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    Jon Rothstein: Big Ten Preseason Power Rankings (#12. Minnesota)

    For a more positive perspective: We were a kenpom top 30 team last year, and also rated as the 3rd unluckiest team in the country. We lost a lot of close games, and should regress to the mean in that category. We should be as good or better at 4 out of 5 positions in our starting lineup. That...
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    Gach, Robbins waiver updates from Marcus

    Semi related, Makhi and Makhel Mitchell transferred from Maryland to Rhode Island and were just granted immediate eligibility. Appears they’re originally from Maryland or DC, so Rhode Island would be farther from home. Haven’t seen anything regarding a family connection.
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    Better off without getting waiver and redshirt year?

    Nah, getting waivers can only be a positive. There’s no reason the NCAA would force players to burn a year of competition eligibility if they still have a red shirt year available. If anything, they’d be granting sixth years to players who have red shirted and don’t get to play this year due...
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    All Things 2021 Gophers Basketball Recruiting Thread

    David Joplin has committed to Texas.
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    IF there is a season, Gophers will be fortunate to win six of ten.

    Seems a little pessimistic. Michigan State is not going to be particularly good yet I wouldn’t think. Are we gonna be home underdogs to both Iowa and Michigan? 2-2 seems doable in September and I’d imagine there’s a good chance we’re favored in all the rest
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    Mac cancels fb season

    How cowardly and selfish of the MAC to just quit on their fans like that. /s
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    Ranking the Big Ten’s top-5 September matchups on its newly released schedule (2. Minnesota at Wisconsin)

    I mean it would be nice if Wisconsin didn’t get by Nebraska. But then we’d probably have to deal with a full speed Nebraska media hype train. 🤔
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    Big Ten Football Schedule Released (Gophers open with Michigan State)

    I would have thought the same, but when the other options are Indiana, Purdue, @Illinois, Northwestern, and @Maryland, I don’t think it’s ridiculous to say @Michigan State is tougher than all of those. Might be wrong though, Indiana was pretty good last year, I don’t think Purdue is a complete...
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    Seth Davis on Pitino at MN: "before the fans run him out of the job, perhaps they should consider whom the school might find who would do any better."

    That depends on if you count the Big Ten tournament and NIT as post season wins. I’d say an NIT bid is roughly equivalent to, if not a greater accomplishment than, going to a low tier bowl game in Detroit with a 5-7 record.
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    Seth Davis on Pitino at MN: "before the fans run him out of the job, perhaps they should consider whom the school might find who would do any better."

    The same was said about Tubby when he was fired, “how can Minnesota expect to do better?” Looking back, I think both Tubby and Pitino were capable of better results than they got, and both of them had seasons derailed by untimely injuries and personnel losses. For Tubby, it’s Royce White never...
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    NBA Draft as it Might Affect Marcus Carr

    I remember Illinois fans being concerned about Ayo being one and done. Coming back for a third year surprises me a bit. They’ll probably be pretty strong this season in that case. Would rather they win the Big Ten than Wisconsin or Iowa.
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    Big Ten Football: Predicting the Biggest Upsets in 2020 (9. MSU over MN, Oct. 31; 7. Neb over MN, Nov. 27; 4. Illinois over MN, Oct. 24)

    Not that I think losing to Michigan State is particularly likely, but do we know yet if it's a coaching downgrade? I know Dantonio was the one who brought them from from that 5 to 7 win territory to 10 to 12 wins, but from what I heard, his assistants were kind of dragging him down at the end...
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    All Things Kendall Brown Recruitment Thread (Class of 2021: UPDATE - Gophers Offer)

    Why do people get upset when 5 star recruits leave the state? Why is there this expectation that top shelf players with offers from top shelf programs will come to our middling power conference team? Why do people act like there’s this long running pattern of surefire NBA level talent that...
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    CFN: Big Ten Preseason College Football Head Coach Rankings (4. PJ Fleck, Minnesota)

    The love for Fitzgerald probably comes from the perception that Northwestern is arguably the hardest job in the Big Ten, and that fielding a team that is bowl eligible more often than not and even actually gets to the top 25 sometimes at that school must take some incredible coaching wizardry...
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