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Chuck Taylor

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  1. Here's CBSSports' top committed transfers, neither of our guys on it: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/ranking-college-basketballs-top-committed-transfers-arizonas-james-akinjo-heading-to-baylor/
  2. Somebody want to attach random stars to ESPN's top 100 and then compile team ratings? https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/id/30820857/college-basketball-transfer-rankings-2021-22 Start your own websites and make millions!
  3. Good for Ayo. Ed Chang didn't so squat except when Ayo was his PG.
  4. Hansen's done a good job of putting together rosters, but I don't think he's a great coach. They've been 200+ in KenPom 3 of the last 4 years, while other Summit teams seem to be able to do a lot better, and some with Nebraska players. His teams have been horrible on defense, 250+ for the last 5 years, and they're undisciplined on offense. On the other hand, Omaha doesn't have the money to go looking for a new coach ...
  5. I get what he COULD provide, just not sure he plugs in right away to start. Delano was a pretty good player pre-Covid and that version might be hard to beat out. Guess we'll see.
  6. I'm a little surprised at how CJ is getting penciled into a starting spot. He left Xavier because of playing time, so not sure how he pushes past Banton and Kobe. A guy who got 10 minutes a game at Xavier is better than guys who got 20+ here and know the system? I know he's younger and can improve, but it just seems strange to assume he's starting. And no, I don't think Fred would start him just to lure his brother.
  7. I would be incredibly disappointed if we don't at least make the NIT.
  8. SJS is a tough job, a perennial also-ran in a conference that takes hoops seriously. Guess he can get even with NM for picking Pitino.
  9. We could do worse. We've proven that a number of times when making changes in the athletic department.
  10. Do you know that for a fact or are you just speculating?
  11. I would guess that Few's pitch was: "We'll plug you into Jalen Suggs' spot. You're a perfect fit." As soon as I saw Suggs play this year, I figured Hunter was going to the Zags. Very similar skills, physiques. Funny that his announcement date came right ahead of this weekend's game. Looks like large quantities of blue Tums will be consumed.
  12. I saw a feature on him earlier. He went to Rutgers for engineering, now going elsewhere for graduate degree. This is the way the system should work.
  13. Losing some big pieces through graduation too. Lon's leaving at a good time.
  14. I'd like to see the stats for 20 years ago, when there wasn't a "portal." You still had a lot of guys leaving, but it was because the coaches pulled their scholarships. As a fan, the transfer rate didn't seem that bad because you were clearing out guys who didn't play. I'd guess if you looked at the old rosters, you'd still see a lot of turnover.
  15. I think it would be cool if he transferred here to play for his dad for a year, but he won't be coming for PT. No way he'd crack our rotation.
  16. I think we overrate our facilities (all the top schools are first rate) and the appeal of playing for FH. There are a lot of good coaches out there, and he's put together ONE winning season in his last six of coaching in Lincoln and Chicago. A 17-year-old would have been 11 the last time he coached a good team at Iowa States. So selling a recruit to come here to win is tough. So what can we sell? (1) a style of play (2) a coach with NBA contacts (3) playing time. None of those is a team-oriented appeal, and I think that's just one of the reasons the last two teams have struggled to
  17. Gonzaga has been to a national final, 2 Elite Eights and 2 Sweet Sixteens in the last 5 tournaments (and at least the SS this year). So they're not wildly overrated. As for your second sentence, no argument.
  18. TV ratings for all sports have been poor during the pandemic. Super Bowl ratings were a 15-year low, in spite of the Brady vs. Mahomes matchup. Silverbacked's explanation ^^^^ sums up the feelings of many sports fans, I think. During these times, once your team is out, you just don't have anything emotionally (sportswise) left in the tank. PS: That doesn't describe me, I've DVR'd every game and watch at least part of every one. Love me some hoops. I checked out on football in October, though.
  19. Wow, they fired Bill Murray's kid. He's been with Mack for years.
  20. Am I really going to root for Fran today just to get the conference a win?
  21. Shiloh had 4 points and 6 rbs against Okie State. Also saw on twitter that he swatted Cade Cunningham.
  22. PS: If you buy the BIG basketball rankings this year, then check out the volleyball RPI: https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-volleyball-rpi Big dropoff in the Big Ten!
  23. I still think the BIG is the best conference, but a lot of its reputation was built on the fact that there was limited noncon. We had a lot of experienced teams that did well early in limited noncon, getting good computer rankings. BIG teams then got huge number of Q1 games during conference season and basically had no bad losses in conference. It's the exact opposite of what happened the year we finished 4th and ... well, you know. A closer look: Illinois had 12 Q1 wins but lost to Baylor and Missouri out of conference. Michigan, Iowa and Purdue had zero Q1 wins ou
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