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|2 hours 48 min ago||I'm always surprised...||
when the Kentucky connection comes up before the Giants.
|5 hours 3 min ago||I think the move to mark more of the endowment funds||
...is a good one. If you look at the admit rate / yields you see that the main reason why Michigan has to admit so many students is due to the low yields for OOS students. The numbers I saw was something like 70% for in-state and 25% for OOS.
While there is are number of OOS students who probably wouldn't go to Michigan either - there is still a large number of students who simply cannot afford Michigan's tuition rates. If Michigan can fix that the yield can probably get closer to 50% pretty quickly and will help push the overall admit numbers even lower.
|8 hours 26 min ago||I forget...||
is this the year that ESPN is the most accurate recruiting service or the worst one?
|5 days 13 hours ago||The only situation I can say Michigan > Harvard||
is if she really wants to stay in the Midwest after she graduation and a big-time sports atmosphere is very important for her.
Otherwise, Harvard all the way. As someone else mentioned it probably won't even be that much more expensive than Michigan (aside from living expenses)
Of course, you have to get into both schools first to really have this discussion ;)
|5 days 14 hours ago||Brandon's already on record||
saying that most future games are going to be at 3:30 aside from a few late season games that will start at Noon (including The Game).
3:30 should be the default expectation going forward.
|1 week 4 days ago||I never understood the appeal of college baseball||
the MLB season is more than long enough to last me a life time.
...of course, I'm the type of viewer who doesn't pay much attention to Baseball until the July or so I'm probably not the target audience.
|1 week 4 days ago||I personally think that...||
the "you guys vs y'all" map is the cleanest break of Southern vs non-Southern states. It even correctly identifies Southern Florida as non-South ;)
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||I don't know that much about lacrosse...||
but I remember reading somewhere that the bulk of the talent comes from the NE. Is that true?
I wonder how this impacts the decision making process for players a few years from now - I think Michigan's supposed to finish their new lacrosse facilities in 2016 so that timing works out pretty well for us too.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||It's valid from a % perspective...||
that said, if you go by absolute numbers, population in the Midwest + MD/NJ is on par with most Southern states.
However, VA, NC,GA, and FL (+TX) are growing at a ridiculous pace with no signs of slowing down for the next decade or two.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think it'll be #6||
after Holiday and Gator/Music City. Holiday is supposedly going to up their payouts so I think it'll go after Capital One and Outback.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think this is a great add -||
hopefully Michigan will start fielding decent teams in the near future - we lose quite a few close games last year so hopefully going .500 isn't too far off.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Damn it!||
I can't believe we're losing recruits to high schools now!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Even if Gee loved Cincinnati||
Why would the other 13 schools agree to it?
It will never happen
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||That's why they need the 9th conference game.||
Playing 8 conference games in a 14 team league + crap OOC schedules can lead to some pretty crappy match ups for ticket holders
|3 weeks 1 day ago||On the academics side...||
I think this is less true than it was a decade or two ago.
My family's from the NYC metro area and my younger sister is just graduating high school now (she's 13 years my junior) so I have some perspective on how the different schools around here are perceived and the general sense is that Rutgers (and some other state flag ships around the tri-state area) are on their way up at the expense of the mid-tier private universities around the NE area.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Its relevant, but it's not grounds for firing her.||
That's why I don't think it's a scandal.
They definitely should've done their HW in hiring her but starting a new search for another AD over this would be making a bad situation even worse.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I read the story...||
I don't think it's the type of something to get someone fired over and it's already been resolved legally in 1997.
It's embarassing to be sure, but I wouldn't expect a new AD search to begin over this.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm all for Rutgers bashing...||
but where's the scandal? It's just some old embassing skeletons in the closet that was resolved over a decade ago.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Does this mean Malik Zaire gets a shot now?||
Or back to Rees? I remember Zaire looking good in the QB camps...but yeah, True Freshman and all that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ouch...this is getting a bit ugly||
Surprised to see our team struggle so much on offense though.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think we'll ever see a long-term series again||
Doesn't give enough scheduling flexibility to lock in an opponent now that we're at 9 conference games a season.
I personally would like to see a rotating home-home series across the 4 Pac-12 California teams though - this would mean that I can actually attend a few games now that I'm living out here.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Is the conference break down||
based on the new conference makeups or historical?
I think the most interesting dynamic that's going to play out now is what's going to happen to North East talent going forward. 4 of the top 5 conferences have a base in this area and I'm really curious how this is going to play out in the recruiting trail...
Big Ten : Penn State / NJ / Maryland
Big 12 : West Virginia
ACC : Boston College / Syracuse / Pitt / (Virginia/Va Tech)
AAC : U Conn
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So does this mean that||
none of the bowl match ups will be outside of the "Power 5" (or whatever they call it nowadays) conferences unless the opposing side runs out of eligible teams?
I like it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm a bit surprised that all the analysts||
had him going to Michigan.
I remember reading a few articles about him the past few weeks and they noted that his family has strong ties to ND and he's the only(?) of the brothers to get an ND offer...didn't realize all the predictions were him to Michigan, to be honest.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Whats your budget?||
There's been a slew of new development downtown and around South U recently but they cater to people willing to pay top $$$ for modern design and amenities.
The general market for housing in Ann Arbor sucks though due to high demand from students - a lot of old houses and apartments still charging you over $1000+ for a 1 bedroom and this gets higher for places near downtown.
I personally like the area around Kerrytown - but if your fiance's masters program is in North Campus the graduate housing units (Northwood) might work well. They're a bit dated but the fact that all utilities are included really saves you money in the long run...especially in the winter where heating alone might run you $150+ month.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There's some development going on there||
but you're right in that it's not a main dev center.
You should check out Menlo Innovations. They're a pretty interesting group and while I think they hire mostly contractors to start, you can convert that to a full-time position if they like your work and they're pretty plugged into the AA Dev scene so you'll be able to plug into the local network.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Scheduling wise it looks like||
Penn State has the best slate : 3 bye weeks, with only the Michigan game in between byes, they get OSU, NW, and MSU at home.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I guess they wanted to make sure that Michigan||
doesn't do road trip to both Rutgers and Maryland the first year.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||247 has all predictions to Ohio State...||
then again, we have been how accurate those can be from MGoBlog's front page...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Time to update the score for the 2010 class...||
If the stats on this post is still accurate:
2010 Class Size : 27
Left Team : 17
Suspended for 2013 Season : 1
Marginal Contributors : 3
White Receiver : 1
Devin Gardner : 1
Other Meaningful Contributors : 4