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THREE FOR BART: Schedule, UCLA, Ski

THREE FOR BART: Schedule, UCLA, Ski

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. UCLA Basketball Loses Two Players In The Last Week As Jon Octeu Denied Admission -This article neatly notes that the Bruins lost two players expected to contribute quite a bit this season. Depth is overrated but when you’ve…

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Filed under Askia Booker John Calipari Jon Octeus Jonah Bolden Mike Kryzezewski USA Basketball

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THREE FOR BART: Beer, 9/11, Schadenfreude

THREE FOR BART: Beer, 9/11, Schadenfreude

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Colorado Now Selling Beer at Folsom Field– And it’s not because t he football team sucks (they kinda do). Rick George (AD) wrote a letter to everyone and announced this change which is unique within NCAA rules. At first…

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Filed under 9/11 Brady Hoke Fighter Pilot Michigan Football schadenfreude

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THREE FOR BART: Sophs, Rondae, Oregon

THREE FOR BART: Sophs, Rondae, Oregon

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Deonte Burton, Kennedy Meeks lead Breakout Sophomore Formula candidates – Dive into this study (the link) and you’ll find that our own Pac-12 conference gets a shout out. Que Johnson, the Cougar, seems poised for big things…

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Filed under Luke Wynn Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Sophomores

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THREE FOR BART: Cal, Preview, Trojans

THREE FOR BART: Cal, Preview, Trojans

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Sources: Kentucky Coach John Calipari finalizing unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel– And they can’t even interact with the players. It’s a strange concept from that angle but a terrific concept from a career…

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Filed under John Calipari Lost Angeles Real Gm Zack Jerome

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THREE FOR BART: Duck, Math, Typecasting

THREE FOR BART: Duck, Math, Typecasting

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. A Day with the Duck: Oregon’s Mascot and the Silent King of EugeneIf nothing else, just read the final paragraph of this thing. Additionally, it was brought to my attention that the Duck is no longer called Puddles. I’ve…

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Filed under Fields Medal Math NFL Puddles The Oregon Duck

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THREE FOR BART: Schollies, BS, Data

THREE FOR BART: Schollies, BS, Data

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. From Prosperity to Chaos: James Grisom leaves Cal football after losing scholarship and facing unexpected financial troublesA cautionary tale of the unguaranteed nature of scholarships. In an off-season full of letters ch…

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Filed under Google James Grisom Smartphones Tinder

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THREE FOR BART: Beavers, Stats, NFL

THREE FOR BART: Beavers, Stats, NFL

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Oregon State won’t be a Pac-12 doormat much longer– In the interest of full disclosure, this is a softer piece. It’s not very hard hitting but it does provide some jaw dropping insights. For example: OSU has secured just two…

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Filed under Basketball Reference NFL Wayne Tinkle

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THREE FOR BART: Debut, Seattle, UberX, and Fandom

THREE FOR BART: Debut, Seattle, UberX, and Fandom

I take Bay Area Rapid Transit to work. Daily. It’s the screaming, clothed monster that moves passengers to and from Milbrae/SFO through the City then trifurcates into the East Bay. I get on at 16th and off at San Bruno. I have eight stops to read things on my phone – six if having cell service is required.

And so I fill my inbox with emails to myself with a subject line of “read” and a link to an…

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Recruitment to Draft Efficiencies: A Study Studied

Recruitment to Draft Efficiencies: A Study Studied

With the NBA draft on Thursday, and a smattering of Pac alumni (well sort of alumni, they’re seemingly all early entries presumably taking ongoing coursework to ensure no APR hits), I thought it’d be worth posting a wordy piece I’d researched and wrote a year ago.

Per data collected by the Emory Sports Marketinggroup, amongst Pac-12 schools, Washington and USC were the most efficient at…

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Filed under Adam Silver Lorenzo Romar Los Angeles NBA Draft Seattle

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Don’t Ignore This Letter (The one from the Pac-12 Presidents)

Don’t Ignore This Letter (The one from the Pac-12 Presidents)

Don’t ignore this letter. I did for a little while, but only because I went to a Mexican all-inclusive (recommended). But I implore you, do not ignore this letter.

The Pac-12 Presidents’ May 22 note to the rest of everyone is written in equal parts legalese, charm, altruism, and self-righteousness. They laud themselves as bold acting and seeking the autonomy not yet afforded them by the NCAA. And…

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