five, this story makes it easy to disbelieve his version of the HGH "rumors".
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Picture above suggests it was||
Picture above suggests it was a knee injury, not foot or ankle as many had guessed.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Betancourt's was a regular||
Betancourt was a regular on the PGA tour from 2009-12, but has played on the tour only sporadically the past couple of years. He has one career win and six top 10 finishes. He's from the Bay area, so it's possible he and Harbaugh know each other from his time at Stanford and with the 49ers.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, you're a couple of||
Actually, you're a couple of months late. The Maryland Regents voted to change the name in December: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/12/11/u-md-board-of-regents-votes-to-rename-byrd-stadium/
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Without getting into the||
Without getting into the bigger debate -- as someone noted, Beilein's not going anywhere any time soon so debating the issue is at best an academic exercise -- I do want to address the fandom's reaction to the early Johnny Orr's years. As someone who pleads guilty to chanting "No More Orr", I want to note his record at the time that the quoted Daily story was written:
And he was building off Dave Strack's multiple final four appearances (although to be fair, Strack's last couple of years were not very good.)
Right after that article was written, Orr's teams went on a very nice upward trajectory (before declining just before he took the ISU job). So perhaps the watch word here is patience.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||And, does anyone care that||
And, does anyone care that it's for this year, not next? Seems like the current players don't get a chance to either play -- or get out of dodge. If they did it for next year, then current players could transfer and current recruits could go elsewhere. (I get that some of the current players might not be total innocents, but unless we know which ones . . .)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||27 for 27. Nuff said.||
27 for 27. Nuff said.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This may be the best thing||
This may be the best thing Neuheisel has ever done.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||James (Earl) Jones||
James (Earl) Jones