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|16 hours 39 min ago||The hipster vibe is strong in||
The hipster vibe is strong in this thread. (Or do hipsters still stick to PBR?)
|17 hours 17 min ago||You can drive from Wichita to||
You can drive from Wichita to Vegas in three hours? Might want to watch your speed...
|17 hours 19 min ago||The winner of this is UNLV||
Eh, 10 years from now they'll be demanding an on-campus stadium. Shared stadium arrangements never work out well for the college team.
|17 hours 21 min ago||We were NEVER on par with||
|18 hours 36 min ago||Do you think Kansas isn't||
Do you think Kansas isn't getting an "assist" right now?
|21 hours 47 min ago||Beilein on Matthews: He's||
Beilein on Matthews:
Let's hope he is not just channeling his inner Fred Jackson.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Hard to imagine he was||
Hard to imagine he was unaware of the tornado when the headline of the linked story he shared mentions it.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I would be careful of||
I would be careful of assuming that any NCAA investigation proves that a program is "clean," given that the NCAA can't compel people to testify. "Failed to prove the program was dirty" is a more precise interpretation.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Any bad news for Columbus is||
|1 day 14 hours ago||Just glanced at the stats.||
Just glanced at the stats. The two teams have combined to grab 52 rebounds in 24 minutes. Tells you something about their shooting prowess.
|1 day 14 hours ago||One might say it's a rather||
One might say it's a rather traditional event. Unlike others, too.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Most of these guys were born||
Most of these guys were born in 2000. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around that one. They were born after Tom Brady finished his college career!
|1 day 15 hours ago||You know, I thought the whole||
You know, I thought the whole "Ypsitucky" thing was just an odd joke until I lived there for a year and couldn't believe how many of my neighbors were, in fact, from that state or had family there. I understand it's similar in "Taylortucky."
|1 day 15 hours ago||Well, we actually played||
Well, we actually played South Carolina this year and lost by 15. It was in December, and on the road, but I think they were a tricky matchup for us.
|1 day 15 hours ago||If it's a scandal for a||
If it's a scandal for a French-speaking player to major in French, how does he feel about the hundreds of thousands of Americans who major in English?
If the guy was taking a bunch of 100-level courses that'd be one thing, but majoring in a foreign language means taking upper-level courses that are normally conducted entirely in the language and cover adult-level readings. A native speaker would have a leg up but would still have to put in some effort.
|1 day 17 hours ago||They're not going to||
They're not going to manufacture every jersey number. That's a waste of money for the apparel company.
You'd have a situation where the couple of guys on the team whose jerseys are for sale get their cut and no one else does.
|1 day 17 hours ago||To say that they "speak||
To say that they "speak better than Americans" is an overstatement. Writing something down is a little different than speaking in a rapid, natural conversation.
I would say that a lot of Europeans have achieved about a conversational level of English, where you can understand the gist of what they're saying, though they'll make some grammar/pronunciation errors, have some gaps in their vocabulary, and probably need you to repeat yourself sometimes. The Europeans I met who were fully fluent had usually spent time in an anglophone country beforehand.
Wagner himself has acknowledged that he wasn't fully comfortable speaking in English when he came and has gotten much better through immersion. I'm guessing he could probably read and write pretty well though. That's typically how it is for a lot of foreign students.
|2 days 8 hours ago||That third paragraph - wow. I||
That third paragraph - wow.
I knew their reputation for underachievement, but I didn't realize it was that bad. I'm almost surprised that the committee keeps giving them #1 seeds.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Think of guys like LaVell||
Think of guys like LaVell Blanchard, Daniel Horton, Dion Harris - all those who played under Ellerbe and Amaker. They'd have killed for one tourney appearance. It's nice that the bar has been raised.
|2 days 9 hours ago||It's a little different in||
It's a little different in basketball where games turn on a razor's edge.
In 2013, we needed a 28-footer to tie Kansas before winning in OT.
In 2014, Kentucky's Harrison drained a 3 at the end to beat us.
This year, Walton (after carrying the team on his back all tournament) missed a good look at the buzzer.
|2 days 10 hours ago||They leave the program with a||
They leave the program with a Big Ten regular season title, BTT title, two appearances in the Sweet 16 and one in the Elite Eight. Not too shabby.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Well, Tom Izzo loses his "We||
Well, Tom Izzo loses his "We lost to a national champion" excuse. And Purdue can't be feeling good about themselves.
We can be disappointed that we're not still playing, but we come away from this validated as a team and program. For the third time in five years, we had a Final Four-caliber team. That's impressive. We might next year, too.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Yeah, I don't know that we||
Yeah, I don't know that we would have matched up with Kansas quite as well as Oregon. Though I did think Kansas was the kind of sloppy, dependent-on-transition team that Beilein's teams often do well against.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I think it says something||
I think it says something about what a coach John Beilein is.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Not sure why some in this||
Not sure why some in this thread seem to be downgrading Oregon; they look like a complete team to me, without any major weaknesses. It's hard to believe they're playing without one of their top players.
|2 days 10 hours ago||OTOH, a lot of guys seem to||
OTOH, a lot of guys seem to have rough shooting nights against Oregon's D.
|2 days 11 hours ago||To be fair, we could have||
To be fair, we could have lost either of our first two games, too. March Madness is a fickle beast.
|2 days 11 hours ago||We may not feel too happy at||
We may not feel too happy at the moment, but how must Purdue fans feel? They were consoling themselves with the idea that they just ran into a buzzsaw.
This adds evidence to the argument that we were the Big Ten's best team at season's end.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I'm not sure we're better||
I'm not sure we're better than Oregon, but I think we are very comparable to them - as our game showed.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I guess I'm going to root for||
I guess I'm going to root for Oregon. Make our loss look better.