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|2 days 5 hours ago||Are you kidding me that post is off the charts|
|2 days 22 hours ago||a few things to consider||
It's insurance against a carrer ending injury - not a fall in draft stock.
It costs real money (20-30 thousand per year) at a time when the athlete has no income to cover such a cost.
Taken these two together Mitch McGary could have taken one of those polices out prior to this past season and he would have recieved nothing, even though he missed a year due to injury and has seen his draft stock slide.
This is for the program offered by the NCAA. The details for such policies vary.
A third thing to consider is to look at who the NBA drafts.
2013 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 5 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2012 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 6 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2011 5 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 3 were sophomores.
2010 6 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 5 were sophomores.
You have to be wary of giving NBA scouts too much film to pick you apart. This was his first season of not just a shooter, give them another year and they may see something they don't like.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think GRIII would be wise to go pro now||
His draft rating is based largely on his potential, if he stays in college too long the questions about why he can't sustain a high level of play are going to overshaddow that potential.
Just happy that nobody is looking in Derrick Walton's direction. He is gonna run wild in the B1G next season.
|1 week 2 days ago||In B1G play only||
More than 25 minutes per game and a usage of approxiamately 20% or higher
Kaminsky has been a more effecient scorer than Stauskas and with a higher usage. Ferrell, Marble, Harris and Ross have usages that are so much higher than Stauskas's usage that they should probably be put in a different table. (don't compare ortg accross usages, see the first note here)
Ferrell, Marble, Stauskas or Kaminsky would all be deserving of the award, though Stauskas's platform is essentially best offensive player on the best team.
As for coach of the year I have no idea how they pick those, but if you can go undefeated and win a national title in your second year with a football program and not win your conferences coach of the year award then it is probably not the sort of thing a reasonable person should spend much time trying to figure out. I'd vote Bo Ryan because he seems to be the only coach in the conference that has figured out that you should try to limit your opponents 3pt attempts.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's points created per 100 possessions used||
effective field goal percentage, free throw rate, offensive rebounding, assists and turnovers are all taken into account.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think Cuse is a lock for a 1 seed.||
But Arizona, WSU and Florida look very strong. Somebody out of Duke/Syracuse/Virginia is going to come out of the ACC looking very good. The Big East is going to have Creighton/Villanova. Kansas from the BigXII. I don't think I can see Michigan getting past all but 3 of those teams with the time left in the season to get a one seed. Wisconsin's overall profile is probably better than Michigan's at this point as well (wins over Florida, STL and @virginia probably make up for not winning the conference).
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you restrict your sample||
to B1G games, 25 min/game and greater then 20% usage then you get these top 10 offensive ratings:
This should probably be two seperate tables with Yogi, Ross, Marble and Harris as the high usage guys and Kaminsky, Stauskas, Dekker, Gesell, Hollins and LaVert as the less than high usage guys. Right now, if you are looking at high usage guys, it's Yogi Ferrell. If you are looking for most efficient, it's Kaminsky.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Corporations are people too||
So says Mitt Romney and the Supreme Court.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||All glory to the Hypnotoad.||
take your blame elsewhere.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't worry too much about Ohio State||
Wisconsin and Iowa just had bad shooting nights.
Iowa was 3/20 from 3 point range.
Wisconsin was 3/17 from 3 point range.
This isn't Ohio State turning a corner, it's everybody focused too much on wins and losses more than quality of play.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||better off ted||
True, but you still get two good seasons out of it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||serenity||
If you check out firefly, make sure to watch serenity also, it really explains a lot.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I like this little world you've created||
From now on everything I don't agree with has been done by members of rival orginizations. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Fickell has been co-dc||
at OSU since 2005 (except 2011).
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Whithers wasn't fired by OSU||
Might be the reason for no ceremony. He took the JMU head coaching position.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I've seen worse||
on Michigan. During games.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It was tough for them to meet in the ALCS before 1994||
what with playing in the same division and there being no wild card.
|10 weeks 36 min ago||Letting the team that was fouled inbound the basketball||
instead of shoot free throws has been tried. It was worse. Coaches, players and fans all hated it and the rule went away before even making it a full season. The team that is leading was constantly being fouled while trying inbound the basketball (which isn't always easy). So the choice for the team with the lead was keep trying to inbound the ball over and over again until you commit a turnover, or shoot your free throws.
The larger problem is that any game that is played with an official clock determining the conclusion of the game (with the exception of hockey) suffers from these types of problems when the clock winds down to the end of the game (or up in soccer, because almost everything about soccer is stupid. At this point they have seen hockey and how much better that version of the offsides rule works. Tthey have seen clocks that stop for stoppages in play and countdown allowing everybody to know how much time is left in the game. They just willing choose to do things poorly). Moving basketball and football to possession based game lengths would put an end to this type of crap and make basketball look more like basketball at the end of games. Mercy rules could also be put in place to prevent injuries to players when the outcome of the game has already been decided. Though even if you moved basketball to the possession based game length, you would still need the OP's rule so that when the offense needed three points, they could still have the opportunity to get three points.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||You, Strawberry. Hit a homerun.||
Brilliant strategy sir.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||31 points in the second half||
14 of those 31 points came in the final 50 seconds of the game.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Mr. Burns:||
Honestly, Spock, I don't know why Ohio State even bothers to show up. They barely even won.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Gene Stallings||
and his 1992 National Title would like a word with you.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||No||
What makes the rivalry great is playing with the big ten title on the line for both sides. Now we have to adjust that to playing with the big ten east division title on the line but that is the way the winds of college football blow. Purdue and Indiana can think about each other all they want, it's not going to be a great football rivalry until they both start playing great football.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||almost certain he meant||
2007 1 loss Ohio State that played 2 loss LSU in the title game.
2010 Wisconsin missed out on the BCS title game (but Oregon and Auburn were undefeated) Interestingly they were 5th in BCS, 4th in the AP and 4th in the Coaches. Potential playoff selection would have undefeated Oregon, Auburn and TCU (mountian west at that time). 1 loss Stanford, 1 loss Wisconsin (lost to MSU), 1 loss MSU (lost to Iowa), 1 loss OSU (lost to Wisconsin) to sort out for 4 teams. No matter who they selected a 1 loss power conference champion was going to miss the playoff.
At any rate, with a 4 team playoff and the push every season to get at least 2 SEC teams into it, 1 loss conference champions from the Pac 12, Big 12, Big Ten and the ACC will be in serious danger of missing the playoff.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||seriously though,||
We stink out loud
|13 weeks 6 days ago||yeah||
Am I the only one who thinks the fighting on the field was worse than the double bird on the way out? ABC is on a seven second delay, if the double bird was that terrible wouldn't they have blacked it out? Where is the apology from ABC/ESPN for broadcasting that most terrible of acts? Why isn't Desmond calling out ABC/ESPN for airing the act? I would think if Desmond worked for a company that brought acts like that into the living rooms of american families, DJ would have stepped in and flat out said 'Son, you are not working for these people anymore.'
Or maybe it was just a chance for some broadcasters to grab a little of that self congratulatory moral high ground. It must be valuable, because everybody on that set was scrambling to get it.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||clearly||
That would be "Sparts Illustrated". Cleo McDowell started it with the fast food money he was making in the 80's.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||Only two arguments I can think of||
1. Stats against big ten teams only puts Gordon at 903 yards on 125 carries (7.2 ypc). Hyde at 1249 yards on 160 carries (7.8 ypc).
2. Team success. Wisconsin lost twice, Hyde's team didn't. This would be a stupid reason considering this is an individual award and game outcomes relate to the entire team, but my guess is that some voters use it.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||Jim Bollman for coach of the year!||
^I never thought I would see the day that was written . . . even on the internet. Wow.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Basketball is tricky||
What if a Kansas fan is granted the same super power and decides to use it on the UM/KU tournament game. Then UM never makes the final and you will have wasted your change of one outcome.
Of course if an OSU fan is granted this super power and then uses it to triple stamp your double stamp of the football game, your choice is also wasted.
Man, the world is complicated with super powers . . .