Alex Cook

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Similarity Analysis: Matt Costello


Finding Big Ten players with comparable statistical seasons to Matt Costello, and seeing what they tell us.

Similarity Analysis: Denzel Valentine

Analyzing Denzel Valentine's list of most similar Big Ten players from 2008-2014.

Similarity Analysis: Branden Dawson

Dissecting the most statistically comparable players to Branden Dawson.

Thoughts on Michigan Basketball's First Loss


Facing its first real test of the new season, Michigan traveled to Ames and eventually fell apart down the stretch and lost to Iowa State, 77-70.

2013-2014 Personnel Preview: Big Men


Continuing Michigan Basketball's personnel preview with Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford, Max Bielfeldt, and Mark Donnal.

2013-14 UM Hoops Preview: Non-Conference Opponents


Michigan will test its mettle early this season with road games against Duke and Iowa State, a home contest against Arizona, will head to Brooklyn to play against Stanford, and could potentially face VCU, Georgetown, or Kansas State in a tournament.

2013-14 Basketball Personnel Preview: Point Guards


Michigan's pivotal point guard position falls to either highly-touted freshman Derrick Walton, or Spike Albrecht, known for his memorable 17-point half off of the bench against Louisville, as they vie to replace Trey Burke.

Career Retrospective: Trey Burke


Remembering one of the best players to ever lace them up for the maize and blue.

Career Retrospective: Tim Hardaway, Jr.


Reminiscing about the successful and somewhat star-crossed career of the enigmatic, streaky-shooting, and incredibly memorable two-guard Tim Hardaway, Jr.

Michigan Basketball Preview: Backup Guards


College Basketball is just over a week away and Michigan looks to have its most formidable team in years. This is the start of the preview series detailing the '12-'13 Wolverines, starting with those in the backcourt who will come off of the bench.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: Northwestern


Despite being as close to an NCAA Tournament bid as they've ever been, Northwestern figures to take a step back in the rugged Big Ten as John Shurna, one of the best players in program history, departs.

Post-Week Eight Big Ten Power Rankings


Don't look now, but a strong performance by Penn State might just have the Nittany Lions playing the best football in the Big Ten right now.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: Minnesota

The Gophers look forward to the return of star forward Trevor Mbakwe from a season-ending ACL injury a year ago and hope that he is the missing piece to carry an intriguing cast of players to the NCAA Tournament.

Post-Week Seven Big Ten Power Rankings


Even though there weren't any major upsets this past week (and you were so close Indiana!), there's been some movement in the power rankings after Iowa's double overtime win over Michigan State.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: Illinois


A year after an embarrassing collapse and a 2-12 finish to the season, Illinois is looking to new coach John Groce and seniors Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson and Sam McLaurin so they can regain their place in the Big Ten's upper tier.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: Nebraska


The Cornhuskers struggled mightily in their first year in the Big Ten, finishing tied for last in the conference with Penn State. New coach Tim Miles is coming into a tough situation, and seems to be a few years away from turning the program around.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: Penn State


Previewing Penn State Basketball, a team with a star in Tim Frazier, an interesting collection of backcourt talent, and a promising coach who has built a solid foundation in Happy Valley.

Post-Week Six Big Ten Power Rankings


Ohio State may be emerging as the class of the Big Ten, but strong performances by Michigan and Penn State shoot them up towards the top of this week's power rankings.

Post-Week Five Big Ten Power Rankings


Now that the first week of Big Ten play is over, there's a little more clarity at the top. See who separated themselves with their performances on Saturday.

Post-Week Four Big Ten Power Rankings


We're ranking the Big Ten after a disappointing showing in the non-conference portion of the schedule -- which teams managed to avoid embarrassing themselves too much?

Friday Six Pack: Notre Dame

Looking at the biggest storylines heading into Michigan's showdown with Notre Dame in South Bend.

Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 4


Ranking the Big Ten leading up to Week 4 of the college football season.

Friday Six Pack: UMass


Looking at the six biggest storylines heading into this weekend's game between Michigan and UMass.

New Math: Michigan 31, Air Force 25


Reviewing Michigan's 31-25 win over Air Force with some advanced football metrics.

Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 3


Ranking the Big Ten and looking at the week that was across the conference.

New Math: Alabama 41, Michigan 14


Using football's advanced S&P metrics to take a closer look at Alabama's 41-14 win over Michigan last Saturday.

Tempering Our Expectations

Doing the perfectly appropriate thing for Michigan fans at the start of the new season -- being pessimistic. Looking at the other end of the spectrum, what if things don't go as well this year?

2012 Michigan Season Preview: Running Backs

Previewing Michigan's running backs, including suspended star Fitzgerald Toussaint, promising sophomore Thomas Rawls, and dependable senior Vincent Smith.

2012 Michigan Season Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends


Who will Denard Robinson be throwing to this year? Previewing Michigan's receiving corps and tight ends, the weak link in Michigan's offense.

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