...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|17 weeks 5 days ago||I would have to agree here||
I would have to agree here with Seth. I expect a different kind of standard and Lewan would have taken it for the better of the team. I was disappointed that Hoke was so quick to make the "no suspension" statement at the presser. He should have at least elaborated that it was being handled internally and that there would be discipline of some sort. I felt as though he just brushed it off.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||One could assume that since||
One could assume that since they did the Manning passing camp together that they could be acquaintences or even friends. So I don't find this to be patronizing at all or out of the realm of just being a friend. While I am not a fan of Manziel's media hype, he does seem to find a way to win. Gotta give the kid credit.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Winning cures all. All it||
Winning cures all. All it takes is another conference to win a couple and the SEC is best will even itself out. My complaint isn't that they win, but that the preseason rankings give the SEC an unfair advantage to hold onto top spots without always earning them. Rankings shouldn't start until week 4 or 5 so we can fairly assess teams baeed on performance and not where they finished last year or how they look on paper. Giving any team an unfair ranking only helps them to stay at the top after beating up on cupcakes.
|28 weeks 7 hours ago||M-41 CMU-7||
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Only bothers me when they try||
Only bothers me when they try to lessen my degree of fandom while they can't name more than 4 players on the current team, don't know who we play next week and can't name on recruit we have committed. You don't get to tell me I am less of fan when you can't do those things. If you aren't doing that then you are fine.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Bluiett Highlights||
Watched the Bluiett highlights and I am not terribly impressed. He looks like an average shooter who takes a large amount of shots and has little if any idea on how to follow up a missed shot. He has an awkward release and looks like he has a be clearly set before he can shoot. He does like to pull the trigger though. For 6'6" I would like to see more inside work and rebounding.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||We had quite a few undrafted||
We had quite a few undrafted free agents signed. Is this a normal number for a Div 1 school or is this year an anomaly?
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure who is was, but||
Not sure who is was, but there were 3-4 men and a group of young boys. The boys ran all over the place up and down the bleachers in front of people. The men hooped and hollared all while cussing and being very loud. As an adult, I could tolerate it....but not with my kids and wife. I was pretty shocked with the rather Family environment that we seen around us. No big deal, we just moved.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Can't just appreciate the||
Can't just appreciate the genuine Thank You that people are giving. I have a last name that is never pronounced correctly and I never see the problem when I am being praised or thanked for doing good. You complainers must all work for Dick Sporting Goods.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Took the wife and kids to the||
Took the wife and kids to the spring game for the first time. Kind of expensive to get all 6 of us at a real game and wanted them to see the Big House. They absolutely loved it. Motts was great, the volunteers and staff were great. Only downside we had were a group of guys who insisted on cussing every other word while watching. We moved after a bit and the kids didn't even care. Overall a nice experience. Wish they would at least simulate a game in full, even if it was only for a half. We will definitely go again.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I find it terrible that ESPN||
I find it terrible that ESPN interviewed and put Jalen through the ringer all week about the Fab Five, only to make sure he couldn't be at the game. I know he gets paid to work for them, but this is a rare occurrence and to "use" him for their ratings all week is terrible. At least give the man a chance to see his school play.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like the first and||
Looks like the first and second OL that we can see in that video is around 301+ average in weight. Let's hope there is some strenght to go with all that beef. We need bigger holes.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like he was with the||
Looks like he was with the 2nd group.
|1 year 2 days ago||He looks pretty developed for||
He looks pretty developed for a post player in high school. Maybe a last minute growth spirt to put him a shade taller and he will be able to bang down low with best of them. At 6'9" he better play physical, the Big Ten has not been kind to guys that size this year unless they are physical. Seems like a solid pickup who can get some minutes to start and work his way into a big post player.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||There were some glaringly||
There were some glaringly obvous things yesterday from that loss.
1. Our ability to shoot the 3 ball could be our achilles heel all season. When you are on you will blow teams out, but when you are off you need to find other ways to create.
2. The number of freshman who play on our team is obvious. The experience factor played a big part in yesterdays loss. At times our guys seemed intimidated to take the ball to the basket, all of them.
3. Our lack of developing a low post game will cost us this year. I cannot understand why GR3 played so much outside on the wing while Stauskus seemed to end up down on the post.
4. Our ability to play zone or man coverage will end up being a good thing. It can change the pace of a game and create offense from the turnovers and rebounds.
5. Drive, Drive, Drive........this cannot be said enough after yesterday. Sure you are gonna take some hits, but let's get teams in foul trouble and create opportunities from the line. We left way too many points on the floor by chucking 3 pointers when we were not hitting or didn't have players in position for rebounds.
6. McGary needs to see more minutes against bigger teams. This kid hustles, blocks shots, can body up to a big man and play defense. The other guys are good, but he has the ability to be special when he gets back to 100%. We have the height, now we need to use a big man rotation to change up the pace when we are shooting poorly from behind the arc.
Just my 2 cents.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||My kids loved it when they||
My kids loved it when they were cheering BEAT OHIO at the end of the game last night. The whole arena was going nuts. Let's hope they shoot better than they did last night.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||King was actually in the||
King was actually in the crowd last night. Thy brought him up on the jumbotron.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||This is completely about the||
This is completely about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Notre Dame feels that they can be the big fish in the little pond called the ACC and that they can now call the shots with a Texas style TV deal. What they fail to realize is that the ACC is no way as good when it comes to competition and viewing audience. This could backfire on Notre Dame in a huge way if NBC realizes that the viewers are not going to be there. Turning down a game like U of M is not good business when it comes to marketing.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I am completely against||
I am completely against paying any form of College Athlete. I do agree with your assessment here though. The NCAA wants to be the governing body and be able to make money at the same time. It creates an environment where the athletes are bound by an agreement to a univeristy and the NCAA basically is stepping in and saying that since they are the governing body of all sports associated at the university level that they too are allowed to use the athletes as they see fit. This is a completely bogus idea. You either are the governing body or you are a money making marketing machine. Those two things should not coexist as they have been allowed. This is why the NCAA is in such a mess right now when it comes to punishment and investigation into fraud or any other type of scandal. They know they are ultimately taking money away from themselves if they punish successful athletic programs. There needs to be a governing body and then a marketing body set up seperately by the universities that would be universal.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Back home where he will||
Back home where he will always be a star. He has just about run out of opportunities.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||What an inspiration for||
What an inspiration for everyone. Glad to see he has come so far. 1% can be 100% when you set your mind to it. God is good!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||If this is a serious picture||
If this is a serious picture of his dorm room and he is packing it in early to head to the NBA it might be best. An education at just about any school is not cheap, but if he feels he played for U of M for free then he is a long way from being the mature young man who can handle the pressure of an adult world. There is most likely less than a month left to finish out the semester and get some education under his belt. To pack all his stuff up and head out without finishing the semester says a lot about his maturity and the way his parents raised him. It also says a lot about the way many high school kids feel about college and pro sports. Maybe they should take a long hard look at what the average length of a Pro Sports career is and what they plant to do afterward with a high school education.
*** I hope none of this is really him, but it is easy to see how kids gets taken advantage of when they have a talent that can mae money. Before you go off and tell me I don't know what I am talking about, I was a fortunate one who played for a Div. 1 Basketball team and made a choice to focus on my education because I knew that Pro Sports were a short lived thng and my chances were slim. ***
Good luck young man, you are going to need it and thanks for the fun year watching you grow.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||This kid is a mess||
This kid was high on the radar early in the summer before he played his senior year. I have seen this kid play and would rather we bank the scholarship. Over the summer he showed up to camps expecting to just be great without putting in the time or effort. Decided to take plays off and never actually reached his potential.
Off the field he is a mess too. Should have been suspended during the season for off the field issues and has even more baggage that I am not going to get into. I am not even sure that MSU would jump at him with what he brings to the table. Kind of a wasted talent.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||The problem is that simple.||
The problem is that simple. I am a product of it. I had a choice to either be just like people who raised me or the family in which I was born or I could use the given opportunity that I was dealt and make something of myself. I am not saying that it doesn't help to have a support system, but he can break the trend that it appears he was headed for when he was younger. He now has had an opportunity and I am going to assume a support system from GRCC. I was able to succeed with very little support system and I was a sure fire bet to end up in trouble. Hence, I made a choice to become the person I am today and not go back to what was expected of myself.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||There comes a point in||
There comes a point in everyone's life that he/she must make a decision that will sit with them for the rest of their life. He is now a grown man and must make those decisons for himself. He has now had some time away from the troubles of his youth. If he chooses to go back to that place and associate with those same kids then obviously he has no desire to be a better person. If he returns home and chooses a path without those same people then he as grown up. I wish him the best, but he now has to make that choice. Good luck to him.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Was introduced to College||
Was introduced to College Football by a good friend and his dad when I was about 8 or 9. They were huge Michigan fans and his dad often got tickets through his work. He took both of us to watch the 1986 Iowa game at the Big House. I was 10 at the time and I have been a fan ever since. Was the best and most surreal moment I have can remember as a kid sitting in that stadium. The taligating was awesome. My buddy and I were actually playing catch with a football when he over threw me and it bounced into the front seat of a Porsche 911. I was not about to go get it. The guy who owned the car called us over, we both thought we were dead, then promptly gave us the ball and let us sit in the car. We both thought we were the $hit at that age. Graduated from high school and was accepted into U of M undergrad. Then was accepted in grad school 1998. Graduated 2002 from U of M Dental School and bleed Maize and Blue. Have a son named Braylon, and a daughter who was nicknamed Denard by a very close friend and also an alumnus.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||There are a couple of factors||
There are a couple of factors I believe led to the decrease in ratings.
1) Overload of games on Jan. 2, 2012 when more viewers actually had the day off work and were free to watch
2) Two Eastern Time Zone teams and the game started at 8:30pm. Nevermind that it didn't end until just after midnight. Many viewers I suspect had to work yesterday and today and that late start would tune more viewers out at the end of the game. Nothing like killing the main market area for both teams.
3) I know Michigan sold the majority of their tickets. My last read on the Virginia situation was that they were having a hard time selling out tickets. This would lead me to belive that more viewers were less excited about watching VT play.
Just a couple of conclusions I have drawn on the matter.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||There are a lot of Juniors||
There are a lot of Juniors who file just to see where they will fit and an overall evaluation of their game. Gives them some idea of what they need to work on and what positions they may or may not translate to. It is actually a smart move for Denard to see what the NFL thinks of his game and his abilities. He does seem to offer an intangible with his personality and his leadership skills. Also his work ethic seems to be high.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Great piece here. Glad that||
Great piece here. Glad that someone gets the irony the NCAA lets occur when talking about Coaches and their ability to split at a moments notice and the binding agreements forced on student athletes. There is no consistency between conferences and in all honesty the NCAA should make all the rules to equal the playing field. When will the NCAA get a clue and hire a President who wants to make a qualty product (which will in turn make more money) and find what is best for the athletes and their schools. Can we please get a Roger Goodell for the NCAA, like him or not he is consistent and determined.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I keep hearing the same thing||
I keep hearing the same thing you are hearing. That next year the winning streak begins again with Urban at the helm. I am not a firm believer in this. Part of Meyer's draw was his word.....he seemed like a good guy who by all accounts cared about his program. This opinion has changed a little with him taking the job. He now can be seen as a liar and a guy who is just in it for the wins. This sits well with the Ohio fanbase as most of them still believe that Tressel is still innocent. Heck, most of them would accept him with open arms if he wanted the job back. Can't wait to see how the "Spread" works in the Big Ten yet again. Just ask Rodriguez and Zook.