Yeah that 9-0 lapse before the half worried me. This game could have very easily tightened up in the second half but Holtmann got their attention at halftime and they started out strong again. All 3 games so far they've looked impressive after halftime, that's a sign that the coach and team are dialed in.
This team has been fun to watch and these freshmen are the real deal. It was so important to come out fast tonight and that was great to see. What a great win tonight, now stay focused and get to that UNC matchup at 7-0.
Had not trailed in clock time all season. Which is what made them never having the lead another thing that made yesterday's game fun. If only that punt hadn't gotten tipped we'd have had a shutout which I was really wanting too.
Dobbins #1 Teague #2. DGAF who is after them because there is a gap the size of the Atlantic Ocean after those 2.
Dobbins continues to impress and put up huge numbers on great defenses. He is far and away the best back in America. Wisky had no answer for him and he sat out the 4Q because his dominance was so complete.
Spot on! I predicted Taylor would go for under 70 hards. He got 52. Wisky had not trailed in a game yet this season. And they never led today. They had 4 shut outs. If not for an unbelievable blocked punt they would have been shut out. Even with horrendous weather conditions that "evened the filed' the Badgers got BTFO. Nearly 500 yards gained and less than 200 given up. If anyone other than OSU is #1 next week it's a joke.
Just stunning. I guess this answers my question as to whether he has them all done in advance and just releases them on game week. There are no words for how amazing this is!
They also used to put those up and take them down every fall, because they still used it for track and field in the Spring. I was a junior when they expanded that section in 1991, and 2 years later that's where my seat was for my first game as an alumnus. It was very freaky when those started swaying. When they expanded them I remember that they announced there would be more seats in the south stands bleachers than we had in St John Arena. That seemed crazy to me!
No the sections with the wooden chairs were the "fancy seats" those were called Box Seats back in the day. The ones being referred to here were literally temporary wooden bleachers that they set up on top of the track for students, mostly freshmen.
Yep. My freshman year that's where my seats were. It was so hot down there for early games, I remember the TV crew for one game had a thermometer on the field and it was over 120. I also remember a game vs BC when Greg Frey executed a play action pass to perfection and threw an 80 yard TD strike. When he turned away from the LOS he was facing us so we saw he had the ball. We did have to rely on the crowd reaction at the other end, because, as you mentioned you couldn't see much of anything beyond the 30 yard or so. But I didn't care it was fun as hell being that close to the action.
I remember when they built that "big scoreboard' I want to say it was 1984 - and it was revolutionary for its time. Very few scoreboards of that size existed, and the graphics capacity it had was cutting edge. I also remember that it cost over $1.5 million, which was big news because it only cost $1.3 million to build the stadium (60 years earlier). Those student-created graphics were awesome, I'm sure somewhere I can find them on YouTube, they were advanced for the '80s. I also remember that they claimed they did have the ability to show live video, but it was against conference rules at the time.
The 3 point line move isn't too big of a deal, but I do not like the change of shortening the shot clock on on offensive rebound. That's nonsensical. Why reward the defense for failing to secure the rebound? That ball is free once it hits the rim and whoever grabs it should get the same amount of time. Now, as far as the shot clock goes, I'd prefer to see it disappear entirely, I think the pace of play would actually increase, but that's a whole different discussion.
Love the new name! And really looking forward to watching them at Cap again this summer!
I went to that Sugar Bowl vs Arky as well. There was one very loud belligerent fan who was yelling "0 and TEN!" at the top of his lungs before the game started. Then he would laugh his (I assume for his sake) drunken stupid giggle. Some of the other Razorback fans were apologizing for him, but he got pretty quiet when we raced out to that big first half lead. And I don't think he made it the entire game :)
As far as opposing fans though, I think the Texas A&M fans were by far the most polite fans. We beat them pretty badly ('99 Sugar Bowl) but they were all just so happy to be in that game and I didn't encounter a single negative Aggie fan.
I'll give 4, 2 in person, 2 I only saw on TV.
Best game I've seen in person - OSU vs Miami
Best moment I've seen in person - Matt Sylvester's shot vs Illinois (interestingly enough I got to meet him in person at the Final Four a few years later - very nice and down to earth guy)
Best game I watched on TV- OSU BTFOing Oregon in the NCG
Best moment I watched on TV - Buster Douglass's KO of Mike Tyson in 1990. He was a 42-1 shot and knocked the champ out.
The only team that would be a surprise winner is Illinois, and even that wouldn't be the biggest shock either. Not like, say Rutgers winning the East would be. Any of the other 6 teams could do it this year. I don't think Wisconsin will though, their crossover is too tough plus they have started to backslide, it doesn't appear that Chryst is the next Alvarez. Anyway going forward I think Nebraska and Minnesota are the top 2 programs out there. They have the 2 best coaches and if those guys stay there (big if with Fleck and Minny, not so much an if with Frost) that could end up being the ballet for the West year in and year out. Interestingly, the cross-overs play a big role in who wins the West, while in the East cross-overs aren't even mentioned. Nebraska and Minnesota both have the most advantageous cross-overs this year so I think the winner of that game wins the West. And gets hammered in Indy by OSU.
Yeah I was surprised. I thought if we got a 4 we'd be slotted against the weakest 1, which I think is WVU. I was kind of look gin froward to that. Having to play Vandy is not ideal. Of course Vandy is probably not terribly happy they got OSU either. But hopefully they don't get embarrassed in game 1 and can make it back to the final round against them.
The reason why is because they have been terrible for the last 15 years or so. The last few years under Bob Todd the program, which had been very strong and did get significant attention, really started to slide. Then Beals was hired and the program has really stagnated under him. I am shocked he is still here, but for whatever reason, he seems to be our Kirk Ferentz. Pulls a saving season out of his ass the day before he was going to get fired. I guess we are stuck with him for a while longer now.
That would be a lot of people, myself included. Today's result doesn't really change the fact that he has underperformed for the vast majority of his time here. Maybe this turns it around and we get back to expecting to win these titles instead of being surprise winners. I hope so, but I am not holding my breath based on what I've seen since he's been here.
As Magno has said more than once this week "The Bucks are hot! and you don't like it when the Bucks are hot!"
It's going to be very interesting to see where they get sent and what seed they get. If they get a 4 seed, which is probably what their RPI would suggest, that #1 is probably not going to be very happy.
Back when I was a student in the late '80s-early '90s B1G baseball was Big 2 Little 8 with OSU and Minnesota being the 2.
Every silver lining has a cloud... or something... lol
It's been a pretty strange and wild tournament, so it makes sense that 7th seed OSU wins it. Unbelievable. This team looked dead less than a month ago.
Great call, wow what an inning!