NBA Draft History and Mid-Majors

The NBA Draft is tonight! I took a brief look at the NBA Draft from 2000-09 on my sports analysis Tumblr. I did a quick logistic regression and found that early draft picks are much more valuable. (Compare this to the MLB draft where there’s a much more linear fit.) I also listed the Top […]

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MAAC Aims For Neutral Look in Future

When the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball championships return to Albany in 2015, they might not be played on the same floor Siena uses throughout the season at the Times Union Center. MAAC commissioner Rich Ensor Ensor said the conference has hired a consultant, who has worked in the past with NCAA championship operations, and […]

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Greg Herenda Offers Fairleigh Dickinson a Fresh Start

Seven years ago, Greg Herenda had a difficult career decision to make. He was offered the associate head coaching position by Bill Herrion, who had been recently hired by New Hampshire to revive their program. To an outsider, this position was a no-brainer to accept, especially for a career assistant who had spent over 20 seasons […]

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Steve Masiello on Manhattan as Favorite: “We haven’t done anything”

One team that MAAC coaches discuss as a potential favorite in 2014 are the Manhattan Jaspers.

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New York 6 Doesn’t Make Sense

At the bottom of his column about St. John’s moving to Under Armour, Lenn Robbins casually dropped this nugget in.

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Tweeting Habits of Major Conference Coaches

When a college basketball coach has three times as many followers as his team’s total attendance in a season it becomes evident that Twitter is imperative to getting the word about a program. John Calipari and his 1.24 million followers are the gold standard and some coaches are lagging behind.

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Rider’s Kevin Baggett on First Recruiting Class

After winning 19 games in his first season, head coach Kevin Baggett’s plan for the future is beginning to take shape at Rider. Baggett, former assistant to Tommy Dempsey, tweaked the Broncs style including more emphasis on the defensive end and it paid off. The Broncs were the only team to sweep the Buffalo swing […]

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Sacred Heart Adds Eyimofe Edukugho to the 2013-14 Roster

When Anthony Latina became the Sacred Heart head coach in late May, one of his first tasks was to fill the scholarship opened up when De’Aires Tate unexpectedly transferred. It appears the Latina can cross that goal off the to-do list. A source has indicated that Eyimofe “Mofe” Edukugho, a 6’6″ power forward who last played […]

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Recruiting Recap: Central Connecticut Improves Depth With Length, Athleticism

Depth was a major issue for Howie Dickenman’s Central Connecticut (CCSU) Blue Devils in his 17th year at the helm. Injuries, unexpected defections, and ineffectiveness severely depleted Dickenman’s in-season rotation to seven regulars, and that was on a good day. Kyle Vinales, Matthew Hunter, and Malcolm McMillan were forced to play more than 36 minutes per […]

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The Game Has Changed: Mid-Majors and Online Streaming

On one screen LIU Brooklyn is surviving a Telvon Falzon jumper to edge out Sacred Heart. Another has Central Connecticut keeping its playoff hopes alive with a double-overtime victory over Saint Francis (PA). A third shows Robert Morris defeating Bryant to seal its Northeast Conference regular season title. No, this isn’t an NEC fan’s dream […]

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