Posts tagged with basketball

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Raising the record to 138

On November 20, 2012, Grinnell College played Faith Baptist Bible College in a men’s basketball game that got the NBA’s attention. Why? Grinnell’s freshman guard, Jack Taylor scored an unbelievable 138 points. Soon, NBA stars were talking to reporters and tweeting about the game. LeBron James compared the college player to the likes of Kobe […]

Monday, May 30th, 2011

A bit of data to mine

Increasingly, I’ve been asked about my work with Amy Langville in sports ranking. In particular, students and faculty have been interested in researching or teaching ranking methods based in linear algebra. To help enable others tailor their work, I inevitably discuss how to find sports data. One of the easiest ways to explore existing methods […]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Getting graphic

Today, a new header image (the old was simply the default image) appeared on this blog. It seems appropriate to explain the images as the collage is meant to represent the various ways I move mathematically. Let’s start at the left and move our way to the right. Almost hidden in the lower left and […]