Grading each of the head coach hirings

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

Mailbag: February 21st

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,

Mail Time: February 14th

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

Mail Time: February 7th

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

Mail Time: January 31st

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.

5 Things Around College Basketball

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

Mail Time: January 24th

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

Noah Holley Bracketology: January 19, 2017

Past updates: January 11 (Key: ↑-moved up, ↓-moved down, italics-new team to bracket, *-automatic bid) EAST Buffalo 1 Villanova* vs 16 LIU Brooklyn*/Texas Southern* 8 TCU vs 9 Clemson↓ Indianapolis 5 Maryland↑ vs 12 Akron↑* 4 Notre Dame vs 13 Valparaiso* Greenville 6 Purdue↓ vs 11 Illinois State* 3 North Carolina↑ vs 14 UNC Greensboro* Buffalo 7 Xavier↓ vs 10 Arkansas 2 Kentucky* vs 15 Maryland-Baltimore County* SOUTH Orlando 1

Mail Time: January 17th

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

Mail Time: January 10th

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

Mail Time: January 5th

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

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

Noah Holley Bracketology: Best Resume In Each Power 6 Conference

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:   ACC: Louisville (11-2) Best win: vs Kentucky Worst loss: None Non-Conference SOS: 14 RPI: 11 vs. RPI 1-25: 1-0 vs. RPI 100-351: 7-0 As of now, Louisville

Class Acts

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