5th June 2018
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1st June 2018
We have made a huge update to our player class data on College Basketball Reference. Previously, we had this data more or less complete back to 1992-93, and fairly spotty for previous seasons. However, we realized that for players for whom we have four seasons of data who played during years with freshman eligibility that we could infer what their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons were. Likewise, we could do the same for players with three years of data during the years freshmen were ineligible to play varsity. So we have now identified freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons for 13,842 additional players in our database.
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16th May 2018
Another year, another postseason with LeBron James and Stephen Curry in it. While four teams remain in the hunt for the Larry O'Brien Trophy, fans of all the other teams can't be blamed for shifting their excitement over to the NBA Draft, an eternal source of hope for those who desire a brighter future for their squads.
So now that the NBA Draft Lottery results have been rolled out, we can help you prep with our 2018 Draft Preview. You can see the full draft order, as well as the expected return and the best players to be taken in every draft slot from one to sixty. We have college stats for all the big prospects, including DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba and Trae Young. Luka Doncic is in the running for a top pick, so you can also take a look at his Euroleague stats.
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13th March 2018
March Madness is upon us, beginning with the First Four tonight. To help college basketball fans and casuals get ready for the Big Dance, we at Sports-Reference have prepared a small guide of features available on our site for just such an occasion.
Of course, what is a college basketball site without some brackets to pore over? In addition to having all four regions available in bracket form, we have links to all of the participating schools. Maybe you're looking for Providence's strength of schedule? Or maybe you need to catch up on who else is playing with DeAndre Ayton at Arizona? That and a lot more can be found on every team's 2017-18 page, easily found on the bracket.
Other features include:
Our NCAA Tournament Forecast, which bases odds of teams reaching the Sweet 16 and beyond on 5,000 simulations. This forecast will keep updating as real-life tournament results come in.
We have records and box scores of every NCAA Tournament going back to 1939. So if you need a refresher on how North Carolina got to the championship game last year, or are feeling nostalgic for the days when Georgetown was actually in the tournament, we have it all.
The NCAA Tournament Matchup Finder is ready for your bracketology research purposes. Maybe you need some context on how often the 13 seed pulls off an upset in the first round? Perhaps you'd like to take a 7 seed making it to the Final Four in three out of the last four tournaments into account when filling out the bracket? All of that info is at your fingertips with the Matchup Finder.
Our NCAA Tournament Player Game Finder will come in handy when you want to compare this year's standout players to stars of years past. Maybe we'll need to know who else went off for 40 points in a first round game. Let's hope for fireworks.
We'll also be keeping track of All-Region Teams, All-Tournament Teams and the Most Outstanding Player; you can find those bestowed with these honors in previous tournaments on our site as well.
From LIU v. Radford tonight to the National Championship Game at the Alamodome on April 2, we'll be here keeping you updated on all the latest in tournament action!
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7th March 2018
I'm pleased to welcome Alex Bonilla to Sports Reference as a User Affairs Coordinator. He'll be answering user questions, working on our new Stathead.com newsletter and much more. He's on twitter at @AlexChacon_OVA. This hire brings us to ten full-time employees.
In other news, Mike Lynch has been promoted from Users Affairs Coordinator and is now Product Manager for Sports Reference.
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28th February 2018
With March Madness right around the corner, we're very excited to announce the latest addition to the Play Index: The NCAA Tournament Player Game Finder! This tool allows users to make custom searches through every individual box score line in NCAA Tournament history, all the way back to the inaugural tournament in 1939. This tool is powered by the most robust, complete collection of NCAA Tournament box scores available online and allows for all sorts of searches for single-game leaders, single-tournament leaders and career tournament leaders.
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1st February 2018
I'm pleased to welcome Jaclyn Mahoney and Jay Hutchinson to Sports Reference in the roles of Data Developer. They'll be working behind the scenes to make sure our data is accurate and updated in a timely manner. Their main focus, for now, will be helping us push FBref.com out the door this spring.
I've written a bit about them on our About Page.
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25th January 2018
If you're like me, you were a bit annoyed when the NCAA made the decision to re-name several of the early rounds of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. All of a sudden, the First Round had become the Second Round and the Second Round had become the Third Round. The First Round, meanwhile, had become what we'd previously derided as play-in games (or what been officially known as the Opening Round). Talking about the tournament with friends somehow became a frustrating exercise, as the common nomenclature had been ruined. It was impossible to clearly communicate with people what round you were actually referring to. Notes like "Team X has won Y straight First Round games" now didn't make much sense. This also made it very difficult to run searches as intended in our NCAA Tournament Game Finder tool.
Fortunately, the NCAA corrected its mistake by returning to the original round names in 2016, but the damage was done. From 2011-2015, the Round of 64 and Round of 32 had different names than they'd had for all other years.
However, we've now upgraded our round search in the NCAA Tournament Game Finder to make it possible to run the searches that NCAA Tournament buffs actually want to run.
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12th October 2017
Sports Reference LLC is searching for a data developer to join our current group of seven employees for work on our group of sites: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, and Sports-Reference College Football, College Basketball, and (someday) FBref.com.
If you are advertising the position, please use this url: https://www.sports-reference.com/data_dev.html
View the Job Ad: Data Developer Job at Sports Reference
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23rd August 2017
As you may know, our College Basketball site has every box score in NCAA Tournament history. However, many of these box scores were missing certain categories. For instance, blocks, steals and assists were not officially-tracked college basketball statistics until the mid-1980s. And in the tournament's earliest years, only scoring and shooting were officially recorded. Still, we were missing large swaths of available data on these games. However, thanks to the research of Sean Burrill, we have made huge improvements and now have nearly full coverage of all statistical categories for all NCAA Tournament games since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
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