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|3 days 6 hours ago||the bigger thing preventing ND from returning||
is the way that ND terminated the existing deal.
|4 days 7 hours ago||For all the anti-chrome helmet people||
Brandon was asked about it specifically. It's not an idea he threw out there.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Message board conclusion*||
|1 week 5 days ago||There are services that maintain recruiting databases||
far more extensive than Scout or Rivals and that charge a lot more than $9.99 a month. Most schools use one or more of them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't that complicated||
If you start Labor Day weekend, there are usually 13 weekends between then and the 3rd Saturday in November, so there was always 1 bye week. A few years ago the B10 decided to move its last game of the regular season back a week, so that added a second bye week to the schedule. No conspiracies or anything like that. Just trying to keep the B10 from dropping out of view in late November.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I had this exact same experience||
Except mine was L5-S1. After they discharged me from the ER I was like "let's get the Percocet prescription filled asap so this pain never comes back" but it never did.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||BTN is now owned||
51 percent by Fox. They exercised a provision in their contract a couple years back that gave them the majority interest.
I think it safe to assume that Fox will be a major player for the B10 in a couple years when the ESPN/ABC agreements expire.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ask the teams who missed the playoffs by a point||
whether those early season games matter or not. Every game matters in terms of the playoff picture.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Making the tickets more expensive||
Will discourage no shows.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||there is also the fact||
that about 3 years ago, a national guardsman who didn't want to pay to get in showed up in uniform with an M-16 and was allowed on the field before anyone figured out he wasn't supposed to be there.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||the people to report it to||
would be the Michigan Compliance folks in the AD's office.
I note that it appears that this T-Shirt has been removed.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You're probably out of luck for this year||
Unless you've already been a big donor. It's all a matter of priority points, based upon giving to the athletic department and to the university.
Priority points for the 2013 football season were determined as of Feb. 1, 2013.
You can always call the Victors Club to see what can be done but that's generally how it works.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You know...||
they did prior to 1969 and from 1991 to 2002 (which is what he's talking about - the field was lowered in 1991 as part of putting the natural grass surface in, which unfortunately put the field below the water table and led to all kinds of drainage problems).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||the issue is that the MDen||
the issue is that the MDen would have to reach agreements to compensate the players for making a commercial use of their names.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The ump admitted after the game that||
he blew the call.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to have a good atmosphere when||
it's 105 in the shade.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Smith isn't on the committee anymore||
Hollis replaced him as the B10 rep.
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Demar Dorsey||
Never qualified under the NCAA standards. Michigan dropped him when it became clear that the only way he'd be able to even think about qualifying was to retake a bunch of courses through some sketchy online school.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||A couple facts:||
1. The adidas contract gives Michigan the right to refuse any proposed uniform design.
2. Nike refused to agree to such a provision during the 2007 negotiations.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Win percentage should exclude ties||
A tie isn't a win. Win percentage is the % of games you won vs. all games you played. ND had more ties and fewer games so if you exclude ties from the calculation the spread is bigger than you say.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||So you guys seriously think||
that the two captains and a 5th-year senior are so intimidated of retribution that they were forced to say nice things about the uniformz?
Shows a LOT of loathing (not just dislike) of David Brandon (and indirectly the coaching staff that would allow the AD to put that kind of weight on their players) and some real disdain for the players themselves for not having the guts to say what they thought.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Martin didn't take a salary||
in 2000 and 2001 when the Athletic Department was operating in the red and needed an infusion from the General Fund. Martin did that to keep sports from being eliminated. It greatly helped convince the Regents to agree to bail out the department. Once the department was back in the black (2003 I think), Martin took a salary of roughly $300,000.
Martin also was the one who implemented the PSD program back in 2005 and he raised football ticket prices more than once.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||They actually made it better on hot days for just about everyone||
because the westside tower gives everyone some shade for the latter parts of the game in those 3:30 starts in September when it's hot.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The athletic department has given at least a million dollars||
to the the University's needs-based financial aid fund for non-athletes from its annual surplus every year since 2003, so the idea that money doesn't cross Hill Street is simply not true.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Kevin Koger said yesterday on Twitter||
that the players love them. I'd love to hear how it is that Brandon controls someone a year after he graduated.
By the way, the people who said they love them are two outgoing seniors (Robinson and Kovacs) who don't really have to worry about pleasing Brandon any more.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||double post||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Epubs||
can be read just fine in the Ipad using the Apple Ibooks app, and there are some free apps that also read epub files.
There are also apps that will play some video formats not natively supported by the Ipad. To my knowledge, though, it doesn't play Flash videos.
That said, if you know Android and don't want to learn another OS that's probably the best reason to stay with Android. It's a big reason why I've stayed with IOS.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||We only have 7 home games next year||
We play at UConn.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan has no shortage||
of socio-econmonic problems itself.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||The BCS only exists for a year||
after this year anyway.