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  1. Developing story: NCAA fraud and corruption probe

    It wouldn't break my heart if Kansas got busted for something.
  2. Developing story: NCAA fraud and corruption probe

    If you give money or accept money from someone and don't declare that income and thus pay taxes on it....you are going to Jail.
  3. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    I suspect that UA and Nike are probably involved....but if UA is not involved, it might explain why they have struggled with their Basketball shoes.
  4. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Investigation continues...Just because they have only accused a few, does not mean others will not be accused later.
  5. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    At the point in time that Lousiville was invited...It was to replace Maryland.... Could the go to 16 total teams when and if Notre Dame joins....Yes....Louisville probably was still next in line...but they got an opportunity when Maryland left....I believe they would not have gotten an opportunity without Maryland leaving.
  6. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    All that is true...but If Maryland stays in the ACC, they probably don't get invited to any other Power 5 conference except maybe the Big 12.
  7. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Lousiville...that is a school that is only a power 5 school because Maryland left for the Big ten....They might have gone to the Big 12, but that is barely a power 5 conference itself. i still think listening to other manufacturers can't hurt when negotiating...it is like a restaurant that is a coke restaurant and it never listens to Pepsi's pitch to get the business when the contract runs out.
  8. OK, Let's Talk Basketball

    I was very optimistic going into 2000-2001 season...For some reason, I thought we had a heck of a line-up of Belcher, Cochran, Bradford, Ffriend. Now looking back at that roster, I have no idea why I was optimstic at all.
  9. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    I was at the Solheim cup this weekend and when you looked around, you saw a lot more Under Armour branding than Adidas and Nike....I think one of the reasons you see more of it, is because UA puts there logo on everything while Nike might put it on a sleeve. (although I did not see 1 pair of UA shoes) I think I only saw two shirts that were Adidas brand that weren't also something else...High school team, Huskers, etc. I saw quite a few Nike items that were just NIke, but the amount of UA items that were just UA was significant....and all ages.. Now, this is definitely a golf crowd and I do think UA has a done a good job in the golf arena. BTW, if you ever get a chance to see the Solheim cup, I recommend it, it was a great event.
  10. OT: Omaha Metro Youth Basketball

    The other option is to have him earn the money for the basketball program....If you figure the cost is $1000...tell him, you will pay X amount 50% as an example, if he really wants to do it...but he needs to earn money to pay for the program (starting a lawn raking business, etc, spend his birthday money, etc) 2 things will come from this...if he takes the initiative to earn the money and pay for it...he probably will get more out of it than if you just paid the bill...he will also learn the value of money and he will decide if it is worth it to him. You will also find out if he really wants to do it.
  11. OT: Omaha Metro Youth Basketball

    One thing, whether he plays a lot or a little now....is to help him develop good form as he is learning to shoot, dribble, etc. Coaching kids in High school, if they have bad habits, it is very tough to correct 8 years of bad shooting form, it can be done, but it definitely puts them behind. If your kid loves to play, basketball is still the one sport that PICKup games are played all the time...definitely not the same as a game played with the whistle, but if he has good mechanics and continues to work on them whenever he plays, he will be fine when he joins a select team later on.
  12. http://btn.com/2017/08/16/view-the-full-2017-18-big-ten-mens-basketball-conference-schedule/ Full schedule
  13. OT: Eclipse Plans

    All this excitement over Shade?
  14. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    That age is fickle...so you could be the brand of this group of 15-18 year olds...but in 4 years (now 11-14 year olds), the Curry Fan boys might be UA fans and what was cool when this deal was signed, might be blah in 4 years. The biggest issue I see...is that Eichorst didn't even reach out to competitors....How do you know if you got a market deal if you didn't evne put out feelers to UA or Nike?
  15. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    I play a lot of basketball at a YMCA in Des Moines. I see a lot of the younger guys (in their twenties wearing Under Armour shorts and shirts)...I also see a lot of Nike and a lot of (unknown to me or unbranded items). Nike is the predominant brand I see, but I do see a lot of And 1 brand apparel as well as Under armour....I have been looking over the last couple of weeks and just am not seeing much Adidas (could be they are just not popular in my area or with the guys that play with me..which is about 50 different guys that play during the Noon hour in this YMCA, they don't all show up everyday, but there is about 50 different guys who come at least occasionally) Footwear...I see a disproportionate amount of Under Armour basketball shoes...but I have yet to see anyone that is wearing the Curry shoe at the gym. UA has not gained much market share in shoes, so again this could just be a small sample size that is nothing but anecdotal. I have no idea what UA running shoe I have (even after looking at it closely, i couldn't figure out the model)...but I have never liked how Nike fit on my foot and have worn Asics or Brooks before buying this Under Armour running shoe, that I bought because I am on my third UA basketball shoe and thought I would like the UA running shoe that fit similarly when trying it on at the store while buying my basketball shoes. I don't think I have owned an Adidas shoe in my adult life, never really considered them.