...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|2 days 10 hours ago||They'll get better and be||
They'll get better and be better than most of the other schools in the nation once they join the B1G!
|1 week 2 days ago||Strange. I could have sworn||
Strange. I could have sworn I had heard some college baseball players announced as 'signed with the ____.'
So, just to be clear, a baseball player cannot be signed (or rights owned) with a MLB team AND play for a college team?
|1 week 2 days ago||The NBA and NCAA are missing||
The NBA and NCAA are missing a potential goldmine of a situation if they adopt something similar to the baseball/hockey draft.
This would allow them to build a HUGE fanbase for both 'leagues.'
Imagine being an NBA fan, say of the Pistons, you'd want to watch nearly all of the games their 'college draft picks' were playing in to see how they're progressing and if they could contribute sooner than later.
I'd add one small piece to this, allow the players that were drafted by the NBA teams to workout at the NBA facilities during the offseason. Schedule the NCAA offseason times to go back and forth with when they can workout at the NBA facilities.
You could have a huge draft special similar to the NFL draft. Then you could even have a special night where the NBA teams 'call up' their players to the NBA. Make a big production thing about it and show the highlights of the kids playing for the school. This is Win Win!
They don't get paid until they are in the NBA jersey, therefore preserving their 'amateur status,' but gives them something to work towards while the university reaps the benefits and the NBA gets their D-League of sorts.
|1 week 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm fine with Friday night||
I'm fine with Friday night games for the bottom 2/3rds, but not the top teams.
Night games? More please! It only adds to the atmosphere and the B1G needs to work on that if we want to get back to be seen as a top conference.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What's Izzo's excuse this||
What's Izzo's excuse this game?
The weather wasn't perfect?
The bus ride was too slow?
Stauskas is Canadian and it was obviously Canada's day?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think he said he was||
I don't think he said he was bringing his kids, but the first year it started, we camped next to 2 families. There were a lot more kids there than I ever expected.
That being said, I don't recommend it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I went to the first 2, then||
I went to the first 2, then continued to be dumbfounded at why I didn't continue going every year. The lineups get more and more ridiculous every year. Not to mention all the other activities that they will anounce.
This will be a tough year to pass, but I don't think I'll be able to go, even though it's only 45 minutes (6 hours in Bonnaroo traffic) away.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Man.... thanks for ruining||
Man.... thanks for ruining that surprise too!
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||USA USA USA USA!!!!!! Oshie's||
USA USA USA USA!!!!!!
Oshie's value may have just doubled.
The talent coming out of the US has dramatically increased over the past 20 years. This was AWESOME!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Derrick Walton Jr is going to||
Derrick Walton Jr is going to be a stud. His improvement game after game is REALLY impressive. Things are slowing down for him and he's seeing the game very intelligently.
I'm excited for his future.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I know if i were Brady Hoke,||
I know if i were Brady Hoke, I'd make sure I wouldn't read any of threads or comments on Mgoblog.com.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||These last 3 games have||
These last 3 games have showed me 1 thing, Stauskas and GRIII are going to be back next season. Only way I see them leaving is if they both have a phenomenal tournament (similar to Mitch last season).
Stauskas hasn't shown he has the 'head' for the NBA game. If he has a bad game, it seems that carries over into many games after. It takes him a long time to shake it and go back to his game.
GRIII just doesn't seem to have the 1x1 skills. I think the NBA hype got to him, he just needs to play his game. Don't try 1x1 moves, get the buckets slashing and driving within the offense. Also needs work on his outside jump shot.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||I was happy they let Bill||
I was happy they let Bill Cosby design the sweaters.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yup, 84% of all people know||
Yup, 84% of all people know that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else find it||
Anyone else find it hilarious/classless when IU fans were chanting 'USA USA USA' when Stauskas was shooting free throws even though they have a kid on their team from South Sudan?
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||I think I agree. Looking at||
I think I agree. Looking at the schedule next season, we should run the table with tough games against ND, MSU, OSU and I see the @ NW our 'slip game.'
I'm still thinking we go 9-3.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Would we be happy with an 8-4||
Would we be happy with an 8-4 season with road wins against Sparty and OSU, but close losses @ ND, @ NW, and 2 others (not sure who Utah and Rutgers)?
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Thanks Brandon. Sounds like||
Sounds like all these guys would be a perfect fit at Michigan. I reallly really really want Minkah! To even think of him and Jabrill in the same backfield makes me gitty!
It's crazy to think 2016 kids are already starting to get attention. Sounds like 2 solid kids though. Hopefully they all Go Blue!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||You're absolutely right, he's||
You're absolutely right, he's one hell of a player.
I can't fault him for leaving if he chooses, he's got the talent to go.
I was just hoping he'd be one of those 4 year guys that you just dream about. Either way, he's got 100% support from me!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone else as nervous as I||
Anyone else as nervous as I am that Stauskas is heading to the NBA after this season?
I thought for sure he was going to be a 4 year player, now I'm not so sure...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The D still gets a pass from||
The D still gets a pass from me. The offense put them in a way too many tough situations. Look at how many 3 and outs we had, how many turnovers, even bad punts. The one telling stat for me is we had 70 tackles for loss while our opponents had 113.
Another big thing for me and this defense this year is the fact we missed Pipkins and Ryan. Those are 2 key components to a sucessful defense. No coordinator can adjust their D with missing 2 of their biggest players. Even though Pipkins wasn't a stud (yet), missing that big body in the middle hurt the pass rush and inside running defense.
I guess it boils down to the D kept us in games and even won games more than the O did. I felt like the O was the wild card every game.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I think you'll see a||
I think you'll see a significant difference just in blocking schemes.
It appeared that Borges was trying to make these guys learn a very complex blocking scheme that even upperclassmen would struggle with.
Nussmeier runs a zone in/zone out offense which should simplify the blocking assignments.
I really don't think our O-Line issue was technique related as much as it was them being incredibly confused and young. I think the evidence on that is the pass protection (yes, it wasn't great, but it was their strongest aspect. And youth in the middle will give us sacks no matter what).
I'm willing to give Funk another year with Nussmeier's offense.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||We're having subs!!!!! This||
We're having subs!!!!! This is Crazy!!!!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Any thoughts on immediate||
Any thoughts on immediate recruiting impact?
Any connection to Jones' 1/31 visit date?
Any potential 'snake oil' recruits for 2014?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Wasn't this announced when||
Wasn't this announced when there were 14 seconds left in the game?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I now know who I want the||
I now know who I want the Lions to draft, the FSU kicker! That guy is legit!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Somewhere in Bristol||
Somewhere in Bristol Connecticut there are many many many grown men crying. Suck it ESPN and suck it SEC!
I really don't like FSU, but this win goes out to my SEC homer inlaws and friends. Your 2 best teams lost. The SEC's 10th best team can't beat anybody like you claim.
Side question, is Saban testing the 'talking head' waters???
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's 9 degrees with||
It's 9 degrees with windchills hovering around 0.
I made the mistake of getting the kids and their stuff in the car in barefeet and no gloves this morning when the windchill was -8. I thought I could handle it being born and raised in Michigan. Nope, that's just plain out cold.
This is the coldest i've experienced Nashville since living here for 14 years.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||I was curious if the delayed||
I was curious if the delayed announcement of Golden and the delay in the Titans decision was somehow related. This was just after the AD said they could announce a hire within days (which was days ago).
I know they have their feelers out there for another PSU guy, but it just seems strange with the delays. Was Munchak their first choice and waited to see what the Titans were going to do. If the Titans held on to Munchak, they call Golden? Or vice versa?
If PSU picks up Munchak, look out for a stellar OL from them.