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12/11/2018 - 7:18pm Yeah I gotta be honest, I…

Yeah I gotta be honest, I lol-ed at this.

The PLL got two successful coaches at the highest levels (Starsia and Stagnitta), but the other four were successful or mediocre at lower levels. And they hired a guy who got fired for hitting an opposing player during a game...

12/11/2018 - 12:48pm https://recruitingrundown…

4* No. 20 Jake Bonomi, A/M, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / LI Express
4* No. 80 Will Hurley, LSM/D, Manheim Township (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH
4* No. 91 Peter Davies, A, Taft (Conn.) / Laxachusetts
4* No. 92 ^Joey Corbett, A/M, Don Bosco (N.J.) / PrimeTime 

5* No. 4 ^Jake Taylor, A, Regis Jesuit (Colo.) / Denver Elite
4* No. 21 Nick Harris, M, Dublin Coffman (Oh.) / Resolute
4* No. 27 Jake Giulieri, D, Georgetown Prep (Md.) / Blackwolf
4* No. 35 Maximus Schalit, LSM/D, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) / SweetLax
4* No. 55 Sr. ^Tate Young, M, Westlake (Tex.) / Texas Mustangs, LI Express – PG ’19
4* No. 65 Jonathan Ford, LSM, Torrey Pines (Calif.) / West Coast Starz, RC – PG ’19
4* No. 66 Najee Taylor, M, Loyola Academy (Ill.) / Duke’s LC
4* No. 71 Reilly Gray, M, Chaminade (N.Y.) / LI Express
4* No. 83 Emmett Barger, A/M, St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.) / Madlax

4* No. 26 Connor Mitchell, M, Calvert Hall (Md.) / Thunder, SweetLax
4* No. 34 Grant Mitchell, M, Calvert Hall (Md.) / Thunder, SweetLax
4* No. 42 ^Eli Ensor, A/M, McCallie (Tenn.) / LB3 Thunder, Nation United
4* No. 45 Christian Tomei, G, Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) / Palm Beach Revolution
4* No. 50 James Cipolla, M, Parkland (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH
4* No. 53 Jacob Snyder, D, Calvert Hall (Md.) / FCA Maryland
4* No. 62 Elijah Black, M, St. Viator (Ill.) / Nation United

No. 58 Sutton Boland, D, Victor (N.Y.) / SweetLax

12/11/2018 - 12:16pm I like the idea of having…

I like the idea of having more competitive conferences, but everyone regardless of how well that team did last year should have a chance at the playoffs. Say Michigan is the worst team in the upper division one year, do you want to have absolutely no hope next year?

12/11/2018 - 11:38am Pretty sure he did:


Pretty sure he did:

"The worst team in the Big Ten gets demoted down to the MAC and the MAC champs get promoted up at the end of the season."

12/11/2018 - 11:37am The MHSAA Playoffs however…

The MHSAA Playoffs however are determined by metrics, not division winners. Each MHSAA team has a chance from the beginning of the season to make the playoffs including those relegated teams.

The proposed system in the OP only allows for division winners, which only allows for teams in those divisions to make the playoffs. A relegated team doesn't have a shot for the playoffs in this system.

12/11/2018 - 11:29am If relegation can't catch on…

If relegation can't catch on in the MLS, it won't in any other league.

I don't want a 3-9 Michigan State to get relegated or a 3-9 Texas to get relegated or a 3-9 Tennessee to get relegated. Would you want to play a MAC schedule the next season when Michigan went 3-9 with Rich Rod?

Teams vary from year to year. Teams shouldn't be punished based on last year's results.

12/11/2018 - 11:07am (No subject)

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12/11/2018 - 9:06am That doesn't explain his…

That doesn't explain his omission of Kansas though.

12/10/2018 - 1:17pm With my first glance at the…

With my first glance at the title, I thought it was about Detroit sports teams. I'd be highly skeptical about their comeback.

12/10/2018 - 1:08pm Chill, dude. These are all…

Chill, dude. These polls are all guesses all this point. The difference between #3 and #6 was only 37 votes.

12/10/2018 - 1:03pm Michigan did get their first…

Michigan did get their first #1 vote this week.

12/07/2018 - 11:19am Grant of Rights - basically…

Grant of Rights - basically a contract for schools to stay in the conference. If a school leaves, they are still part of that conference's TV rights. So if Texas and Oklahoma left for the Big Ten before the GOR expired, they would still be a part of the Big 12's TV rights and thus TV money made from their games would go to the Big 12 and not the Big Ten.

12/07/2018 - 11:14am Dave Brandon take over for…

Dave Brandon take over for Jim Delany?

Yeah, that'd fly.

12/07/2018 - 10:03am Let's get this Michigan…

Let's get this Michigan/Texas rivalry started on a good note!

12/07/2018 - 9:42am This wouldn't happen until…

This wouldn't happen until 2024-2025ish, which is exactly when the 4-team playoff is about to wrap up. So this would most likely happen with a 8-team playoff in mind. We definitely would have 2-3 teams in that playoff if we had 2 more strong brands in the conference.

12/07/2018 - 9:37am If we would add Texas and…

If we would add Texas and Oklahoma, I would want to see Oklahoma State and Kansas, too. Kansas for basketball purposes of course.

12/06/2018 - 3:49pm It was more likely on TV…

If it was more likely on TV than not I would follow it like I do basketball. But most of the time the games are relegated to BTN Plus.

12/06/2018 - 3:47pm Gotta love me some Oregon…

Gotta love me some Oregon Trail!

12/06/2018 - 2:34pm Why is this the first post…

Why is this the first post to be a "Yes"?

Do we hate basketball here or something? I don't get it.

Then again I'm a Gen-Z who has never seen Michigan football as a dominant force and sees football in general through the lens of CTE.

12/04/2018 - 2:07pm So we just need to convince…

So we just need to convince the NCAA to use KenPom instead of NET or RPI...


12/04/2018 - 1:57pm BPI - Barely Processed…

BPI - Barely Processed Information

kinda like what you did when you posted this


12/04/2018 - 1:33pm Which Stoops?

Which Stoops?

12/04/2018 - 1:28pm While it's good that…

While it's good that strength of schedule isn't being hurt, a team's record will be hurt. Those two games were usually two wins for almost every Big Ten team. Now, there's 14 more losses to be spread across the conference because there is a loser in each conference game.

Now, hopefully, the analytics give the Big Ten teams the benefit of the doubt because of the strength of schedule, but losses are never good in analytics either.

12/03/2018 - 4:36pm Wow, you're old!

Wow, you're old!

12/03/2018 - 4:20pm I think this is basically it…

I think this is basically it.

One thing that would make it more meaningful is if players from both sides chirp at each other during the game, and it starts to feel like a quasi-rivalry game.

12/03/2018 - 10:58am Penn State and Wisconsin are…

Penn State and Wisconsin are on the road

12/03/2018 - 9:59am Now if we could just play…

Now if we could just play Florida in Ann Arbor...

12/01/2018 - 5:21pm Update: You got your wish.

Update: You got your wish.

Michigan is playing @ St. John's on March 2.

12/01/2018 - 5:18pm That's not what the sign…

That's not what the sign said though. It just said we are a basketball school.

12/01/2018 - 11:15am It's just East Coast Bias…

It's just East Coast Bias. It's a disease we all have apparently.

12/01/2018 - 11:12am Rules are the Big Ten Champ…

Rules are the Big Ten Champ goes to the Rose Bowl though...

11/30/2018 - 9:39pm What happened was a Brinks…

What happened was a Brinks truck showed up at the PAC 12 offices, demanding the game be in Santa Clara.

11/30/2018 - 9:37pm For those clicking on this…

For those clicking on this thread for the game in the title of the thread, it's Washington 3-0 at halftime.

11/30/2018 - 12:22pm (No subject)


11/29/2018 - 9:55pm Love how they say outright…

Love how they say outright that scheduling of non-conference games will be determined by revenues generated lol.

11/29/2018 - 1:51pm The Tigers say hi!

The Tigers say hi!

11/29/2018 - 1:38pm But he did make it, didn't…

But he did make it, didn't he?



11/28/2018 - 8:47pm It sure would be nice to…

It sure would be nice to play some different teams especially Syracuse or Albany. However, there may not be too much room in Michigan's schedule.

My guess is one of those unannounced games would be Notre Dame for the rivalry factor. It wouldn't surprise me if they played Mercer or Furman while they are in the Atlanta area. 

Looking at potential home-and-home agreements, Penn and Siena could be possible teams to fill the schedule. Michigan has played Penn the last three years and would probably like a visit from Penn after going to Philadelphia for two of those games. Michigan played Siena last year and could have a home-and-home with them, but maybe not.

So I wouldn't be surprised if Notre Dame, Mercer/Furman, and Penn filled out the schedule.

But who knows, maybe Notre Dame isn't on the schedule, and instead Michigan plays a team like Syracuse, Albany, or even Virginia or Duke.

11/28/2018 - 4:47pm 2019 will be the 8th season…

2019 will be the 8th season. Here's the past 3 seasons:

2018: 8-6 (beat #4 Notre Dame and #14 Penn State & went 1-4 in B1G Play in Head Coach Kevin Conry's first year, losing to JHU by 1 goal and losing to OSU by 3 goals)

2017: 8-6 (beat #10 Penn & went 0-5 in B1G Play, losing by an average of 8 goals in B1G Play & then fired Head Coach John Paul)

2016: 3-10 (lost to Dartmouth and Marist & went 0-5 in B1G Play)

11/27/2018 - 7:33pm Switch it to Texas beats…

Switch it to Texas beats Oklahoma, and then that's right.

11/27/2018 - 7:31pm They're playing Memphis, a…

They're playing Memphis, a team they beat by only one point earlier in the year. So a loss is definitely possible.

11/27/2018 - 7:30pm As long as it isn't UCF

As long as it isn't UCF

11/27/2018 - 7:29pm This is the rest of the Top…

This is the rest of the Top 25:

11. Washington (9-3)
12. Penn State (9-3)
13. Washington State (10-2)
14. Texas (9-3)
15. Kentucky (9-3)
16. West Virginia (8-3)
17. Utah (9-3)
18. Mississippi State (8-4)
19. Texas A&M (8-4)
20. Syracuse (9-3)
21. Northwestern (8-4)
22. Boise State (10-2)
23. Iowa State (7-4)
24. Missouri (8-4)
25. Fresno State (10-2)

11/27/2018 - 7:26pm And a UCF loss, too. But…

And a UCF loss, too. But like you said, whatever.

Our next basketball tip off is in 25.5 hours.

11/26/2018 - 10:59pm On Saturday, there is one…

On Saturday, there is one game worthy of attention, two to keep your eyes on.

#19 Purdue @ #7 Michigan at 3:30 PM, ESPN

#1 Gonzaga @ Creighton at 2:00 PM, FOX

#5 Nevada @ USC at 4:30 PM, FOX

Tis the season of hoops!

11/26/2018 - 1:53pm You made me do the research…

You made me do the research. So here it is some quick googling:

If you're going on averages, K-State would be it. Snyder is 79 and Weber is 62. UNC would be close though with a 68 yr old and 67 yr old.

Other old duos:

Michigan State: Dantonio 62 and Izzo 63

Duke: Cutcliffe 64 and Coach K 71

Iowa: Ferentz 63 and McCaffrey 59

11/21/2018 - 1:29pm They do love having parades…

They do love having parades for losing teams in Ohio!

11/20/2018 - 10:37am Notre Dame actually seems…

Notre Dame actually seems like it's going to be a while, but I guess you never know. On the other hand, Florida State could be open in a year or two if he's willing to alienate the Florida faithful.

11/20/2018 - 10:30am Those OSU bots may be proud…

Those OSU bots may be proud now, but they ain't gonna be come Saturday!

11/20/2018 - 7:53am Goodbye Urban, and Hello…

Goodbye Urban, and Hello Harbaugh!

not going to the game, so thus not using.