that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|2 days 16 min ago||Who wouldn't be a regular Final Four contender||
if given Kentucky's talent? Calipari could disappear and let his assistants run things and they still would have been favored.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Caris grew after arriving here.||
It's not uncommon for a 16 year old to keep growing taller. I grew a lot after my 17th birthday.
|2 days 1 hour ago||So what? We'll either have Irvin or his replacement in 2016.||
|2 days 7 hours ago||He still has to get through the NCAA clearinghouse.||
That's not automatic for foreign recruits and the result isn't known yet.
|3 days 2 hours ago||When Hatch got in a game early, I thought that||
was a pretty good indication this might be his only year on scholarship. He seemed like a certain redshir candidate otherwise.
|3 days 2 hours ago||That assertion was just wrong, but I don't think Hatch||
becoming a walkon is realistic. That would indicate that he thinks he can play well enough to contribute to the team. If that's the case, I expect Beilein would keep him on scholarship. If Austin doesn't think he'll recover to the point of playing high D-1 basketball, that's when he'll be offered the medical hardship. I'm certain they have already discussed this. I can't imagine Beilein recruiting for his spot otherwise.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I don't believe that's true at all.||
Scholarships go to the walkons that contribute the most. Kovacs, for example, made the team in student tryouts. Being a preferred walkon means you're guaranteed a spot on the team.
|5 days 7 hours ago||You're absolutely right that Meyer didn't oversign at Florida.||
Was that due to Florida's policy or his own? There has been talk that Meyer was unhappy that he was put at a relative disadvantage in the SEC because of that policy. From where I sit, he's now at a place that lets him do whatever he wants as long as he wins.
|5 days 7 hours ago||They certainly wouldn't prevent OSU from releasing||
that bit of news, nor Dean's family from releasing the results, would they?
|5 days 17 hours ago||Dean's family has gotten a second opinion||
that says otherwise. Will OSU agree to get another opinion from a respected and independent source? If what you say is true, that should take care of the bad publicity in a hurry.
|5 days 19 hours ago||This is so completely different as to be utterly ridiculous.||
We are only over the limit if you count scholarships for 3 walkons. Then we're 1 over. We can wait until fall for attrition to open that last one up. I'd be shocked if the staff didn't already know about at least one player that won't be back. Worst case scenario probably doesn't even apply, but it's about rewarding walkons.
OSU is over the limit not counting any walkons who may deserve scholarships. They absolutely have to get to 85 by fall. On signing day, Urban admitted he didn't know how they would get there, but there were some injuries to consider. Does anyone believe their medical decisions aren't affected by their oversigning?
|5 days 20 hours ago||Hardaway had no chance of getting drafted||
after his sophomore year. He didn't go in the first round the next year because he got some exposure in the title run. He was already on the NBA's radar and moved up after the combine and workouts.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I'll go with the under, but whoever commits will be a||
surprise, so Ace won't have any Hello posts ready to go.
|1 week 4 hours ago||To be fair,||
Harbaugh knows Hoke pretty well and is relying on his players. Moeller and Carr were on Bo's staff when Jim played and they are still in town. Does he know RR at all? Probably not.
|1 week 1 day ago||We did have a soccer player join the team for||
spring practices. He would count against the 85 scholarship cap if he played in a game, but was allowed to practice as a walkon.
Nebraska used to have a big walkon program of in-state players. I'm not sure if it was funded like Alabama's. The rules for scholarship athletes from other sports are clear. I think you're right about how they would treat walkons who came in on academic scholarships.
None of this applies to Hatch, though. The school can't substitute a different type of scholarship to free up a roster spot and keep him eligible.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm afraid Brian bungled the question about whether||
Hatch could become a walkon. The rule he cited was about scholarship players in non-revenue sports participating in football or basketball. If they were recruited in a revenue sport, they can't become walkons. That would be a way for schools to skirt the scholarship limits. I don't know of any rule against players giving up their scholarship to become walkons. It happened at Syracuse a few years ago too.
It is an obvious rules violation to give Hatch money to become a walkon though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Responsibility goes both ways.||
No one is claiming that the shooter isn't responsible for his own actions. But bars and their servers have a well established legal duty not to overserve their customers. They know this and should be held responsible when they do.
There's a very good reason for this public policy. Notice that the person they overserve isn't the only one who's put at risk. Here it was the victim of a drunken shooter. More often it's innocent victims of a drunken driver. Running a bar isn't easy. There's a lot of responsibility involved. That's because they can often be our last line of defense against people harming themselves or others.
|1 week 2 days ago||A highly ranked QB that doesn't want to play QB in college?||
Does that ever happen?
|1 week 3 days ago||WRs||
I think it's a mortal lock they would take both in-state guys. In fact, it looks like they are the top two targets right now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Locking down the state is great and taking||
one of them from Franklin is the icing on the cake.
|1 week 3 days ago||2016 class size?||
Counting Lyons and Rudock, we'll have 15 seniors leaving.
|1 week 3 days ago||He committed to USC last summer.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't forget about Mo Hurst.||
While not an edge pass rusher, he could be very disruptive. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the rotation at SDE.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hatch got to live out his dream of playing for Michigan.||
That doesn't happen if they medical him from the start. Does he have any realistic expectation of doing more? I don't know. Hatch was way behind the walkons this year. We didn't get to see what kind of progress he made over the year, but he has.
|1 week 5 days ago||Austin has made some comments about his future||
in the program. He certainly gave the impression that he would accept a role as a manager. It's hard to imagine that he hasn't already discussed this possibility with Beilein.
|1 week 5 days ago||We just had a WR who's projected to go in the first||
round of the draft.
|1 week 5 days ago||Glasgow was out for the coin toss to open the spring game.||
One of four players, I think. I'm not quite sure how much to read into that, but my first thought was that his team punishment was over.
|1 week 5 days ago||He actually gave some useful information.||
As Brian's proxy, maybe you could have pointed out which games were lost because the defense was worn down in the fourth quarter. I think the obvious answer is none. Maryland outscored us by 14 in the fourth, so that would be a candidate. We ran 10 more plays over the course of the game, more if you don't count the final quarter.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think Beilein was always willing to take both||
Moritz and Brown. I wouldn't read anything into this commitment other than he expects to have at least two spots open.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Are the crowds for midnight madness too big for Crisler?||
I don't see moving it outdoors drawing more fans or providing a better atmosphere..