Scoggins: Mbakwe's second Senior Day 'will be harder'

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 1, 2013 - 11:11 PM

As Trevor Mbakwe's long and winding, second-chance-filled road nears an end, a poignant Senior Day looms.

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aonealphaMar. 2, 13 5:31 AM

Put me in the camp that Mbakwe should have been off the team long ago. Furthermore, after eight years of college, he should have at least one degree. He does not. Tubby Smith failed the ideals of accountability and integrity when he allowed Mbakwe to remain on the team. I do with the best for Mbakew. I hope he is a huge success, makes millions and endows an ACADEMIC scholarship at the U of M in return for everything this state has done for him.

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aonealphaMar. 2, 13 5:33 AM

OK - some typos in my post - not the world's best writer - should have proofed!

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liberallymnMar. 2, 13 6:31 AM

This team is only as good as the play of their 24 year old senior when he's on the floor. They can be a Final 4 team, or a first round loser in either the Big Ten or NCAA. Hate to put so much pressure on the 24 year old, but it's his time to rise to the occasion.

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wisstinks4Mar. 2, 13 8:20 AM

Skip the drama and just win. This kid has seen too much junk in his life since high school graduation. Go play to win. No more Brett Farve drama! Can't stand all the side crap, Facebook ,twitter, go to jail, no jail, girlfriend, transfer, issues. Just sucks the joy frm the game. It's like commercials while your watching the game.

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jaywalkerMar. 2, 13 9:15 AM

aonealpha, this is the problem with posters like you. Mbakwe is currently working toward a Masters degree. That has been mentioned on several Gophers games this year. Get your facts straight.

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jameswallaceMar. 2, 1310:21 AM

The money being spent on this immature no-longer-a-kid might be better spent on academic scholarships for several people who actually want to learn something besides playing with balls.

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hobie2Mar. 2, 1310:33 AM

kate23 -" Mbakwe's "enrolled" in a master's program called "applied kinesiology" ... "The U of MN master of education (M.Ed.) /professional studies program in Applied Kinesiology examines human movement, physical performance, and organizational structures of sport, exercise and movement science, sport and recreation management, and physical activities for persons with disabilities. The program prepares students for advanced study or careers in teaching, coaching, health professions, or sport administration."... The courses require a fair bit of engineering mechanics, chemistry, management, and medicine. You, too, can enroll AFTER you get your 4 year degree in education with a high enough GPA.

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hobie2Mar. 2, 1311:01 AM

"and "earned" a tough undergraduate degree in "recreation, parks, and LEISURE!"... Wow, so little knowledge of today's active society... That is a four year degree from the U of MN College of Education, for people whose careers will involve public and private organizations involved in, and use of, people's non-work activities... You know, the things Minnesota is famous for - many parks; many city sports facilities, fields, and gyms; the bike trails; stadiums, resorts, etc. -- with tens of millions of people using them in MN alone in two of this state's largest industries, and most wanting the most for their time using them. You know, those things involving what most sports fans take for granted and think happens all by themselves with no training, study, or knowledge.

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hobie2Mar. 2, 1311:07 AM

kate23 - Those who think that field is a fluff name - stop by the Courage Center or the Vikings facility and advise the staff that their degrees were so easy they were a waste - and then tell Zygi that he is wasting his money on people with those fluff degrees to care for his athletes.

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jameswallaceMar. 2, 1311:23 AM

Mr.Hobie2: "Methinks thou dost protest too much."--WillShakes.

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