"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 year 48 weeks ago||Tournaments||
Many of the tournaments are paid for by ESPN Events. They cover all the costs, get extra TV inventory and get all the ticket revenue (even if that isn't much). The site gets concessions, and some travel advertising. The teams get to play other decent competition.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Agree on the defense.||
Agree on the defense. Thought the difference in the game was Purdue stopped getting into the lane so easily with about 15 min left.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I think all the super duper||
I think all the super duper excitement over Rodney Davis is the reason Twitter's been down today.
|3 years 1 day ago||GRIII was overmatched on defense||
He just couldn't guard Leslie, who looked like a really good player. A lot of NC State's runs were all about Robinson getting dominated one-on-one. I don't think he's a B1G-quality defensive player....yet.
Would have liked to see more McGary-Morgan-Stauskas-Hardaway-Burke when NC State went big. Especially because we could score at will as long as Stauskas was on the floor
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Nate Silver||
That's a great article and Nate is the best there is, but he got lots of criticism for basing the analysis on http://www.commoncensus.org/sports_map.php?sport=5 -- basically using a non-scientific count of support for various schools.
I think it passes the smell test overall, but there are some where it doesn't (Georgia > Georgia Tech or Iowa > Nebraska).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Love him forever||
His recruitment is the first one I ever noticed (I was in eighth grade). Mostly, I just regret that he didn't turn out better than he did -- he had all the physical tools to be one of the twenty best basketball players ever but was just missing some killer instinct. So much more talented than Barkley or Malone or Duncan.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Burke comparison||
I've been searching for a good comp for Burke for a while. Harlan or Raftery said he has a little Tony Parker in him. I think that makes a lot of sense -- great to the rim and as a finisher, smooth shot out to 20 feet. No comment on his skills with the ladies.