This summer I’ve been working on collecting all the available contracts of head coaches for the schools and conferences Big Apple Buckets covers. Many of those coaches lead state-funded basketball programs, and as such they’re public employees and subject to open records requests — commonly referred to as Freedom of Information or FOI requests.
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I’m working on a post about the RPI and all of the fun ways to game it (hi Toledo!) and what teams could’ve done instead. But here’s a fun one I discovered this weekend about St. John’s:
The MAAC has a unique strength this season. The league is blessed with a number of talented sophomore point guards. Canisius’ Billy Baron and Manhattan’s Mike Alvarado showed just how important a quality lead guard can be in the chase for a league title. Now there will be a number of players vying to claim […]
Ed Note: It’s time to start thinking about the CAA again. Here’s Matt Schorr — making his Big Apple Buckets debut — on the ten best players in the conference. Next week in Part 2 he’ll do a team-by-team breakdown of the projected conference standings.
We’re officially in the doldrums of summer and still more than 100 days away from the start of college basketball season. But the team at Big Apple Buckets is already thinking about how the 2014-15 season can be the site’s best ever.
Back in February when The Basketball Tournament was just a plan, I wondered what type of talent it might attract. Turns out the answer is quite a bit. Now you need to pick a favorite before rosters lock at noon EST on May 1.
From opening night the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers made their mark on the 2013-14 college basketball season. SFC started the season out with maybe Nov. 8’s biggest shocker, defeating defending ACC champion Miami (FL) in overtime.
The All-MET award winners have been announced and D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s is the recipient of this season’s Haggerty Award. The award is given to the best Division I men’s basketball player in the New York City area as voted upon by the media. Full award winners and my personal vote are below.
Using a similar methodology to how I figured out just how much Penn underperformed last season I went ahead and built predictor models for specific conferences using returning possession minutes (RPM) data.
The season has been over for a few weeks now, but we never managed to get a final power poll out the door. Consider this our recompense. Reaching the NCAA tournament gives the Manhattan Jaspers the top spot in the final poll. Who did the voters select beyond MC? Check it out.