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|1 hour 20 min ago||I Would Agree...||
The playoff organizers stipulated that the Atlanta bowl’s name would have to become more in sync with the other five in the semifinal rotation, all of which include a traditional moniker as well as a corporate sponsor: Allstate Sugar Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio.
Yeah, if you read them as they are named, the format of the Rose Bowl name seems to sound better in this case. That being said, it is good to see the traditional name of the bowl somewhere in the name again, although the article seems to indicate that they could have very well gone in a totally different direction with this too.
|1 hour 53 min ago||Not Sure About This...||
I changed this thread title because I'm an idiot
This was a thread on the Slippery Rock, which was to be deleted at the request of its author since it has been covered (although not for a while now, to be fair). As for the repurposing, that's probably what the open thread is best used for, to discuss whatever.
|2 hours 6 min ago||Veggie Gardens, Etc...||
This weekend, possibly beginning with today if I can find the motivation, will be spent planning the vegetable garden that my daughter seems to want to start. We will actually sit down with some guides on things that will grow well in southeastern Michigan and I will let her select the veggies as well. I might tack on some that aren't fast-maturing so I can have a personal project, but in the case of my daughter, I an going to shoot for stuff that she can harvest relatively quickly (which, for some edible plants, is 60 days or so) so we can maximize the accomplishment here.
My other projected accomplishments are, as usual, sports, grilling and drinking with various family events built around that since it is a holiday weekend.
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|3 hours 10 min ago||More On Abdur-Rahkman...||
Here's some background on Abdur-Rahkman from an article earlier in the week - (LINK)
"As a senior in 2013-14, Abdur-Rahkman averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while leading Central Catholic to the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals. He earned his fourth straight PIAA Class AAA first-team selection, becoming the first ever four-time all-state selection in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley."
He has scholarship offers from Bucknell, Drexel, Lehigh, Harvard and Rice. Penn State and Boston College have also shown interest.
|5 hours 41 min ago||That Analogy...||
Actually, you wouldn't be the first person to bring up the Rodriguez thing here, and indeed, in a sense, what Beilein does is sort of like "spread basketball" in my opinion, for the reasons that you mentioned above. Not only does he adjust the schemes to fit his personnel, it seems like he will adjust it to fit the opponent's personnel inasmuch as possible too. It's why they've been able to maintain nearly the same average offensive efficiency all year, I would think - because they can essentially morph into something which maximizes their strengths while simultaneously attacking the other team. In other words, Beilein's teams are very good at imposing their will.
|15 hours 54 min ago||The Restrictions...||
USA Today actually had a piece a couple weeks ago where he actually expressed surprise at the restrictions placed on his transfer as it essentially limited him to Big Sky and Big West schools, as I recall. Given the limits, I am pretty sure that even Horace Greeley would have told this kid to go east.
|16 hours 31 min ago||Targeted Ads...||
Because I had recently been shopping for my wife's 10th wedding anniversary gift, my sidebar for the last couple weeks has been a combination of Zales and a few other stores. I actually haven't had a dating type ad like that, although whenever it is time to renew my alumni association membership, I somehow get the opportunity to meet local singles here in southwestern Wayne County. Not sure what the connection is precisely.
|18 hours 55 min ago||Had The Shirt...||
|21 hours 22 min ago||Just Yesterday...||
According to this, Beilein was asked about health being a consideration for McGary - HERE
He indicated that it likely would not be, and according to this piece, Mitch is progressing well enough if folks are to be believed, although this article mentions him as a 2nd round pick potentially. Some sites would agree, others don't - forunately, they are mock drafts, right?
In any case, as of yesterday, Mitch's dad was only saying that he is "back and forth" on the issue of declaring and has not really made any decision either way. Brendan Quinn does bring up something I'd rather forgotten about though:
Having lost the majority of his sophomore campaign to injury, McGary is eligible for a medical redshirt to retain his lost year of eligibility. While most assume it's a foregone conclusion that McGary will not spend four years at Michigan, a redshirt would serve as a logical contingency plan should he return to school.
|21 hours 43 min 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.
|23 hours 42 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...
|1 day 7 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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:
|1 day 4 hours 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.
|1 day 6 hours 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.
|1 day 13 hours 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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|1 day 14 hours 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).
|1 day 14 hours 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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|1 day 19 hours 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.
|2 days 38 min 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
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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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|2 days 15 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.
|2 days 17 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.
|2 days 18 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.
|2 days 19 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.