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|2 min 45 sec ago||Interesting Move...||
I like this as well and think it might lead to some amusing interplay between two former teammates. It will definitely be interesting having two former players from the Bump / Bo transition doing the radio broadcast together. Brandstater on play-by-lay will be interesting, but the idea of Dierdorf doing the color commentary is something that I think I could get used to, I think. I look forward to hearing them this fall.
|2 hours 1 min ago||Another LSA Sophomore...||
I was an LSA sophomore too, but I was decided...
Also, someone had some select footage from the parade! I was there in the cold with everyone else...
|2 hours 26 min ago||Excellent News...||
Very cool news and congratulations on impending fatherhood to Trey Burke!
Yeah, I think we can get our foot in the door early in his recruitment, and as others said, another team of NBA legacies in Ann Arbor is definitely not to be scoffed at. Sounds like excellent long-term planning to me.
|5 hours 42 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I saw the title of this thread and thought, "I did?" at first, but in all seriousness, it's a pretty cool app from the look of it - here's the video that accompanies the article. Amazing stuff:
|7 hours 9 sec ago||Not Bad At All...||
I actually like these uniforms - they are very simple but also very modern and not at all overdone. The basketball ones in particular have a somewhat understated quality even, something that I always liked about certain uniforms through the years. In this case, I would have to say "Well done" to Nike.
|8 hours 51 min ago||Yes Indeed...||
As I recall, they managed to get a second shot in the first round thanks to the Richard Jefferson / Andris Biedrins trade. A few mock drafts still have the Jazz taking Dante Exum with one of those picks in the first, but the opinions seem to vary a little more on who else they would get. If we're talking Michigan products, I think the Bulls were a common theme for Stauskas in mock drafts, but of course, we won't know until the draft.
|16 hours 2 min ago||Good To Hear...||
This is excellent to hear, of course, and hopefully he will take on the leadership role as mentioned in the MLive article as I think it is not only needed, but that LeVert would be a good choice. He is also probably one of the more exciting players that Michigan has had in a while (and we've had several of these lately, of course) when it comes to what he can do, not to mention one of the most productive people on the team overall. LeVert's game is already pretty good, so seeing an even better version would be very nice indeed.
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|17 hours 4 min ago||Plain-Dealer Article...||
The Plain-Dealer did a writeup on this (HERE) as well.
According to this, he was indeed granted his release from his scholarship and will be visiting Kentucky's spring game. The article also mentions that since OSU will be shifting to more base defense, the need for safety depth is - in their view - reduced somewhat. This also means that OSU meets their temporary limit of 82 scholarship players (Thompson played in their Spring Game, and at the time they had 83 on scholarship).
|17 hours 10 min ago||Other Information...||
A little more background from NBCSports regarding Byron Wesley:
Wesley reached double figures in 26 of the 30 games he played in this season, scoring a season-high 31 in a win over Northern Arizona on November 15. That was one of two games in which Wesley scored 31 points this past season, the second of which being a win at Washington State on March 6. Wesley shot 46.7% from the field, 33.8% from three and 71.8% from the foul line as a junior.
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|22 hours 9 min ago||Was Wondering That...||
A quick scan of 247Sports shows that, among his offers, Northwestern, Maryland and Nebraska have offered him as well although they show as "cool". From the highlights on Hudl.com, it definitely would not be for lack of talent though. He looks pretty good, and his high school stats for the past two seasons are rather productive to date. As a sophomore and junior, he's 310-567 for 3,609 yards, 26 TDs and 9 INTs as a passer, but he also has 230 carries for 930 yards and 25 TDs on the ground.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Will Try To Get There...||
Thanks for the heads up. My wife and I were going to be in that direction anyway next Friday for a dinner so we'll have to swing by and catch Jordan after that hopefully.
I still think about what he said at the presser after the loss to Kentucky - "You just hope to leave it better than you found it", said in reference to the program. He has, and in part thanks to his own presence. He is one of my favorites definitely.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Dropping The Ball Indeed...||
"The detective handling the case waited two months to write his first report and then prematurely suspended his inquiry without informing the accuser. By the time the prosecutor got the case, important evidence had disappeared, including the video of the sexual act."
To me, one of the more egregious things about this. I mean, for any case, two months is too long, but when we're talking about something like what Winston is accused of doing, it floors me that someone would let it sit like that. From the sound of it, the investigation was then finally taken up on a report that was delayed two months. It definitely sounds like an all-around botching.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
Yeah, the Hoops Dreams video is a nice watch. I definitely would not mind what Dawkins could bring to the team based on that as well as other footage.
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|1 day 17 hours ago||At The Present Rate...||
Assuming the number of teams joining Division one does not, on average, outstrip the average addition of bowl games to the slate, then we're looking at close to total saturation in...oh...20-25 years, if I am guessing correctly. A bowl game between 3-9 teams seems like a strangely realistic possibility within the next 10-15 years or so now - I hope it is sponsored by One Hour Martinizing for some reason.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Detailing The Eating...||
Jon Solomon of AL.com had the breakdown that apparently was on the agenda at the NCAA committee meeting - the full article is (HERE).
Among other things, it allows for meals and snacks incidental to participation in times outside the season, including vacations provided there is a reason (like workouts) for the student to be on campus. Meals and snacks are also now unlimited at all conditioning, skill training and film review so long as they do not replace meals allowed as part of the scholarship. There are other details too in the article.
|1 day 20 hours ago||That's What I Thought...||
Around the time that Maryland and Rutgers joined the Big Ten, there were a few reports that between adding teams and the renegotiations of the television deals in a couple years that it was entirely possible to see a jump in conference revenue north of $100 million. As I recall, figures that were relayed to Maryland projected them making north of $40 million per year by 2017 as a full member of the conference just from TV revenue. Assuming it is comparable for the other member institutions just for that aspect of revenue, I could see the Big Ten holding onto this lead for a stretch.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Very interesting list, although I will say that was isn't at all shocking about it is that about 60% of the people on it are either in the NFL or MLB (I counted 8 for baseball and 8 for football). Even less shocking is that all but one of the football players are QBs, come to think of it. What I didn't apprciate before is the size of the difference between top pay in the NHL and top pay in the other 3 major sports - that was interesting to me.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Thanks To Them...||
It has been an enormous privilige to have Nik and Glenn represent this university over the last two seasons and a huge thanks to both of them for their time here. Their productivity will be missed, but the fact that we're sending to great players to the pros again helps Michigan's stature long term. I said it to someone last night, but NBA talent being developed in your program begets NBA-style talent coming to your program - it can only be a good thing.
Best of luck to both of them at the next level.
|2 days 55 min ago||NBC Sports Article...||
NBCSports.com talks a little about it here - LINK
The question "How desperate is desperate?" may have been answered by the Volunteers fans who were not fond of Martin actually:
But there was a push in Knoxville to let Martin go, particularly among the fanbase, who circulated a petition to fire Martin and hire Bruce Pearl that received 36,000 signatures.
Their way-too-early speculation mentions Gregg Marshall as a name to consider, as well as Mike White and Donnie Tyndall.
|2 days 2 hours ago||This Record...||
Perhaps it is just me, but this is one of those records that I was hoping would stand and that we would not see snow again this season, but then I forget the state in which I was born and raised and, for some reason, still live. I sort of see it like certain records or milestones in sports where they were set and you don't want to be that person - like the .215 lifetime batting average of Mario Mendoza.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
This is an interesting piece actually.
It seems to me that the relationship that the University has with the Ann Arbor area almost makes the Michigan Daily the logical successor to the Ann Arbor News in a way, especially now as regional papers like that are starting to have drastically reduced roles in their home communities. Actually, the ASU operation was something I was not aware of and found impressive actually, particularly having a Washington bureau for which journalism students get credit for manning. That's pretty awesome.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Optimism...||
For me personally, the thing that probably gives me the most optimism is simply the fact that the offensive line has been given a scheme and direction and a set of base plays to work from. They are young, but the fact that they've mentioned in interviews that they are picking up Nussmeier's scheme relatively quickly does give me a lot of hope that this unit will, given time, gel quite nicely. I don't know if I would expect a complete turnaround this year necessarily, but if it is true that they are learning as quickly as they have mentioned, then it may at least be better than we think now relatively speaking.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Over On Twitter...||
There were also various tweets alluding to how he had apparently had a further meeting with the coaching staff and, upon being dismissed, lost his shit and eventually had to be escorted away by campus police. If true, that's probably not the best impression to leave if you're being dismissed for "conduct detrimental to the team".
SBNation - HERE - also suggests that, at some point after the spring game, an incident in a parking lot added to the already big mess that was apparently Kelly's weekend. Their article also links some reports of Kelly's rather strange relationship with, well, everyone and everything from the sound of it.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Henderson really did an excellent job covering Detroit's financial woes, but beyond that and perhaps more importantly, he did an excellent job of making the issues accessible to people who had likely all but ignored Detroit over the last several decades or were not familiar with what has happened here. The care given to the writing was remarkable and did help drive home the point locally that we share in the city's fate.
Congratulations to him on some excellent coverage of a very real regional problem.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Either Way...||
If Nik does go, he goes with numerous awards and a pretty solid resume that will definitely get him some attention in the first round of the draft. If he did decide to stay, however unlikely this seems at the moment, that would be an immense help moving forward into next season. Either way, he is a great talent and definitely an incredible asset to any team as we have seen for ourselves.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Regarding Statistics...||
...but there's only a 10% chance that 50% of statistics are fabricated. If we charted the problem on a Pareto, we would find that 80% of the problems arise from 20% of what ESPN flashes on the screen in the vain hope of providing insight. Also, it is quite evident that 4/3rds of people have trouble with fractions.
|2 days 23 hours ago||The Unveiling...||
To be fair, the previous thread on this was before the revealing of what the "Tweak" actually was, and the speculation was actually precisely what it turned out not to be, as I recall. USA Today had talked to several players and deduced that this was in fact an overall mechanical change to their offense, if you will, and as it turns out, it was an adjustment to the behavior of one person. Interesting indeed.