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Old Apr 25, 2018, 02:27 PM   #1
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Finke to play with his brother.

https://twitter.com/Finke_Michael/st...37360431902720
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Best to Michael then at GCU.

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Old Apr 25, 2018, 02:32 PM   #3
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I always thought this would happen. Good luck, Michael and thanks for all of your efforts in orange and blue.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 03:14 PM   #4
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Best of Luck MF.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 03:42 PM   #5
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I'll take $100 under "news that is not shocking," Alex.

Echoing the sentiment about Stanford, but MF is probably going to have a blast next year lighting it up and playing with his brother. Best wishes.

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Old Apr 25, 2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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Could have gotten a free graduate degree from Stanford... picked a for-profit school instead.
Never visited Stanford or Nevada, to my knowledge. That might mean he did not have a committable offer. If I was predetermined to go to GCU, and wanted to take a couple of trips, Penn State would not have been my choice.

Wish him well. He is the one guy that I wish would have stayed. I understand his limitations, but he would have definitely contributed next year.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 03:49 PM   #7
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The Jerry Colangelo connection may open avenues that Michael wishes to pursue that Stanford would not have.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 03:53 PM   #8
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Color me surprised. Eh, not.......But good luck, Mike!
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 04:01 PM   #9
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I always thought this would happen. Good luck, Michael and thanks for all of your efforts in orange and blue.
Honestly, I never thought this would happen....I think because people gave it legs at a point in time I deemed "way to soon." Shows you what I know. Good luck Michael!
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 04:53 PM   #10
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I was hoping he'd chose PSU or Grand Canyon, since we'll play both teams next year. Good luck the rest of the year, Mike. Hope UI beats the crud out of GCU though!
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 05:34 PM   #11
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I feel like this was the obvious and also wrong decision for him. But hey, it's not my life.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 05:42 PM   #12
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The Jerry Colangelo connection may open avenues that Michael wishes to pursue that Stanford would not have.
didn't he already have a colangelo connection by virtue of playing basketball for illinois?

with that said it certainly seems like colangelo cares more about gcu.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 05:50 PM   #13
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Will he be eligible to play this year when we play @GCU?
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 05:56 PM   #14
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best of luck to Finke! I wish him well
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 06:06 PM   #15
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Will he be eligible to play this year when we play @GCU?
Absolutely. Should be fun. Hope we win by 30.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 07:49 PM   #16
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Absolutely. Should be fun. Hope we win by 30.


We donít play them again until 19-20.


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Old Apr 25, 2018, 08:47 PM   #17
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didn't he already have a colangelo connection by virtue of playing basketball for illinois?

with that said it certainly seems like colangelo cares more about gcu.
Jerry has a museum named after him on the GCU campus, and its called the College of Business. FYI GCU has been around since 1949 and was a nonprofit until it got bought in the 2000s. It's working towards becoming nonprofit again. It has about 11,000 on its physical campus.

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Old Apr 25, 2018, 09:38 PM   #18
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Jerry has a museum named after him on the GCU campus, and its called the College of Business. FYI GCU has been around since 1949 and was a nonprofit until it got bought in the 2000s. It's working towards becoming nonprofit again. It has about 11,000 on its physical campus.
Per this link he is paid as a consultant for the basketball team:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/mone...hool/16192267/

Colangelo agreed to lend his name to the school at no extra cost to the university, although he is compensated as an adviser to the basketball program, a spokesman said.
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Old Apr 25, 2018, 10:39 PM   #19
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Could have gotten a free graduate degree from Stanford... picked a for-profit school instead.
Stanford was out of scholarships so I not for sure how much that "offer" was commitable.
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Old Apr 26, 2018, 12:16 AM   #20
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Good luck in our final season MF. Thank you for your efforts at Illinois.

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Old Apr 26, 2018, 01:02 AM   #21
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Old Apr 26, 2018, 06:10 AM   #22
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Always part of the Illini family
Absolutely best of luck
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Old Apr 26, 2018, 06:59 AM   #23
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Well crap, I thought we played this year.
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Old Apr 26, 2018, 07:18 AM   #24
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Best of luck, Michael Finke!

https://news.gcu.edu/2017/11/built-c...influence-gcu/
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Old Apr 26, 2018, 07:19 AM   #25
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I feel like this was the obvious and also wrong decision for him. But hey, it's not my life.
Exactly my thoughts, but good luck to him.

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