Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world.
In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs.
Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops.
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Friend of the site Eli Boettger took the time to browse through recruiting databases to unearth a whole lot of interesting statistics regarding how programs recruit and where they get their recruits from.
Among other things, he examines which schools have the most in-state players on their rosters as well as which regions most schools get their players from. It’s a Nate Silver-esque breakdown of a crucial part of the college game.
Add another team to the Mid-Major Madness schedule tracker! The College of Charleston Cougars announced their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season on Monday evening, revealing a slew of formidable opponents on the docket.
Notable matchups include away games against both Wichita State and Rhode Island, teams that are predicted to win their respective conferences. Overall, the schedule is a promising one, and it’s worth looking over.
You guys know I love Gonzaga big men, and Jonathan Williams should be one of the most important guys in that category for the Zags next season. With Przemek Karnowski and Zach Collins both leaving the Bulldogs after the team’s Final Four run, many question marks have appeared for Few’s squad.
However, Peter Woodburn thinks Williams will be able to fill in a few of the holes left by those key departures:
The 6’9 incoming senior has spent a majority of his collegiate time playing as a power forward. His versatility allows him to even spend time at center (albeit a bit undersized), and defend quicker opponents on the wing. If history, and Williams style of play, mean anything, we will most likely see the senior holding down the power forward position for much of the season.
Tweets of Interest
Princeton landed a major recruit!
Also “what is not Notre Dame football’s 2016 record?”
Getting popcorn at a sporting event is such an old man move