Clemson baptizes guys at practice. Is that a countable hour?
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||What else am I gonna||
What else am I gonna watch?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Rebounding||
Let's say we fouled them and they missed the front end of the 1-and-1. Based on what I saw yesterday, a strong argument could be made that Kentucky would be the team more likely to come away with that rebound, and now one of their giant leapers has the ball within 4 feet of the basket.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Before each season, time||
Before each season, time thresholds are set for qualifying for nationals. Obviously, if you go faster than a certain time (A-cut), you are guaranteed an invitation to swim at Nationals. Surpassing a slightly slower time (B-cut), will get you an invitation if they need to fill out a field (minimum 32 swimmers per event, I believe).
Before the Nationals meet, each event is seeded according each swimmer's best time from the season (1st seed = fastest of the year). Based on preliminary seeding, Michigan is projected to finish just behind Florida in the runner-up position. Of course, as with any sport, swim meets never go according to seeding, and that's why we "play the game."
To help you read the results pages in the link from the OP: All swimmers in an event swim in the morning, called the preliminary session, or prelims. The top 16 swimmers in the morning qualify for the night session, or finals. They are divided into two heats of eight... In finals, if you finish in 8th in the fast heat, you can finish no lower than 8th, even if you are slower than 9th place, who won in the slower heat. All swimmers who finish in finals score points.
Michigan is in such good position not only because they have several kids competing for titles in individual events, but because the program has some serious depth.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Distance||
Michigan qualified 4 guys for finals in the 500. Coach Bottom was brought in as a sprint specialist, but he has really carried on Urbancek's strong distance tradition. It really speaks to the coach's, and thus the program's, versatility.
Also, the 200 free relay swam faster than at Big Ten's... that bodes well for the meet.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Last picture||
It looks like the girl at Beilein's right elbow just saw GRIII jump for the first time.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Having spent 4 years swimming||
Having spent 4 years swimming against Kenyon and Denison, I am no longer surprised by the speed of DIII swimming
|7 weeks 6 days ago||As mentioned above, taper is||
As mentioned above, taper is a gradual reduction yardage, typically done over a month or two leading into the biggest meet of the season. In my experience in sprint/mid-distance, however, the shorter distance is accompanied by an increase in intensity. Aerobic workouts to build endurance are replaced by short bursts of exertion to increase the strength of the muscles and explosiveness of your movements. It also affords a lot of time to work on very specific technique work (i.e. turns, starts, breakouts).
As you might guess by reading that, taper is not the same for distance swimmers, who must maintain the aerobic endurance to compete in their events. Their end of season is more like a rest than an true taper.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Don't know about UM||
But I think no public university has as extreme an out-of-state policy as UNC does, where the o-o-s acceptance is like 20% of an incoming class (and that includes athletes).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Don't you worry about||
Don't you worry about marketing budget spending. Let me worry about marketing budget spending.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The other point of view.||
I'm very excited about this hire, and agree that Michigan got a guy who is a massive upgrade and will have a huge, positive impact on the QBs and team in general. But the way this article reads, Nussmeier is the be-all, end-all of quarterback coaches. I'm just wondering, surely there has been a complaint outside of the Rams all got injured and AJ McCarron didn't win everything there is to win?
|15 weeks 22 hours ago||Last night, I plugged in my||
Last night, I plugged in my NES and lost several hours to Battle Toads and Double Dragon. Thats the same thing, right?
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||the state of Alabama||
There are still some bitter feelings in the Michigan fanbase about the split with Nebraska in '97. Can you imagine the vitriol if Auburn and Alabama had to split a title?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Oh Please, Please||
I live in Columbus and need very badly for OSU to not even have a chance at the National Championship. So, while its not ideal, Sparty On.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, it reminded me of an OSU||
Yes, it reminded me of an OSU game 6 or 8 years ago, when they came in and did a whole show of John Phillips Sousa. You really can't boo that.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Band impression||
Often, I would agree with the OP. I have frequently thought that the band is not loud enough. But that is more due to the nature of having woodwinds, not position in the stadium. Brass bands are inherently louder, and more suited to stadium environments.
However, last night's performances did not make me wish we had their band. Their sound was not nearly as crisp, particularly their drum line. Even in the pregame show, when all ND was doing was walking in blocked, straight lines, their "straight" varied easily by 3 yards.
As far as I'm concerned, the only thing ND's band had going for them is the kilted color guard.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||It seems to me that if you||
It seems to me that if you knew you were going to have a slow go with a pregnant wife and elderly parent, that you should've planned to arrive before the 40,000 drunk kids.
|44 weeks 24 min ago||My go-to joke||
A pirate walks into a bar with a large, unusual bulge in his pants. The bartender says "Hey buddy, y'know you got a ship's wheel in your trousers?" The pirate replies "Aye, it's driving me nuts!"
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I believe Coach Bottom was||
I believe Coach Bottom was brought in because he is a sprint freestyle specialist. What has surprised me a bit is that while the team has strongly focused on developing the sprinters, they have maintained the exceptional, deep distance program that Urbancek built.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Not so different||
Granted, forwards do seem to be the large personalities in soccer, but I don't see any difference between them and wide receivers in the US. The only reason the focus is on these players is because they demand the attention.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||20 months?||
Don't act like you're not impressed.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||hmmmmm||
I see what you did there.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It seems that Anthony Davis'||
Sorry, double post
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It looks like Anthony Davis'||
It looks like Anthony Davis' reputation as a shot blocker has earned him the right to wail on people's elbows.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||New Belgium is great||
Fat Tire gets all of the attention, and I do love it, but New Belgium's other brews are excellent as well. In particular, 1554, their black lager, is one I seek out every time I travel out west.
Obviously, Bell's has a special place in my heart, but I'm very excited about having these beers closer to home than Chicago.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Donate in Columbus!||
For all the Michigan faithful out there that live closer to Columbus than AA. Here are the permanent donation centers around the area:
There are also several drives on OSU's campus next week, call 1-800-RED CROSS to set up an appointment.
I love strolling onto campus in my maize and blue and watch them scoff as I sign up to donate to the good guys!