Don't know when I'll have anything new for By The Numbers this week. The NCAA decided this week to not post a single game by play by play on their website for no apparent reason. Trying to figure out alternatives but having little success.
No By The Numbers this week?
Oh. No offense to your fine product, but I thought you meant Big Ten Network, which would really have caused some consternation.
I know ESPN lists a play-by-play for various games. Might be worth looking at.
I looked into that previously and there are a couple of problems. First ESPN's data often has gaps and omissions and is generally good but less than 100% reliable. #2, my spreadsheet is tied to how the NCAA formats the play by play and it took weeks to develop it, don't think starting over is reasonable unless the NCAA is going to stop providing this altogether. Plus, I'm not crazy enough to try and transcribe 50+ games by hand!
how do you pull the PbP data? Do you do this 1 game at a time or automatically? I've tried to figure out how to do it automatically and have failed. Any ideas?
I pull the data out automatically, but at this point I have to go in game by game and do the cutting and pasting manually. If anyone has any suggestions how to automate the cutting and pasting I am all for it.