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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 Football
  • April 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Where Would You Go to School if You Were the Next Kyler Murray?

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is Thursday night and there’s been more than a little speculation that Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray will be the No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. That would make Murray a top-10 pick in both the NFL (2019) and MLB (2018) drafts after the […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 18, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing College Basketball’s Relationship Between Recruiting Rankings and Wins

College basketball coaches will hit the recruiting trail on Friday for the start of a six-day recruiting period in which they’re allowed to evaluate prospects and make in-person, off-campus contact with recruits. The final day of the official NCAA “recruiting period” for the 2018-19 recruiting calendar is Thursday, May 2, which means the next two-plus […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 15, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every Big 12 Basketball Team

The preseason No. 1 team in college basketball last season played in the Big 12, but it was upstart Texas Tech that had the best NCAA Tournament run of any team in the conference as the Red Raiders finished as national runners-up. Because of their regular season and postseason success, especially compared to Texas Tech’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 12, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Examining the Effects of NIT Rule Changes: Extended 3-Point Line, Wider Lane

While most college basketball fans in the country were busy watching the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the 32 teams that qualified for the NIT were playing a slightly different version of the sport we know and love. There were four rule modifications in the 2019 NIT, which are outlined below. The 3-point line was extended to […]

  • 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 […]

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