Thank you Maize Rage

Thank you Maize Rage

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 13th, 2016 at 12:07 AM

For not only bringing it tonight, but NOT rushing the court. 

HUGE win. But not the biggest we've had in the last handful of years. Not even close. 

We've definitely been here before. I saw that #11 WVU rushed the court when they upset Kansas earlier today.

Just imagine what Crisler would be like if the section was expanded. It's already one of the toughest places to play for visiting teams.

Hear, hear!

OT - Wisconsin equivalent of MHSAA takes Participation Medal a step further, bans innocuous chants

OT - Wisconsin equivalent of MHSAA takes Participation Medal a step further, bans innocuous chants

Submitted by FormAFarkingWall on January 12th, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis., obtained an email sent from WIAA director of communications Todd Clark to member schools in December, describing what should be considered taunting and disrespectful actions that are unacceptable, including “you can’t do that,” “fundamentals,” “air ball,” “there’s a net there,” “sieve,” “we can’t hear you,” “scoreboard,” and “season’s over.”

I guess dead silence is what they are looking for, or perhaps an increase in FT percentage.  Fortunately MHSAA has no plans to follow suit.


National Championship MEGACAST open thread

National Championship MEGACAST open thread

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 11th, 2016 at 7:55 PM

This is kind of ridiculous, but I'd download and watch every version if Michigan was in this game and won it.



Traditional TV broadcast (ESPN): This is your typical TV broadcast featuring Chris Fowler calling play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit as the analyst, Heather Cox on the Clemson sideline and Tom Rinaldi on the Alabama sideline.

Traditional radio broadcast (ESPN Radio): This is your typical radio broadcast, featuring Mike Tirico calling play-by-play, Todd Blackledge as the analyst, Holly Rowe on the Alabama sideline and Joe Schad on the Clemson sideline.

Film Room (ESPN2): ESPN analysts Brian Griese and Chris Spielman, along with Florida head coach Jim McElwain and other additional guests, will provide in-depth analysis of the game as it happens from a film room equipped with multiple camera angles, clicker technology and telestration at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.

ESPN Voices (ESPNEWS): ESPN personalities watch the game from Los Angeles in a living room-type atmosphere. Participants include Teddy Atlas, Michelle Beadle, Jay Bilas, Taylor Twellman and Marcellus Wiley. Additional guests could be added.

Homer Telecast (ESPNU): Joe Tessitore will host former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and former Alabama center Barrett Jones in the booth, along with other quasi-‘game analysts’ with a decidedly partisan view towards their alma maters.

Finebaum Film Room (SEC Network): Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Bret Bielema watch the game and provide their instant analysis and reaction while also take live calls throughout the game. Fans can interact by tagging their tweets with #FinebaumFilmRoom.

Sounds of the Game (ESPN Classic): This is ESPN’s game telecast sans commentators and includes full coverage of the pregame on-field entertainment and halftime band performances.

Command Center (ESPN Goal Line): This broadast features a full-time split screen application showing the live game action, immediate replays of every play, isolated camera feeds of both head coaches, enhanced statistics, real time drive charts and the ESPN Radio broadcast.

Spanish-Language Call (ESPN Deportes): Tjis is the Spanis-language broadcast of the game, featuring Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Bernardo Osuna and Carlos Nava..

Mock Replay Booth (ESPN3)Current and former ACC and SEC replay officials take viewers through the full process of reviewing every play from their recreated replay booth set up in Bristol.

Pylon Cam (ESPN3): This broadcast is exactly as it sounds — a continuous stream of the cameras being fed from the eight pylons surrounding the field, both at the goal lines and for the first time from the backlines of the end zones.

Home Town Radio (ESPN3): Each team’s radio announcers will call the game with a customized viewing experience that includes full time isolated shots of head coaches and star players.

Data Center (ESPN3): This broadcast will include significant on-screen graphic content ranging from analytics, real time drive charts, win probability updates, curated social media reaction and more.

Spider Cam (ESPN3): This will be a continuous feed of the “spider cam” that maneuvers above the field of play.

Taco Bell Student Section (ESPN3): Cameras in the Taco Bell student sections — focusing on students, bands, mascots (LOL) and cheerleaders of each team — will focus on how the most enthusiastic fans in the building are reacting with every play.

Daily Reminder: Vote for John Beilein and Chad Tough

Daily Reminder: Vote for John Beilein and Chad Tough

Submitted by mgobluth on January 11th, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Coach Beilein and Chad Tough are still in first place in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. He's up to 43%, which is good for the top spot by a wide margin (Thad Matta and OSU are in 2nd with 14% of the vote).