"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Love both||
The pre renovated big house had a certain charm evocative of a more peaceful time. When we moved our son in for his freshman year(1989), we walked to the stadium and amazingly to us, the gates were open. Other people were there, we ran around on the field mimicking Jon Kolesar who starred in the 1988 win at Columbus. Posed for pictures, even looked into the home locker room, the door was open, it seemed surprisingly small.
Best memory was running down the ramp to the field. And posing by the " those who stay will be champions" sign..
Still remember that day almost 26 years ago. I have to look for the pictures tomorrow. Polaroids, no I Pad or I Phone cameras then, a different time. Anybody know of a time machine for sale?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh||
Jay is trying way too hard. Careful, Jay, a very fine line between edgy and desperate.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ellerbees biggest problem||
He could not even spell compliAnce.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Caris||
Huh? You don't understand? A top 15 pick is guaranteed 3.6 million, 30 th pick is worth 1.6 mill. What if he blows his knee out in his senior year? Or hurts his foot again? Smart move is to submit your name. I would agree there is a question if a Junior should leave school for a second round selection, but for a first rounder, a no brainer. If serious about a degree, one can always go back and obtain a degree.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Daydrion Taylor||
Calling that a tackle is like calling the "War between the States" a skirmish. Taylor never played another game, not sure about the PSU receiver.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not as bad as that but||
2008 NW game. Cold, rainy, icy, sleet mix all game long. My outside coat over all my layers were frozen, spent halftime huddled in the men's room under the heat lamp. Luckily, the hotel had a dryer in the basement so I just chucked all my clothes in there after the game. My son was proud of me for staying until the end.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||And Carr...||
Gave them the ball back by punting late from inside their 40. I knew then we would lose,
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Duckett.||
You mean the hold take down clock ran out game we lost 26-24?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Nice work but..||
No way, a gritty undermanned team that I hope wins a game in the BTT and at least one in the NIT. If you want to play the "shoulda, coulda, woulda, game, consider the choke OT loss at Illinois, the loss to Nova in which we led fairly late by 8, and the losses to NJIT and Eastern Mich. Reverse those and we are 8-7 in conference and 18-9 overall.
And IF Mcgary didn't smoke weed and Levert and Walton stayed healthy...:) but, as has been said before, if the Queen had balls, she d be King.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Some factors...NCAA over NIT||
1966: Texas Western (now UTEP) upsets UK in NCAA championship game. Virtually all black team, all black starting 5 beat all white UK. Don Haskins beat Adolph Rupp. Pat Riley played on that UK team. A guard from my HS in NYC, Willie Worsley, played for Texas Western.
Soon after, SEC became integrated.
More national TV games and media coverage.
UCLA and Lew Alcindor.
NCAA increased teams in tournaments. NCAA consciously tried to degrade the NIT and make their tournament the official college basketball championship. It worked.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Artis Gilmore||
Correct, Jacksonville State. Big "fro". Went on to a nice career in the ABA.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||CCNY grad here||
Right on WD, team coached by the once legendary (locally anyway), Nat Holman. NIT was big, especially on the east coast, especially NYC, until I would guess the late 60 s. That's when UCLA with John Wooden and Lew Alcindor ( aka Kareem Abdul Jabbar) came big time on the college basketball landscape. First " big" game I remember watching, other then NIT championship games, was in 1969. Undefeated UCLA at undefeated Houston, Alcindor (as he was known then ) vs. Elvin Hayes. UCLA won by 2.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Colors||
Red aka Scarlet, Green. That is all.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Over the top||
Agree with Steve on this, well said. Most people, hopefully, instinctively are sensitive enough not to use these words. Some who may know better may use them to be hurtful or, in their minds, funny. Wise guy, not gender specific:), types. A formal listing of banned terms seems a bit elitist to me.
One surprised me, being Jewish, and having been around:) both in years, experiences, and locations, I have used the word "gypped" myself even though maybe not recently. Did not know it is? Could be? Was? An anti Semitic implication.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Shot clock||
No strong feelings on the shot clock but I have thought for a long time that the college three point line should be moved back. If not NBA distance, then at least split the difference.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||NTM||
Must be an east coast thing too, I have always referred to the Oxford, Ohio based school as "Miami of Ohio". Long before, long before:) it was known as NTM. My son, a 1996 Michigan grad, applied to and was accepted to NTM. Chose M, big sports fan. And good student. Daughter blue too, 96.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||Hat day..||
And talking heads, including of course ESPN, wonder why so many athletes feel "entitled."
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Troy Smith||
Played for Tressel at Ohio, sucked in a brief pro career.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Troy Smith||
Played for Tressel at Ohio, sucked in a brief pro career.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I do remember...||
Us going 10-2-1 from 1988-2000.. Got John Cooper fired who had a great record against everybody but us.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||True, but...||
Didn t mean to imply, and I don t believe, that we were as talented or well coached as Ohio in those non blow outs. Just saying, we were close enough to pull a game or 2 out. Even in 2009, we lost 21-10 but check me out, this is strictly from memory, we were down 14-10 with Forcier moving us.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Haven t been competitive...||
A loss is a loss but just for the record, since 2001, when the bad streak began: 2001lose by 6 I think, 26-20, 2002 wasn't it 14-9, we win in 03, 2004 was not close (37-21), 2005 we blow a late 21-12 lead and lose 25-21, 2006, lose 42-39, 2007, Lloyds last game lose 14-6 with Hart and Henne banged up, 2008 and 2010 were Rich Rod coached blowouts (42-7, 37-7?). Somehow we kept it fairly close at home in 2009 losing 21-10 I believe. 2011 win, 2012, lose by 5, 26-21, 2013, ouch! lose by 1. Even the last game we trailed by one score in the 4 th qtr.
So in the last 14, admittedly while only winning two, there were only, "only", 2 real "blowouts.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Dez||
The ground can't cause a fumble on a running play but can cause an incompletion on a passing play. Logical? And I had no horse in either race. Didn't the refs take away a key "completion" from us in the fourth qtr at Rutgers this year on a similar play. Although our receiver was already out of bounds when he "didn t complete the process."
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Sour grapes..||
I like John Harbaugh and he is a very good coach. The Ravens just got out - schemed (out - coached?) on this formation and were fooled (deceived). This isn't high school football and while I ve never liked Belichick s style, he is a winner. Had to laugh at Harbaugh s deception claim, just an exaggerated strategy to fool the defense. Level 1 deception being play action. C mon John, you re better than that.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Number 12||
I thought after Powers freshman year that he was a sure fire early round draft pick. His performance steadily declined after his freshman year. I m not sure why.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Old timer..||
Tommy Heinsohn (Celtics), John Tortorella (Rangers)..you tube his post game pressers, anybody here old enough to remember Leo Durocher (Giants, Dodgers, Cubs).
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Just the way I am..||
I agree it may be childish to always root against Ohio and Sparty and it could be a feather in the BIG s cap for a conference team to win the NC. BUT, I just cannot bring myself to root for either. For Ohio, it goes back to the '68 game at Columbus. I was 20. Ohio scored a late TD to go up 48-14 and went for 2, won, 50-14. When Hayes was asked why, he said because I couldn't go for 3. Then he punched a Clemson kid on the sidelines in the Gator? Bowl in ' 78. Nuf said.
As for Sparty, try taking your wife and young kids to East Lansing. Hopefully, the worst you will encounter are some drunken and obscene fans. But I ve had friends who have been spat on, poured beer on, and jostled. And do NOT take your car to East Lansing with any M decals or a flag.
Now, I never root for ND either except when they play one of the above. Just the way I roll...
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I m old:)||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Was close in 2014..||
We were down 28-21with the ball in the 4 th qtr, at about our own 40 or so.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Mrs. B...||
Seems pretty hot. I d say he definitely out kicked his coverage. As Rex Ryan loves to say about his wife.