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|19 hours 31 min ago||We should note in||
We should note in clarification that while Michigan doesn't have a J-school, we still regularly produce professional journalists via the Michigan Daily.
|19 hours 39 min ago||Absolutely not. The only way||
Absolutely not. The only way I'd even consider it would be if I were a hardcore sports fan of those schools. The difference in educational quality absolutely is not worth paying twice the money.
|21 hours 58 min ago||Yep, 2009. We came back from||
Yep, 2009. We came back from like 20 down to beat an absolutely terrible IU team coming off sanctions. That was the game where Laval Lucas-Perry came to the rescue. A loss there would have probably killed our tourney chances.
|22 hours 37 min ago||"Scandal" is an odd way of||
"Scandal" is an odd way of putting it. They destroyed tens of thousands of dollars worth of property.
|22 hours 45 min ago||Prior to the 2009 NCAA||
Prior to the 2009 NCAA tournament, we heard again and again that we hadn't made the tournament since 1998. No one ever added "But they won the NIT in 2004." No one cares about the NIT.
I don't think there's much evidence that the NIT acts as a springboard for the next season, either.
|22 hours 46 min ago||Yeah, I want to get him but I||
Yeah, I want to get him but I hate the line of reasoning that goes "Come here because there's less competition than there." I'm sure Harbaugh does not use that as a selling point.
|22 hours 48 min ago||You guys are building MSU||
You guys are building MSU into something much more than they are. This is not the MSU team of the last few years. They're 13-7 overall and 4-3 in league play. They escaped past Northwestern at home just like we did, and just lost to the Nebraska team we blew out (granted, they played them in Lincoln, but still).
Sure, Breslin is a tough place to play, and it's entirely possible we could lay an egg like we did at Purdue/OSU. But it wouldn't be a "huge upset" if we won.
|23 hours 1 min ago||You mean 2011. The 2010 team||
You mean 2011. The 2010 team got swept (with the loss at Crisler being the agonizing one where the refs swallowed their whistles when Sims got fouled on the last-second shot).
|23 hours 4 min ago||Does this guy visit this||
Does this guy visit this site? Someone posted that stat yesterday.
|23 hours 7 min ago||I think you are taking||
I think you are taking jmblue's post the wrong way. I don't think he was bashing the team, just saying that our record is pretty appropriate for us given how we've played, so there shouldn't be any regrets.
Personally, I'm pretty happy with 6-3 in league play so far, especially given that we've lost our best player.
|23 hours 20 min ago||"Disinterested" doesn't work||
"Disinterested" doesn't work for either. "Uninterested" is the one you're looking for.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I'm not characterizing you.||
I'm not characterizing you. I don't know you. But the kind of thinking you described is very Little Brother-ish.
|1 day 15 hours ago||We were actually 1-6 entering||
We were actually 1-6 entering the game (and 11-9 overall). So it was an 8-3 run - and one of the three losses came on the Gasser banked-in three at the buzzer.
|1 day 15 hours ago||So you derived more pleasure||
So you derived more pleasure from them losing than us winning?
That sounds like Little Brother thinking.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Donnal was out with a||
Donnal was out with a respiratory infection.
As for Chatman, yeah he's struggling, but let's lay off him. He's only a freshman, and we won.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Since the Zack Novak freakout||
Since the Zack Novak freakout game at Bresiln (four years ago), John Beilein is 54-20 in B1G play, best in the conference. He's raised three banners - two B1G, one Final Four. But hey, none of that matters because his team got upset two times.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Agree||
Taking 2-3 in both 11th and 12th grade is plenty and will give you a pretty strong transcript. I did that and ended up with quite a few credits at U-M.
|3 days 12 min ago||Having worked in the||
Having worked in the educational field, I can't stress enough how important parental involvement is. The common denominator I've observed among successful students is not race or class but parental involvement. This doesn't necessarily mean being overbearing, but just keeping tabs on the kid and making sure he/she is keeping up with things, and to be there if they have problems.
The thing that just kills you as an educator is when you have a struggling student and call home to express your concern, only to never get a response (or learn that the phone has been disconnected). And then when you have parent-teacher conferences, they don't show up for that either (whereas the parents of all the A students come). That makes your job much, much tougher.
This isn't to blame the victim; there's often a reason why the parents aren't there to help out. And it's certainly not the kid's fault to have to grow up in a context like that. But this is a major societal issue that the schools can only do so much for.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Hmm, I grew up near||
Hmm, I grew up near Rochester. If there are shady areas there, I'm not sure where they are.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I remember that. The bump||
I remember that. The bump was modest, though - much less than what you'd get for being underpriviledged. Generally, if you were a strong student at almost any high school in the state, you'd get in. The admissions rate back then in general was considerably higher than now. The switch to the Common Application has really changed things.
|3 days 1 hour ago||It actually occurs more in||
It actually occurs much more in middle-class neighborhoods than wealthy ones. Upscale areas are too pricey for most people (of any race) to be able to move in, so they don't experience major demographic shifts.
|3 days 1 hour ago||To be fair, the Pointes are||
To be fair, the Pointes are in an awkward situation, being a wealthy area immediately bordering some of Detroit's worst neighborhoods. Most of the other suburbs that border Detroit are not particularly wealthy and aren't going to be potential targets for thieves the way the Pointes are. It's not surprising that they have a heavy police presence.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Triple-post!||
|3 days 1 hour ago||Double-post.||
|3 days 1 hour ago||The '80s were right around||
The '80s were right around the time when Community started to transform from a typical alternative school into a very desirable one. Parents at that time started to wonder why they were sending their kids to one of two gigantic high schools when there was this little other school out there too.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Look, either your kid is U-M||
Look, either your kid is U-M material or he/she isn't. Most of the suburban high schools are pretty solid. It's ultimately up to your child to take advantage.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, but by that time I||
Yeah, but by that time I think he was a major reclamation project. Two years of being nailed to the bench and called a wasted pick took its toll on him IMO. He really needed to be drafted by a team that was willing to give him PT from the outset.
|3 days 2 hours ago||This actually did contribute||
That's not true. Darko put on some great workouts and all the scouts that watched him (not just from the Pistons) thought he was a stud. There was also plenty of film on him from Europe. It's not like he was playing behind the Iron Curtain.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Didn't Kobe demand that||
Didn't Kobe demand that Charlotte trade him?
|3 days 2 hours ago||I think Larry Brown destroyed||
I think Larry Brown destroyed his confidence.