|05/03/2016 - 12:12pm||Got mine too!||
Glad to be a season ticket holder again for the first time since being a student 10 years ago; excited to make the trip from Chicago a few times this year and pass off other tickets to deserving M fans the weeks we can't make it!
|05/26/2015 - 2:43pm||All about context?||
Since Hibbitts has been reported by everyone to be a Preferred Walk-on, seems like this scenario is "You're a walk-on and may have the opportunity for a scholarship any year that one is left over from the scholarship players. This year it's very likely we will have one for you."
The negative way would be "You're a scholarship player!" then two years later... "No you're not any more."
|05/26/2015 - 1:07pm||Hibbitts comment vindication!||
I had the same thought about him when he committed, and now I feel smart. Yay me!
|05/12/2015 - 5:16pm||Think they kinda maybe offered Hibbitts a 1-yr scholarship?||
Would be a reason not to have Max back; they'll give the scholarship to a walk-on, right? Maybe they offered it to Hibbitts for a year.
|02/04/2015 - 2:32pm||Cool story bro||
I was at a high school district playoff game he was pitching his senior year. Brighton was playing the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in football a few months earlier (Walled Lk Western I think). Henson struck out the first 20 batters, the last dude bunted and he threw him out at first for the perfect game. It was ridiculous.
|01/04/2015 - 5:41pm||Reggie Cleveland All-Star candidate?||
Seems like it to me, whatcha think?
|12/29/2014 - 4:36pm||I like the creativity graph!||
Really an interesting (and new to me) way to think about an individual's contributions.
Might be helpful to label the quadrants (e.g., top right = creates for teammates and himself; bottom left = doesn't assist but needs assists).
Also, I'm curious how you arrived at the scale? Would it be possible to make the middle (assist rate of 20, percent of FGs assisted) the national median? Maybe you already did that or something similar...
|06/27/2014 - 2:28pm||Trunk Club||
Custom suit. Pretty sweet.
|06/05/2014 - 9:47am||Player to be named later?||
Was that a part of the Fargas transfer?
|04/14/2014 - 12:46pm||Wisely||
There's a start-up called Wisely in Ann Arbor that is a super-interesting iphone/android app. The app uses payment data (credit/debit cards) to provide useful info about businesses to consumers. For example, the app tells you how popular the place is (how many transactions), how loyal the customers are (how many repeat transactions), how much most people spend, etc.
It's sorta like Yelp except a better source of truth because it's data driven with actual payment info, so not weighed down by random anecdotes or just made-up reviews.
|03/05/2014 - 9:37pm||Daniel Horton||
My freshman year (2002-03), team started 0-6 before a 13 game win streak including the best comeback I've ever seen in a game against the Badgers. Maize Rage was pretty sparse then but proud to say I was in it!
|02/27/2014 - 2:50pm||Holy Cross||
Also a non-bad RPI effect (RPI 134 and Kenpom 147). These are the types of teams I wish we'd schedule non-conference - bad enough to beat by 22 but good enough to have a decent W/L and challenge for a conference title (projected 13-5 in Patriot League, 1 game back from 1st)
|01/20/2014 - 12:18pm||WTKA posts podcasts||
On the interweb; usually just a couple of hours delayed.
|12/06/2013 - 12:48pm||Committed 2/4/10!||
per 24/7 - almost 4 years ago!
|12/04/2013 - 5:43pm||Learning curve||
One of the major differences between last year and this year is that last year we were close to our ceiling right outta the gate. This year with a freshman PG and former role players stepping into key roles (or trying to?) there should be a lot more improvement over the course of the year. I think. and hope.
|06/21/2013 - 4:16pm||I concur||
We've gone to Mullett Lake near Cheboygan for the past 15 years or so and it's fantastic up there
|06/21/2013 - 4:15pm||Also heading to London...||
haven't been so don't really have an answer for you... but I'm going to London in September and am hoping to go to a Premier League game.
Any recommendations on which London area team would be the best to see? Looks like Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, and Crystal Palace are home that weekend. I'm a casual soccer fan so I don't have a dog in the fight, mostly interested in experiencing a cool atmosphere...
|05/28/2013 - 1:20pm||I had the same question re: Bain||
I first think of Bain & Co, he works at Bain Capital. Either way, darn impressive.
|05/24/2013 - 3:00pm||New DE?||
He's going to need to pack on about 100 lbs before challenging for playing time...
|05/12/2013 - 7:45pm||Are the Thome's related to Jim Thome?||
Mostly a shot in the dark, but I know he spend lots of years in Cleveland... just curious?
|05/09/2013 - 7:08pm||No gerund jokes?||
In the post? I'm surprised. I think Channing needs a gerund related nickname.
|05/03/2013 - 4:17pm||Glyph - App that tells you what's best for you based on habits||
There's a Detroit-based (soon to be Ann Arbor-based) startup that built an app and website that peruses your spending history and tells you what card would be best for you.
Beyond that, every time you're about to make a payment, it will tell you which of your pre-entered credit cards will maximize your rewards.
Disclosure... a good friend is one of the co-founders. But seriously, I highly recommend, and so have Fortune, Tech Crunch, etc.
|04/05/2013 - 4:32pm||Return to center...||
that's a great line. But let's hope we don't read it next week.
|02/17/2013 - 5:10pm||3 year starter CB||
In the late 90s if memory serves. He's from and coaches at Bolingbrook IL. 35-40 ish miles outside chicago.
|02/12/2013 - 11:10pm||Hardaway||
I seem to remember a game... last week that he carried against a pretty good team...
|02/12/2013 - 11:09pm||I second||
Been a rough week and a half
|02/12/2013 - 11:07pm||Better days ahead||
Great thing about basketball is that you get to play em twice
|02/06/2013 - 3:32pm||Any refs out there? - when a shot goes up...||
Re: the Ravenel goaltend... when a shot goes up, what do the refs look at? I think the priority is to watch what's going on under the basket rather than actually watching the ball and the hoop.
That being said, there are 3 of them in college, is one of them (maybe the one in the backcourt?) supposed to watch the hoop while the other two focus on contact between players?
|01/29/2013 - 12:50pm||Opponent's Center?||
This is really cool, great work.
I wonder if Morgan is more frequently going up against an opponent's top center while McGary might be playing against a backup more often. Could be a part of the difference - i.e., Morgan is 'less better' than the top center and McGary is 'more better' than the backups?
|01/18/2013 - 2:33pm||What if Denard knew?||
WHAT IF DENARD THREW ALL THOSE INTERCEPTIONS TO MAKE SURE MANTI BECAME EXTRA FAMOUS BECAUSE HE KNEW THE TRUTH AND WANTED IT TO BE EXPOSED
|01/11/2013 - 8:24pm||Love these posts||
Keep em coming!
I know little about football Xs and Os and learn a ton from this blog/comments. I know more about hoops and love the opportunity to chime in a little here!
|01/11/2013 - 4:47pm||Setting up the screen||
Part of the reason #15 (guarding Burke) fights over the screen well is that Burks didn't do enough to set it up. In a perfect world, Burke & McGary should rub shoulders when Burke passes the screen, not allowing any room for the defender to fight through. It's basically impossible to get this to happen, but there are a few feet between Burke & McGary when Burke goes around the screen. If Burke takes another dribble toward the hoop before he dribbles left around the screen, #15 will have a harder time fighting over McGary.
Setting up the screen falls more to Burke than the screener because the screener can't be moving as long (or else it's a foul). So the dribbler needs to be work toward the hoop (in this case) before taking a sharp angle past the shoulder of the screener to optimize the chances for the dribbler to get a shot off.
That being said, Burke getting a shot off is only one option - on this play, Burke seems to be thinking #1 look for Stauskas's cut and #2 wait for the re-screen.
Just my two cents, I love how the offense has many layers and Burke et al work through them and find great shots.
|12/22/2012 - 12:13pm||Can we coin a new term...||
|12/12/2012 - 12:14pm||"Of course it's flawed"||
|09/18/2012 - 7:10pm||The Diag - Gamewatch in Chicago||
Anyone watched a game there? I just moved to the neighborhood and am planning on checking it out Saturday. Good place? Advice on how early to get there? Thanks.
|06/08/2012 - 2:07pm||At this point their should just be a standing warrant...||
and report if there are instances when the police are not looking for him
|06/06/2012 - 6:10pm||Congrats and welcome!||
ignore the negativity...
|06/05/2012 - 11:31pm||+1||
Thats awesome wish he could be introduced
|05/15/2012 - 2:56pm||Avant was awesome||
Great guy, amazing backstory, ridiculous hands.
Love this old Daily feature on him http://www.michigandaily.com/content/jason-avant-feature
|04/14/2012 - 11:22pm||Wile||
Long fg. Love it.
I'm thinking Gibbons from close and Wile from 40 plus.
|04/10/2012 - 1:36pm||Jerome Lane||
Is he the son (or relative) of SEND IT IN JEROME!!! Lane from Pittsburgh basketball?
Wikipedia says he lives in Akron....
|02/23/2012 - 1:39pm||pretty sure after the game...||
they rolled up the bleachers to be ready for 1st period PE
|02/17/2012 - 10:07pm||POCIC!||
gonna be ethan
|02/16/2012 - 4:25pm||Orlando : USA :: Navy Pier : Chicago||
you just pay lots for crappy chain food and trip over tourists.
|02/14/2012 - 12:38pm||Bill Albert to Hillsdale fwiw||
not too relevant, but since he was mentioned figured I'd post...
reason I heard is that he's from my hometown.
|02/04/2012 - 2:58pm||Other hotbeds?||
I don't know much about HS softball, but am curious what the other two hotbeds of softball talent are (with SoCal being one).
|02/03/2012 - 10:58am||Darboh, Chesson & Braden||
Darboh and Chesson because of their incredible stories.
Braden because he was first (I think?)
|01/11/2012 - 10:58am||U-M vs CMU 2 games prior to that...||
that was my freshman year, when I was one of what seemed like 12 season-ticket holders. The low point to me was the game vs Central Mich that made us 0-5. Chris Kaman had 30 pts and 21 rbs and their PF had 28 and 9.
That freshman class (Horton, Brown, Abram, Hunter) may never have quite met expectations but I think really moved the program along from a super low point...
|11/08/2011 - 10:01am||Awesome name - Dee Liner||
There's a DT named Dee Liner (#17 overall) - that's amazing
|10/24/2011 - 11:32am||Good for EMU - Bowl-watch?||
How crazy would that be if EMU makes a bowl?? Still work to do, but they play Buffalo and Kent St who each have 6 losses...