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Bracket update: Dec. 18th

The new NET rankings came out this week. The release always revives the discussion of how teams are selected and what metrics are used. Here is one thing for certain. The NET, although still flawed, is better than the RPI. Remember that the NET is not a standings board where the top four teams are …

Early takeaways of the college basketball season

Quite simply, basketball is back in full swing. As the Lakers and Bucks dominate in the pros, the 351 Division 1 college basketball teams have progressed through the first month of their season. Between the ACC-Big Ten Challenge,  the Maui Invitational, and the random matchups that make up the non-conference portion of the schedule, we …

Ohio State – 12/9/19

This week’s “Team of the Week” award goes to the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State started the week with a monstrous blowout of then-#7 North Carolina, a 25 point win that showcased Ohio State’s dominance on the court. Four days later, the Buckeyes hosted Penn State at home, where they put up triple digits …

Bracket U: December 5th bracket update

In this episode we briefly discuss our thoughts on the December 5th bracket we produced. We talk the top seeds and a few teams that have surprised us both positively and negatively. Our student podcasters also share their thoughts on the NFL.

Early Bubble talk

We are one month into the new men’s college basketball season and a lot has happened already. Officially the NET ranking that is used as the main sorting tool for the selection committee has not been released yet. Even when it is released it will be way too early to really make any solid bracket …

Upset of Duke Leads to over 150K in GoFundMe for Dorian Relief

There were less than 3 seconds left in the Stephen F. Austin and Duke game, Lumberjack guard Nathan Bain was on a breakaway layup, looked up at the clock, and sprinted towards his goal. Before the beginning of the Tuesday night game, no one could predict that within the next 2.7 seconds of overtime, Bain …

Michigan – 12/2/2019

This week’s “Team of the Week” award goes to the Michigan Wolverines. In the annual Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Michigan began its run to the top of the AP rankings when they beat Power-5 school Iowa State in the first round. The magic started the next day, though, when Michigan beat the North Carolina Tarheels …

Bracket U: non-conference tournament previews

In this episode we discuss the early results in NCAA men’s basketball and preview the upcoming non-conference tournaments. Highlighting the games that may influence the tournament selection in March. We also have our students discussing the latest in the NFL.

Evansville Defeats Kentucky

If you don’t already know, an unranked Evansville team beat the number one ranked Kentucky team Tuesday, November 12. This game was the first time that an unranked team beat the number one ranked team since 2015 when UCLA beat number one ranked Kentucky. These are the secrets to how Evansville did it. The game …

The Bubble: Teams on the move early in the season

Early season success or struggle usually doesn’t mean a lot come selection Sunday. However, a few good wins or a couple of tough losses may change the perspective of certain teams. Pre-season predictions often start to change early in the season. We share three teams on the rise and three teams off to tough starts …