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|2 days 17 hours ago||Not when you're under federal Title IX investigation||
Not when you're under federal Title IX investigation and have just been accused of sexual assault in the past year with a possible civil trial pending.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I guess that makes sense||
I still found it kind of surprising though due to the high percentage. I only looked at a handful of schools, but I haven't come across another one like it.
Michigan applicants are also overrepresented in the analysis so that may have something to do with it as well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||True||
But I don't think you are going to find many major PhD granting universities that have that in common with MSU.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not really.||
Some of those kids probably got scholarships. The surprising one to me was that 56% (of only 18 students though) chose Lansing Community College over MSU. LOL.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It seems that may be a theme in a lot of our current scheduling||
Brandon has scheduled App State, BYU, Oklahoma, and if the rumors are true, Texas for upcoming games. We have losing records against all those teams. If Brandon is pursuing those teams, look for Toledo, Army, Arizona State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, UNC, South Carolina, and Tennessee in the near future.
I think the reference to losing record in the article meant App State is the only team we play in 2014 that we have a losing record against.
|3 weeks 5 min ago||Pretty poor oral history||
Really not much substance to the piece. Usually oral histories give you a lot more than that. Can't speak for the Appalachian State side, but Greg Mathews, Carlos Brown, and true freshman Donovan Warren were probably not the best sources for that story. Warren was playing in his very first game at Michigan, and Mathews & Brown were not major contributors that year. Really would have liked to hear from Mike Hart who was injured during the game, Lloyd Carr, and Ron English. Shawn Crable, Jamar Adams and Brandent Englemon probably would have been better from the defensive side.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||More Woodson|
|3 weeks 1 day ago||John Anderson got it right||
USC looks like a clown college right now
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not only that||
You don't get high ankle sprains from that kind of fall. Calcaneal fractures are usually the injury you see when someone falls from a height and lands on his feet (assuming that is what his story is and the only one that makes sense based on the injury he has reported). If one of his ankles buckled on the landing, I think an ankle fracture or low ankle sprain would have been more likely, but it probably wouldn't have been in both legs.
I also thought this story seemed suspicious from the begininng.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So does Justin Verlander||
Pitchers age. Fister is 30 and scheduled to be a free agent after 2015. It was not a bad time to trade him while his value was high. The point I was making is that people are looking at this trade more negatively because of the big year Fister is having this year in the NL. Fister's yearly stats had been on a downward trend since the Tigers acquired him 3 years ago, and Drew Smyly's stat line this year is not much different from Fister's last year with the Tigers.
Should the Tigers have gotten more back in the trade? Definitely. But I don't think they miss Fister much at all on the field.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not a great return on the trade||
but let's not overrate Fister here. Smyly has been pretty good this year, and the 5th starter is not the reason the Tigers have imploded. And you have to account for pitching in the NL. It's hard to say what kind of season Fister would have had in the AL, but it's quite possible it wouldn't have looked much different from Drew Smyly.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Kind of disagree||
I'm not sure what wearing pads has to do with illegal contact. There is no reason a DB should be mugging a WR 10 yards down the field. I have no problem with any contact that does not impede a WR from running his route, but after 5-10 yards, there is no reason a DB should be pushing/mugging a receiver downfield running a route. I think there is a middle ground, and the NFL is definitely closer to the ideal than the college game on illegal contact.
Illegal contact by DBs is like clutching/grabbing in college basketball. It allows players with inferior skill/talent to muck up the game and keep skilled/athletic players from playing the game.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Illegal contact does not exist in college football||
Illegal contact rule is unique to the NFL and does not exist in college football. As long as you are in front of the receiver and the ball is not in the air, the defender is allowed to push and make physical contact with the receiver in college.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think that is going to be a trend nationwide||
Until college football starts enforcing illegal contact like the NFL, the number of college defenses taking advantage of physical press coverage will continue to grow.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||May want to wait until something official comes out||
Don't even know what the scandal even entails at this point. I doubt it will have much effect at all though on recruiting.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||This could be even bigger than reports so far||
May involve former players as well.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Wow.||
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Field hockey players are not going to get paid||
Did you read anything I posted above? Of course nonrevenue sports are going to take a hit in their budget. But the leap you are making is ridiculous. Most schools in Division II and III LOSE money on intercollegiate sports. Michigan will still make money even after stipends to revenue athletes. Nonrevenue athletes are not going to get stipends--this was just posturing by the NCAA in the O'Bannon trial. The budgets for nonrevenue sports are going to get tightened, but there will still be plenty left in the pot after stipends to support nonrevenue sports.
Harvard competes in 42 varsity intercollegiate sports, the most in Division I. MIT competes in 33 varsity intercollegiate sports, the most in Division III. Michigan only competes in 27 varsity sports. If these schools that make no money off football and basketball can field more nonrevenue sports than Michigan, I think Michigan with close to $150 million revenue off athletics will be just fine.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Ridiculous||
You do realize there are hundreds of schools (all of Division II and III) that make no money off intercollegiate sports. It just means that the nonrevenue sports will no longer have these opulent centers and facilities, travel budgets will be reigned in, and coaching salaries will take a big hit. Division I nonrevenue sports will have to adapt some to the model of Division II and III. The biggest change may mean there will be a reduction in scholarships available to nonrevenue sports. But Division I schools will still have way more to spend on nonrevenue sports compared to Division II and III even with stipends to athletes in revenue sports.
If anything, I think the changes to the NCAA will be good for Michigan's competitiveness in the long term. There are few Division I schools that can compete with Michigan's combination of academics and athletic budget/facilities which should help recruit better prospects in the future. And having stipends for football and basketball players should level the playing field between schools that play by the rules and those that don't which should lessen the impact of some of the shady recruiting in revenue sports.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Both sides are still playing a game of chicken||
Unless I am mistaken, Monroe has only informed the Pistons he "intends" to sign the qualifying offer. He still hasn't signed it, and doesn't have to for a month or two. I think Monroe and his agent are hoping this threat forces the Pistons to trade him now. Long term I don't think Monroe is in Detroit, but I still have my doubts on whether he actually signs the qualifying offer.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Totally different situation though||
Robinson has only been recruited for the last month or so. His head coach at Williams left for Marist in the middle of June. He probably didn't put feelers out to transfer until July. It's quite possible more schools would have gotten involved if his recruitment was longer (remember Creighton called about him but he never even ended up visiting), and how do we know for certain more schools didn't call? Add in the fact the kid is high level student and may have been looking at only good academic schools, and you have a pretty unique recruitment that you can't compare easily to other transfer situations.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||He's not just a good DIII player||
He may have been the best returning player in DIII this year--as only a sophomore. As I posted above, what do offers in high school matter anymore? The data point we should be working off is his performance last year in Division III.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think his high school recruitment matters much anymore||
Duncan Robinson is one of the best players in D-III basketball. He was arguably the best player on a team that played for the D-III National Championship as a freshman and an All-American in D-III last year. I would argue that the competition in Division III is better than most high school basketball especially considering what he accomplished as a freshman.
Emphasizing a point Brian made last year, is there any considerable difference between lightly recruited Spike Albrecht and McDonald's All American Tyler Lewis? Does their high school recruitment even matter anymore? I think the only data point that matters here for Robnson is his performance on the D-III level.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Duncan Robinson transfer maybe doesnt happen without Joe Dumars||
Dumars' firing from the Pistons started the domino effect leading to Robinson's head coach at Williams leaving for another job.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah but||
there is huge difference between a cheap recruiting photoshop and a permanent display. I am guessing the permanent display had to pass through multiple levels of approval before it got made.
For instance, Florida fixed this one before someone hung it on the wall:
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Bruce Feldman did an article on this last month||
Many players get the permanent disability insurance, but the loss of value insurance is additional policy you have to buy that can be very expensive. The Student Assistance Fund has existed for a while, but it has only been a recent development that schools have begun using it for loss of value insurance policies. The Student Assistance Fund has a yearly limit set by the NCAA (the SEC allotted $350,000 per school last year) and can be used for a variety of purposes (travel, clothes, post-eligibility financial aid). I think this is a good development for the players though as the schools should be paying for these.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like a tib-fib fracture||
Won't know for certain until official diagnosis, but it looks like a tibula-fibula fracture--the same injury that Fitz Toussaint suffered in 2012 and Kevin Ware in 2013. Significant injury, but the recovery is much better than what one would expect compared to how gruesome it looks. He could be back in 6-9 months.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||And possibly Tyriq Thompson as well||
Thompson will be at BBQ today and will choose his school before the season.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan State fans right now||
after losing Brian Cole to Michigan and Josh Alabi to OSU in last 24 hours:
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Congrats to her||
Not a fan of CrossFit but whatever motivation people need to get in shape I am not going to hate on. Kipping pull-ups are an abomination though. Kenny Powers, your thoughts?