Grading the head coach hirings this offseason
by: Jonathon Warriner
Indiana-Archie Miller, Grade: B
This is a very good hire for the Hoosiers, while at Dayton his teams were always a threat to win the Atlantic-10 and during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Miller lead the Flyers to the Elite Eight. This hire is
Can you feel it? March Madness is inching closer by the day. There’s less than a month now until we tip it off for the greatest sporting event in the world (no, the Olympics don’t count, they don’t happen every year). I truly hope your team does well, but really,
I’m writing this on the tail end of the Press Virginia-Kansas game. Bob Huggins is not going to be happy after this. Turns out Press Virginia can’t handle a press! Ironic! Front to back, though, this has been one of the best games of the year. Two very dangerous teams
What is going on recently? Top 25 teams over the last couple of weeks have been anything but safe, with nine ranked teams falling this weekend alone. It’s been fun, though. Last year, the whole concept of “parity” really dominated the landscape of college hoops, from beginning to end of
What a week. After the past seven days of hoops, I’m ready for March, I’m sure you are as well. That was nuts. 15 of the top 25 teams in the country were handed a shocking L, some of them two. Naturally, we got a big shake-up in the rankings.
1. What team has been the biggest surprise so far?
Zach- There are a few good options here. Florida State has put together a great season so far, sitting atop the gauntlet that is the ACC. Also, I personally didn’t think Arizona would look this good at this point, winning 12
The last week was full of upsetting injuries across the country. Maurice Watson, Jr. went down for the year for Creighton with a torn ACL, and OG Anunoby is about to undergo surgery on his knee that will keep him out for the year as well. Dillon Brooks sprained his
It's not easy losing two of your most versatile players in the same season. Even with the loss of potential lottery pick OG Anunoby and Collin Hartman who served as a glue guy for last year's Big Ten Regular Season Champions, other Hoosiers have been picking up the broken pieces
The first 20 times the UCLA Bruins stepped onto the court in 2016-17 they didn't need their defense to win.
Yesterday was a different story.
UCLA fans flooded Pauley Pavilion prior to their team's matchup with Arizona with hopes of earning a win that would go a long way towards a 1
(Key: ↑-moved up, ↓-moved down, italics-new team to bracket, *-automatic bid)
1 Villanova* vs 16 LIU Brooklyn*/Texas Southern*
8 TCU vs 9 Clemson↓
5 Maryland↑ vs 12 Akron↑*
4 Notre Dame vs 13 Valparaiso*
6 Purdue↓ vs 11 Illinois State*
3 North Carolina↑ vs 14 UNC Greensboro*
7 Xavier↓ vs 10 Arkansas
2 Kentucky* vs 15 Maryland-Baltimore County*
What a great week of college hoops. Lots of ranked match-ups, including a Press Virginia throttling of Baylor. I hope they enjoyed their time as Number 1! We're starting to figure out the dividing line between the top teams in the country, and the scrum of teams who will fight
Not a lot of basketball was played between my last column and now, as the mailbag day was now moved to Tuesday, but there was basketball nonetheless. It also felt like kind of a boring week. No one got upset on Saturday, and Purdue beating Wisconsin in West Lafayette is
The first week of conference play has been so exciting. Maybe this is a bit of recency bias, but this has been one of the most fun weeks I can remember in the last few seasons. There’s a lot going on in the world of college hoops, so instead of
And then there were three.
2016 seemed bent on going out destroying as many unbeaten seasons as possible, cutting the list in half. With the previous calendar year behind us, we're left with Baylor, Gonzaga, and Villanova.
If the past week was any indication, it's not easy to be undefeated. Heck, if
As the 2016-17 season turns to conference play, let's have a look at the top NCAA Tournament resumes in each conference up to this point:
Best win: vs Kentucky
Worst loss: None
Non-Conference SOS: 14
vs. RPI 1-25: 1-0
vs. RPI 100-351: 7-0
As of now, Louisville
I’m in the championship of my fantasy football league this weekend and hoping to win big. I love fantasy football, and fantasy sports in general. I think being able to assemble a team filled with a sport’s biggest stars is a fantasy (weak pun intended) that we’ve all had as