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Had my first chance to see M this year

M made a big run over the first half to push the lead out to double digits over Providence. M defense is of course legit. They’re giving up little penetration and doing a great job of contesting shots at the same time. One thing I’d note…there are a couple of weak(er) links on that roster […]

It’s been totally lost in the shadow of the DOJ/FBI case but interesting show cause ruling out of CA

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-todd-mcnair-show-cause-20181009-story.html Essentially, a state court in California ruled that the NCAA’s “show cause” penalty for a USC assistant football coach is an “unlawful restraint” on his pursuing a lawful profession and thus struck the penalty down. I won’t be surprised to see the NCAA pursue this further, because at the moment it removes one of […]

MSU #1 in Big Ten media poll, Cash 1st Team All Big Ten

This is conducted now by The Athletic and the Columbus Dispatch (used to just be the latter, IIRC). 28 media members from around the conference coverage area participated. Order of Finish 1. Michigan State 2. Michigan 3. Indiana 4. Nebraska 5. Purdue 6. Wisconsin 7. Maryland 8. Ohio State 9. Minnesota 10. Iowa 11. Penn […]

Today in College Basketball/DOJ/FBI Madness

Per Jeff Borzello Brian Bowen Sr. testified today that he… • Received $1,300 from then-Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson • Received $8,000 from then-La Lumiere coach Shane Heirman • Received $5,000 from Mean Streets director Tai Streets • Received $1,500 from then-Mean Streets coach Tim Anderson • Was asked if Oregon assistant Tony Stubblefield gave him […]

For anyone thinking MSU might have gotten in the muck re: Bowen

Per Adam Zagoria Interesting quote from Steve Haney, attorney for Christian Dawkins: ‘Michigan State was one of the only schools that was NOT GOING to pay Brian Bowen to go there’ Haney listed MSU, Arizona, Oregon, Texas and Creighton as his final 5 before he picked Louisville in June 2017. Now I’ll tell you that […]

Freshmen

I’m not one to take a ton from early indicators but…the annual individual photos of the players in their uniforms are starting to trickle out. So one thing you can see is physical development from their final year in HS. It won’t ever be a huge factor for Loyer but he does look as if […]

Valenti breaks the Michigan psyche (This your life now)

Link: https://971theticket.radio.com/media/audio-channel/michigan-fans-your-life In M’s case, according to the expectations they’ve set for their own program, the ND game broke their season and sorta did exactly that. I guess technically it didn’t end the season, because if they win EVERY game from here they would make the playoffs…but that’s the problem. I feel as if some are […]

Where do you turn when your saviour fails, Michigan?

I remember posting that question here when they hired him, because at that point MSU and Ohio State were both rolling. It seemed reasonable to me that Harbaugh could even do a good job and not win the division very often. In the interim, Penn State has rejoined that conversation as well, so the job […]

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