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|4 weeks 5 days ago||UCF doesn't help with market share||
Adding UCF won't do anything for the Big Ten TV market. UCF may be a big school, but in terms of fan support, they're #5 in the state, behind UF, FSU, Miami, and USF. They do have a fairly new stadium (8 years, IIRC), but even discounting this past season, they don't tend to fill it.
On the plus side, UCF football wouldn't have to compete for fans with an NFL franchise, but on the downside, Orlando isn't really known as a sports town (unless you follow MLS ... the Orlando City Lions draw surprisingly well)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Halko||
According to Wikipedia, he's a financial advisor in North Carolina.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Faded memory||
From my recollection, the hatless back-bend started when a DM missed touching his plume to the ground (by about 2 or 3 inches ... enough to be clearly seen from Row 68) one game, and the next week came out and took the hat off and performed the back bend without the hat.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||That's a good one ... I also||
That's a good one ... I also like the ESPN announcer who called the UM-Minnesota game in the '96 NCAA Hockey tourney: "I don't believe I just saw what I think I just saw!"
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Sodexo||
Sodexo took over running the employee cafeteria where I work. As soon as they came in, food prices rose about $2 per item, with no appreciable increase in quality or quantity. Doesn't surprise me at all that they jacked up the prices when they took over UM Athletics.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I think I saw (and bought)||
I think I saw (and bought) something like that at Steve and Barry's when it still existed.
Personally, I (and I'm probably the only one) would like to see a return to the "dazzle" mesh fabric for the hockey jerseys. I'd also like to see the script Michigan reappear on the maize hockey jerseys.
And please, no highlighter yellow goalie pads with a blue that forms the block M when they have their legs together. Don't remember who wore them, but they were awful.
I kinda like Hunwick's pad design in this picture:
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Admittedly, I didn't click||
Admittedly, I didn't click the link, but it was my understanding that KRACH stood for "Ken's Ratings for American College Hockey", which would seem to be somewhat irrelevant when predicting the College Football playoffs.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Annual review||
I always have a meeting with my boss to discuss my annual review. I haven't been fired at one of those meetings yet. And the boss can't finish the annual review until after the year is over.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Awesome News||
I had a chance to meet Chad and his family recently. Very nice people. I hope there is more good news for Chad in the future.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Jake Ryan, Drake Johnson,||
Jake Ryan, Drake Johnson, Jake Butt, and Scott Sypniewski
|1 year 13 weeks ago||He probably has a payback||
He probably has a payback clause in his contract, but he may have negotiated a "Michigan Clause" ... If he's offered the HC job at Michigan, he owes less, or doesn't owe anything. It's been a few years, but I feel like I remember reading that Red helped him get his job at Tech, possibly so he could get some experience as a HC before Red retired.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Arkansas||
Petrino was a decent coach. He took a bottom of the SEC Arkansas team, and turned them into a team that, while not a powerhouse, established a string of decent records, and decent bowl invitations. He got fired for off-the-field stupidity.
John L Smith was an assistant at Arkansas the previous year, who was hired in April as an interim coach, because they fired Petrino, and they needed someone who was available fast. He was an interim hire, and it was understood that he would not be the permanent coach.
As for Bielma, well, the jury's still out. He's been in some close games, but hasn't managed to pull any of them out at the end. (Just last week, they were 1 endzone interception away and an extra point away from taking the #1 team in the nation to OT). If they can learn to finish, they'll be a pretty decent team.
(For those of you wondering, Mrs. SyracuseWolvrine is an Arkansas alum, so I hear way more about their team than I care to admit)
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I believe it was Men's||
I believe it was Men's Gymnastics in the early/mid 90's.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Arkansas also uses it||
Arkansas also uses it
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I was also curious. Thanks||
I was also curious. Thanks for clarifying.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Do you think Bielma would||
Do you think Bielma would consider leaving Arkansas to come back to the Big Ten? Would we want him to?
(And while we're considering coaches with Arkansas ties ... Petrino?)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Josh Langford||
For a second, I was wondering why Coach Beilein was recruiting the guy that scored the GWG in OT of the 1998 NCAA Championship game. And then I realized that this article mentions Josh Langford, not Josh Langfeld.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||1996||
1996, just for hockey. You've got the Mike Legg goal, and Brendan Morrison winning the championship, plus a few of Turco's amazing saves in the championship game.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Even better was when the||
Even better was when the other team had already pulled at least 1 goalie, so you would end up with "Dancer / Sieve / Sieve!"
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I believe it was probably||
I believe it was probably Mumford High. The band director there is also the UM Alumni Band director, who is, by far, the most entertaining band director I've ever seen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCp0KQpJ16s (watch from about 0:47 onwards)
|4 years 45 weeks ago||As long as they play the||
As long as they play the Swedish national anthem before the game, I'm ok with playing against Sweden.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Random Ship||
I think that the "random ship" is supposed to represent UA-Anchorage ... the SeaWolves
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Call me a traditionalist||
Call me a traditionalist, but I don't WANT to see a Big Ten Hockey conference. I think it will pretty much destroy college hockey as we know it. I like the fact that in hockey, some of the smaller schools get a chance to be powerhouses. Without UM, MSU and tSIO, the only "Name" school in the CCHA is Notre Dame.
With ND as the marquee name in the conference, what do you think the likelihood is of having a CCHA TV contract? What network would pick that up? I realize that the other schools in the conference are competitive, but names drive tv viewership. Nobody, outside of the most devoted fans of those schools or diehard college hockey fans would ever tune in to watch Bowling Green - Ferris State. However, once you add a team that people across the nation recognize, then you'll get some viewership.
The problem becomes even worse in the WCHA. Without UW and UMn, one could argue that the only schools that are at all well known outside of hockey are CC and DU. Unless you live in the state of Minnesota, chances are, you probably haven't heard of Saint Cloud State or Mankato. Would anyone, even the most diehard college hockey fan tune in to watch a game between Bemidji State and UNO?
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Hockey Helmets||
You could always just do what they did with the hockey helmets when they first went to the winged design ... yellow electrical tape.
These days, I think we're having them airbrushed or custom made. I see no reason why airbrushing couldn't be an option for the new Bulwark helmets too.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Syracuse||
Yeah, and the Syracuse Band, at least during my time there (2000-2004) sucked almost as much as the Syracuse football team. I grew up in A2, listening to the MMB every Saturday (and if the wind was right, I could even hear rehearsals from my backyard), and it was a real shock to go to SU and hear the band. My first thought was "Wow, we're in a domed stadium, the band has mics in front of them, and I can still barely hear them"
|6 years 30 weeks ago||No Toe Picks!||
Vote against synchronized skating. Toe Picks are evil.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Where's the Early 90's hockey||
Where's the Early 90's hockey white jerseys with the blue shoulder piping?
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Former announcers||
Am I the only one that misses Bill Curry in the broadcast booth? If nothing else, just for the entertainment value in trying to decipher what he's actually saying. I seem to remember him calling a UM-Wisco (I think it was Wisco, anyways) game, and at one point saying that "Wisconsin's gettin whipped like tied goats!) (granted, I wasn't really aware that tied goats were routinely whipped, but what do I know? I am a Northerner, after all)
Very happy that Steve Levy has given up College Football. Now if we could only get him to give up any other form of announcing.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Food?||
From the amount of food talk on here, I figured perhaps we actually DID recruit a hot dog.
Now I'm hungry, and missing A2. Damnit.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Burn the boats?||
so, if my quick glance at the fastcompany article, and your commentary on it is correct, you're essentially saying "don't get on a boat with Barry Melrose"?
Which, to be fair, is really good advice ... I mean, his hair is scary enough on TV ... i can only imagine the damage it could inflict at close proximity, like, for example, being on a boat.
I also wouldn't be entirely surprised if there was a nice C YA chant when Oglesby was ejected ... I'm sure some basketball fans are also hockey fans. Plus, a good loud C YA chant is the best possible way to annoy Paula Weston.