this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|9 weeks 1 day ago||All about context?||
Since Hibbitts has been reported by everyone to be a Preferred Walk-on, seems like this scenario is "You're a walk-on and may have the opportunity for a scholarship any year that one is left over from the scholarship players. This year it's very likely we will have one for you."
The negative way would be "You're a scholarship player!" then two years later... "No you're not any more."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Hibbitts comment vindication!||
I had the same thought about him when he committed, and now I feel smart. Yay me!
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||Think they kinda maybe offered Hibbitts a 1-yr scholarship?||
Would be a reason not to have Max back; they'll give the scholarship to a walk-on, right? Maybe they offered it to Hibbitts for a year.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Cool story bro||
I was at a high school district playoff game he was pitching his senior year. Brighton was playing the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in football a few months earlier (Walled Lk Western I think). Henson struck out the first 20 batters, the last dude bunted and he threw him out at first for the perfect game. It was ridiculous.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Reggie Cleveland All-Star candidate?||
Seems like it to me, whatcha think?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I like the creativity graph!||
Really an interesting (and new to me) way to think about an individual's contributions.
Might be helpful to label the quadrants (e.g., top right = creates for teammates and himself; bottom left = doesn't assist but needs assists).
Also, I'm curious how you arrived at the scale? Would it be possible to make the middle (assist rate of 20, percent of FGs assisted) the national median? Maybe you already did that or something similar...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Trunk Club||
Custom suit. Pretty sweet.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Player to be named later?||
Was that a part of the Fargas transfer?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wisely||
There's a start-up called Wisely in Ann Arbor that is a super-interesting iphone/android app. The app uses payment data (credit/debit cards) to provide useful info about businesses to consumers. For example, the app tells you how popular the place is (how many transactions), how loyal the customers are (how many repeat transactions), how much most people spend, etc.
It's sorta like Yelp except a better source of truth because it's data driven with actual payment info, so not weighed down by random anecdotes or just made-up reviews.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Daniel Horton||
My freshman year (2002-03), team started 0-6 before a 13 game win streak including the best comeback I've ever seen in a game against the Badgers. Maize Rage was pretty sparse then but proud to say I was in it!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Holy Cross||
Also a non-bad RPI effect (RPI 134 and Kenpom 147). These are the types of teams I wish we'd schedule non-conference - bad enough to beat by 22 but good enough to have a decent W/L and challenge for a conference title (projected 13-5 in Patriot League, 1 game back from 1st)
|1 year 27 weeks ago||WTKA posts podcasts||
On the interweb; usually just a couple of hours delayed.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Committed 2/4/10!||
per 24/7 - almost 4 years ago!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Learning curve||
One of the major differences between last year and this year is that last year we were close to our ceiling right outta the gate. This year with a freshman PG and former role players stepping into key roles (or trying to?) there should be a lot more improvement over the course of the year. I think. and hope.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I concur||
We've gone to Mullett Lake near Cheboygan for the past 15 years or so and it's fantastic up there
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Also heading to London...||
haven't been so don't really have an answer for you... but I'm going to London in September and am hoping to go to a Premier League game.
Any recommendations on which London area team would be the best to see? Looks like Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, and Crystal Palace are home that weekend. I'm a casual soccer fan so I don't have a dog in the fight, mostly interested in experiencing a cool atmosphere...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I had the same question re: Bain||
I first think of Bain & Co, he works at Bain Capital. Either way, darn impressive.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||New DE?||
He's going to need to pack on about 100 lbs before challenging for playing time...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Are the Thome's related to Jim Thome?||
Mostly a shot in the dark, but I know he spend lots of years in Cleveland... just curious?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||No gerund jokes?||
In the post? I'm surprised. I think Channing needs a gerund related nickname.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Glyph - App that tells you what's best for you based on habits||
There's a Detroit-based (soon to be Ann Arbor-based) startup that built an app and website that peruses your spending history and tells you what card would be best for you.
Beyond that, every time you're about to make a payment, it will tell you which of your pre-entered credit cards will maximize your rewards.
Disclosure... a good friend is one of the co-founders. But seriously, I highly recommend, and so have Fortune, Tech Crunch, etc.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Return to center...||
that's a great line. But let's hope we don't read it next week.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||3 year starter CB||
In the late 90s if memory serves. He's from and coaches at Bolingbrook IL. 35-40 ish miles outside chicago.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Hardaway||
I seem to remember a game... last week that he carried against a pretty good team...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I second||
Been a rough week and a half
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Better days ahead||
Great thing about basketball is that you get to play em twice
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Any refs out there? - when a shot goes up...||
Re: the Ravenel goaltend... when a shot goes up, what do the refs look at? I think the priority is to watch what's going on under the basket rather than actually watching the ball and the hoop.
That being said, there are 3 of them in college, is one of them (maybe the one in the backcourt?) supposed to watch the hoop while the other two focus on contact between players?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Opponent's Center?||
This is really cool, great work.
I wonder if Morgan is more frequently going up against an opponent's top center while McGary might be playing against a backup more often. Could be a part of the difference - i.e., Morgan is 'less better' than the top center and McGary is 'more better' than the backups?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||What if Denard knew?||
WHAT IF DENARD THREW ALL THOSE INTERCEPTIONS TO MAKE SURE MANTI BECAME EXTRA FAMOUS BECAUSE HE KNEW THE TRUTH AND WANTED IT TO BE EXPOSED
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Love these posts||
Keep em coming!
I know little about football Xs and Os and learn a ton from this blog/comments. I know more about hoops and love the opportunity to chime in a little here!