FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|9 hours 33 min ago||Interesting point||
This has been discussed in previous threads but how much of this revenue that the schools generate is due to the name on the front of the jersey vs the name on the back of the jersey?
|9 hours 47 min ago||You don't think||
Harvard, MIT, Univeristy of Chicago, etc. are doing just fine without having 'robust and profitable' sports to prop up their donations?
Northwestern didn't just become a top notch academic institution when it's football team started to have success.
|9 hours 50 min ago||The thing I wonder about||
with what you mention is will there just be a separate division for football (the schools that can afford to raise the compensation for the football team), or could this separation of 50-60 schools from the rest affect other sports too? Would March Madness as we know it come to an end? Would Big Ten hockey be isolated and on an island of it's own? Of the 'Big 6' confernces the Big Ten is the only one that has D1 hockey teams.
|1 day 13 hours ago||DL||
As long as the UM dline doesn't look like a JV unit when compared to OSU's, I don't care how fast or athletic they are.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Mike White||
Illinois head coach is next to Hayden Fry.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Even if||
the 20-30K is an exageration it's probably not like someone heard they were 2-3K below capacity and through word of mouth/the grapevine it worked it's way up to 20-30K. You'd have to figure even with possible exageration, there is still a huge allotment of tickets available for Appy St.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Gardner and Gallon||
actually put up huge numbers in the passing game last year. It just gets forgotten cause the running game was so awful.
|3 days 13 hours ago||What's your definition||
of 'a significant time in the minors'?
|3 days 13 hours ago||NCAA baseball||
Actually puts a lot more players in the pros then once in a decade type circumstances. Sure a lot of people go straight from high school to the minors or from a foreign country to the minors but there are a lot of players who played NCAA baseball that go on to successful MLB careers: Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Barry Larkin, Jason Giambi, Mike Schmidt, Jeff Kent, Will Clark, Rafael Palmero, Fred Lynn, Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Mike Mussina, Tim Hudson, Todd Helton, Albert Belle, Ryan Braun, Lance Berkman, Jason Varitek.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Depends||
There might be a huge difference between the S&C program he had in high school and the one he has at UM. If so, it wouldn't be hard for him to put on a decent amount of good weight.
|1 week 1 day ago||I wonder||
if they are looking into what the costs associated with an MLS game are. My daughter plays soccer so we usually hit one or two of the local MLS games a year. One thing I like is the MLS games are easily one of the more affordable sporting events that my family and I attend.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ohio State||
While the defensive backfield might be green, a rock solid to possibly dominant dline could cover up a lot of deficencies there.
|1 week 1 day ago||Free||
You think the season ticket holders that go are going to be given free popcorn, parking, drinks, etc.? I could be wrong but I'm guessing while entrance to the Big House is free, the associated items won't be - parking, concessions, etc.
|1 week 2 days ago||This picture||
never gets old.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||2nd Rose Bowl win||
UM won some bowl games between the '81 and '89 Rose Bowls.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Hutchinson||
In 1997 (redshirt freshmen - the year you say he was a liability) he was 1st team all big ten by the media and 2nd team all big ten by the coaches.
In 1998 (redshirt soph - the year you say he was just competent) he was 1st team all big ten by both the media and coaches.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Your last sentence||
If a team is losing in the 4th quarter, especially by 2 scores or more, the odds are they are going to start throwing the ball more and reduce the amount of times they run ball.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah, unfortunately||
I and others went into 2013 thinking the oline couldn't be worse then it was in 2012.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Why doesn't Hoke give Jerry Hanlon a call and ask him if he wants to be a part time consultant for 20-30 hours a week????
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Uggggh||
"Brady [Hoke] needs to win," Schlabach said. "The problem is, Urban [Meyer] has turned OSU into a juggernaut and now Dantonio has built a really good program at Michigan State."
I thought Tressell pretty much had established OSU as a juggernaut. They just had a hicup when Fickell had to be head coach for a year, Pryor bolted for the pros and freshmen Braxton Miller had to play QB.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||One of the questions I have||
is does this give the players an incentive to not take classes or take the very minimum number of classes while they are playing?
What's the point of taking a full load or attempting to get your degree in 4-5 years if you know once your eligibility is up you can then focus on the academic side of things.
Or is this mainly geared to the players that leave early to try and play professional sports? If you're at the school for 5 years and do not get your degree, that's your fault - no more free ride for you. If you are at the school for 3 years, and turn pro, when that is over you can come back and try to get your degree.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Colorado sucks||
CU hasn't had a winning record since 2005. Since then they've gone: 2-10, 6-7, 5-7, 3-9, 5-7, 3-10, 1-11, 4-8. They hired a new coach in 2013 so it'll be interesting to see if they can turn it around, but right now, the only thing attractive about that game is the name.
Central Florida could be interesting, but I'm curious how they are going to do without Bortles.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hockey||
Should hockey just go to shootouts after one overtime?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Night games||
I think there are a couple things that come into play:
1) The weather in the south is usually still very hot and humid in September. It's probably much more appealing to the fans and players to have a good amount of the September games played in the evening then during the afternoon. The Arizona schools as well as USC/UCLA I believe also play a good amount of their home games early in the year at night because of this.
2) TV. Most, if not all, of the starting times for games these days are set by TV. It's probably not to hard for Brandon to convince ABC/ESPN to put the ND game in the prime time slot. Considering how weak the Big Ten's reputation nationally has been lately and how weak UM's non-conference slate has been other then ND, it'd probably take a pretty good argument by Brandon to get one of the other non-conference games or games against a lower level Big Ten opponent on ESPN in prime time. That being said it does seem that UM plays a fair amount of away games at night.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||PSU rush defense last year||
"I'm sort of stunned there are any metrics whereby Penn State qualified as having a "good" rush defense last year." - You must not have watched the UM-PSU game last year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||question||
If a player were to get 2 yellow's in the semi-finals, is he out for the finals?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||2 minute drill||
Hoke has definitely made some good/gutsy calls with fakes and going for it on 4th down, but the 2 minute drill continues to be sore spot. It's almost like they don't practice it and I know that has to be false.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Young guys||
Most teams have some youth. The UM defense is going to have a lot of experience this year. Guys who will be seeing significant action for the 3rd year in a row - Taylor, Ryan, Bolden, Morgan, Countess (not in a row but has started 2 years), Beyer and Clark.
Guys who are going to be in their 3rd year in the program and have seen a good amount of playing time already - Glasgow, Wilson, Ross, Henry, Pipkins, Ojemudia, and Wormley
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Defense and Penn St||
Take a look at the second half drive chart for PSU. After the first two possessions in the second half where the UM defense created two turnovers, they fell apart. Every possession PSU had after that was a 50+ yd drive. They scored on all but one - a missed FG.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Dline||
I think this is the key to the defense. The back 7 has a good amount of experience. Part of the problem last year imo (and really the last couple of years) with the db's was the lack of pressure from the dline and/or 3 man rushes. Any decent QB, if given the time, is going to find an open receiver. To often it seemed the opposing QB all the time in the world and eventually find an open receiver.