rundown of Michigan's riser
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|4 days 12 hours ago||Weird Half Inning||
I almost feel bad for the Nebraska pitcher, but great work by Michigan to take a good lead. Now they just gotta hold on and then its on to the Big Ten Tourney. Good first year by the new baseball coach.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm||
Do you think this is secretly what all Brady Hokes talk about genetics have been? Him and David Brandon have been working on gene splicing to develop the next generation of Michigan football players.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Trey Burke||
That was a quality highlight video of his strengths. When they mentioned his ability to block shots I was wondering if they were going to show his block on Peyton Siva that was called a foul. Sure enough they did, I still had a tough time watching that and the rest of the Louisville highlights in Burkes clips. But he should go top 10, maybe top 5 and hopefully he has a long succesful NBA career.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Best of Luck THJ||
I also realize it is all about getting scoops and being the first one with the inside info, but I am starting to get a little annoyed with all these people revealing the info before the actual press conference. Can't the kid have a chance to actually make an announcement? If he didn't care about it he wouldn't have a press conference. Oh well, maybe I'm just being unreasonable.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Agreed||
They do have some great talent coming in, I just have my doubts about Creans coaching acumen. He had what may end up being his best combination of talent and experience in his time at Indiana and they got bounced in the second round.
I really dislike Tom Crean and hope he fails miserably, but he could still be a better coach then I give him credit for and next year will be an interesting test for him.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||McGary/GRIII||
As has been pointed out multiple times in all of these discussions over the last few days McGary has sinced backed off his previous statements about being 100% sure he is coming back. He said once the season was over he would sit down and evaluate his options to see what made the most sense for him. Keep in mind, he is or almost 21, much older then a typical college freshman.
As for GRIII, he would not be an "idiot" as you put it, if he went pro if he is projected to get drafted in the lottery. I assume his dream is to play in the NBA, and if he can realize that dream and being a lottery pick after one year great for him.
Most of the NBA draft now is based purely on potential and raw talent, look at the last few drafts. Is that 19 year old from France fully developed? Andre Drummond was and still is incredibly raw, yet he went in the top 10 and is having a good rookie season. That is what the NBA draft is now, drafting the guys with the highest ceiling and hoping they develop, and both McGary and GRIII have very high ceilings. I hope they both come back, but if they are both lottery picks then my best wishes for their future NBA careers.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Weak Draft||
I feel this year being a weak draft and next year being better involves a couple of factors.
-I think all recent drafts have been weaker because they all draft on potential now, so there is less to go on with players abilities.
-I think the guys who were supposed to be the focal point of this draft (Noel, Muhammed) got injured or underperformed in college and put a damper on some of the draft hype.
-There is no surefire talent to build a team around like Davis was last year, or Griffen a few years back
-Finally I think the current crop of high school seniors is thought of as better then this years college freshman, making next years draft better.
That is just one mans opinion.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Crean/Indiana||
Now with 4 starters gone I will be interested to see how Indiana does next year. Crean will be in his sixth year at Indiana and has yet to take them past the Sweet 16. In 14 years as a head coach he has only been to the Sweet 16 three times and beyond it once (Final 4 w/ Wade). I wonder how long it will take for him to get on the hot seat if he continually fails to advance far in the tournament.
Good luck to Zeller at the next level, I don't think he will be all that good, to soft and not much of a midrange jumper, but good luck to him anyways.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Repercussions||
The worst part of the whole incident is that I doubt there will be any form of discipline for this umpire. I understand they have a hard job and most do a great job of getting the close plays right more times then not, but this call was inexcusable.
He made up his mind before the pitch was thrown and seemed to want to punish Zobrist for starting to go to first. There needs to be some way to hold guys responsible for blatantly missed calls that impact games like this.
Ok, sorry about that rant, maybe I'm still a tad bitter over the block call last night and Jim Joyce's call from a few years ago.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Stauskas||
I know he was dealing with some headaches/migraines during the Cuse game, any word on whether those problems persisted in last nights game?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan and Cuse||
The refs did not lose this game for Michigan, but to compare the complaints over this call to the Syracuse "blarge" is unfair and wrong.
The "blarge" was a 50/50 call at best that refs are never consistent on. Could it have been a block, yes, but there were experts who even with slow motion replay said thecharge was a good call.
No one is watching this replay and calling this a foul, it was a blown call plain and simple. Michigan could have done a better job of holding onto the lead and making this play a moot point, but its more then fair to expect the refs to get calls like this or the earlier goaltend correct.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Jrs and Srs||
I don't know how highly recruited guys like Siva and Smith were, but Michigan could have those type of guys in Levert, Albrecht and Horford. Program guys who are never going to play in the NBA, but come in and spend 4 or 5 yrs in the program and by their Junior and Senior year end up as quality veteran contributors. Despite this now being his sixth year, Beilein is just now starting to really get hsi recruiting where he wants it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan Atire||
I've got my Michigan tie on right now. Even though they lost, I am proud of the way the basketball team represented my alma mater last night and all season.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Jackman or his marketing team||
Don't really care if it was actually him or his team tweeting this out, gotta enjoy Michigan getting some love. As others have said, call up Marvel (or Disney now) and get Wolverine as the official school mascot. Wolverine is the best he is at what he does, and I sure hope Michigan baketball is the best at what they do this weekend.
Random side note, I really hope the new Wolverine movie is significantly better then the last one.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Signs||
By M. Night Shamalayaonayoansd.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Crean||
By far the most hatable coach in the Big Ten, but I don't think Ryan is that far from him. If not in large part to the hideous style of basketball he forces on the Big Ten.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thomas||
Great scorer, and was great for OSU this year seeing as how they had no other scoring options. But I think he is a pure volume scorer (not a bad thing) and I don't really think that would fit in to well on this Michigan team.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Kentucky Recruits||
I'm not saying Kentucky is cheating (thinking it, but not saying it) my question is what is the special deal with Kentucky sending players to the NBA. Every school sends players early to the NBA. Duke had Kyrie Irving who barely played in his one year at Duke and still went number 1 overall, why don't they get a ton of 1 and dones now. Anthony Bennet at UNLV, Marcus Smart at OK.State, Andre Drummon last year at UConn.
I don't think Cal does anything great coaching-wise to help these kids move up draft boards, he just recruits top end talent. So why is it so appealing to kids, is it simply a matter of great facilities and he is the most upfront about not caring whether they want to go to school or not? Or is there something more illicit going on? I tend to lean towards the later.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Trey Burke||
Who would have thought of the two good friends and basketball players to come from that high school, Burke and Sullinger, Burke would be the one to end up as NPOY and the higher NBA draft pick.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Best Tigers Pitcher||
Only one who may have an argument against him is 2x league MVP Prince Hal Newhouser. Tough to compare him to Verlander when he pitched in the 40's though.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Swimming||
Thanks for the updates everyone, keep them coming if you can and Go Blue.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Ferns||
Hmm, I wonder what type of starter PokeMaster Ferns prefers. Im guessing water.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Baseball||
Michigan wins two games over the weekend, then Tigers open the season on Monday, should be a good few days.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||JV Extension||
Thats a long time to sign a pitcher for, even one as durable as JV. That being said, making sure the best pitcher in baseball hopefully finishes his career as a Tiger is not a bad decision.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Stevens||
I don't blame OP for posting the article but Stevens is the top candidate for every major conference job that opens up. At this point he is either never leaving Butler, or he has one to three dream schools that are the only way he would leave.
In addition, UCLA did just fire a coach who went to three straight final fours in the last decade and just won the regular season conference title. I realize there are all sorts of rumors about how bad Howland was at managing the team and keeping up relations with high school coaches in southern Cal, but UCLA just does not seem like a good place to be at right now.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||1 seeds||
Two 1 seeds have already bitten the dust. Tonight it is Michigan's turn to reduce that number of 1 seeds remaining to 1.
I'm hoping Morgan is fully healthy both physically and mentally, I feel he can go a long way to helping to nuetralize Whithey.
I also don't like NCAA tournament days with no games on during the day so I have nothing to distact me from my anticipation from Michigans game.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Reggie Johnson||
He would have helped, he is a big body who can rebound and score down low. But you are not going to win many games when you shoot 30% from the field and 19% from behind the arc. Johsnon wasn't going to do a whole lot for that.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Animals||
I assume they would be made of candy.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Smart/Stevens||
Not that I disagree with the general idea of what you are saying, but wouldn't UCLA qualify as a truly elite program?
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Plea to Kenpom||
Ok Kenpom, I have faith in you. We tempted fate a few times with not trusting your predicitions for games this season. But I am putting my complete faith in your predicition for this game, don't let me down.