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  • College Basketball
  • May 1, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Is There a ‘First-Mover’ Advantage in College Basketball Recruiting?

From an economics perspective, a first-mover advantage is when a company is the first to enter a given market and then reaps the benefits from its move. And in the world of college basketball recruiting, such an approach can be a hit-or-miss investment that may require a high school player’s profile to stay under the […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 11, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every Big Ten Basketball Team

The Big Ten sent eight teams to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, one year after only four teams from the conference made the Big Dance, and seven of them won at least one game in the tournament. Here are Stadium’s postseason grades for every team in the Big Ten, which take into account the unofficial preseason […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 18, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

What Would the 2019 NCAA Tournament Look Like Based on NET Rankings?

When the NCAA announced the creation of a new metric to gauge college basketball teams, it was billed as an all-encompassing formula that would displace traditional metrics like RPI and effectively measure teams throughout the season. “What has been developed is a contemporary method of looking at teams analytically, using results-based and predictive metrics that […]

  • College Football
  • February 18, 2019
  • Stadium Staff

Stadium’s Pre-Spring College Football Top 25

The college football head coaching carousel has come to a stop, and we now know where the top 2019 recruits will be attending school after the conclusion of the spring National Signing Day. Spring games will start later this month and we’re about six months away from Week 1 of the college football season. We […]

  • College Football
  • February 13, 2019
  • Nate Jacobson

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Big Ten

After predicting the 2019 over/under win totals for the ACC and SEC,  let’s turn to the Big Ten — a conference with its own unique scheduling format. While the ACC and SEC both utilize an eight-game conference schedule, the Big Ten deploys a nine-game format. In theory, this makes the regular season for all their teams […]

  • College Football
  • February 12, 2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Stadium’s Pre-Spring College Football Top 25: #20-16

Monday debuted with my pre-spring teams ranked Nos. 21-25. My rankings probably will change after spring practices are completed and most assuredly will be tweaked when I submit my Associated Press preseason Top 25 ballot in August. Today: Teams ranked 16-20. Wednesday: Teams ranked 11-15. Thursday: Teams ranked 6-10. Friday: Teams ranked 1-5. [READ: McMurphy’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 12, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Duke, Kentucky, Michigan & More

Tuesday night’s slate of college basketball games features 12 teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, four games between ranked teams and eight teams that were included in last Saturday’s top-16 seed reveal. It’s a night that could decide how the top four seeds in each region ultimately shake out. For teams that […]

  • College Football
  • February 6, 2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Big Ten Football National Championship Odds: Favorite, Dark Horse & More

It has been three years since a Big Ten team has been in the College Football Playoff. It’s been even longer since a Big Ten team has scored in a College Football Playoff game, way back in 2014. Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014 as a No. 4 seed, upsetting No. […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 5, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

College Basketball Coaches on the Hot Seat – Updated Rankings

We’re nearing the stretch drive of most conference schedules, and that means it’s time to look at our preseason hot seat and how the coaches are doing thus far. Our top candidate, UCLA’s Steve Alford, was fired in late December. We also give you a few more coaches to keep an eye on that we didn’t […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 4, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Bracket Scouting Daily: Louisville at Virginia Tech & Iowa State at Oklahoma Headline Monday’s Slate

Welcome to Bracket Scouting Daily, a series where we’ll examine the biggest college basketball games of the day and how they can impact the NCAA Tournament resumes of the teams involved. It’s more of a micro-look compared to our weekly, big-picture Bracket Scouting, which debuted Sunday. Here are Monday’s games involving projected or potential NCAA […]

  • College Football
  • December 6, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

The Big Ten Has a Competitive Balance Issue and We’re Here to Fix It

The Big Ten East and West, while geographically accurate and nominally an improvement from its divisional predecessors of the Leaders and Legends, are potentially a hindrance to the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes and there’s a chance the current format won’t determine which schools play in the Big Ten Championship in the future. Big Ten […]

  • College Football
  • November 21, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football’s Best Bets & Storylines to Watch Out for in Week 13

Heading into this weekend’s college football action, there are multiple storylines and several lines that jump out at me for Week 13. Let’s close out the regular season with some smart bets. Week 13’s Betting Storylines to Watch The line in the Oklahoma-West Virginia matchup has moved all over the place A spot in the […]

  • College Football
  • November 12, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing the Week 12 AP Poll Ahead of the Next College Football Playoff Rankings

The latest AP Top 25 poll was released Sunday afternoon and while there weren’t any major changes at the top of the rankings, there are several big-picture takeaways we can make ahead of the release of the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Here’s what we learned from the latest AP poll. There are nine […]

  • College Football
  • October 30, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Ballot: Tua Tagovailoa Faces First Test

The suspense is killing me: is this the week we actually – dare I say it? – see Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa play in the fourth quarter? It hasn’t happened yet, but with the Crimson Tide visiting LSU Saturday night, it should be the toughest test for Tagovailoa – and Bama – this season. Tagovailoa had […]

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