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JKouga


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any best Ohio State moment is good.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, Ezekiel Elliott
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Stephen Curry
  • NFL TEAM: Kansas City Chiefs

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Comment 11 Jul 2020

Basically, what the news is telling us is that the Pac-12, along with the Big Ten, has also cancelled non-conference games in Fall Sports (including Football) and are playing conference opponents only for the upcoming 2020 Fall season.  It does not mean that the Pac-12 (and also Big Ten) has completely cancelled Fall Sports, which is still a possibility considering how the pandemic is playing out right now.  

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Honestly, I'm not sure about this one.  Tucker is a great recruiter, but his only season coaching at Colorado is something left to be desired.  As someone mentioned earlier, Sparty did offer him more money than Colorado is currently paying him, but we'll see if this works out.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Tweet from Bruce Feldman:

Alternative link: https://247sports.com/college/michigan-state/Article/Michigan-State-football-hires-Mel-Tucker-Colorado-143700255/

Comment 26 Jan 2020

I can't believe it. Kobe Bryant is definitely one of the NBA legends.  To hear that he was gone too soon, absolutely devastated.  When I first watched the NBA, I watched Kobe Bryant and how he had this relentless determination, strong work ethic, and competitiveness to will his team to win.  And that 60-point game to wrap up his NBA career was definitely one of the best highlights I saw from him, along with winning 5 NBA Championships (three with Shaq), earning 2x Finals MVP, 17x All-Star, his 81-point game performance, and his buzzer beaters that came in his NBA career.  This dude was not only one of the all-time NBA greats, but he also is doing great things off the court.  He also won an Oscar for best animated short film called "Dear Basketball."  To hear that one of his daughters (Gianna) also pass away with him, absolutely heartbroken.  Prayers to the Bryant Family for this devastating news.  Kobe Bryant will forever be one of the NBA legends that many will admire and respect.  May he and his daughter, Gianna, forever RIP.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

Two weeks ago, Evansville stunned then #1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena.  Michigan State, who lost to Kentucky already, loses in the first round to Virginia Tech of the Maui Invitational and is settling for possibly 5th or 6th place in the Maui Invitational.  So more insight about the other upset we just witnessed:

Going into the game (November 26, 2019), Stephen F. Austin went 14-16 last season and was a 28.5 point underdog against Duke at Cameron Indoor.  The Lumberjacks did not shoot well from 3-point range, but they were able to take care of the ball better than the Blue Devils.  At halftime, the Lumberjacks trailed the Blue Devils 45-40.  In the second half, Duke had a 7 point lead until Stephen F. Austin was able to tie the game at 62 with 8:36 to go in the second half.  After the second half, the Lumberjacks were able to send this game to overtime tied at 81 as Freshman G Cassius Stanley could not hit the game winner in regulation.  The overtime period was the most intense period in the game, with teams only combining for 6 points in OT.  The last two points of overtime came from a fast break layup from Senior F Nathan Bain at the buzzer for Stephen F. Austin!

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...