Wichita State (and Illinois State): The Shockers are, once against, going to be the most interesting bubble team, and test case for the Selection Committee, come Selection Sunday. Here’s the nuts and bolts of it: The Shockers, by every measure that we use, are a good team, good enough to merit an at-large bid. They rank 13th in KenPom and 16th in Sagarin — both of which are predictive metrics — as well as 43rd in KPI and 45th in RPI — both of which are results-based metrics. They’re 25-4 on the season and they’ve been napalming everyone they come across in the Missouri Valley of late. They beat then-undefeated Illinois State by 41 points earlier this month and Northern Iowa, who is third in the
Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Some schools spend millions of dollars a year flying their coaches and executives on scores of trips around the country, and some pass the cost on to students and taxpayers. The Associated Press requested documents from dozens of public universities and found that at least 20 own or share ownership of planes for school business, often employing a few full-time pilots to fly them.
My Alma Mater Behaving Badly Like many, I was profoundly disappointed if not horrified to see that my Alma mater, Colorado State University, revealed that Head men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy has been verbally abusive toward his players and assistant coaches. As a proud graduate of CSU, I like any other graduate of any other university, cringe when one’s Alma mater is in the headlines in a negative way. Still, to me this was not a huge surprise in many ways because Larry Eustachy had baggage, lots of it but he was hired to resurrect the CSU basketball program and for the most part he has done that. To be clear, Eustachy is a great coach and a great basketball mind. He has proven it as a