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College basketball catching fire in Michigan

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08:02 AM ET 12.17 | Since his arrival at Michigan, John Beilein has transformed the program from one that was playing in front of a few thousand fans to one of the best teams in the country -- thanks in part to star power (All-America candidate Trey Burke) and highly regarded recruits (Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III). And he has a legitimate chance to make a Final Four run. ... For the first time in a generation, college basketball seems to have a real opening in the sporting consciousness in the state of Michigan. Consider: no pro hockey, no high-level football (this is a joke, sort of), a rebuilding professional basketball team, no high-profile bowls -- at least for U-M and Michigan State. Also consider: Spartans coach Tom Izzo built one of the best programs in the country.

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December 17, 2012  08:05 AM ET

Next thread please.

December 17, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Next thread please.

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December 17, 2012  08:21 AM ET
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End thread

Yeah, who shives a git.

December 17, 2012  08:36 AM ET

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December 17, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Does anyone really care about CBB before March?

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December 17, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Meh....Michigan isn't that good. Lowly old Arky was within a point @ Mich with less than 6 mins to play. They are @ 3rd best of teams I've seen on Arky's schedule this year.

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December 17, 2012  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Does anyone really care about CBB before March?

No.

December 17, 2012  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No.

Few people care during March as well.

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December 17, 2012  02:55 PM ET
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No.

I start caring about Jan 8th every year.

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