Research Papers

Every year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition brings exciting and innovative insight and changes the way we analyze sports.

With submissions on topics ranging from the spelling bee to rugby, basketball, and more, we represent the largest forum for groundbreaking research in sports. Last year’s top papers were featured on Numbers Never Lie, mentioned and re-run in publications across the world (including TIMEESPN the Magazine, and The New York Times), and captured the attention of representatives from numerous professional sports teams.

Below is the list of the 2014 conference Research Paper Finalists who will compete for the $20,000 grand prize.