Tuesday, February 17, 2009

College Newspaper Reports

There are a couple of college newspaper reports to pass along this afternoon. First, Iowa's Justin Toole downplays all the preseason accolades being tossed his way. Ryan Young, of The Daily Iowan, also suggests that Toole cited:

"... a significant lack of leadership last year when the Hawkeyes finished the regular season dead last in the Big Ten standings ...."

That's to the point. And speaking of being direct, Tim Rohan of the Michigan Daily, recaps the tone from last night's "Meet The Wolverines" event. Seems a number of players are none too happy about being dismissed as the favorites in the conference. When asked about Baseball America having Indiana above Michigan in the standings Alan Oaks said

"Guys see that and are really kinda pissed off about it, actually,"

Tri-captain Tim Kalcynski called it "a slap in the face". I can also attest that Mike Dufek had similar comments on WTKA radio last night and tri-captain Kevin Cislo was pretty fired up about those writing off the 2009 Wolverines.