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|3 days 23 hours ago||Reason for uptick 70s and drop in 1980||
The reason for that big uptick in the late 1970s was not Orr packing the roster with walk-ons in search of guys who could play his basketball, and the sudden dip in 1980 was not Title IX chopping two thirds of that roster. The reason was the creation and elimination of the junior varsity team. In 1972-73 season freshman were eligible for the first time, which meant there was no longer much point in a freshman team and not really enough players to fill out the team. So they instituted a new team - the junior varsity - which was composed of scholarship freshmen and pehaps sophomores that weren't going to see playing time on the varsity (redshirt candidates) and walk-ons from the general student population that were selected through tryouts. Those players are showing up in the Bentley data. Orr wasn't packing the roster with walk-ons to for guys to play varsity, it was to fill the junior varsity roster. I am not sure when the team was eliminated, but if there was a big dip in 1980, my surmise is that it happened then. At some point the number of scholarship players crept down due to NCAA rule changes which meant that fewer scholarship players needed to find playing time on JV, so it no longer served much function. A few schools, eg UNC, still have their junior varsity and the Tar Heels usually have a couple guys at the end of the bench who are senior walk-ons that played on the JV team for a few years. The UNC JV team mainly plays Community Colleges because so few D-I schools have them anymore.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||stubhub fees||
The best thing about selling to someone through the board is that you and the buyer save over 25% in Stubhub fees.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Seton Hall and Butler||
are the two Big East teams not participating. I would have hoped for Villanova to have a better matchup than Nebraska, which looks to be depleted next year.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Cincinnati schedule status||
According to Dylan at UMHoops http://www.umhoops.com/information/future-schedules/
MBB is set for a home and home with Cincinnati sometime between next season and the 2018-19 season. No details on which years and who hosts first.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Three calls in crunch time particularly||
1 Winslow just runs right through the established defender and instead of picking up his fourth he knocks down two free throws.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||NJIT and EMU losses||
The losses to NJIT and EMU were not necessarily NCAA tourney disqualifying. If Levert and Walton had not gotten injured, I don't think it would have been unreasonable for the team to have picked up 4 more wins during the Big Ten season. That would have put them at 12-6 in the conference and with a profile for the committee that would have been very similar to Purdue, who lost at home to North Florida and Gardner-Webb. Purdue made the tourney comfortably as a 9 seed.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I am going with the same score||
as in the first NCAA basketball championship game - Oregon 46, Ohio State 33.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Made history||
First player to score a touchdown in both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Hackett and Miles||
Not taking a position on whether Michigan should hire Miles if Harbaugh cannot be induced to come, or what any of his baggage is or isn't. I would point out, though, that Miles was only one year ahead of Hackett at Michigan. Miles was an offensive guard buried on the depth chart and Hackett was a center, also buried on the depth chart. I have no idea if they have kept in touch through all the years, but I imagine they knew each other pretty well from their time on the team. Accordingly, Hackett is likely to have his own opinion on Miles and not be influenced as much by what others think of Miles.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Dwight Hicks||
Dwight Hicks (Michigan football 1974-77) has appeared in How I Met Your Mother among many others - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382846/.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Campy's brothers||
Campy does have two brothers that also played in the NBA. Older brother, Frank, played at U Detroit and then briefly with the Chicago Bulls. Little brother, Walker D., played at WMU and then with the Hawks, Pistons and Pacers.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Morris v Minnesota||
I believe it is the shoulder injury that led to Morris starting against Minnesota. The coaches then realized that playing an injured Gardner was their best option.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I totally agree with UMChicago||
I think Gardner injured his shoulder in the Notre Dame game. Early in that game his passes were crisp and accurate. They have not been so for the entire year since then. His only accurate throws have been ones that he lofts. That, to me, is the explanation as to why his mechanics are screwed up. He did put some zip on the ball to Funchess that came just before the touchdown, but he sidearmed it. To me, that is a sign (one of many) of a shoulder injury. As a Washington Nationals fan, watching Gardner throw has been like watching Ryan Zimmerman at 3B the last couple years, inaccurate throws, no zip, sidearming. He doesn't have the arm strength to throw the balls described by WiE because of injury. He used to be able to make those throws. Michigan has only thrown a handful of deep balls since Notre Dame because he can't make the throw.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Wormley played||
Wormley played at least one series just before the FG that made it 23-10. He even shows up in your description of one pass play.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||The 1992 Rose Bowl against||
The 1992 Rose Bowl against Washington with Steve Emtman and the bowl game against Tennessee (Capital One?) stand out to me as games we were never in.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||With Jim Smith at||
With Jim Smith at wingback.
The 1947 backfield with Bob Chappuis (AA), Bump Elliot (AA), Howard Yerges (All Big 10) and Jack Wiesenburger (with Kempthorn, Dworsky and Derricotte as backups; Pete Elliott was AA the next year but hardly saw the field in '47} may have set the standard.
|41 weeks 2 hours ago||I have been to both||
We went to Michigania East in the summer of 2000 and to traditional Michigania in twice between 2002 and 2005. We had a great time at both. They are pretty similar overall. Tennis is a bigger deal at Michigania East due to the quality and number of the courts. There was also a daily adult softball game which was fun. The cabins at Michigania East are designed for a traditional (non-family) camp, so the setup is better at traditional Michigania in that regard. If you enjoyed the one, you will enjoy the other. We had a great time at both. My wife's work calendar did not jibe with the limited Michigania East calendar, so we were not able to return.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Knockdown jump shooter?||
Every single one of his jumpers in the tape was an airball.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Notre Dame does enforce the policy||
Notre Dame Athletic Department will occasionally buy tickets from Stubhub, ebay etc to identify whose tickets they are and then revoke rights.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Notre Dame resale policy||
Notre Dame has a strict no resale for more than face value policy which it actually makes efforts to enforce. Some alums have lost their right to buy tickets because of violations of the policy. This deters many potential sellers from participating in the resale market, thus reducing supply and driving up the cost for those that are made available.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||It is a good deal for most||
The regular price is 1 year for $69. This is two years for $69. The regular membership is tax deductible and this is not, so this is a better deal for those that don't itemize deductions. Recent grads, however, can get a better discount straight from the alumni association.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Louisville is in the ACC||
Louisville is in the ACC going forward.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Wouldn't have changed anything for Michigan if B1G had this rule||
We play Notre Dame and Utah this year - two such teams.
In '15, we play Utah and Oregon State.
In '16, we move to 9 game B1G schedule and have Colorado.
In '17, we have Florida
For those SEC schools that have traditional non-conference rivals like South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (Clemson, GaTech and FSU) it won't change anything, but it will mean an upgrade for Mississipi, Mississippi State and a few others.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Susskind and Ram are also||
Susskind and Ram are also walkons.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Ronnie Lester||
Great Iowa point guard that blew out his knee, but he was a little earlier - late 70s to around 1980.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jim Dutcher||
I think Orr's assistant Jim Dutcher deserves some of the credit for Orr's improvement as a coach in the mid-70s. I think his first year coincided with the improvement of the team in 1974 when they won the Big Ten and lost to Marquette in elite 8. I give him a lot of credit for the offensive and defensive schemes of that period.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||That is covered in the Kenpom||
That is covered in the Kenpom article.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Ohio State Buckeyes - The||
Ohio State Buckeyes - The Breakfast of Champions!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Tiredness analysis is somewhat incomplete||
While the analysis of the conference tournament champions is valuable, teams that lose in the Big Ten tournament final should also be examined for any tiredness effect. They play just as many games (or more) over the course of the tournament as the champion.
For a bigger sample size which would provide more significant results, the analysis could also be expanded to include ACC, SEC, Big East, Big 12 and Pac 10 tourney champs and runners up. Presumably, any tiredness effect would apply or not apply to those conference championship participants as well.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ring around the collar||
l love how having the "Go Blue rally cry printed on the inside collar of each jersey" will evoke team unity and spirit. I hope they didn't include something similar for other teams, lest we lose the advantage that comes from wearing them.