An Homage to NCAA Football: Big Ten Pipeline States

Growing up the Fourth of July meant my favorite holiday was less than two weeks away: the release of the next edition of NCAA football. For over ten years of my life, that Tuesday was my favorite day of the year. It usually took me less than 24 hours to lead Nebraska back to aContinue reading “An Homage to NCAA Football: Big Ten Pipeline States”

Where in the World are the Nebraska Cornhuskers?

The last few weeks, I focused on where Nebraska is recruiting its 2020 class across the United States. Now, I want to look at where Nebraska has built its team from in the past. I used data from huskers.com for this exercise. This means that all walk-ons are included in the dataset showing Nebraska asContinue reading “Where in the World are the Nebraska Cornhuskers?”

Big Ten Recruiting Overview – June 2019

I want to further my look at Nebraska’s early recruiting strategy for 2020 by comparing the Husker’s efforts to those around the Big Ten. I am in no way a recruiting expert (nor do I even follow very closely outside of seeing what Nebraska’s biggest needs are in season). I am writing this to lookContinue reading “Big Ten Recruiting Overview – June 2019”

2020 Husker Recruiting Overview (June, 2019)

With summer camp season about to begin, I wanted to spend some time looking at Nebraska’s recruiting efforts thus far. This is a very high-level analysis looking at trends in Nebraska’s 2020 offer list. All the data for this analysis comes from 247sports.com recruiting information. In this article, I will just take a brief lookContinue reading “2020 Husker Recruiting Overview (June, 2019)”

Adrian Martinez 2019 Outlook

As a true freshman, Adrian Martinez had a remarkable season. With over 2600 yards passing and another 600 rushing and 25 total TDs, he had a good season for a player of any age. I wanted to look at how Martinez stacks up against other players who went on to start three and four forContinue reading “Adrian Martinez 2019 Outlook”

2019 All-NBA Predictions – Review

Last month, I wrote my first blog post predicting this season’s All-NBA teams using an ordinal response regression model. I trained my model on NBA data from the 1980-2018 NBA seasons using data from basketball-reference.com. Using only player stats, I knew my model would miss two key areas that NBA voters would notice: health andContinue reading “2019 All-NBA Predictions – Review”

Tiers Methodology

I wanted a quick post to clarify how I came up with my tiers from my previous posts. I used a k-means clustering method with k = 4 for RBs and WRs and k = 5 for QBs. These values of k were the smallest that achieved a ratio of between cluster sum of squaresContinue reading “Tiers Methodology”

Husker Quarterback Tiers 1998-2018

Nebraska QB Tiers since 1998 When I first started this project, I expected the results of my cluster analysis to result in play style groupings. Instead, players grouped together in tiers of quality. In a previous post, I discussed the different groups of QBs based on each cluster name. Here, I would like to updateContinue reading “Husker Quarterback Tiers 1998-2018”

Husker Wide Receiver Tiers

Husker Wide Receiver Tiers I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that the WR at Nebraska has never been very impactful. In the last 20 years, the Huskers have only had one player qualify as a tier 1 WR – Stanley Morgan in 2017. Mike Riley’s offensive system had the best success forContinue reading “Husker Wide Receiver Tiers”