We Interrupt This Summer

I don't know why, but that's it: Basically no difference between what a Dance major does for credit and what football or basketball player does as "extracurricular" activity— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) August 22, 2017 With no disrespect to Mike, but this is a bad idea he's been »


New stat: PORPAGATU!

There's an interesting offensive player stat out there called PORPAG, which is an acronym for "Points Over Replacement Per Adjusted Game." PORPAG was created by MSU fans KJ and Spartan Dan back in 2009, and the basic idea is to estimate how many more points per game a »

Illini Are Defending

I don't mean to make this a coaching carousel blog, but it's not exactly news that John Groce is on the hot seat. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated recently put the odds of him being canned after the season at roughly "100%". I don't think the Illini have »


Turns out, Northwestern Needs Rebounds

Remember when Northwestern actively avoided rebounds? Thankfully for Chris Collins, that's no longer the case, as the Wildcats are not running away screaming from their own missed shots. But "not terrible" is a far cry from "good," and Northwestern is not good at recovering its own »


Big Ten Basketball is Fine, Actually

In what is obviously some kind of mistake, I received an email today granting me permission to post on this site. So I wanted to try to get a post in before this gets corrected. As it happens, Big Ten basketball is a topic of conversation today, thanks to Mark »