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|6 days 10 hours ago||Reportedly, Indiana and||
Reportedly, Indiana and Purdue are looking into scheduling each other for next season in non-conference. It's a shame teams have to even consider this option. Just fix the one-plays by either having divisions or protected rivalries
|6 days 10 hours ago||Don't forget MSU was||
Don't forget MSU was basically a community college when they started playing Michigan. The Big Ten can do a lot of things for a school and program. Give Cinncinati 15-20 years in the Big Ten with that kind of money and I think you would be surprised how much their program improves in the long-term. Plus, it would give Cinncinati a major recruiting tool to use against OSU because they would still get to play a similar schedule and play in the Horseshoe as a player.
|1 week 2 days ago||Wow, the NBA is worse than a||
Wow, the NBA is worse than a league where you can just buy your way to a championship?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I mean, I think it makes||
I mean, I think it makes sense to give every student the opportunity to buy a ticket. If you're paying thousands upon thousands for school here, it kind of makes sense that you should at least have the opportunity to purchase tickets to your school's football games. I don't agree with the argument Brandon presents, but just a raw shrinkage probably doesn't make sense.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just happy Texas A&M will||
I'm just happy Texas A&M will finally have enough space for their massive amount of oversigned recruits when they come to games.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the well wishes.||
Thanks for the well wishes. Can't believe I'm graduating after 4 years. Been one heck of a ride
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hey, either school he chooses||
Hey, either school he chooses is fine by me. Would rather see him at MSU than OSU and obviously if he picks Michigan I will be excited.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This is a pretty significant||
This is a pretty significant commitment for Michigan in the future. Obviously, Michigan has its point guard of the future in Derrick Walton and its bench guy in Spike Albrecht, but it desperately needed depth and emergency backups coming into this year. Losing guys like Akunne and Person was something not many people talked about, but it was pretty big considering they were often the 3rd string guys at the point.
I highly, highly doubt Dakich will see the floor over the next two seasons, but if he can become a guy who can get 5-10 minutes on the floor at some point in his career, that will be huge, especially considering the way Michigan's point guards have been going to the NBA. Exciting pickup!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Appling is not a good point||
Appling is not a good point guard. He's a shooting guard who really doesn't shoot that well. They put him in at point guard because he's insanely athletic, but he doesn't pass nearly well enough to be considered one of the conference's best point guards. The minute he has to face a tough defender who can negate his athleticism, he struggles and does nothing. I would take Walton & Spike all day over Appling, especially considering the shooters Michigan has on the outside that can nail a basket off a quick pass
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think most people have come||
I think most people have come to terms with the fact that Morris will probably never be a solid starting point guard in the NBA. However, it was nice to see him actually play the point. When they put him in the last game, they kept putting him out on the wing, which didn't make much sense at all.
However, these type of games and performances can at least keep him in the NBA. Even if he isn't a major player, staying in the NBA for another year or two is a pretty big achievement for him and the program. As much as people rip on non-contributors in the NBA, it's very difficult to make a roster and you have to be REALLY good. With this in mind, I think this was a pretty big game
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Not a great game obviously,||
Not a great game obviously, but he looks way better when he's handling the ball. I don't understand why they keep putting him out on the wing. He's not exactly the best outside shooting guy. Let him handle the ball more if you're putting him out there
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||How can you use attendance||
How can you use attendance numbers from last year's football season to tell us what it going to happen in an entirely different season and under an entirely different ticket system? The point he was trying to make was that a TON of people are going to have to spend a TON of their time waiting, when they would have shown up on time.
And just an fyi. The Arkansas bball game was not filled, but there were still a bunch of students that were there hours early. These are your loyal fans that are spending that time waiting and NOT the people who don't show up. So who gets hurt? I think you can make a strong case the people that suffer the most are those that wait all that time
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Going to happen whether you||
Going to happen whether you have full general admission or sectioned general admission, but at least you would be guaranteed to be in the front portion. It's going to be complete chaos
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||They actually did this for||
They actually did this for the Final Four games this year. Student seating was general admission, but it had blocks of seating. There were plenty of problems with how it worked, but those were more administrative. I think this system would work much better than the currently proposed one. Most people still get there early and they can move around within their area
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Yup, only the current||
Yup, only the current generation has jerks and idiots. Can't think of any in the past...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Wow the alums make more noise||
Wow the alums make more noise about this than they did all last season in the stands...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I strongly disagree with this||
I strongly disagree with this move. I think people are STRONGLY underestimating what many of the current students have been posting in reference to basketball season. The OSU game was complete chaos before tipoff. People literally almost got trampled and I am not joking in the slightest. This was with only a few thousands students. There are going to be thousands of students rushing all at once to get in right before kickoff. Anybody who's been in a line like this knows full well that there is going to be a push right before people are about to get in. There is also going to be a ton of confusion and anger with the lines and people cutting. Add in a ton of alcohol (which students will get) and this crowd is not going to be calm.
On top of this, I think a lot of people are being safe with their 2 AM assumptions. I've talked to several people at schools with general admission already and they've told me they wait overnight for games not even close to the size Michigan will have in the future. The lines are going to end up going for well over 24 hours in the future. Maybe not next year, but within a few seasons it's going to happen.
I don't care whether you think people are bad fans or not, students are at school for school first and other things second. I don't understand why we need a policy that's going to create chaos before kickoff and waste a ton of time for the students just to look better on TV. We can't create anything more intelligent than general admission? Come on. Why can't they institute a "hail" like system with an MCard swipe when you walk in? What's so tough about this? This is a poorly thought out plan that's going to hurt students.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Don't need another big man,||
Don't need another big man, especially if McGary stays. That gives us McGary, Morgan, Horford, Bielfeldt, and Donnal. If they take a transfer, it will be a point guard most likely. Walton and Spike are good, but that is thin, thin depth. Wings should be alright because if there is an injury to anybody (GR3, Irvin, LeVert, Stauskas) they can just move to a bigger lineup and move GR3 to the 3 spot. The only guys Beilein could consider at point besides Spike and Walton are Stauskas and LeVert and both would probably not be good options.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I think this is a good move||
I think this is a good move for him. He really was a good player this season and had some outstanding defense. He was one of the few players that really could actually slow down Burke. He didn't tear up Michigan either, but that still shows his talent. I expect him to have a solid career, although he might move around on an NBA roster.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This is a huge scheduling||
This is a huge scheduling plus if it's just a home game with no return game. Cinci is a way better team for that than what Michigan can usually land
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I've blogged/written about||
I've blogged/written about Michigan hoops for awhile now and I can attest to this. Not even close to the same level as football and especially not recruiting. It's something that most people just started caring about again.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but you also have to||
Yeah, but you also have to look at his coaching trends, which typically aren't good. He has success, but as time goes on, it usually dries up. This was the best roster he had at Minnesota and he went below .500 in the Big Ten and only won 1 NCAA Tournament game. Also, let's not forget he inherited that championship roster from Pitino at Kentucky.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||As much as this firing may||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Well, his recruiting||
Well, his recruiting certainly didn't show this argument. He was pulling in some great players and the stands looked full for every game I watched.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I have mixed feelings about||
I have mixed feelings about this firing. On one end, UCLA just won the Pac 12 championship, appeared to be starting to improve, were recruiting well, and had injury problems this year that probably did hurt their success this year. Also, Minnesota is probably not your typical #10 seed as they are higher than a ton of teams on KenPom.
However, for a program like UCLA, winning 1 NCAA Tournament game in 5 seasons is unacceptable. I wouldn't have been surprised if they gave in a little more time, but 3 tourney appearances in 5 years and 1 win kind of speaks for itself. For most schools, that's fine, but not for UCLA.
Overall, the biggest problem with this firing is that nobody is directly in place to replace him. They better get someone good or this will be the dumbest offseason move in the nation. The Bruins may have been underachieving, but at least they made the tourney.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting points. One||
Interesting points. One thing that I've always noticed is that people do tend to believe that a step up in the "tiers" of beer instantly make it better. For me, it's more about selectly a specific type I like and drinking that whether it's considered better or worse than other flavors. For me, that's German beer, but I'm sure it's different depending on each individual. But I do agree that "tiers" alone don't determine the value.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Two 8 seeds going down to 9||
Two 8 seeds going down to 9 seeds is not exactly amazing to be honest. Most of the time the 8 seeds are slightly favored, if at all. Kansas State's loss was surprising, but not unprecedented. If you thought these 3 teams were powerhouses and Final 4 material, then yeah, you should be surprised and disappointed, but they're still quality opponents. None of these squads were top 10 teams and that was pretty clear before the tourney
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Come on, don't group them in||
Come on, don't group them in with the Mid-majors. It makes mid-major conferences look bad...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Tickets are only good for||
Tickets are only good for certain sessions unless you buy a weekend pass I believe. Meaning that ushers will come around and kick people out at certain times. Odds are very few MSU fans will be around when Michigan plays and vice versa
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Marquette is a good team with||
Marquette is a good team with a good resume. They are going to be very dangerous in the tourney. Not quite sure if they are more deserving than Michigan, but the thing about seeding is that they overvalue everything at the end of the season. A loss at the beginning would slightly shift things, but with a week left it will somehow drop you 2-3 spots. It's probably not the best system, but it is what it is I guess. Michigan went 6-6 over its last 12 games and had some crushing losses. Still a good team, but from the national perspective, the team is on the decline.