Preseason rankings tell us almost as much about college football teams as we will ever know.
(Subscribe to our Twitter page here.) Everyone knows that college football fans attend games less during losing seasons (for similar results for NFL, click here). But, let's dive a little deeper into this effect, and see which teams and conferences are the biggest "fair-weathered" fans--if not for pure, unbridled interest, then to have potential ammunition for your… Continue reading Who are college football’s biggest fair-weathered fans?
Height has its privileges both on and off the court. In college basketball, some teams take advantage of their height and its gifts, which come in the form of rebounds and blocks (amongst other factors). However, other teams do not. Exactly which teams play taller (or shorter) than their actual heights? Courtesy of Kenpom, I measured the relationship between… Continue reading Which tall teams can’t jump? Ranking college basketball teams that play smaller (or taller) than their height
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huSUP_4TQ-A Are there any factors that predict whether a college football team will commit violent, and potentially harmful behaviors on the field? Earlier this year, I watched a game involving the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who were in the midst of a disturbing off-the-field issue. During the broadcast, the announcers also mentioned that Minnesota was among the nation's highest offenders for… Continue reading Bad grades, not criminal behavior predict dangerous play in NCAA football