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|28 min 39 sec ago||Here's The NCAA Handbook...||
Well, here is how they put it anyway, if you're interested in the official definitions.
13.02.5 Periods of Recruiting Activities.
13.02.5.1 Contact Period. A contact period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations.
13.02.5.2 Evaluation Period. An evaluation period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective student-athletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period.
13.02.5.3 Recruiting Period—Men’s Basketball. In men’s basketball, a recruiting period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. (Adopted: 10/27/11 effective 8/1/12)
13.02.5.4 Quiet Period. A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the institution’s campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.
13.02.5.5 Dead Period. A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective student-athlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 220.127.116.11 for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 18.104.22.168, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective studentathlete during a dead period. (Revised: 1/11/94)
Note the revision date on the definition of "Dead Period". I chuckled over that - I don't think I've sent a formal, handwritten letter in nearly 15 years or more.
|1 hour 13 min ago||If It Comes To That...||
If it comes to that, it is entirely possible that PeterKlima will not have any points left inside a week or so. I actually thought about making that adjustment myself yesterday, but he promised to be done after what he seemed to believe would be a number of posts sufficient to illustrate his point, whatever that point was (I honestly have no clue).
As a general note, hopefully people keep the Greek bashing or marginalization of the behavior or anything that has created tension in similar threads in the past week out of it entirely (ideally) or at worst to a minimum. It's news, it reflects on Michigan, but most of the threads on this topic have been painful reads because of some ill-conceived remarks.
|4 hours 10 min ago||In another message,||
In another message, Fitzgerald says: “I really want to challenge you to come out to support the Wildcats as we move forward to getting back to a championship level ... you’re part of the solution. We need you to continue to be a season ticket-holder and find a friend or two -- or 20! -- to be season-ticket holders, too.”
I actually really like this one in particular because it gives fans a sense of shared ownership in the program and its ultimate success, which makes it much more personal. It's an appeal to emotion, sure, but a pretty positive and effective one if you're a Northwestern fan / alum, I would imagine.
|12 hours 16 min ago||The MLive Piece...||
The MLive piece can be found here - LINK
In Weaver's own words:
"After conversations with my family and God I am announcing that I will be reopening my recruitment and decommitting from the university of Michigan," deWeaver wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to everyone who supported me and still supports me through this decision. #GodBless."
Per other tweets, he met with some position coaches at Kentucky today actually.
|12 hours 31 min ago||Great Moment...||
As I recall, our conference record when that game began was something like 1-6 and we finished the conference schedule at 9-9. In the grand scheme, it seems sort of "meh" on the surface but it was a 8-3 run and Michigan basketball, at the moment of that three, seemed to find something that it had not had in years to that point - a confidence and a "can do" sort of attitude that seems to resonate even today.
EDIT: Bah, I say "when that game began" and proceed to quote the record when the game was over. Thanks to snarling wolverine for pointing it out. Corrected.
|12 hours 48 min ago||As A Note...||
As a minor note, we talked a bit about this in my podcast (well, the one I am getting off the ground) last week - a 12-16 seed in the tournament going back a decade or so has anything from 16-20 wins depending on the overal quality of the field that year. An 11-7 conference record stands a realizable chance if you can pick off some top conference teams, although a deep run in the tournament might be a different discussion obviously, at least by the numbers.
|13 hours 54 min ago||My Hope...||
I hope we beat them. It kind of feels like this....
|13 hours 59 min ago||Four Factors At The End...||
eFG% - 54.35%
OREB% - 25.00%
FTR - 17.39%
TOV% - 20.79%
eFG% - 34.69%
OREB% - 22.22%
FTR - 28.57%
TOV% - 15.35%
|15 hours 7 min ago||Funnily Enough...||
eFG% - 52.27% (this is an actual calculation, not a guess)
OREB% - 15.38%
FTR - N/A
TOV% - 21.43
PPP is 0.88 and the A/T ratio is 1.17.
eFG% - 29.63%
OREB% - 25.00%
FTR - 14.81%
TOV% - 9.45%
PPP is 0.68 and the A/T ratio is 1.67.
|15 hours 55 min ago||Comparison Stats For The Board...||
Make your own Walton-less adjustment, of course....
|16 hours 7 min ago||As A Result...||
|16 hours 44 min ago||Mr. Spots...||
Now that would be a nice scene at Mr. Spots...two generations of Wheatleys with steak hoagies, or perhaps the Philly Original. Maybe some cheese fries too. Great, now I am hungry too.
Sure, they deliver, but would they deliver all the way to Romulus from S. State?
|19 hours 1 min ago||Just A Guess Here...||
Just a guess here, but I believe the appropriate reply is:
|20 hours 2 min ago||Welcome Back....||
I am glad to see that we've decided to come back with a non-Harbaugh handle this time, if indeed you are "_________ For Harbaugh". The general disdain for everything is what gave it away, I think.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: Frank Gallgher is apparently gone.
|21 hours 11 min ago||Good To Know...||
I'll have to get it off the iPad when I get home - I hardly ever use it anyway, especially now that I am convinced that the in-game highlights to which it occasionally links will now include video of locker room attendants going to the bathroom on their way to deliver equipment. That aside, this has a very NFL feel to it - nice enough on the surface but something incomprehensibly dumb just beneath it.
|21 hours 49 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|21 hours 52 min ago||Pretty Quiet...||
I don't think that very many players said much during the search other than at certain points near the end of it when it was fairly clear that Harbaugh was happening, and there really hasn't been a lot of chatter since unless I've missed something.
I am sure more news along this front will start to trickle down as we head towards Spring Practice, but I will admit that I am enjoying the calm and the occasional bits of recruiting news for now. NSD might be interesting around here, but the fact we're in a rather quiet stretch is something I take as good news really.
|22 hours 14 min ago||That Last Point...||
That is the question I was going to chime in with actually - I do not understand PeterKlima's vitriolic stance when it comes to this topic at all. It's allowable discussion here and I think we care because it gives the University a bad rap even if it was the actions of a few, as you-know-who would so strenuously remind us.
I've actually fielded some requests to clean this thread up a bit, but it is such a confused thread at certain points because of some rather strong feelings on the subject that I am honestly not sure how I would approach that.
|23 hours 27 min ago||Indeed He Is...||
He is indeed the President of Youngstown State, and actually, I think we might be coming up on his first year anniversary in the spring now, and he might have been in the position sooner had YSU not had the brief tenure of Randy Dunn sandwiched in there - there was a rumor that Tressel was the favorite initially to replace the President (I forget the name) who was retiring in 2013. He was up for the same position at Akron too.
|1 day 40 min ago||I Will Admit...||
I will admit that I had a chuckle at the expense of the NFL (this happens a lot lately) when it turned out that they spent money and manpower investigating someone who, as it turns out, had to simply use the bathroom. If the inflation of that poor dude's bladder is worth the NFL's time, then I can show you an organization that has zero perspective on what is important.
|1 day 47 min ago||The Kicker...||
These are more or less the thoughts I had as well. Buried in that tirade were legitimate criticisms of the NFL and its policies towards various things and its lack of policies on a few other things, but I had to pretty much stop taking it too seriously when she started equating the removal of a paid appearance and now the lack of the Pro Bowl MVP award (and associated truck) equates to "shitting" on someone who makes a ton of money as it is.
In addition to your examples, when you live on a street with a lot of auto employees who had to endure the pain of large corporate bankruptcies, layoffs and in some cases, having to move or lose their home (some of these houses remain vacant six years later too), your perspective on what it means to get shit on changes a little as well.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I'll Admit...||
I will admit that I get about as adventurous as Coke Zero and haven't had a bowl of ice cream at all in about five or six years now. Of course, the affection for beer probably negates most of the health-related moves I have made over the last 10-15 years or so. I try to look at that as somehow having a small slice of bread with my dinner, but then sometimes I find myself several "slices" in after dinner now and again.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
|1 day 4 hours ago||We'll Leave It...||
Being that it is a relatively slow time around here, I suppose we can leave it - don't worry about it, OP. That being said, I don't know that I would ever have the courage to eat one of these with my family's history of heart issues, so if anyone can down one and not feel like they've just put their life in jeopardy, more power to you.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Perhaps He Did...||
Perhaps he did, but then again, it must be very difficult to decide which outift to wear to an MGoEvent generally, particularly if you're one of the resident trolls / less-than-useful posters. I mean, do you show up dressed as a Borg, or Spock, or Voltron.....the decision is a difficult one I am sure. My personal vote is Voltron. He needs to come dressed as Voltron so we know at an MGoEvent.
|1 day 13 hours ago||In SE Michigan...||
In my home in SE Michigan, living about a mile or so south of the main tower at Metro Airport, it is 17 degrees, clear for the most part, and rather dry. Indeed, we're not expecting measurable snow until Thursday here. For the MGoCommunity on the eastern seaboard, stay safe, don't go out unless there's nothing else for it, and drink and stay warm in general.
|1 day 15 hours ago||About This...||
If we're going to talk about favorite memories of recent note, this would definitely be among them for me. It might very well stand as the one of the more amusing highlights of the 2010-2011 season, at least in my own estimation. More importantly, the swagger that emerged during this particular MSU game was very, very nice to see. They won and they seemed to know they would too.
Also, who would dare to forget....
|1 day 16 hours ago||Well...||
Well, I was hoping to help by having the embed display the tweet itself, just to spruce it up a bit for the OP. Apparently, getting social media to work in the OP is trickier than I first thought, so sorry about that. My bad.
It seems like the signs point to him staying with Nebraska, although this is another case where I would not mind my gut being wrong. Of course, having a stomach virus at the moment, my gut is all sorts of wrong anyway.
|1 day 18 hours ago||On Hand...||
On hand was Willie Brown too....
|1 day 19 hours ago||Embedding Tweets...||
It's pretty simple if you're looking to just embed tweets. Under the tweet you wish to post there should be an ellipsis, which is actually a drop-down menu. Select it, select "Embed Tweet" and then copy the code that appears. After that, come back here and switch your reply box to "plain text mode", then paste the code into the box and add whatever additional information / title you want and then hit "Save".