Recent content by Calvin

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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I agree he was selective, but I don't think you can overstate his efficiency. Looking at his stats, he shot a little over two 3 pointers per game, making more than half (35 of 64), while grabbing over 5 rebounds a game, with a 2.5 A:TO ratio, and being very good defensively.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    The idea that the SEC could be its own division of football strikes me as hyperbole. There are way too many power teams outside the SEC. Just going back to 2000, you have national champs in Clemson, tOSU, Ok, USC, etc. That said, SEC football is a religion.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    That's not true at all. They'll be like every other offering at the school. If they sufficiently attract students, they'll be offered. How is it any different from anything else? The NCAA excluding athletes from revenue streams has been litigated --why do you think the NCAA is changing? It...
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    +1 Having elite teams in the conference makes every game more worth watching. tOSU may beat up most of the other teams, but it's a good yardstick for everyone else. I hope Kevin Warren is up to the task. If everyone in the conference is looking at their own revenue figures, it's easy to lose...
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    I'm not sure what you're trying to get at here. Sure, there are sports that don't make any money, and people are free to pursue those if that's their jam. Who cares? That has nothing to do with the fact that certain sports bring in enormous sums of money, and that money is made available only to...
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    Reading that Kansas has a strong academic reputation, one of the better fits for the BIG.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    ESPN is reporting that Texas and OU would owe upward of $76 million each to leave the BIG12, but could make it official in a couple weeks. Hard to imagine they can get that much value from the switch, but the report said it would "easily affordable" with a new deal. Just shows how it's all about...
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    2021 NBA Draft

    Enjoyed reading that. I had a great mid-court seat at the Michigan game where he had a career game, and won it with that unconcious shot over Simpson before the buzzer. The Michigan faithful sitting around me were numb from his beatdown by the time that shot went through. Fun to see it again.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    Regarding Plummer's minutes, he had a pretty low A:TO ratio even for a scoring guard, as well as a questionable defensive rating. I can see why an offensively challenged team would need a volume shooter like Plummer to get a lot of minutes. At Illinois, unless he makes a jump in his ball...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I sure am. Most of the posts are pretty reasonable guesses --it will depend on how much guys have improved. One thing I expect to miss, is Ayo's ability to force the action going to the basket and drawing fouls. There weren't a ton of games where opposing players fouled out, but having a guy...
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    Yup. Inter-departmental accounting is more a function of how they want the books to look than anything tethered to reality. There's ample opportunity to cherry pick what charges go where, or what internal transfer pricing is used for shared costs, University overhead, etc..
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    2021 NBA Draft

    Is there an accurate mock draft out there (accurate as measured by previous draft years)?
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I wouldn't be super confident, but I'd take that bet. It's rare for a player to avg 35, and rarer on a deep team. If anyone averages 35, it will probably be AC, though.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I had the ability, but for some reason it went away. Dan works in mysterious ways. I figure Dan wants the forum organized a certain way to limit the ridiculous number of new threads posters would probably start. I might have started a thread on a day that he was sick of the disorganization...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I have the same intuition. I think Underwood will give them a chance to be on the floor together, but unless one or both can hit short jumpers, it won't be effective against BIG level teams. On top of that, I see Payne as mostly coming in for Kofi, so now you're risking fouls on a potentially...