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|14 hours 41 min ago||Not sure who this "Ace"||
Not sure who this "Ace" fellow is. Pretty sure Brian writes all the articles.
|15 hours 31 min ago||The design is OK, but I liked||
The design is OK, but I liked it better when the shirt listed our accomplishments, instead of just having the schedule on it.
|5 days 7 hours ago||It's a little different. The||
It's a little different. The Coliseum used to be shared by UCLA and USC, so when they played each other, they were both actually playing in their home stadium.
I like it when they do it, but I don't see a particular need for us to follow suit. It's their thing.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Huh? Westwood is part of the||
Huh? UCLA is in the city of Los Angeles. Westwood is a district of the city.
Are you thinking of West Hollywood?
|5 days 10 hours ago||You never wear them||
You never wear them outside?
|5 days 10 hours ago||Yes, that was one of the best||
Yes, that was one of the best things Adidas did. All shorts should have pockets.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Why would he leave Indiana||
Why would he leave Indiana for MSU? IU is a destination job.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Any fan who tries to talk||
Any fan who tries to talk trash over shades of colors should just be laughed at.
|6 days 12 hours ago||As long as we can continue to||
As long as we can continue to raid New Jersey for several top recruits annually, I can live with Rutgers in the league.
I agree about Pitt though. They should be in our conference. Apparently PSU doesn't want it - they want to continue to be perceived as the top dog in their state. (Which isn't unreasonable; we didn't want MSU to join, and OSU would never support another Ohio school in.) And they don't expand the geographic footprint. But they'd be a good cultural fit.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Texas should just become an||
Texas should just become an independent. They've abandoned all pretense of being a team player and are going to shake down any conference they can join for whatever they can get. The Big Ten shouldn't touch that poisoned chalice.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Harbaugh's reputation for||
Are you now believing that Jed York nonsense?
|6 days 13 hours ago||We've always played them this||
We've always played them this way - in Ann Arbor on odd years and in South Bend on even years. It was never an issue until the MSU series got screwed up. That's what really needs to be fixed.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Good catch||
There is no reason why this can't be fixed then.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Perhaps, but honestly,||
Perhaps, but honestly, athletes have been isolated from the rest of the student body on campuses for a long time now. The student attendance problem is more of a recent phenomenon, coming up in the last few years.
|1 week 7 hours ago||arrgh||
|1 week 8 hours ago||To schedule ND, you've got to||
To schedule ND, you've got to play them at their place on even-numbered years. They don't want Michigan and USC to be on the same rotation, like we currently have with MSU/OSU.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Kind of||
The OSU game is now always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, whereas it used to be the Saturday before. But that's not specifically because of the 12-game schedule but because the Big Ten wanted to finish the regular season a week later to stay in the public spotlight.
|1 week 8 hours ago||I think Harbaugh's a decent||
I think Harbaugh's a decent man, too. Very, very competitve, yes. But not a bad guy.
|1 week 8 hours ago||If the rest of the league is||
If the rest of the league is willing to back us up - and they have no real reason not to, we're just trying to fix an imbalance in our schedule - he shouldn't draw a line in the sand over this. He got an extra home game against us in 2014 anyway.
If he's really intransigent about this, then fine, give them an extra home basketball game or something.
|1 week 8 hours ago||The main reason why a large||
But the problem of student no-shows (and very late arrivals) preceded the switch to general admission. In fact, the GA adoption was supposed to remedy the problem (though it obviously backfired).
For whatever reason, over the last decade it's become more common across the country for students not to come to as many football games as before, and to often arrive very late when they do. It's not strictly a Michigan issue.
|1 week 9 hours ago||This doesn't have to be a||
This doesn't have to be a huge battle. It really only affects two schools (U-M and MSU) and MSU would only be negatively affected for one season (giving up a home game). OTOH, Michigan would get to have a better home schedule every other year going forward.
ADs in the same conference normally get along with each other. (Apparently this was not the case under Brandon, which didn't help our cause.) If Manuel can play nice with the other guys, they shouldn't see any reason to be opposed. They wouldn't want the conference to screw up their home schedules, either.
|1 week 9 hours ago||This is a great solution.||
This is a great solution. Honestly, I'd consider emailing this to the AD.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Michigan's contract with||
In fairness, the contract allowed both teams to cancel the series, given three games' notice; it was simply ND who took advantage.
|1 week 1 day ago||Vive.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Get the pass!||
Get the pass!
|1 week 4 days ago||There's more to it than that.||
There's more to it than that. Erdogan's government has been gradually cracking down on alcohol, restricting advertising and sales. It's been expanding its support for Islamic education, including within the public system which had been previously secular. It is using public funds to construct a number of giant mosques, even in foreign countries, and has mused about converting Hagia Sophia back to a mosque. To describe Turkey as a secular republic at this point is a reach.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think they've elected other||
I think they've elected other Islamist leaders, but the military always stepped in pretty quickly.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, I figured it would||
Yeah, I figured it would eventually happen. There is considerable opposition to Erdogan but it's been too politically fragmented to capitalize, and has stood helpless as he's reformed state institutions to suit his needs. The military was the one thing he couldn't tame.
(Edit: or maybe he has tamed it?)
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah. He's been in power||
Yeah. He's been in power long enough to build up a cult of personality. There's also been a lot of migration from the countryside (Erdogan's power base) to Istanbul and Ankara, making those cities overall less opposed to his politics than they used to be. A generation ago the people of Istanbul probably would have heeded the military's call more readily.
|1 week 6 days ago||Erdogan already wields||
Erdogan already wields enormous power, though. I don't know how much more he can get.
Some foreign nations are expressing support for Erdogan. That could be a sign they expect him to prevail. If he were to be deposed, I'm not sure they'd shed many tears.