THE JON ROTHSTEIN ALMANAC: 2016-2017

Jon Rothstein is my favorite person. No one cares as much about anything as Jon Rothstein cares about college basketball. He has watched more basketball this week than I have watched in my life. He knows more about the NEC than anyone with a national byline should ever know, and it’s very cool. Some of […]

Making Bracket Pools Great Again – The RTFM Scoring System

If you don’t care about the explanation and just want to join, click on the group link here. The password is march. This bracket is only available on CBS because that is the only major site that allows this much customization. There is a tremendous flaw in the standard scoring settings for March Madness brackets. We […]

Big Ten Tournament Preview (The Finale)

Author’s note: In case you haven’t been following this blog (probably a good decision) or seen the Twitter jokes (also a good decision), I have been writing a story featuring me, some Northwestern sports reporters, and the spectre of Tom Crean for the past two months. It’s essentially “sports-noir”, a genre of fiction I invented ten […]

Statement from prospective coaching candidate Tristan Jung

As you may have heard, Greg Gard was just named head coach of Wisconsin. I regret that UW-Madison did not accept me for this position, but I appreciate that the school opened up the application process. I will definitely be continuing my search for a head coaching job in the NCAA. In the meantime, I […]

My application to be the coach of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team

So it turns out Wisconsin is taking open applications to be the new men’s basketball head coach. Obviously there is a 99 percent chance the Badgers rehire Greg Gard, but I figured that 1 percent was worth a shot at a $300,000 annual salary (not including benefits). I have just finished my application to be the head […]