...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|22 hours 30 min ago||I disagree about the minor conferences, too.||
I don't think those teams play all season just to get into the NCAAs. They're mostly just going to get beaten, perhaps very badly, in the first game. Winning regular conference titles is a goal in itself. In a way, their conference tournament for them is like the early rounds of the NCAAs for major conference teams.
|22 hours 48 min ago||The ACC only has one league champion.||
It's from their tournament. There is no regular season trophy or title. Despite that, I don't think anyone has considered their regular season meaningless.
|1 day 34 min ago||Do you realize how stupid that sounds in the context||
of the ACC tournament? It predates ESPN by 25 years. It was used to determine their conference champion for decades when they only got one team into the NCAA. While you may not like that system, you're way too dismissive of the reasons other people do.
|1 day 11 hours ago||If we win the BTT,||
beating Wisconsin in the finals could help us the most.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Just one former name?||
I'm betting higher?
|1 day 11 hours ago||My decision to wear orange and blue today paid off.||
Time to change out of the orange.
|1 day 12 hours ago||He's got a pretty good offer list, but||
SMU is the only Texas school so far. It would be nice if he visited before that changes.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It would be a major surprise||
if this year's defense wasn't worse than last year's. Last year we could bring McGary and LeVert off the bench to provide a defensive spark. We could go bigger if need be. We were better handling the opposing PG.
This season we play Stauskas and LeVert 38 minutes a game with much expanded roles on offense. When we take out Robinson, we get smaller, not bigger.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Those trades are hard to pull off.||
You pretty much never see them in advance of the draft.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yes, it sounds like a demotion for Brent.||
He's well past his prime.
|2 days 7 hours ago||It might well have been, but||
the reference still wouldn't make any sense. Rogers was awfully good in his two seasons playing for MSU.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Campbell||
would not seem to be able to keep a visit secret from his family. Secretive possible visits are usually from players committed elsewhere.
|2 days 9 hours ago||pretty much everything||
Having to sit out a year for one. Hoke wouldn't have to give him a release to tranfer to MSU. Most coaches block transfers from going to their upcoming opponents. There is no coming here by default scenario. He could go to a lot of other places instead.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Sorry,||
but your example doesn't make any sense to me. I'm getting 10-1 from someone else when I bet MSU and you offer to make me an extra bet at 1-5? If you know someone who will bet you you can simply lay him the 10-1 odds. It seems like you're trying to make an anology with writing stock options, but that's doomed to fail.
I do think there could be a secondary market. If you bet Indiana at 500 - 1 and they make the final four, perhaps you would like to sell part of your action.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Sills||
Didn't he say that he never spoke to Borges? His offer came after Borges apparently stopped recruiting. It stills seems like a very curious offer.
|3 days 9 hours ago||These are sucker bets.||
That's why they don't offer the other side.
|3 days 9 hours ago||You don't have to bet all of your gambling capital at once.||
Your equity in that bet would be ridiculously high. If you hedged by taking MSU on the money line in the individual games, you could probably guarantee yourself a profit. I don't think you would even need to hedge until after the sweet sixteen.
|3 days 9 hours ago||There are 150+ scholarship players in the Big Ten.||
Last year was the first time since 2007 that more than two of them left early for the draft. Three of those five were juniors.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I think that had little to do with his age||
and everything to do with him playing four years in college. That's what put him closer to his perceived ceiling.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Beilein's rotations tend to be short.||
He's using Irvin as the only backup at three positions this season and he's not getting a lot of minutes. I can't see how he'll be compelled to burn Wilson's redshirt to add depth in your most likely scenario. I'd bank on on 8-9 man rotations continuing to be the norm however the roster shakes out.
|4 days 8 hours ago||My two cents on the BCS||
When the computers were using margin of victory, they were worse. I'd prefer they leave the computers out of the equation if they are going to hamstring their formulas.
|4 days 16 hours ago||#1 Derrick Walton||
#2 Jordan Morgan
Walton has shown the most improvement since the early season. Both have become much more consistent. Their positions were the biggest question marks, too.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Check out the BPI.||
Four Big Ten teams are ahead of us, plus 11 loss OK St.
|5 days 12 hours ago||absolutely not||
We desperately needed a PG and picked up Spike first.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Do you honestly believe||
that you were telling any of us something we didn't already know?
|5 days 12 hours ago||Sometimes things just work out for the best.||
Without his transfer we don't have room to take LeVert. Also, "would have fit perfectly"? He did play two seasons for Beilein. In all likelihood, his role and minutes would have diminshed last season.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I'm only doing the first team..||
pg - Burke
sg - Stauskas
pf - Novak
c - Morgan
Apologies to Tim Hardaway, who would be my sixth man. Novak and Morgan aren't the most talented players at their positions, but they contributed the most to their teams and the program.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Here's the problem.||
They're running a website whose success is based on having people read their writing. At that point, criticizing their execrable command of the English language is fair game. You would think they could put just a little effort in doing a better job. Instead they seem to take the tack that their poor writing is a badge of honor, shows they're pure football guys. Frankly, I've wondered sometimes whether they even read their own work.
|1 week 2 hours ago||With four new starters,||
this was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
|1 week 5 hours ago||It's just a one year extension.||
not a big commitment