There’s a lot of great basketball writing scattered throughout the internet. While we would be flattered if this is your only source for college basketball news, we would be flatter, but we’d have no choice but to admonish you, and advise you to get out more, so to speak. Here are some of our favorite sites for all things college basketball. If we are missing a great resource, let us know.
Golden Gophers blogs:
Down with Goldy
Sure it is a bit orthodox, and scrolling to the bottom of an article isn’t always safe for work, but once you get past the horrible sci-fi movie reviews, no blog better captures the hope, frustration, and angst of Gopher basketball fandom.
Gold in the Barn
I’m sure Amelia Rayno’s traditional articles are fine, but they don’t pique my interest like her blog, which contain all sorts of information that has no place in a newspaper article, like her constant battle to get the coaching staff to acknowledge the statistical reality of their mediocre at best defense. The Sasquatch thing if strange, though.
Ken Pomeroy didn’t invent advanced statistics, but he is their greatest evangelist. A true understanding of college basketball is impossible without a very reasonably priced subscription to his website. His blog is pretty good too, rounding up statistical oddities, bringing attention to under-appreciated players, and ending (or perpetuating) debates with actual evidence.
While Ken Pomeroy gives you the who and what of statistics, Hoop Math gives you the where and when, breaking down statistics by the time on the shot clock, the location of the shot, and other relevant circumstances.
Gasaway was the original Big Ten Wonk, but as his star grew larger, he had no choice but to disappear behind a pay wall at ESPN. Some things are still too wonky for ESPN though, and are still available to the general public. If you only have 10 minutes each week to read about basketball during the conference season, read his “Tuesday Truths” column for the story behind the standings of college basketballs best conferences, especially in the era of unbalanced scheduled.