And so it can be said that on May 15, 2012, the term mid-major officially became a misnomer. With the announcement that Virginia Commonwealth has joined Butler as the newest members of the Atlantic 10, the label is now moot.... more »
Notre Dame’s basketball team has been a great story this season. Unranked to start the year — in fact, Notre Dame didn’t receive a single vote in the Associated Press preseason poll — they’ve compiled a 14-4 record in the deep Big East conference and a 25-5 record overall. Now ranked fourth in the country in the A.P. poll, they could secure a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament with a strong performance during the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
The Notre Dame team is experienced — their lineup often consists of five seniors — but not deep or particularly athletic (they rank just 162nd in the country, for instance, in shot-blocking, which is a decent indicator of raw physical talent). Their best player, Ben...
When the hierarchy of the National Association of Basketball Coaches met recently to discuss whether the NCAA should overturn the graduate transfer rule, they held their discussions in private. Oh, you bet they did. They... more »
Twenty-five seasons have elapsed since college basketball added the three-pointer, and still, there is no consensus on the optimal way to defend it. Should coaches instruct their defenders to take the three away altogether,... more »