Jeffrey Haley

  • joined Nov 04, 2009
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Jeff Haley writes about basketball, booze, and Twitter for Burnt Orange Nation, a blog about Texas Longhorns athletics, and operates the website hoop-math.com, which presents unusual college basketball statistics derived from play-by-play data. His writing has also appeared in College Basketball Prospectus 2012-2013, at ESPN Insider, at SBNation.com, and at TeamRankings.com. Jeff is a Texas alumnus, and received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Cincinnati, OH, where he makes his living working in research and development for a chemical company.

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The Summer of Παπαπέτρου

Ioannis Papapetrou had a heck of a summer.

Ioannis Papapetrou's return to Texas seems likely


Sports-FM.gr is reporting that the Olympiacos offer of 1.2 million Euros did not satisfy Papapetrou, and with no new offer Papapetrou will return to Texas next week.

Ioannis Papapetrou in Greece

"I do not deny that my desire is to stay in Texas," the Texas forward told Woop.gr, but if a professional team offers, "a proposal that covers all my ambitions, we will look very seriously and we...

Two Greek teams pursuing Ioannis Papapetrou


Both Olympiacos B.C. and Panathinaikos B.C. are pursuing the Texas sophomore. Greek media reports indicate that Olympiacos' offer may appeal to Papapetrou.

Ioannis Papapetrou Pursued by European Team

Olympiacos B.C. has offered the Texas sophomore a five-year contract worth 200,000 Euros per year.

The Odd Case of Jerry Green

13 seasons ago, Jerry Green was fired at Tennessee after going 89-36 in four years.

Future Longhorns From the Hoosier State?


No Excuses University focuses on preparing each and every student for college. You can help them start.

What is the right way to make a Martini?


The BON cocktail guide continues with a look at the Martini.

Myck Kabongo's NBA Dream

One of the great challenges in life is figuring out when to reach for your dream, and when it is not yet prudent.

Myck Kabongo waits to learn his future

The Texas guard will find out what NBA team will acquire his draft rights.

The BON Cocktail Guide -- Sours


There are many famous (and not so famous) sour cocktails. You can concoct a variety of enjoyable drinks if you only learn this simple formula.

Making Cocktails the BON Way


With care, the right ingredients, and a little bit of effort, anyone can make a good drink.

Tastes of Texas goes to bourbon country


Come visit two Kentucky distilleries with us.

Jaylen Bond to transfer to Temple

Texas forward Jaylen Bond will transfer to Temple.

New rules will help offense in college basketball

One rule change, the re-emphasis of another rule, and a change that wasn't made all should help to improve offensive performance in the college game.

The road to respectability for Texas basketball

Getting things back on track doesn't have to be so hard.

Myck Kabongo and the 2013 point guard class

How does Myck Kabongo compare with other point guards in his NBA draft class?

Mike Rice and the Modern Coach


A content-hungry media, and a changed culture, make it hard for coaches to behave like monsters these days.

Myck Kabongo and the Texas-Canada Pipeline

Things don't always go according to plan. This was one of those times.

Looking back at Texas Hoops: Defense

Part II in a two part look at the Texas season focuses on the defense.

The importance of being big at the Final 4

The ability to defend the rim has been an important part of three Final Four teams' success.

Looking back at Texas Hoops: Offense

Part I in a two part look at the Texas season focuses on the offense.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers

Inside the Numbers looks at the Longhorns' single game in the CBI.

The secret to Florida Gulf Coast's success

The tournament's most aggressive team pulled off a surprising win thanks in large part to their rim-attacking ways.

Houston Puts Texas Out Of Its Misery

One road game in the CBI, and the season is done.

Texas vs. Houston Game Thread

And so it has come to this. The Texas Longhorns are playing in a post season tournament yet again, but it is not the one anyone wanted. I have already spent time mocking the CBI, so let's focus on...

CBI Frequently Asked Questions

A look at the 16 team CBI tournament.

Duke, Maryland and the power of the three

While it would be wrong to call the Duke loss to Maryland shocking, whenever a likely one seed loses on a neutral court to a bubble team, the result should be considered a surprise. So how did it...

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers

The Longhorns lasted two rounds in the Big 12 tournament. Inside the numbers takes a look.

Texas vs. Texas Tech Recap/Inside the Numbers

Inside the Numbers looks back at the Longhorns' win in Lubbock.

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