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JKouga


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Comment 12 Nov 2019

Evansville was the 25-point underdog going into that game and they did not have very high expectations of winning the Missouri Valley Conference.  In fact, they were picked to finish 8th in the Missouri Valley Conference.  The most shocking part is that the Purple Aces had the lead for most of the game.  Kentucky had the early 3-point advantage with 15:22 to go in the first half.  The Purple Aces then eventually took the lead and were up by as many as eight points in the first half, which then still held a 34-30 lead at halftime.  Evansville maintained the lead and Kentucky did not lead again until Senior Forward Nate Setsuna made a pair of free throws at 11:18 to go in the second half.  Evansville then quickly answered with a 3-pointer and had the lead for good with 7:18 left in the second half.  Freshman Guards Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey were able to score layups and cut the Evansville lead to one with about 7.9 seconds left, but a pair of Evansville free throws from Sam Cunliffe, the transfer from Arizona State and Kansas, and Tyrese Maxey air-balling the 3-pointer sealed the win for Evansville.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

I think we can all agree that Ohio State is at least one of the top two teams in the country.  They have been dominant both offensively and defensively, even with Chase Young being out.  On a side note:

Wake Forest @ Clemson. Wake Forest is coming off of its first loss of the season to Virginia Tech and will likely be unranked, but is still probably the most threatening team Clemson will face the rest of the season.

Hmm...I did not know Wake Forest defeated Louisville.  Kevin, you should check on this one.  Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2 ACC) lost to Louisville (in a 62-59 shootout) and Virginia Tech.  Wake Forest is no longer in the running for the Atlantic Division in the ACC because Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC) already clinched the Atlantic Division and are going to the ACC Championship Game. 

Comment 02 Nov 2019
Unfortunately, Missouri (aka Mizzou) is on a postseason ban for this season for the tutor academic fraud. Even if Mizzou beats both Florida and Georgia, they would be the overall SEC East Division Champions with a 9-3 record, given that they take care of the rest, but they are neither eligible for the SEC Title Game nor bowl game. However, if the NCAA decides to drop the postseason ban (which I'm not sure if they will), then yes, Mizzou would be the SEC East representative, given that they win out, and will play for the SEC title game and play in a bowl game as well.
Comment 01 Nov 2019
Hmm...I didn't know the Redskins lost to the Dolphins. Dan, you might want to check on that. The Redskins' only win this season is against the Dolphins, who also are not great this season. In all seriousness though, since he is going to be thrown in there this season as the starter, boy, the Redskins are definitely a mess and I hope Haskins does not become a bust. I hope he will do well against the Bills and for any other games that he will start.
Comment 19 Oct 2019

The last time College GameDay was not in Columbus, OH was during Ohio State's National Championship run in 2014.  That was part of a stretch where College GameDay did not go to Columbus, OH for four consecutive years from 2011-2014.  Ohio State did appear on College GameDay in 2012-2014, but all of them were at the visiting teams' cities or neutral sites.

Comment 19 Oct 2019
The 2017 CFP would like to have a word with you. Just kidding, but I agree with you. I definitely don't want any conference gaining unfair advantages that would help them guarantee them a spot in the CFP. That just puts other conferences at an unfair disadvantage. I definitely do want a fair system that gives all FBS conferences and Independents a true equitable chance of making the playoffs (with possible chances of at-large berths) and having a chance to play for a national championship.
Comment 19 Oct 2019
Well, those are some differences between Canadian Football and our football. Hmm, well, for receivers getting a running start, that could bring advantages to the offense, but they would have to line up way behind the line of scrimmage (at least 1 yard behind the line of scrimmage) and 12 men on the field is definitely interesting, which can draw up some innovative plays on both offense and defense with 12 men on each side. Seven of the 12 men would have to be at the line of scrimmage before the snap. Well, the NCAA and NFL rules were recently modified that players are not allowed running start before kickoff, so I'm not sure if the NCAA or NFL would allow running starts for receivers before the snap. Expanding the field to 110 yards, well requires that all American football fields have to also widen their end zones as well as Canadian Football End Zones are 20 yards deep, unless American Football still wants to widen the field to 110 yards, but keep their end zones 10 yards deep. Another question that we might have to ask is when American football would get to/bring back the discussion of reducing the down and distance rule to 10 yards in 3 downs instead of 10 yards in 4 downs?
Comment 19 Oct 2019

Have you heard about how U Sports Football, a Canadian College Football League, does their season?  I understand that they do play their rules differently than your usual college football games that we are accustomed to.

In short, basically, all U Sports Football teams play an 8-game conference schedule (no non-conference games), with an occasion of playing any conference opponent twice due to not enough teams in the conference to play an 8-game schedule.  U Sports Football currently houses four conferences: a 6-team Canada West Conference, an 11-team Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Conference, a 5-team Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec Conference, and a 5-team Atlantic University Football Conference.  When the regular season concludes, each conference will have their own customized playoff to determine the final four teams, which would be the teams that win their respective conference playoffs.  OUA begins their postseason a week earlier because they have an extra round of postseason games, while the other three conferences start their postseason in November.  The final four teams (all winners from the conference playoffs) would then have a chance to play for the Vanier Cup, which is the National Championship of U Sports Football.  The semifinals are bowl games that actually occur at campus sites (home field given to two of the four conference playoff champions), with the Vanier Cup concluding at a predetermined neutral site.  I'll provide the links here if you want to know more about U Sports Football:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Sports_football

And I will also provide the links to the three most recent U Sports Seasons:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_U_Sports_football_season

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_U_Sports_football_season

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_U_Sports_football_season

Comment 10 Jul 2019

Hey everyone!  I just updated the forum regarding Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.  Initially, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Kawhi Leonard will sign a 4-year $142M max contract to play for the Clippers.  According to the Athletic and ESPN, Leonard will instead opt-in a 3-year $103.1M contract to play with the Clippers, with the 3rd year (2021-22) being a player option (see the main forum post for the update).

Comment 01 Jul 2019

More regarding the sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell:

It looks like KD is going to be involved in this sign-and-trade, and the Nets are going to get a protected future first round pick from the Warriors.  However, the Warriors had to send away Andre Iguodala, which is a big loss for them, but he is getting older and is entering his back-end of his career, and a 2024 protected first round pick, a pick that can be converted to either top 4 protected in 2024, top overall pick protected in 2025 or unprotected in 2026, to the Grizzlies:

This is what the Warriors will also get from the Nets from the sign-and-trade as well, per Shams Charania:

Comment 30 Jun 2019

Wow, Breaking News regarding D'Angelo Russell, per Wojnarowski...

Comment 10 Feb 2019

A gutsy win for sure.  A much better start in February than in January.  Gotta focus on and beat the Illini and then the rest of the Big Ten schedule is going to be tough again.  Hopefully they can get better and keep playing smart basketball because if they do, they will make the tournament.  

Comment 18 Jan 2019
This definitely looks like a rebuilding year and their conference schedule in January is not going to get any easier. I hope they can win at least a game in January, but as much as I hate to say this: it's possible that tOSU could go 0-7 in January. I'm hoping they have a better performance in February, but this is a really bad start to the 2019 half of basketball.
Comment 16 Jan 2019

Depth at QB is definitely a concern now if Justin Fields has to sit out the 2019 season.  Red Shirt Fr Matthew Baldwin and Graduate Student Chris Chugunov are the only quarterbacks on scholarship, and I believe Kory Curtis is a walk-on QB.  Day and Yurcich are definitely good at developing QBs, but they definitely will have a lot of work cut out for them if Fields does not gain immediate eligibility.