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12/15/2018 - 5:56pm higdon is absolutely…

higdon is absolutely quitting on his team, coaches and university.  that said, i get the decision.

12/15/2018 - 5:42pm well, should be pretty easy…

well, should be pretty easy to find out.  bowl practices have started, so i would assume all of those guys are then not participating.  if the premise is not to risk injury, i would assume that they sure as hell don't want to get injured during practice.

12/15/2018 - 5:31pm what will this evolve to?  i…

what will this evolve to?  i mean, if a freshmen has a really good year, why play anymore?  don't you risk injury?  so if you prove yourself as a frosh or soph, just sit out and work on combine stuff until draft eligible.

hopefully, the nfl changes their minimum age rule; like maybe one and done like basketball.  imo, this would put a big time hurt on the likes of alabama and osu.

12/15/2018 - 4:17pm or at least going thru the…

or at least going thru the evaluation process

12/15/2018 - 4:13pm not really, imo.  just…

not really, imo.  just seemed to miss a lot at the rim.  i don't think there were a lot of bad plays out there, just missing good looks.

12/15/2018 - 4:10pm after a terrible shooting…

after a terrible shooting first half on FTs and 3s, both % ended up being near the norm.  however, they must have missed more than a dozen shots at the rim, many contested, but still.  that is flukish.  UM is usually pretty damn good at the rim.

12/15/2018 - 4:01pm matthews/simpson 3s have…

matthews/simpson 3s have saved the day.  what???

12/15/2018 - 3:58pm can't believe wmu didn't…

can't believe wmu didn't foul simpson as soon as he got across half court.  it's a one and one situatiion

12/15/2018 - 3:55pm well gotta make the FTs down…

well gotta make the FTs down the stretch

12/15/2018 - 2:48pm it's as if they think they…

it's as if they think they get a point for just hitting the backboard

12/14/2018 - 2:47pm agree. this situation is…

agree. this situation is much different than, say, eric gray.  i doubt he flips back to UM but the weirdness of the situation makes it a non-zero chance.

12/13/2018 - 2:55pm iirc, the pistons got thomas…

iirc, the pistons got thomas and tripucka in the same draft.  not bad.

12/13/2018 - 1:52pm ya, i remember watching that…

ya, i remember watching that game.  both teams shot lights out.  i remember old man dan issel still getting up and down the court and filling the bucket for the nuggets.  tripucka had a good game too.

tripucka and vandeweghe never saw a shot they didn't like, and neither liked to play D.  i'm guessing they attempted to guard each other that game.

12/13/2018 - 1:22pm ...and there was a…

...and there was a significant increase in his power numbers for a couple years at about age 36.  this was during the height of PEDs.  though never accused, afaik, it makes me wonder a bit.

but ya, he did pile up some stats by driving in frank thomas but he was never considered one of the top players.  he finished 9th once in mvp voting.  that was his  best.

12/13/2018 - 3:52am thank you, herr doctor

thank you, herr doctor

12/12/2018 - 2:45pm lol.  football scholarships…

lol.  football scholarships cost maybe $5-6 million per year.  that's nothing.

12/12/2018 - 1:43pm i'm in the same boat.  a…

i'm in the same boat.  a buddy and me have 4 together.  we will likely drop two of them after 2019.  i paid just over 2 grand for half a season of cubs tickets (41 games).  with these price increases, the UM tix (a pair) far exceeds my cub cost, and it's only 14 football game tix.

12/12/2018 - 2:00am knight took it to extremes,…

knight took it to extremes, but i generally agree with you sentiment.

12/12/2018 - 1:58am joe b hall deserved to be…

joe b hall deserved to be smacked; cheating POS.  remember the fed ex package spilling out $ to a recruit? ya, that was joe b hall.

12/12/2018 - 1:42am well, ask yourself, who did…

well, ask yourself, who did more?  bobby knight to IU or IU to bobby knight.  the answer ain't even close.

12/12/2018 - 1:40am he was also a great fucking…

he was also a great fucking coach. they are not mutually exclusive.

12/12/2018 - 1:35am you obviously don't know the…

you obviously don't know the whole story

12/12/2018 - 1:33am "...all coaches of that…

"...all coaches of that generation had bully characteristics..."

that is total BS.  that said, anyone player who went to IU knew what they were getting.

12/10/2018 - 5:46pm i was wrong on a couple…

i was wrong on a couple counts here.  first, he was 410 lbs.  next, he in fact put on jersey #80 for that play.

12/10/2018 - 5:42pm i seem to remember a 350 lb…

i seem to remember a 350 lb lineman for baylor catching a td pass against sparty in a bowl game a few years ago.

12/10/2018 - 5:39pm but can the ncaa obtain the…

but can the ncaa obtain the info the fbi has?  i ain't no lawyer but i'm guessing they can't until charges are made, individuals prosecuted and all the info goes public.

12/10/2018 - 5:33pm to hell with unc.  to me,…

to hell with unc.  to me, academic fraud is way worse than paying players.  and to hell with emmert.

12/10/2018 - 5:01pm i think davis will still get…

i think davis will still get some bench minutes against bulkier 5s (like msu, osu or md); otherwise johns should get his.

12/10/2018 - 4:57pm ...and i've never heard of…

...and i've never heard of any dirty recruiting tactics from martin.

12/10/2018 - 12:29am well, maybe JB can find a…

well, maybe JB can find a new delhi to find subs!!

12/09/2018 - 10:49pm at least he has been hiding…

at least he has been hiding on the basketball threads for most of the past two years

12/09/2018 - 10:03pm ya, and 10 years ago it was…

ya, and 10 years ago it was usc, fla, fsu and osu in the first group.

12/09/2018 - 7:29pm "you play to win the game"!!…

"you play to win the game"!!  i've heard that somewhere.

12/09/2018 - 2:56pm if the nfl got rid of the 3…

if the nfl got rid of the 3 year rule to be drafted, it would even out the playing field dramatically.  those 4th and 5th year seniors (who aren't 5 stars) become that much more valuable.

12/09/2018 - 2:40pm ole miss was the perfect…

ole miss was the perfect fall guy for the sec.  buys them a few more years.  then, KY likely gets nailed.

12/08/2018 - 3:34pm usc definitely presented a…

usc definitely presented a couple guys with size and strength, so i'm guessing JB felt that davis is a better fit to D-up on them right now.  but davis has been pretty disappointing.  hopefully, johns can improve enough to take over in the next few weeks.

12/08/2018 - 3:17pm poole is on a major roll…

poole is on a major roll right now.  hope he keeps it up.  iggy and teske solid again.  kudos to teske for playing 30 min again.  very few 7 footers, or centers in general, can do that.

when matthews and poole dribble too much, bad things tend to happen.

quit forcing it to teske.  at least 5 TOs today trying to do that.  ya, if it's there, but don't force it when he is surrounded by 2-3 guys.

simpson, gotta take care of the ball better.

tough day for livers on D but he hit some clutch 3s.  the rest of the bench non-existent again.  time to shelve davis for johns.  another very poor 5 min from him on the floor.  he's pretty active but man, he doesn't make any plays.

12/08/2018 - 3:10pm uh, wasn't the vegas line…

uh, wasn't the vegas line like -11.  but ya, you know  better.

12/07/2018 - 7:16pm well, poor coaching was a…

well, poor coaching was a bigger factor in the lack of performance.

12/07/2018 - 7:07pm we could also land a 5 star…

we could also land a 5 star after he blows up after committing, like GRIII.  not sure there is any coach in the country i would take over JB at evaluating talent.  i wonder how typical it is for outside the top 50 who jump after their soph or junior season.  JB has a laundry list there; including a few outside the top 100.

12/07/2018 - 7:02pm we win in 2014 if mcgary isn…

we win in 2014 if mcgary isn't injured.  we don't lose to KY by a bucket in the elite 8 and easily roll that horrible UConn offense in the finals.  should have beaten KY anyway but for the ticky tack fouls on morgan in the first half.

12/07/2018 - 6:51pm add manny harris, too, off…

add manny harris, too, off the top of my head.  so on avg, nearly two freshmen per year get significant starts under JB.  that is KY-esque, w/o the bagmen.

12/07/2018 - 5:23pm this guy is more tame than…

this guy is more tame than martin

12/07/2018 - 5:20pm i hope castleton is…

i hope castleton is redshirted, since he is so damn skinny.  so i would focus more PT for johns unless castleton is killing it in practice.  but ya, need more minutes for johns and dejulius.

12/07/2018 - 1:30pm well, initially, the bowls…

well, initially, the bowls were more like exhibitions.  they were rewards to teams up north to go to a warm weather spot as a reward for a good season.  so maybe we need to go back to that.  have the 8 team playoff and get rid of half of the existing bowls, because they would probably lose money.  the tv ratings for the bowls are just going to be further hit.

12/07/2018 - 1:16pm yep.  you could put OK and…

yep.  you could put OK and TX in the west.  then move PU to the east.  the divisions would actually be more competitively balanced then for football.  basketball could be more messy.

12/07/2018 - 1:11pm i would guess wva would flee…

i would guess wva would flee to the acc in about 2 seconds.

12/05/2018 - 3:19am iggy is the last guy to…

iggy is the last guy to criticise.  give NW some credit for crashing down on him, since the rest of the team was being passive.  incredible that iggy as a frosh tried to take control.  most would fade into the background.

12/05/2018 - 3:15am actually, morgan turned into…

actually, morgan turned into a pretty damn good starting center.  he carried that team thru to the elite 8 against KY.  terrible officiating took him out of that game.

12/05/2018 - 3:12am however, i was shocked JB…

however, i was shocked JB didn't call aTO with about 12 sec on the shot clock to set up a play.  he is one of the best in the business at that.  instead, he let poole run keep running the O and it was a shambles.