Baumgardner: Beilein Provides insight on assistant search

Baumgardner: Beilein Provides insight on assistant search

Submitted by jimmyshi03 on May 2nd, 2016 at 7:16 PM
 
Beilein says he's open to announcing both hires at same time. Likely will have at least one with defensive focus and it probably won't be Patrick. 
 
 
Snyder's take seemed to eliminate P. Beilein from consideration.
 

Making the case for Cornell Mann

Making the case for Cornell Mann

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on May 1st, 2016 at 9:23 PM

There's an obvious choice when it comes to replacing Lavall Jordan on the Michigan staff and he resides in Ames, Iowa. Cornell Mann is an excellent recruiter and is responsible for attracting Monte Morris among others from Michigan to play at Iowa State. He also coached at Oak Park high school and with the Michigan Mustangs AAU team. ISU led the big 12 in scoring for three straight years under his watch and they also made a school record four straight ncaa tourneys. Going with an unproven guy like Chris Hunter or someone else on staff would be a mistake imo when we are at such a critical stage in our basketball program with a clear need in recruiting.

OT: Andre Drummond Open to Shooting FTs Underhanded

OT: Andre Drummond Open to Shooting FTs Underhanded

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on April 29th, 2016 at 10:48 AM

As a Pistons fan, I'm happy about this. He just had the worst FT season in NBA history, so it's not like he could get any worse if he started shooting underhanded.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/04/28/drummond…

OT: Jungle Ball

OT: Jungle Ball

Submitted by ST3 on April 28th, 2016 at 6:10 PM

     Brian's recent Unverified Voracity described a basketball game of 1-on-1 between Jim Harbaugh and D. J. Durkin. It was like regular basketball, except no fouls were called. It sounds a little like tackle football mixed with basketball. When I was a kid, we called that game, "Jungle Ball."

     Quite coincidentally,  last night I was thinking about making an OT post about Jungle Ball. Reading about Harbaugh's game of 1-on-1 convinced me to write this post. The version of Jungle Ball I played developed from another basketball game called 21. Perhaps you played this as a kid. There were no teams. It was every man for himself. The first to 21 points was the winner. The way that game worked was someone started the game by shooting a free throw. They scored a point for a made FT. If you made 3 in a row, you had to take a big step back. If you missed, whoever got the rebound was on offense. Whoever was closest to that person was on defense. Everyone else gathered around the basket and waited for a rebound. If you made a basket, you'd start shooting free throws, and it continued like that until someone scored 21 points (hence, the name of the game.)

    The interesting bit of strategy I enjoyed was the fact that if you didn't hit 21 exactly, you'd go back to 15 or 10 points. That varied from game to game. If you were a poor FT shooter like myself, you'd want to get to 19 so a made basket made you the winner. I never liked having to make that FT for the win when sitting at 20 points.

     This game evolved into Jungle Ball in a similar manner as described by Brian. "That's a foul?!?" After spending so many hours getting upset about cheap calls and arguing back and forth, we just decided anything goes. Now, there was no punching or kicking, but you could grab a guy by the shoulders or wrap him up until he let go of the ball. We didn't play that game every day, it was just too brutal, but every now and then, someone would get that look in their eye and say, "how about some Jungle Ball."

    Are there any other non-standard games (not football/basketball/baseball) that you played as a kid? Another one I can think of is the politically incorrectly named, "smear the queer," but we didn't worry about being PC in the 1970's. This was like Jungle Ball, only you played with a football, and there was no way to score points. It was basically another name for "keepaway." I think it was good for developing running back skills. Once a guy was tackled, he would throw the ball up in the air, whoever caught it would run around until he got tackled in a pile and you'd start over. I also spent many an afternoon playing kick the can.

MBB: Michigan offers Jamal Cain

MBB: Michigan offers Jamal Cain

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on April 27th, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Steve Lorenz retweeted an Endless Motor Sports tweet saying this.  (I believe the Endless Motor Sports guy posts here, btw.) 

Below is a link to a UMHoops article about Cain and his visit today to U of M (albeit one written prior to Coach Beilein offering him).

 

http://www.umhoops.com/2016/04/27/jamal-cain-to-visit-michigan-today-af…

OT- Basketball player scores in own net in Greek playoff game

OT- Basketball player scores in own net in Greek playoff game

Submitted by bacon on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:20 PM
Jermaine Marshall (former PSU and ASU guard) scored in his own basket as time expired in a playoff game, with his team leading by 2. Needless to say the game went to overtime and his team lost and was eliminated from the playoffs. Everyone else is distraught and he is clueless. Pretty funny. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/15311922/jermaine-marshall-former-ar…

MBB: 2016 wing Aleem Ford to Wisconsin

MBB: 2016 wing Aleem Ford to Wisconsin

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on April 23rd, 2016 at 4:41 PM
This per Jeff Goodman among others. Coach Beilein & Co. recently took a look at the three-star 6'7" forward out of Bradenton, FL (a great place to visit, btw). It would be hard to argue that this is a loss, but we do have to assume that he will bank in a 60 footer to beat Michigan at some point.