Monthly Archives: January 2010

There are nothing like rules changes to cause a little controversy. As the ‘53 season approached, two issues were burning in fans’ minds. The first was a change in free throw rules. No longer was a team allowed to turn down the opportunity to take a free throw after a foul. (Yes, free throw is […]

Conference projections

At long last, I’ve added projected conference records to the conference pages. So now, you don’t have to be left in wonderment by statements like this: After beating Miami handily, could Virginia could be 9-7 in the ACC and make the NCAA tournament? You can just click on the conference page and get an idea […]

OMG Marqus Blakely

Every once in a while, I’ll see a feature where the writers try to construct the perfect player in a sport based on the qualities of existing players. In college hoops this season, it would be something like a combination of the vision of John Wall, the rebounding of Brian Zoubek, the quick hands of […]

Watching the Michigan/Penn State game last night, I was riveted. The Wolverines spent a large part of the game playing horrible basketball, but more importantly, they were scoring exclusively with the two-point shot. I wondered if we were about to witness a feat more rare than a 6 OT game, an accomplishment that would never […]

This … I’d say there’s a 50-50 chance the Hawkeyes will not win a game in the Big Ten this season. got me to thinking about which teams really could go winless in conference play. The thing that Seth Davis doesn’t appreciate is that even if a team is worse than any other team in […]