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April 08, 2015

"The World’s Most Exclusive Club"

"Plenty of rich people can buy a plane or an island, but only 30 of them can say they own an NBA franchise."

April 07, 2015

"Adjvjslacjskclklkxlc: Learning to Love Duke Basketball"

Deal with it, haters.

April 06, 2015

Cry me a river

"Kentucky loses as much as $1.5M in royalties, retailers $15M due to defeat".

Go Duke.

April 04, 2015

"3 inches from the greatest basketball story ever told"

A recounting of Butler's incredible ride to the championship game in 2010.

April 03, 2015

"Map shows which team every state is rooting for in the Final Four"

Go Blue Devils.

"March Madness Makers and Takers"

Bloomberg Business looks at the big money involved in Division I basketball.

March 31, 2015

"Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal"

But can he block a 350-pound nose tackle? 

Some NFL players spend their offseason working out. Others travel around the world. Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has done both while also getting an article published in a math journal.

Urschel, the Ravens’ 2014 fifth-round pick who graduated from Penn State with 4.0 GPA, also happens to be a brilliant mathematician. This week he and several co-authors published a piece titled “A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians” in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. You can read the full piece here:

Link via Economics Job Market Rumors.

March 29, 2015

"Take the Wonderlic Test to see how you stack up against NFL prospects"


Also "Are You Smarter Than a Football Player".

Cycling is the new golf

"So you have this current generation of young executives, and they're not particularly interested in walking around slowly."

March 28, 2015

An example of why some sports teams fail

"The Brooklyn Nets went all-in on a blockbuster trade with the Celtics — and it's a total disaster 2 years later".

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