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|1 day 3 min ago||As someone who went to||
As someone who went to UMFlint and UM Ann Arbor, I speak from experience: The difference in student body academic preparedness and difficulty/rigor of classes is huge. The Ann Arbor campus is much "better" in these metrics. That doesn't mean a highly motivated and intelligent person cannot get an amazing education from the satelites, but anyone who has been to both would attest to the difference in the average student and the difference in the rigor of the classes.
I skated to a 4.0 at Flint and had to bust my ass harder than anything else in my life to get a 3.0 in Ann Arbor.
|1 day 42 min ago||Don't feed the troll... And||
Don't feed the troll... And Jim Rome is the king of trolls
|1 day 44 min ago||All your comments are in||
All your comments are in black and white. Sure, a college degree doesn't guarantee a job. Nothing guarantees a job. But neither is it a given that you must go into massive debt to complete school. A year of community college, working in summers and on weekends, moderate loans... You can pay for an elite education (if you have an elite public school in your state...) without help from parents and minimal loans.
I got a bachelor's and master's for about 70k in loans (after small scholarships, aid grants, and a lot of part-time job hours) . I almost decided to not get the masters, in which case I could have come out of undergrad with 35k in loans and a Comp Sci degree from michigan. This is just 4 years ago. The minimum payments on 35k in loans is something like $120 a month. That's less than a Comcast bill. So, let's not act like it is impossible to survive if you rely on student loans to pay a bulk of your college expenses.
|1 day 57 min ago||Uh oh, I took on 75k in||
Uh oh, I took on 75k in student loans, make less than 50k, am 4 years out from college and just got a mortgage. And I still have 50k in student loans.
I guess I'm fucked for life.
Students loans, like any other debt, can be a great investment if you aren't stupid and you work hard. I may be paying my student loans off for a total of 10-15 years, but I'm the first in my family to get a bachelor's degree (and master's), my job doesn't pay a ton but I love it, I live in one of my favorite towns in the world, and I just bought a condo. Life ain't bad despite taking out 75k in loans to have a job that will never come close to 100k per year.
Financial advice to college students: Just don't feel the need to keep up with the joneses and you'll be fine.
|1 day 1 hour ago||3:30 and 7:30 is a monumental||
3:30 and 7:30 is a monumental difference. Considering most tailgates would start at the same time (11ish) for either of those start times, one has 4 more hours of drinking. If you don't think there'd be an increase in drunkeness (both in quantity and degree) than you are kidding yourself.
|3 days 1 hour ago||This goes against everything||
This goes against everything I believe in. Next you'll tell me that the Statue of Liberty is fucking French or something.
|5 days 13 hours ago||If it were so much about||
If it were so much about alcohol, why were you allowed to bring in water bottles as recently as about five years ago? It's not like vodka was just invented. Still sealed water bottles used to be allowed. Nobody was going through the effort of trying to sneak vodka in by pretending it was an unopened water bottle. There's much easier ways to sneak booze in.
|1 week 1 day ago||Eh, don't crap on class C.||
Eh, don't crap on class C. Sure top to bottom, it's nothing spectacular when you're comparing to D1 recruits, but the top teams in the class (Detroit Consortium, Southfield Christian, Flint Beecher) are pretty good.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know what you're||
I don't know what you're talking about. The whole "sustaining" subsection was about cultivating true fandom and NOT treating fans like moneybags (ala the Detroit Pistons). It referenced how Michigan did this which allowed us to sustain fan interest despite craptitude (versus the PIstons who regularly played in front of tens of fans just 5 or so years after winning a NBA championship).
I guess he didn't come out and explicitly say "Creating good fan experience is paramount" but it was pretty much the basis of several paragraphs.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is his age showing, or is||
Is his age showing, or is your age showing?
I'm 28, meaning Toy Story the first came out when I was 7. You must be at least 33ish for Toy Story to not be in the arena of your childhood.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes and no. Now is the time||
Yes and no. Now is the time for one of those assistants to get a HC gig, be there for a couple years, and then be a prime candidate for Michigan when JB retires.
I'd be cool with handing the reins over to Lavall Jordan immediately, but ideally if Michigan ends up hiring one of these current assistants to take over, I'd rather have them get a chance to run the show somewhere else first.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||http://espn.go.com/espnw/news||
Need to cclick through for the video, but WELL worth it.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I'll say this much regarding||
I'll say this much regarding Roths: I started one 2 years ago and just bought my first house. I withdrew all my contributions to pay for the downpayment. No penalty, the money earned me some modest money while out in the market, then I pulled it. Like you said, you can't pull the earnings without penalty, though, but you are kind of hedging your bets. You get back what you put in for your kids and you earn on that money for your own retirement, I guess.
I look at the Roth as an emergency fund that can earn you some actual interest.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||the game is nowhere near||
Maybe there's something to this. Or maybe, just maybe, you're being nostalgic in your memory of prior NCAA basketball. Players today are many factors better than players 20 and 30 years ago.
You ask high school kids if they like college basketball and they idolize it. I think a lot of the complaining about sports, in general, comes with getting older and not being as invested in it anymore.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The Daily considers WBB to be||
The Daily considers WBB to be number 4. If they were good, that's the next sport with the most national media attention.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||In fairness, "the University"||
In fairness, "the University" didn't cancel it. The group that was sponsoring it cancelled it. As has been mentioned, actual University classes show much more controversial (albeit, older) films than American Sniper.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also, for those interested,||
Also, for those interested, here's a high school rule book. It's tough to find these online because they are actual publications and the NFHS sells them. However, I think the NCAA rulebook is online and easily found.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Disclaimer: Just trying to||
Disclaimer: Just trying to provide facts, not defending any offials in particular. I used to ref at a low college level (club, NAIA), now I stick to coaching because the travel is not as bad and it's more fun.
One thing people don't realize about basketball officiating: there's kinda advantage/disadvantage.
Emphasis mine. Now, there are directives every year: Focus on this, focus on that. There are what we call "automatics," that are fouls whether or not they actuall effect the play (prime example: two hands on the ball handler). However, it is encouraged at every level to let contact go that does not effect the result of the play. I remember getting evaluated and the #1 thing the trainers would mark you down for was weak and-1 calls. So, while there isn't true soccer "advantage," contact is supposed to put the offended player at some disadvantage to be called. Especially the lower the level of play.
THAT SAID: I would say the first one is now a foul, though I wouldn't be upset with a foul being called out of safety concern. The second one should be called because of an airborne shooter has the right to land unimpeded and, while the contact didn't prevent the basket, it did prevent "normal offensive movement", i.e. landing safely.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Every site is trolling for||
Every site is trolling for clicks today with their "Way Too Early Top 25" rankings.
So you admit this and still post a link to an article worth...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No, it's not. The top of the||
No, it's not. The top of the backboard is inbounds. As are the side and bottom faces. Only when the ball goes over the top of the backboard (through the invisible plane on the back edge of he top face) is it out of bounds.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How do you know nothing||
How do you know nothing happens? I'd bet you don't know the names of last nights officials without looking them up.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Was going to post this exact||
Was going to post this exact same thing. Time is not equal in importance during any game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know where you live,||
Don't know where you live, but I love MIchigan's 90 days of highs between 70 and 85. Rarely aboe 90. In fact, I can't imagine a better place for Summer than Ann Arbor (minus a beach, of course). The weather is simply perfect.
Yes, I know there are some rare locations that don't have seasons and don't have excruciating hot summers. They are, though, rare. Nothing is perfect and we can't all live in San Diego.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Tomorrow I'm heading to my||
Tomorrow I'm heading to my first opening day since... I don't remember the year. Carlos Pena hit a walkoff grand slam in extras. I think I was in 8th or 9th grade. Maybe younger. Crazy how time flies. Despite the subdued expectations for our Tigers, how the eff can you not be excited for a new year of baseball?!
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|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ultimate is pretty big on||
Ultimate is pretty big on campus and has been for nearly a decade. I'm surprised so many people didn't know exactly what the OP was talking about.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||So, in the pictures||
So, in the pictures themselves there is about 4 shades of yellow. How is that evidence that adidas is changing the color? Do you have evidence? Or did you just use a polarizing headline to get click? You should work at MLive.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You can be a nerd and an||
You can be a nerd and an athlete. I'm proud of my nerdiness and my love of athletics. I even lift! I'm just like Brandon Graham... But I don't play these Freemium games.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Your definition of||
Your definition of "overweight" is insane.
Plus, you're comparing a still from a TV commercial to a photo that is 99% likely to be massively photoshopped.
|5 weeks 25 min ago||I'm all for hearing your||
I'm all for hearing your argument, but...
This is a stupid argument. It's actually not an argument. It undercuts your point to say things like this that are obviously not true. Beilein's offense, for example, is fairly complex. It involves back screens, down screens, handoffs, ball screens and proper spacing and it hits you with all of those in a single possession.
NBA offenses are usually less scripted and more reads - reversal to a back screen into a ball screen - if they defend the screen in ways A, B, or C, attack in ways 1, 2, or 3.
And obviously, NBA shooters are better than NCAA shooters. Next, will you tell me that college shooters are better than high school shooters?!