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Tag Archives: Big East

Just how abnormal is the Big East’s returning talent drain?

The ink on the 2018 season wasn’t even dry yet when one glaring takeaway was already burning brightly. The Big East will be much weaker both individually and as a whole. Sure, Villanova was losing the National Player of the Year as well as another lottery pick, but it wasn’t just the reigning champs that […]

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Stop sleeping on Sam Hauser

Sam Hauser has been one of the best players in the Big East. When will the public at large catch up?

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How did MU perform according to expectation in ’18?

I make a note of rounding up all the preseason projections before the season starts, to be able to gauge what the national, unbiased consensus is and to be able to measure against at the end of the season. And although there are still a few games remaining that will have minimal impact on the final […]

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Big East NCAA Tournament Shares

I’ve long been fascinated with the financial aspect of sports, but particularly as it pertains to Marquette. Not everyone’s cup of tea, I know, but it can be very difficult to track down information at both a macro (NCAA) and micro (MU) level. So in the interest of serving the public interest, I thought I’d […]

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Big East Tiers: 3/5/18 edition

So we took a month off between updating these posts. Yea, my bad. But we got the final one in, so let’s forget about February and move along. As always, this chart and all stats come from TRank. Here is what the map looks like on the morning of 3/5/2018: Tier 1 – Villanova Villanova wasn’t able to […]

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Marquette’s end of season scenarios

After Marquette’s losses to Butler and Providence in late January and early February, I officially adjusted my expectations because I believed we had enough evidence that this was an NIT team and nothing more. Marquette was a DePaul win from making me eat my Tweets, but alas, death by DePaul seems a very appropriate cause […]

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