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|4 hours 29 min ago||I've been following this||
I've been following this peripherally. To what extent did ND involve the NCAA? Did they just make a public announcement that these players are being held out because of an academic disciplinary matter or did they make some kind of report to the NCAA?
From what I know of ND, which comes from someone who used to be on the faculty but has since moved elsewhere because being a young single faculty member at ND is not ideal, most faculty realize that football's a big deal but are very focused on making sure it doesn't impinge upon the academic side of things. My friend was there for Willingham/early Weis, but I doubt that sentiment has changed (the Golston expulsion certainly seems to suggest it hasn't).
|4 hours 55 min ago||As someone who teaches in||
As someone who teaches in higher ed, I don't want the NCAA anywhere near academic matters internal to a university. The NCAA deals, poorly IMO, with matters relevant to athletic departments. Anything to do with academics properly falls under the purview of that university's faculty as the central part of its governance of academic matters at the university. If students are receiving fradulant grades or grades for classes that don't exist (as at UNC), the proper body to handle that is the accredidation agency supervising the various departments of the university itself, not the NCAA (which is what happened at UNC).
ND seems to be handling this entirely according to the procedures set in place by its faculty and the NCAA should have nothing to do with it.
|5 hours 55 min ago||If they're ruled guilty of||
If they're ruled guilty of what's been reported (submitting work they didn't do under their own name) they would almost certainly fail the relevant class, which would likely render them academically ineligible. It's kind of all or nothing at this point given the way academic discipline boards work.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Wow! What an end to the post.||
Wow! What an end to the post. Congratulations!
|5 days 6 hours ago||Strobel||
I think he's part of the "DE in the under, DT in the over" crew along with Wormley and Godin. Certainly haven't heard much mention of him, though.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Shante Orr||
Not up to the standard of those three guys, but Shante Orr had some strong games. I'd say he was slightly below Clark's standard of last year, so don't know if that counts as "impact DE" but he could certainly be disruptive. He certainly would have created more of an impression had he stayed for his senior year. I know he had significant family pressures, but that's one of the poorer decisions to depart early of the past years.
Also, Woodley didn't really have a hybrid role that I can remember. I think he was pretty much exclusively a hand down DE.
|1 week 7 hours ago||If your kids are already into||
If your kids are already into Michigan football, then 9 is plenty old. My then 5 year old twins made it through all of the UConn night game last year (and may have kept the predominantly M section in the end zone partially sane). The kid in the OP looks plenty into the game. You'll have a blast.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Are you making this||
Are you making this criticism? "There is a thought afoot" is a really vague, self-deflecting rhetorical formulation.
If you have actually heard this, from what sources?
|1 week 9 hours ago||I actually think they were||
I actually think they were really similar years. Huge expectation creating wins over ND followed by a series of too close wins against bad teams and an end of the year filled with losses to better teams. The difference is that last year's losses contained a lot more hope than did 2010's. It's easy to forget, but we were never within a TD in the 4th quarter in any of our losses this year, and the Wisconsin game was equally as depressing (if more exciting) than last year's Iowa game.
The case for 2010 is the pure wonder of watching Denard, which can't be understated, but the close games and losses were equally, if not more, painful, because you could see and feel this whole thing that most of us were hoping would happen just collapse in upon itself.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Jim Nantz of schools||
This thread seems like a good place for this...
|1 week 6 days ago||Ace||
Can you do a vicious electronic questioning of msu tomorrow?
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Now we're aggressive!||
Still waiting for the first defensive coach in history to promise to adopt a more conservative, passive approach.
"This year, we're going in with a philosophy where we're willing to bend as long as we don't break."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on when it came to light at ND. If it||
Depends on when it came to light at ND. If it broke at the end of the spring semester or over the summer, its likely difficult to convene the academic disciplinary board, which is a faculty panel, given how faculty scatter at the end of the semester. This past week may have been one of the first time's the entire committee on academic integrity could be convened.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Irving||
We'll find out if Irving's actually a good player now. He's literally never played in a high pressure game in college or the pros.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Varejao||
Varejao's missed mote than half his teams games the past three seasons. There's no way they can expect him to give them substantial minutes. Bulls, then Cavs, then Raptors, then junk. That's the east this year.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly. This shows how real||
Exactly. This shows how real the 'Fear of a Black Wallet' phenomenon is among athletic and academic admins.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||For what it's worth, the||
For what it's worth, the World Anti-Doping Agency's standard for failing a marijuana test is ten times that of the NFL. Given that everything that Roger Goddell does is wrong, I'm just going to assume this continues the trend.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||I like that "great place to||
I like that "great place to work" is in quotes, suggesting Brandon's not talking about the actual experience of employees of the athletic department but in a workplace qualification handed out by Businessweek or Forbes according to the specific metric of their "Great Places to Work" issue.
The presence of a Smile Committee is clearly one of those metrics.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Don't know if you can answer||
Don't know if you can answer this without film work, but did his mechanics get progressively poorer throughout the year as he got hit and hit again, or were they poor in game situations where he was getting pressure from the ND game onward?
I remember him standing in against the rush pretty well against ND (well, with one major exception) and thought he progressively lost trust in his line and became increasingly unwilling to stick in the pocket as the year got on and he got beat up, but I don't know anything about QB mechanics to know if his mechanics were right before his trust broke down.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Hoke pretty much has to be||
Hoke pretty much has to be extended after this year if he's not going to be fired. Coaches almost never go into the last year of a contract without an extension. It hurts recruiting too much.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||This is the second thing he's said that makes me||
This is the second thing he's said that makes me thing that he's been hearing complaints.about athletics intruding on relationships between academic programs and donors. The first was in his interview with the Michigan Record where he described strong athletics as a good thing as long as they don't intrude on the university's academic mission.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That's really interesting.||
That's really interesting. I've heard similar things (3rd and 4th hand) about smaller donors (endowing chairs, not buildings) to academic programs being targeted by the athletic department during the transition between Terry MacDonald and the new dean of LSA.
The person I talked to was pretty annoyed, it apparently violated an implied "hands off" agreement between central campus and the athletic campus and was seen as trying to take advantage of an administrative vacuum.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Schlissel||
If you really wanted to project and read between the lines, you could portray this quote from Schlissel in his interview with the Michigan Record as implying that he's somewhat uncomfortable with the over-commercialization of the AD
"Athletics is a wonderful community-building thing for the campus and we just have to be careful that the balance remains appropriate given that we are a great academic institution."
(The most logical explanation is that it's a throwaway line, or, if you want to project in a different direction, that it's directed at the AD's reputed targeting of donors to academic programs). On the fireworks thing, it's pretty obvious that at least some of the regents have been hearing complaints about the game day atmosphere and the continued marketing efforts to sell tix. This kind of veto doesn't just come out of the blue.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The first point, about game||
The first point, about game length and time predictability, is certainly true. Knowing that games will start and finish in about 2 hours is a huge plus. I've gone to evening Red Bull games with my 2nd grade kids. Even with 45 minutes on the train from NYC, you know you can go to the whole game and be home at 10 from a 7 PM game. There's no way that happens with any other spectator sport.
Games are televised locally, with one or two national broadcasts weekly, but there's just no ability within the structure of the sport to insert commercial breaks. I wonder if that will impact rights fees paid by broadcasters if soccer continues to gain in popularity. There's only so much time for commercials.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||"teams go out of there way to||
"teams go out of there way to create loyal fan groups that bring an element to the experience that is organic, dynamic, and unique"
I might tweak that just a bit to say they empower loyal fan groups and get out of their way, allowing them to bring those elements. Because what happens within supporters groups is not created from above, or at least by team management (most supporters groups do have some sort of rough hierarchical structure). Instead, most MLS teams have figured out that they can have relationships with supporters groups that allow those groups to have more autonomy with what they do in other American sports. I'm sure the TIFO that gets put on in KC, Seattle, Portland, etc, is run by team executives, but it's not their creation.
Instead, like you say, it's the organic creation of the supporters groups, but allowing that to happen means that teams do things like largely allow supporters groups to figure out seating arrangements within their sections themselves (in contrast, say, to last year's GA policy).
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Since ESPN did all kinds of||
Since ESPN did all kinds of separate camera feeds you could watch at the World Cup (tactical cam, fan cam), maybe they can institute a special feed for Michigan fans for that game, the "No references to the Horror " feed.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Guest is $50 during the week||
Guest is $50 during the week and $60 on the weekend, alum/fac/staff is $40/$48, student is $35/$35. Maybe they raised or instituted weekend fees for guests and alums, because I know guests paid $50 when I regularly played as a student in the late 1990s and early 2000s. (Student rates were initially $18 then and went up to $20 sometime around 2000).
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Totally agree. Was back last||
Totally agree. Was back last week to play as an alum (after a decade away from Ann Arbor) Our group of guys in our early 40s were the youngest folks on the course. Used to play weekly in grad school @ $20, with the group I played with last week. We couldn't have done that @ $35.
If I'm not mistaken, the alum and guest prices were the same as they were a decade ago. Ridiculous that it's only student prices that have gone up.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||it's only student rates that have gone up. $15 in||
it's only student rates that have gone up. $15 in ten years while alum and guest rates have remained essentially unchanged
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately, even if||
Unfortunately, even if Stauskas is great on the Kings, no one will ever know about it.