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Lost in Champaign
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|31 weeks 4 days ago||If you have to ask if it's OK, it probably||
If you have to ask if it's OK, it probably isn't.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||This is one of those threads||
This is one of those threads that makes me wish I had enough points to up vote.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Agreed, kind of||
I have to agree with you 100% on this. I really don't care about point totals (you can see mine), but there has been a increase in the quality of posts and threads in general. As this change coincides with a relative lul in sports-related things to talk about, we'll see if this trend continues as people get more to talk about with the basketball team's performance and whether or not the football team can execute in the bowl game.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||One More||
As someone who mainly lurks, might I suggest getting rid of the feature where you automatically get 1 point for each post. I've see a lot of "new" posters quickly make a bunch of relatively useless posts just to hit that 100-point total to start making questionable threads that inevitably get taken down.
Making the point totals purely a factor of up/down voting would make that 100-point total mean a whole lot more and would probably reduce quite a bit of the bad threads that get taken down anyway.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Banner Quote||
Did Brian also take this opportunity to change the quote under the banner? Or was I just too oblivious to see when this happened/was mentioned earlier.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Johns Hopkins||
They should try to get JHU on board since they are affiliate members now.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||To add to the excitement,||
To add to the excitement, Men's Rowing just won their sixth consecutive ACRA national championship down in Gainesville, Ga! A strong showing from the entire squad was able to hold off a very good Virginia team, 46 of the 67 Michigan athletes came away with medals in their respective events.
1st varisty 8 came back for a poor race at Dad Vails to win the ECAC championship and ACRAs,
2nd varsity 8 won all three of their championship races over the last few weeks.
Freshman 8 took 3rd.
Freshman 2nd 8 took 2nd.
Both the freshman heavyweight and lightweight 4s took second.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||The big difference between||
The big difference between lacrosse and rowing is that the men's rowing team has already been a consistent top 15-20 over the last decade without varsity status. In fact, the only IRA teams that Michigan hasn't beat in the last 10 years are Washington, Cal, and Harvard.
If you want a good idea of what Michigan rowing would look like with varsity status, take a look at Wisconsin. No men's scholarships, but the supportive campus culture, facilities, sway with admissions, and lack of yearly dues payments allows them to recruit and hold onto high-level walk-on athletes who would otherwise not be accepted to the university or be dissuaded by shelling out money for what is really just an extracurricular activity when no scholarships are involved.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||From what I think I||
From what I think I understand (among all of the different reports), the man who was ordered to strip down was actually the carjacking victim/hostage.
It seems the cops were worried about explosive devices after the older brother was found to have them strapped to his chest after he died.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Other Sports||
As many others have stated, there is now a substantial amount of evidence to back up the fairly intuitive idea that repeated head trauma can have a long-term negative impact. Football players offer a large sample size for these recent headlining studies. My question is when will there be more of a focus on the other sports that involve any kind of contact. Even if you forget about things like boxing and martial arts, other sports like hockey and lacrosse probably have similar long-term effects. Hell, even soccer players are taught to use their heads to move the ball around regularly.
In the end (for better or worse), I don't actually see many changes into how any of these sports are played. There is already more of a focus on developing safer helmet and padding technology, and I expect that to continue.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Yup, they won in 2007 with||
Yup, they won in 2007 with just the Circle of Life.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Half Correct||
The young lion in the first half was one of the female coxswains on the team. The older lion that did the dancing and was held up at the end was male.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Leadership||
This kid has been invaluable over the last few years. So glad that he comes away with this recognition.
One thing that I think has been understated so far is how much senior leadership the team is losing after this year. Kovacs, Denard, and Lewan (assuming he is gone) all fit very naturally into that role. As an outside observer, I don't see many of the current juniors/sophomores filling that void. Jake Ryan might be an obvious choice, but this team is going to need others to step up like Big Will did this year.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I'm really looking forward to||
I'm really looking forward to reading what this kid has to say in the post game pressers over the next few years.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||My bad. I guess that I, along||
My bad. I guess that I, along with others who have brought this up, just never had a reason to pay attention to which hand he was holding the ball with until his throwing hand went numb.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||When he's had the ball the||
When he's had the ball the past couple of weeks, he's ALWAYS ran with it in his left hand. In addition to his lack of throwing during warm-ups, I have to believe that his right arm is still experiencing a lot of problems. I can only wonder if this has also compromised his ball security if he is always carrying with his less dominant hand.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Absolutely not. But if the||
Absolutely not. But if the country is trending toward 14-16 team superconferences and the B1G is forced to expand again, I have a hard time seeing us getting any significantly better schools.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||As someone currently residing||
As someone currently residing in Champaign-Urbana, I've seen a lot more hatred toward Michigan than Northwestern. They have the "muck fichigan" shirts in all of the store windows year-round.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I've been thinking about this||
I've been thinking about this for a while now, and there is definitely a problem that has developed over the last two years or so. I graduated last year, but for a few years now, I have noticed more and more students simply feeling apathetic towards football in general. Some people always showed up, and more are now than ever.