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|3 days 11 hours ago||ASU- 99%ND- 45%Miami (NTM-||
Miami (NTM)- 99%
That gives me:
|5 days 11 hours ago||If his post comes off as||
If his post comes off as facetious, what is he really trying to say? I don't really see an alternative meaning, especially in the context of this thread.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Not really sure that being a||
Not really sure that being a UNC grad makes me a loser. I got in to a PhD program at Michigan.
Does Michigan give PhDs to losers? Is that your position?
|6 days 2 hours ago||As a UNC grad, I have to say I'm getting pretty||
As a UNC grad, I have to say I'm getting pretty damn tired of the negative attention.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I tried to post my follow up yesterday, but the||
I tried to post my follow up yesterday, but the blog thought I was spamming.
Maybe it'll work later tonight.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I was. If I felt they had a shot at a bowl game, I||
I was. If I felt they had a shot at a bowl game, I have them an additional half win. If I thought they had a shoot at the national title, I gave them an additional .75 wins.
Not everyone in the SEC can win 10 games
|6 days 5 hours ago||Markets are Overheated||
Prices are wayyyy too high for most teams. Almost all of my positions are short.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Excel Simulation||
Given your probabilities in the OP, I have the following by-record probabilities after doing a simulation over 16,382 observations (maximum number of columns in excel 2007).
I'll post what I think the probabilities are in a little while, and the results of my resultant simulation.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Doesn't Michigan do||
Doesn't Michigan do that?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||McCants has long blamed Roy||
McCants has long blamed Roy Williams for McCants' washing out of the NBA.
I think it very much depends on what you mean by "UNC Basketball" committing academic fraud. I think that it's reasonable to say that UNC Basketball players were enrolled in fraudulent classes. However, it's important to note that neither the players, nor their advisors, were committing fraud. The players were completing papers for independent studies classes, and the advisors were informing the players which courses were easy and fit the players' schedules.
The point is that the fraud was on the part of the AFAM department head, who was fraudulently treating lecture courses as paper courses, and then assigning easy grades to all participants. While this is embarassing, absent a link to the athletic department, it is not an NCAA violation.
I absolutely, categorically and in no uncertain terms reject the idea that anyone was admitted to UNC and was functionally illiterate. You misunderstood me when I said that "Willingham's conclusions regarding player literacy could not be verified by third-party experts." I didn't mean that the experts refused to provide analysis, I meant that they were given Willingham's data and attempted to but could not replicate Willingham's findings. The absolute lowest reading level that any of them could estimate for any athlete was that of a fifth grader, and the sample included athletes who we know had learning disabilities including dyslexia.
I don't actually think that UNC basketball and football had some sort of wall of separation between them. I do think, however, that the media has painted a wildly inaccurate picture of what UNC found when it was subjected to (and aided in) a full scale investigation of its athletic department, and I think that's incredibly unfair.
Don't think that Michigan is the only school with a Drew Sharp.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nor anywhere else, but at||
Nor anywhere else, but at this point, I'll take it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Touche, salesman. In my||
In my defense, I typed that in an essentially stream-of-conciousness fashion in about 15 minutes. Looks pretty good through that lens, no?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Where's the proof? If all||
Where's the proof? If all McCants has is his word, then I have the word of all of his teammates.
His credibility has been questioned by plenty of people without a dog in the fight. (e.g. Julius Hodge, Gregg Doyel)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||UNC Comment||
I'm a PhD student at Michigan, but I did my undergrad and master's at UNC.
What the hell do you think UNC got away scot free doing?
We vacated two years of wins, lost five scholarships a year for three years, took a one year bowl ban in the only year since 1980 we qualified as champion of anything (ACC Coastal). We dissociated from three future NFL players including the reigning defensive NFL MVP. Additionally, we fired the head coach, the AD resigned, and the Chancellor went down as well.
We have voluntarily raised the bar on our entry requirements, reducing the number of academic exceptions we grant the football team for entry into the university, and changed oversight of various functions of student assistance relating to the athletic department. Additionally, a department head and his assistant were indicted for fraudulently teaching lecture classes as independent studies.
All of this is for the following actual infractions:
Not monitoring twitter
Improper financial relationship between agents and an assistant coach
The aforementioned three future NFL players accepting cash/gifts from agents
Other players receiving impermissable benefits such as staying at a former player's apartment in NYC for free.
Impermissable aid from a tutor (who happened to be dating one of the players)
Additional problems uncovered in the probe which the NCAA did not believe warranted punishment:
The African and African-American studies department had been holding lecture classes as independent study classes for years. These classes, while embarassing, were open to athletes and non-athletes, and controlling for race, there's no evidence that athletes took advantage of these classes more frequently than non-athletes. There is also no evidence that the classes were in place at the behest of anyone related to the athletic department.
A football player who challenged his suspension in court was found to have plaigerized a paper that was central to his case.
Anything else you think you know about UNC is unsubstantiated crap put forth by Mary Willingham or Rashad McCants. Neither have had anyone verify any of their claims.
Willingham's conclusions regarding player literacy could not be verified by third-party experts.
Willingham lied on her IRB application to use athletes' learning disability test results for her "research."
Willingham mislead Outside the Lines when she implied that a paper she presented on camera was the only assignment submitted for a course by an athlete, and it had earned an A-.
Willingham plaigerized her masters thesis extensively.
All of McCants's teammates have said that his accusations do not reflect their experiences.
There was wrongdoing at UNC. Everything in the media recently, however, has been unverified hearsay from people who lack credibility.
UNC was punished for its wrongdoing, and UNC has changed the way it does things in order to address that wrongdoing.
I'm done listening to this crap.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||1. Student (PhD) 2. 4 3. 0 4.||
1. Student (PhD)
I'm still planning on going to all of the games (except Penn State) but I'm going to pay secondary market prices and save a bundle.
I'm not going to Penn State because my alma mater happens to be visiting ND that day, so I'll be going to that instead.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I'm surprised no one had mentioned ohio as his||
I'm surprised no one had mentioned ohio as his eventual landing spot.
|44 weeks 4 hours ago||In some States if you're||
In some States if you're caught with any amount of alcohol while underage you can be arrested for DUI.
I have no idea if that's what happened here, but it is a possibility AFAIK.
|45 weeks 4 hours ago||RE: Bowl Ban||
They've already self-imposed a bowl ban each of the last two seasons. That's pretty stiff compared to some other penalties that have come down recently.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Ken Browning @ UNC||
Hired by Mack Brown, stayed through Carl Torbush, John Bunting, Butch Davis and Everett Withers.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||How About||
It captures their ridiculous full name, and makes fun of the fact that they are jorts wearing rednecks. Additional Bonus: Sounds like a girl's name.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||WMU and Purdue in Detroit?||
That's an "Away Game?" Come on, man.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Meh||
Not really sure how a rivalry between a national power and a regional also-ran is the top rivalry in sports, especially with all the cheating they do.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Hold on there!||
UNC isn't dirty. Not one of the allegations relating to UNC's case involve the University trying to gain a competitive advantage. Given how the Chancellor and AD acted, if there was anything of that sort going on, we'd all know about it.
There was a whole bunch of ish going down with our most talented players, an assistant coach who was a bit too cozy with an agent (no evidence of wrongdoing) and a tutor who gave improper assistance (while chasing jerseys) but UNC, the Athletic Department, and Butch Davis did nothing that could be described as cheating.