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Washington, D.C. (via Columbus)

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Comment 18 Feb 2015

Mr. Hall was a phenomenal teacher, coach, and person, and I'm happy that I had the chance to learn math from him at the start of his career. He was one of those rare people that was genuinely loved by an entire community and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. The Dispatch also had a very nice obituary for him today:

Comment 17 Feb 2015
I've never understood how someone could get to this level of basketball (or beyond) and not be consistently 75% or better at free throws. How many thousands have they taken by this point in their careers? So many mid-major schools are excellent at free throws with "lesser" players, which implies that the problem is practice or concentration.
Comment 30 Dec 2014

Have to wonder about the shot selection, especially in the late rally(taking unnecessary quick threes after turnovers). Those point-blank misses off steals were also a dagger.  Hopefully that's just the perils of a young team.  And hopefully they can age quickly.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

OSU may have returned part of the ticket allotment, but UMD have been selling tickets to anyone who called for months (had to also buy a ticket to a bad game, but still) and the StubHub availability is generous.  I still bet it'll be 50% Buckeye fans.  UMD doesn't really have a football following here outside of current students.  Basketball sure, but not football.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

Having lived in the DC area for about a decade, I can tell you that Terps football doesn't really register here outside of the current students.  And even then, it can be spotty.  Heck there are 2000+ tickets still on StubHub for very reasonable prices.  They were also selling tickets to anyone who called and asked when the season started.  Non-alumni also had to buy a ticket to a bad game, but all of my OSU friends took the hit.  This will be a sellout, but given the availability and the huge number of OSU alumni and non-alumni Ohio transplants (like me) in the area, it'll be at least 50% Buckeyes.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Ramzy, you should really put together a book of all of these Situationals so we can have all of the sports wisdom and cocktail instructions in one place. I'd buy that.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I agree with Chris re:  Craft and the offense.

I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.

I agree with Johnny on Tressel, but I'm also not quick to let bygones be bygones over his departure.  Of course the whole thing was overblown by the media and the NCAA, but his lies hurt the team, at least temporarily, and he didn't follow his own lessons on character when the going got tough.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

Hey, William and Mary is mighty... every four years at the FCS level.  I went there, so I have to say something after a rare mention in a sports article.  With VT's great history against FCS teams (cough, 2010 JMU, cough), I'm looking forward to them leaving Columbus 0-2.

Comment 15 Mar 2014
Craft is a phenomenal defender and a great face of the team, but he's been an offensive liability for years and chokes regularly in pressure situations. I wonder how much his graduation will really be a net detriment, all things considered. Guess we'll have to wait and see if the defense goes to pot next year.
Comment 18 Feb 2014
The best in-game team I've ever heard was UFM and Spielman for that one year on ESPN, because they didn't use those cliches. They'd spend half the game discussing concepts like gap technique and constraint plays and it was riveting. Learned more from listening to them for a few minutes than in years of playing as a kid.
Comment 17 Feb 2014

Something tells me it isn't a coincidence that this change is being pushed by Arkansas after a disaster season and Alabama after they lose to Auburn/don't go to the SEC championship/badly lose a bowl for the first time in a long while. With such a strong backlash from (one assumes) the large majority of coaches, I doubt this change goes through.

Comment 20 Jan 2014

Maybe this team just isn't that good, even though on paper the players are all very talented. They routinely miss lay-ups and barely hit 2/3 of their free throws.  The vaunted defense disappears for large stretches in games.  And, I hate to say it, Craft is becoming a liability, especially on offense.  He had four turnovers to two steals tonight and was 2/5 shooting.  And refs aren't calling fouls on his patented flailing, out-of-control, free-throw bait lay-up attempts anymore, but he keeps on trying.  I hope Matta figures out how to fix things soon, or it's going to be a forgotten season very soon.