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|1 hour 38 min ago||The flight time from Austin to Mexico City is only...||
...about two hours. I assume it would take longer than that to get to Penn State from Austin.
|6 hours 10 min ago||Won't happen||
He'd be spread too thin and wouldn't get subs out of either endeavor.
|6 hours 15 min ago||Doyle's clips||
I think he looks polished in his highlights, but I've never seen full games, and I am not a basketball scouting guy.
|6 hours 19 min ago||I love Sam, but...||
...it did make me wonder. As you say, Chatman looked big in the JBC game - all of 6'8" with really long arms.
|6 hours 22 min ago||Myles Turner?||
That would be amazing.
|6 hours 27 min ago||Chatman||
Sam Webb said the other day that he thinks Chatman is a guy who will play the one, two, and three but not the four. He looked to me like a guy who could play the four in the Jordan game, but I assume Sam knows more about him than I do.
|9 hours 8 min ago||Raoul||
Thanks for consistently keeping us in the loop on WBB and MBB news.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I think the fact...||
...that we've had this conversation at all is what makes us the leaders and best.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I don't think...||
...many people see him as a cover-up mastermind. I think people see him more as someone who failed to act.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Also...||
...those grad students are highly unlikely to suffer a career-ending injury while working for their schools.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Why not someone from the CFL?||
Indeed, why not? Why can't a CFL player sign with, say, Iowa? A regular undergrad or grad student can leave school and come back as many times as a school will accept him or her. There are people who go through school-work-school-work cycles for large parts of their lives. Why not a football player?
It's started to bother me during the last couple of MBB offseasons that I love a sport that the participants are generally eager to leave behind as soon as they can. The Mitch McGarys of the world are underpaid and carrying the risk of losing a career as a result of an injury (imagine if Greg Oden had stayed at OSU another year). Michigan is mostly a means to an end to someone like him. The amount of pressure a McGary faces, the amount of money he makes for a school, and his risk make that absurd. Major college football and basketball should be more valuable to the players as ends unto themselves. Otherwise we're stuck with an asymmetric situation loved by fans, coaches, and ADs and fled by players.
|1 day 9 hours ago||a clarification||
Sam said he believed all three would go, but he didn't use the word "gut." He only uses that term in very specific circumstances.
|1 day 20 hours ago||agree re: a union||
College (and even h.s.) players are crapped on by their professional counterparts, the NCAA, and the NBA.
|1 day 20 hours ago||NBA coaches may not be good teachers, but...||
...guys can work on basketball all the time with personal trainers or whomever else they like. Stauskas noted that he was excited to be able to just focus on the game.
As for Morris, what did he lose financially by leaving when he did? He wasn't going to get taller or much quicker. And going pro gave him more hours to work on his shot.
|1 day 20 hours ago||2015 bigs||
The twist of the knife to McGary leaving would be that guys like Diamond Stone and Stephen Zimmerman apparently didn't see enough success from Mitch to see Michigan as a good place to be a big man.
|1 day 20 hours ago||This is correct||
And it's why NCAA rules have to be completely rethought. Otherwise you only have high level kids in college because you've barred them from joining the NBA, relegating them to a minor league in which they're both underpaid and carrying great risk.
|1 day 20 hours ago||NBA & college basketball||
While I hope McGary stays, the following is my opinion regardless: Something has to change with regard to the relationship between college basketball and the NBA. With college, you have programs and fans who want to keep players as long as possible and players who can't get away fast enough. Something is wrong when the people who make a sport possible drop it as soon as they can...The NBA & NCAA at least need to work out some sort of significant insurance for guys who stay in school.
|2 days 3 min ago||That all makes sense||
I suppose I'm just feeling pessimistic about McGary.
|2 days 7 min ago||Disregard my previous post||
I went back to what I read and realized that I was reading about a very specific situation in which what I said is apparently true, but I don't believe it's always true (though I can't find a definitive answer).
|2 days 31 min ago||Yeah||
|2 days 47 min ago||I'm with you||
Maybe I'm not the fan I once was. Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe something inside my head broke. But I simply can't endure much more Michigan-based angst.
That's not to say I give up on the team. I absolutely do not. But I'm going to have fun being a fan come hell or high water if I can help it.
|2 days 49 min ago||"This issue is NOT about politics. It is about States Rights."||
I vaguely remember someone arguing that with regard to why they were fighting a war of some sort...
|2 days 1 hour ago||Yes, something changed||
Chad Lindsay chose OSU instead of Michigan. I had a bunch of maize and blue "Erik + Chad" t-shirts made, and now they're f-ing worthless. Should I take them back to the guy who made them to see if I can get my money back? And feel like a damn fool? Is that what you want? Because I'd rather have my dignity than get my $350 back, thanks.
And who will hold me when the night grows cold? Not Chad Lindsay, I can tell you that.
|2 days 1 hour ago||A few points||
1. I was posting under the belief that a transferring player took up an athletic scholarship and simply couldn't play. I just read an NCAA publication about transfers, though, that states a player cannot receive an athletic scholarship at all, so apparently Huff would not count against the '14-'15 count.
2. Michigan does not have room to add two players who will be on scholarship for '14-'15 if McGary stays and Hatch is on an athletic scholarship. Again, though, Huff seemingly wouldn't count against '14-'15.
3. It isn't crazy or mean to think Hatch may realize at any give point that he cannot and will not play basketball at a D1 level. I very much hope he can, but he is also (last we knew) very far away from that goal.
|2 days 2 hours ago||This isn't crucial||
It would have been nice to get him, but he's one guy who started four games last year. Michigan wasn't going to rise and isn't going to fall due to this one player.
|2 days 2 hours ago||But...||
...he'd take up a scholarship even though he couldn't play, so it does make sense to wonder about McGary re: this.
|2 days 3 hours ago||are you...||
...referring to the message saying that he supposedly missed a final?
|2 days 3 hours ago||This doesn't have to be connected to McGary||
It's possible that they would tell Cole and Dawkins that they will only take the first one to commit. It's also possible for Hatch to be placed on a medical scholarship...But of course I don't want this to be connected to McGary, so I'm grasping for whatever I can.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Said Coach K:||
"I think Sean met with our kids and realized what a great opportunity he had to be one of our kids and to be a part of what it means to be a team at Duke. Our kids are so classy and tough, and they really come together during adversity, and I think that's apparent when you have the privilege of meeting with our kids, because I am a leader of men more than a coach, and that rubs off in the way our kids hold themselves in games and in life. I'm really proud of our kids, and all of the teams we beat this last year were fortunate to have the chance to play our kids. And it was really a pleasure for Sean to meet our kids and for you to do this interview. It's humbling."
|3 days 7 hours ago||There won't be an open scholarship next year if...||
...Dawkins picks Michigan and McGary stays - at least assuming Hatch stays on an athletic scholarship.