Michigan limped out of the weekend to a four-seed in the NCAA tournament against Ohio (the real Ohio). The first round will be played in Nashville, TN and potential second round matchups include the winner of the Cal/USF play in game for the 12th seed, and Temple, the fifth seed.
More on the game in the coming days, but let's round up last weekend's news.
Michigan-Ohio: Knocked Out But Not Out - Holdin' the Rope on the Ohio game (Ohio State, Ohio, that is).
"The expectations are getting higher and higher each day, but we’ve got better players in this locker room," Lee said. "It’s as simple as that. That kid, he’s 19 years old, but he has a grown man’s game. And he’s only going to get better and better."
The Daily on Burke.
Recruiting Update: March 12, 2012 - TTB runs down the weekly changes to the recruiting board.
Here are some headlines:
"It was the Right time for Butt"
"Butt Continues to Impress"
"Butt Continues to Heat Up"
Black Shoe Diaries, our sister PSU blog on the SBNation network, has a fanshot thread over 100 posts long of Jake Butt puns. Bravo.
The All-American played four positions on the line at various points in 2011 and is starting spring practice at center for the defending national champion Crimson Tide. And according to coach Nick Saban, this isn't a test. Why? Because of sophomore tackle Cyrus Kouandjio's development.
Interesting development for the future. If Jones can slide inside that only makes the Bama line stronger and the task tougher for Michigan's retooled defensive line.
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Day 1: Ambition And Curmudgeons; Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Day 2: Comedians And Overlords - Notes from the Sloan conference done by Bill Connelly. Nerds unite.
For now, let’s just leave it with this. Robert Griffin III may turn out to be pretty good. This is still a trade that likely doesn’t work out for Washington. They have no first round picks the next two years, and no early second rounder this year. If he’s merely an average 2nd overall pick, it’s a disaster. If he is a bust, oh boy.
Jason Lisk savaging the recent draft move by the Redskins.
When I lived in Montana, I had a roommate who happened to be the second string running back of the Montana Grizzlies, a D-1AA powerhouse. He would play 15-20 snaps a game. He could barely walk on Sunday mornings. Have you ever seen a six foot, 240 lbs. dude walk around like he's an 80-year old riddled with Parkinson's? It's somewhat terrifying.
Eleven Warriors on the sanctioned violence of organized football and the different ways we feel about it.