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|23 hours 33 min ago||Amazingly||
From the title I figured the article referred to football, but didn't discount the possibility that it was about basketball. The future is bright!
|1 week 2 days ago||Banner contest||
Brian going to bring back the banner contest for this?
Maybe can incorporate Hoke-Devin-Lewan and Beilein-McGary. The biggest stars on campus.
|1 week 2 days ago||RE: Out of all the franchise||
Almost every other team between 3-10 has an established or highly drafted point guard. Trey's path to starting and establishing the Kings as his team is clearest. Also new owners can really turn a franchise around quickly, as we've seen in Golden State. Not ideal, but most teams in the top 10 are there for a reason.
|1 week 4 days ago||Sacramento||
No shame in being drafted with the seventh overall pick. Sacramento may actually be a decent spot for him compared to other options in the Top 10 if he drops past Orlando. Especially if he builds a good relationship with Cousins.
|1 week 5 days ago||RE: I never||
He does get laid out. And to redeem his name on this thread I present:
|1 week 5 days ago||RE: I prefer this memory||
|1 week 5 days ago||I went||
I was at the NYC event. I thought it was great, but hadn't been to a coach event since the Rodriguez/Bill Martin event in NY before the 2008 season. The lunch buffett was good and the room was full. Don't have a basis for comparison from last year, but I think there were probably 150 people or so there.
After the event Hoke, Beilein, Brandon and Mattison were there to sign/chat/take photos. The Hoke line was the longest, but Beilein's really wasn't much smaller. Brandon took time to speak at length with people so his line moved pretty slow, but I and others definitely appreciated the time. Mattison was having a good time with the people who lined up for him. They all waited until everyone on line had a chance to meet, and while it may have thrown off their schedules, I imagine everyone in attendance went home happy.
Not much was said that was particularly newsworthy. Someone did ask if Brandon was going to try to move the Rutgers game off campus to MetLife Stadium. He said that would be a Rutgers decision and he would not be involved in the process.
One person asked a super snarky question to Hoke. I think it was "do you think technology will ever advance to the point where you would consider wearing a headset during the game?" Hoke once again explained his rationale for not wearing one, but inside I think he wanted to bodyslam the guy for the way he asked the question.
All in all, great event, great job by the UMNYC, and I would definitely do it again next year.
|1 week 6 days ago||Follow up||
If we are locked in already for 2016, I wouldnt mind doing the home and home in 2017-18. We'd add the Pac-12 team to our home slate with Cincy in 2017, and in 2018 we'd make the return trip while our home schedule already has Arkansas on it.
Curious to see how it all shakes out, and how we work around the years when we have 5 home conference games compared to the years we have only 4.
|1 week 6 days ago||RE: West Coast Opponent||
Would be great to do another home-and-home with them. A trip to Seattle would be a lot of fun.
|1 week 6 days ago||RE: USC or Washington, but mainly USC||
I'm not sure how this would work out with 3 home games set and a 9 game conference schedule starting in 2016.
Would be great to slot a Pac-12 team in on Sept 10 and maybe move that Ball State game to 2017, when we already have Cincinnati as a one-off home game.
|1 week 6 days ago||RE: 2 wins on the road at EL?||
Especially since it is increasingly likely that the 2014 game will be played at night: http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/77863/msu-to-consider-hosting-m...
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||RE: I'm afraid they will try to||
They'll never catch him.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Jags||
Side note since it involves Denard, Commissioner Goodell stated today that there is a "good chance" the Jaguars will play two games per season in London "very soon."
Denard will make fans in Wembley go crazy.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Spurs||
Duncan is amazing. Best power forward of all time. But LeBron is the best player of the last 15 years. Even if he has only been playing 10 seasons.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I always think||
He is going to trip over the camera wire while he backs up during the dance. Look out behind you!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder||
If we would find a way to move the Ball State game to 2017, pair that with Cincy as the non-conference home games to go with MSU and OSU as conference home games, and try to get a big-time home-and-home going for 2016-17.
That would at least give as a strong home schedule in 2017, and go a long way towards strengthening the 2016 home slate. Also, Wisco and/or Nebraska would likely be on the 2016 home schedule since it would be severely unbalanced to have OSU, MSU, and Wisco/Neb all home or away during the same season.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||RE: Doesn't the B1G start 9 game||
Good point. In that case, having a Sept. 10 open date is very unfortunate bye week placement for both the team and the fans.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||RE: We have this THRILLING non||
Could add a one-off in 2016 to spice that up, or even a 2016-17 home-and-home. We have Cincinnati coming to the Big House in 2017 so far.
Hoke mentioned working on a Syracuse game during his appearance on the Rich Eisen podcast last week.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||RE: well, no home night games for||
You are probably right, but Penn State will be the third night game at the Big House when we host them in 2014, so it is possible the novelty will have worn off a bit by 2015.
If that is the case, maybe if Oregon State or BYU are pre-season ranked we would try to make that a perceived third marquee game, and do it under the lights. Possibly Northwestern if they are coming off a West Division championship?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||RE: I Wondered About That...||
Certainly possible that we might miss them in 2016-17, but I don't see the B1G schedule makers letting that one happen.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||what happened to the games against Arkansas?||
Still happening. From MGoBlue:
U-M will host Arkansas at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 1, 2018, with a return trip to Fayetteville, Ark., scheduled for Aug. 31, 2019.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Very strong home schedule||
Very strong home schedule and definitely looking forward to making the trips to Utah and Maryland for the first time. We'll probably also avoid a Penn State night game being that it is late November, unless the conference allows November night games by 2015.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||RE: Alternating Maryland/Rutgers||
Agreed. Terrific for the NY and other east coast alums.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Re: Check the hotels by Briarwood||
The rooms we have at the Marriott Fairfield and Hampton Inn include gameday shuttle transportation.
Anyone can feel free to contact me through my site if interested: http://www.sportspowerweekends.com/michigan-football-sports-power-weekends
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||RE: The Regent||
Good suggestion, though that is also sold out.
In regards to those chains not having a soul, they are reputable, clean, safe and have beds. Never had a problem having stayed there many times and putting many people up there.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||My company has rooms||
We have a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn, and a few rooms at the Hampton Inn. Every hotel in the area is otherwise sold out (Campus Inn, Bell Tower, Sheraton, Courtyard, Fairfield, Residence Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn).
Contact me through my company website and I'll be happy to get you set up: http://www.sportspowerweekends.com/michigan-football-sports-power-weekends
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Game times||
Hopefully some more kickoff times will trickle out. Would love to hear about UConn and NW on the road and Nebraska at home. And hoping they lock in The Game at High Noon.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Can't start my own thread||
But thought people might be interested to know that Chad Ford released his latest mock after last night's Draft lottery, and has Burke going #2 to Orlando and THJ cracking the first round at #27 to Denver.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||2014 night game||
Didn't see this posted elsewhere and can't create a thread, but Dave Brandon all but confirmed that Penn State will be the night game at the Big House on October 11, 2014. Other good info from Angelique in the article as well.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||RE: Arkansas & Va Tech||
That does soften things a bit, but would still prefer the balance of splitting up MSU and OSU with one at home and one on the road per season.