|06/01/2018 - 10:50am||I mean, this is illegal in||
I mean, this is illegal in the MHSAA. A school could do it, but they wouldn't be a part of the MHSAA. I believe that Maryland private schools are inelligible for the public school playoff system. So, there's a lot of nuance in here.
It's great that kids are getting educational opportunities that they otherwise wouldn't... but he could do that and still create an educational athletic experience and not limit it to D1 players....
|06/01/2018 - 10:42am||To be fair, there are large,||
To be fair, there are large, varying degrees of financial well-being in private schools. Some have modest tuition and barely stay afloat while others charge $35k a year and have 7-figure endowments.
|05/31/2018 - 7:15pm||omg that was 10 years ago i||
omg that was 10 years ago i am oooolllldddddddddd
|05/31/2018 - 1:42pm||There are trophies on display||
There are trophies on display in the southeast corner of the PDC/Crisler; it's not a portion of the building that's open to the public on game days. The trophies are just to the left of this picture:
|05/30/2018 - 7:06pm||68% ain't terrible for a HS||
68% ain't terrible for a HS junior. Especially since I imagine he has quite the high usage.
|05/21/2018 - 11:49am||Because instead of writing a||
Because instead of writing a (bad) joke, you could have wrote:
"I'm sure they will take all necessary precautions, but for me it's tough to not worry about some things. For example, I've visited SA twice, had to take malaria meds before and they made me sick. Certainly a bit more of a logistical challenge than the comfort of Europe."
|05/21/2018 - 11:44am||Glad I wasn't the only one||
Glad I wasn't the only one who thought it. Something seems strange about traveling for tourist reasons to a city that has such a monumental water shortage problem right now. Not a knock on M Football or Harbaugh... I wouldn't be able to enjoy a vacation knowing that people are having to re-use shower water... and those are the better-off people.
|05/16/2018 - 10:46pm||I just upvoted all the||
I just upvoted all the commentary on this nerdy thread-tangent beacuse only at MGoBlog could a college football post go off on a serious, measured critique of superhero movies.
|05/16/2018 - 10:43pm||Love basketball, but hockey||
|05/16/2018 - 10:31pm||We all know Mascots are for||
We all know Mascots are for the kids. Somebody must think of the kids.
but guess what? The Kids survive without that photo-op. Especially nowadays, it's really for th eadults to show what awesome parents they are to take The Kids to a wholesome event like amateur collegiate/scholastic sporting competition.
|05/16/2018 - 5:38pm||In one sentence you suggest||
In one sentence you suggest that the TEAM'S win is what's more important but in the same sentence you are comparing quarterback performances.
You can say "I'll take the win even though Denard played bad."
|05/16/2018 - 8:11am||Banners are never raised at||
Banners are never raised at exhibitions.
|05/10/2018 - 8:16pm||Wait, your wife is starting a||
Wait, your wife is starting a grad. program in the fall and intends to transfer into another grad program at UM?
I would think that is a sticky situation. Maybe a couple cognate classes or pre-reqs to the UM grad program transfer, but my guess would be that the core courses of any UM grad program are expected to be taken at UM.
|05/08/2018 - 6:58am||Welcome to the enlightened||
Welcome to the enlightened side. You should have made the move a decade ago.
|05/05/2018 - 10:04pm||Varsity coach here. I'd say||
Varsity coach here. I'd say I'm 100% confident our guys know that nothing even approaching hazing would fly and they'd be done. We work hard to build a family culture, though. I don't even allow freshmen to carry team equipment. It's the responsibility of the upper-classmen. You lay out rules and expecations, don't be afraid to label anything and are direct, things go well. We have a rule that specifically addresses hazing, bullying, sexual harrassment, etc, for example.
I still hear things happening at other schools, but they are fewer and farther in between and have never had an issue personally.
|05/01/2018 - 7:48am||When IT happened, I||
When IT happened, I temporarily lost my faith in sports. I remember specifically asking myself "what kind of an idiot would pay money to go through that?" and told myself I was done going to Michigan football games. While that wasn't true, it has been very difficult to shell out any money... Since, I've only gone to games where I've been offered a free ticket.
|04/30/2018 - 11:32am||Ray Fisher and Alumni are on||
Ray Fisher and Alumni are on ground level; they are practically just fields with some very nice stands surrounding the infields. Apples and oranges.
/a former student that snuck onto Alumni field one night and ran the bases
|04/29/2018 - 6:51pm||Mind sharing who your||
Mind sharing who your Internet provider is and what you pay?
|04/28/2018 - 6:57pm||At 18, your brain is||
Meeehhhhh.... this is one-sided advice. Liberal arts and an engineering focus don't have to be mutually exclusive. Like I mentioned above, I was CS-LSA. Also got my math major. Filled my LSA reqs with film classes that I LOVED and enjoyed going to every day. Turned out I ended up using those classes in my job, in addition to all the math and CS I do.
|04/28/2018 - 6:54pm||CoE is only harder if you||
CoE is only harder if you consider the Calc-Physics requirement... that's literally the only difference unless things have changed. And if you're in CS, you're probably going to take Calc-Physics whether you're in CoE or not.
I was CS-LSA.... and I got a Math major to go along with my CS major.
|04/27/2018 - 8:31am||I binged through it pretty||
I binged through it pretty hardcore and enjoyed it.... yet it is still tough to not get a "Breaking Bad" little sibling vibe. Interested to see what comes next.
|04/24/2018 - 3:46pm||Simply being a year older||
Simply being a year older hurts his draft prospects.
|04/24/2018 - 3:44pm||You never know, but given||
Uhh... why? Any reason? Your sentence structure suggests you have some knowledge of Matthews' thought process.
Hard to see Matthews improving his stock much. If he's given a second round guarantee he must go. Too much risk in coming back and delaying the playing career a year for a guy that has an uphill battle to a NBA roster spot. Start training 24/7 and earning money now.
|04/17/2018 - 8:35am||The "Andre the Giant"||
The "Andre the Giant" documentary is fascinating, even if you aren't into wrestling.
|04/15/2018 - 1:12pm||How do normal people (ie with||
How do normal people (ie with simple tax filings) wait until the last minute to do taxes?
|04/12/2018 - 8:00pm||Naw, he gone. After reading||
Naw, he gone. After reading The Athletic article, I'd be shocked if he'd stay.
|04/09/2018 - 6:58pm||
has the lateral
Umm.... don't all his mental defensive mistakes show his instincts aren't great? That's rhetorical. His defensive instincts are not good. He gambles, he bites on pump fakes, he misses rotations. He's a freshmen and much of that is to be expected. But gambling for steals doesn't mean you have defensive instincts.
|04/06/2018 - 10:41pm||Yes. It is constantly used.||
Yes. It is constantly used. Here's one quick example.
Not in this, but....
"We are the best university in the world!" Even as a proud, arrogant Michigan alumnus, I rolled my eyes the first time I heard that.
|04/06/2018 - 11:55am||Zavier flopped quite badly...||
Zavier flopped quite badly... usually we're glad when refs down call the flops. From my nosebleeds, I was more mad at Zavier's weak flop attempts than the refs. There were other fouls (attacking the basket) I thought Michigan deserved to get but didn't, though.
|04/06/2018 - 11:54am||The OP may make fair||
The OP may make fair assessments, but he has cherry picked facts to support his argument. I would guess that someone could go through and find X number of plays that could be argued in Villanova's favor. Duncan Robinson was armbarring everyone every time they put a dribble down on him.
|04/05/2018 - 9:55pm||Stream anyone?
|04/02/2018 - 10:09am||I got my hotel room last||
I got my hotel room last night for $140. Just 4 miles from stadium. Uber exists, ya don’t need to pay out the nose for a room.
|04/01/2018 - 11:14am||I LOVED those t-shirts.||
I LOVED those t-shirts. MGoBlog needs to sell them (and maybe find that class of '09ish grad that made them and cut him some of the $$$)
|04/01/2018 - 9:22am||Semantics much? 12,707. God||
Semantics much? 12,707. God forbid people slightly round up
|04/01/2018 - 9:18am||I’m a season ticket holder.||
I’m a season ticket holder. Upper bowl, at every game this year. Season tickets for all but two of last 12 years.
I’m glad they are reserving this for students and season ticket holders. Too big a risk to go down there and wait in line for hours only to have it fill. By then every bar in Ann Arbor will have been packed for two hours
|04/01/2018 - 9:13am||TON of Nova fans. I thought||
TON of Nova fans. I thought they had the most of any fan base both at the games and walking around town before hand.
|03/27/2018 - 12:52pm||This is a such a Michigan Fan||
This is a such a Michigan Fan thread.
"WHERE ARE THE RECRUITZ I WANT A BIG PAYOFF"
uhhh..... screw recruiting rankings. The big payoff is happening. We're in the Final Four and could be playing for a National Championship in 6 days. If you get more excited about recruiting stars than the actual game, maybe stick to video games.
|03/27/2018 - 12:49pm||#16 is still very good and||
#16 is still very good and those guys fit Beilein to a T.
|03/26/2018 - 6:38pm||I'd say I'm a pretty||
I'd say I'm a pretty successful millenial. And a varsity head coach. The best coaches I've had and worked with have not been swearers or screamers. I have a no swearing rule. And I have no trouble getting kids to understand when mistakes are made or effort is lacking. It's all about building mutual respect.
|03/26/2018 - 3:03pm||Lol.... a joke right? Bacari||
Lol.... a joke right? Bacari - even before this abortion of a season - was never a legit, major-program coaching candidate.
|03/25/2018 - 8:55pm||
it looks like 3/4s of the
|03/22/2018 - 1:46pm||Was this a joke? Pretzel||
Was this a joke?
Pretzel Bell downstairs will be raucous and loud, low lighting and packed:
|03/20/2018 - 9:33am||Man, your best athlete||
Man, your best athlete probably didn't progress as much as a defender as he could have.
We had two elite ball defenders on our team this year. Also elite ball handlers. They went after each other in practice every day. By the end of the year they were on another level and opponents literally had never seen a team that could shut down their top two ball-handlers. Even though we were small, we were able to upset a couple teams in the tournament (well, we didn't think they were upsets because we knew most teams had never had to deal with two elite defenders) because of our excellent man defense and forcing teams' third and fourth options to produce.
Excellent on-ball defenders create nightmares for teams... and is why Michigan has a chance to win it all this year.
|03/20/2018 - 9:23am||Disagree. Both have their||
Disagree. Both have their intracacies. The problem is that you're going to play against man 90% of the time. So, when you are playing your offense against man, you are practices both offense and defensive principles.
When you practice zone, you're doing it for a smaller chunk of what you'll see. So, from that perspective, I actually think zone can be trickier to get done because you simply can't spend as much time on it.
|03/20/2018 - 9:20am||As a coach, I'd contest that||
As a coach, I'd contest that zone is automatically better at conserving energy than man.
At any advanced level (HS and up) it's all about the three-point arc. If you play zone, you don't get to sit back unless you are the middle guy. In a 2-3, those top guys have to be moving constantly to close out shooters; same with the low wings. And it more difficult moving because you can't anticipate as easily as you can with man. Also, some matchups in man are going to be less work - the spacing the floor just a shooter is easier to defend than being in zone. (Not to say he's easy to defend; you have to work pretty hard to be in help and then recover to any shooter).
All comes down to matchups, as with anything in basketball.
|03/18/2018 - 12:02pm||I mean, yes, sure... But "I'm||
I mean, yes, sure... But "I'm an actor, not a reactor" is such gold too. Particularly when you add in the repeated "I'm an actor" Beilein whispers to himself.
|03/11/2018 - 11:48am||The committee has already||
The committee has already come out and said seeding for the top 9 seeds is set. Today's games don't matter to us... they only matter to the last at-large to get in.
|03/07/2018 - 3:44pm||Right?! When I got the email||
Right?! When I got the email (and I'm nobody special, every HS coach in the association gets a vote) I was immediately like "Well, DeJulius or Johns, obviously." I should probably read up on the others if I'm going to vote...
|03/07/2018 - 2:46pm||I have a Mr. Basketball||
I have a Mr. Basketball vote. Who should I pick?
(In case the FBI/MHSBCA is out there, I'm not selling my vote and not guaranteeing I'll go with the MGoBlogerati)
|03/07/2018 - 11:59am||LaVall Jordan says hi.||
LaVall Jordan says hi.