further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|3 hours 16 min ago||Maybe not nowadays, but back||
Maybe not nowadays, but back then for sure. The 1971 basketball team was very good; it went 12-2 in Big Ten play, one game behind OSU. But back then only the league champ went to the Big Dance.
|5 hours 11 min ago||Many, many coaches have that||
Many, many coaches have that policy, including Ton Izzo.
|5 hours 18 min ago||I know, private school and||
I know, private school and all, but . . . yikes. $260,000 for four years of undergrad? That tuition bubble is getting awfully big.
|5 hours 21 min ago||And we don't know what the||
And we don't know what the guys were doing in December when we didn't have a coaching staff. I assume they were still working out with Wellman but I'd bet attendance was spottier.
|5 hours 27 min ago||Yeah, I'm pretty sure he||
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he never had an early departure before he came to Michigan. Now he gets them every year. He did come here in part because he thought he could recruit a higher caliber of player but still, I don't think he could have quite anticipated this.
|5 hours 37 min ago||And does Drake Johnson count||
And does Drake Johnson count as both a white player and a black player?
|5 hours 41 min ago||Besides the amateurism issue||
Besides the amateurism issue (which I agree is a factor), there are two other issues:
1) A lot of athletic departments are financially shaky as it is and to get into bidding wars for athletes would cripple their bottom line.
2) Competitive balance. The playing field isn't necessarily level to begin with, but allowing any school to pay what it wants would make it even more unlevel.
|5 hours 52 min ago||Gutz was hurt. Henne did||
Gutz was hurt. Henne did beat out Clayton Richard, though. Richard eventually focused exclusively on baseball and is still in the pros.
|5 hours 54 min ago||Gutierrez did, in fact,||
Gutierrez did, in fact, undergo shoulder surgery. The surgery didn't occur until midseason but by the end of fall camp, he had noticeably lost velocity on his throws and was shut down the final week before the season. He was going to be the starter otherwise.
|6 hours 11 min ago||Well played . . . there is no||
Well played . . . there is no NBA prospect named "LaVert."
LeVert will be a first-rounder if healthy, though.
|6 hours 13 min ago||That was basically the 2013||
That was basically the 2013 PSU football game on the hardwood.
|1 day 1 hour ago||We won that day without||
We won that day without making a single three. Wild game.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Yeah, I believe the photo||
Yeah, I believe the photo above is actually from the second steal. After the first one he got free for a fastbreak dunk.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Google translate delivers||
Google translate delivers this for the Turkish poster:
|1 day 2 hours ago||Problem is, coming out with a||
Problem is, coming out with a prison record might damage your chances of getting the wife/family down the road.
|1 day 2 hours ago||General Studies is||
General Studies is misunderstood. It isn't a set curriculum. Beyond your distribution requirement, you can take what you want if you're BGS. It's a way for people with unusual schedules (like having football practice from 2-6 every weekday) to design a course of study that interests them. I don't see why someone going through BGS would feel bitter about it.
Now, if you were nudged into Sports Management and Communications, I could maybe see it. But the guys who have to do that are the academically marginal ones. Even then, they have the chance to transfer into LSA if their grades are good enough.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Given that a lot of people||
Given that a lot of people are good at 3-point shots but no one is very good at halfcourt shots, I don't see how they are correlated. Heaving up a shot from the timeline is a pretty different kind of motion than shooting a 3.
|1 day 5 hours ago||That may be, but people still||
That may be, but people still choose where they're going to school. They can't choose which pro team picks them. And the difference in locker room atmosphere is something that pretty much every young pro talks about. They go from being close friends with their teammates to having teammates they have no relationship with off the court.
You don't have to be in college 3-4 years to get the experience, but once you give it up you can't get it back - not as an athlete anyway, and not even really as a regular student either. Being a 25-year-old taking summer school classes isn't really the same experience.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Because if given 10 chances,||
Not sure I follow. How does the payoff influence the odds? Are people more likely to make the shot if $20M is riding on it than if it's for nothing?
|1 day 5 hours ago||And when you get out, it's||
And when you get out, it's got to suck to have to explain that "gap in the résumé" to a prospective employer.
|1 day 5 hours ago||In terms of being a||
In terms of being a celebrity, maybe. But you might have a bunch of teammates that are 10 years older than you and don't want to be your friend. You may also live in a crappy city that you'd have never chosen if it were up to you. A lot of young pros talk about the isolation they feel in their new city.
|1 day 5 hours ago||It's funny that they felt a||
It's funny that they felt a need to clarify that it's a "white collar prison." I don't think the type of prison really makes that much of a difference in my decision-making here.
|1 day 6 hours ago||You would be set for life||
Well, you should be, but there are plenty of athletes/celebrities who've found ways to blow through even more than that.
|1 day 6 hours ago||If GRIII can stick in the NBA||
If GRIII can stick in the NBA beyond this season, I'll agree, but if he washes out, I'm not so sure. One year of an NBA minimum salary is nice but doesn't set you up long-term or anything.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't know of too many||
I don't know of too many Michigan guys that have graduated in three years. Four years, yes. But three is tough when you're an athlete and often can't even take certain classes during the regular school year because of your schedule - to say nothing of the time demand.
|1 day 6 hours ago||There's actually been a fair||
There's actually been a fair amount of smoke over the years about Duke's recruiting methods not necessarily being on the up-and-up.
Do not assume that no NCAA sanctions equals a clean program. Remember, the NCAA has no power to compel witnesses to testify, so in a typical investigation, everyone just clams up. We'd have gotten off for the Ed Martin scandal if the FBI (which does have that power) hadn't also been on the case.
|1 day 6 hours ago||He won't get his jersey||
He won't get his jersey retired until he graduates. I think that's the correct policy. We are a school, after all.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I'd be thrilled if he were to||
I'd be thrilled if he were to return, but we should have a strong team next year regardless.
|2 days 50 min ago||What Adidas taketh (closing||
What Adidas taketh (closing AAU recruiting doors in America), it giveth (opening them up in Germany).
|2 days 1 hour ago||Well done||
A few nitpicks though: the fig leaf looks a little too much like a ND shamrock; Bo sort of looks like he's wearing a dress; and Eve should be Sarah Harbaugh.