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Charlotte, NC (via Lakewood, OH)

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Comment 5 hours ago

It'll be interesting to see if the NCAA leaves it at that or imposes additional (meaningful) sanctions. And at least they self-imposed in a year when it could potentially matter (some people have had UL as a 5 seed). 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Three-star tailback Kentrail Moran, who had committed to the Illini last March, did not sign and reports have him leaning towards Eastern Michigan, so it's reasonable to suggest something went awry in his recruitment. 

When you have a B1G recruit flip to a MAC team that went 1-11, yeah, there's something awry. I'm guessing all the recruits know/presume that Cubit is a dead man walking, and some kids don't want to be on a team coached by [TBD] in a couple years. The program is struggling and they did it no favors with the Cubit contract and discussion surrounding it.  

Comment 29 Jan 2016

While that's always a (strong) possibility -- lookin' at you, Miami investigators -- I've been expecting this announcement for ~2 years. A friend of a friend (I know, might as well be "my buddy's roommate's cousin's girlfriend") who works at the NCAA in Indy indicated they've had investigators basically living in Oxford for a while, pulling the case together.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

If you go to the map itself, you can turn off Denver, and underneath that orange dot is a blue dot. The map isn't that good a representation because it doesn't really show multiple players from the same school well -- they're all located at the same location and just sit on top of each other. It would be nice/good if the size of the dot indicated the number of players from that school, but I don't think Google Maps has a function to do that.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

I was going to suggest Pam Ward (not because she's a female, but because she's awful at her job), but Beth Mowins would also qualify (again, for the same reason). Brian Griese would fit the bill, as well.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

That's likely because she's in the mountains, where snow is a common occurrence -- and they might (I don't know for sure) have equipment to deal with it. At lower elevations (Raleigh, Charlotte, W-S, etc.), real snow is uncommon and there are precious few snow/salt trucks to address it. I've lived in Charlotte for 16 years, and the city usually shuts down for 2+ inches. 

Comment 16 Jan 2016

#wellactually.... citing Wikipedia is a pretty good idea in this instance. If the standard to be met is "it must be a 'household name' to all consumers across the United States," then showing that Ohio Stadium is referred to as The Shoe in a Wikipedia article may be a good indication of such status. 

Comment 14 Jan 2016

I find it funny when people complain about putting things like XBoxes and waterfalls and nice couches in the facilities and call them wastes of money. When you want your players to handle their business, you need to make the places where they go to do extra work enjoyable places to be. 

Agreed. Look at Silicon Valley -- almost every company has a campus with quality cafeterias, ping-pong, foosball and pool tables, gyms, free snacks and beverages in every nook, etc. They don't do that just because they like their employees; they do it so that their employees stay at work longer and work harder. Though it probably isn't measurable, there certainly is a positive return on that investment.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

True, Matt, but last year's game was on a Monday night at the same time -- for some reason, college money sports like their championship on Monday night (March Madness final is also on Monday night). So it appears the main difference year over year was the teams vying for the trophy. I could see Clemson drawing less than Ohio State, but I would have thought Bama could make up the deficit. Or maybe non-invested fans just said, "Eh, I don't want to see Bama win again, so *click*." I made it to halftime myself, then called it a night (2 kids under 2 makes sleep more important than a game not involving our Buckeyes).