What We’re Reading: January 23

MIT : January 23, 2015 12:46 pm : 2015, Blog

Like most news roundups, and most categorizations of life, today’s edition of “What We’re Reading” can be divided between things unrelated to deflated balls and things related to deflated balls.

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What We’re Reading: January 16

MIT : January 16, 2015 3:14 pm : Blog

For all the advances that teams, leagues, networks, and other sports related enterprises are making right now, there are few things that have our eye in the sports business world more than watching the legal status of sports gambling. Isolated for years in Nevada and more recently the offshore online books, there are enough states interested in getting a piece of the action to make it a huge conversation topic and the leagues are starting to see it as a reality. more »

What We’re Reading: January 8

MIT : January 8, 2015 10:06 am : Blog

We’re just a week in, and 2015 is already off to a busy start. We’ve cut the Super Bowl contenders down to eight, elected a very deserving quartet to Cooperstown and are just days away from the first ever College Football Playoff championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. more »

Q&A: Dr. Glenn Fleisig on Tommy John Surgery Prevention and Myths

MIT : January 5, 2015 10:05 am : Blog

Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D., is the research director of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and a leader in baseball pitching biomechanics. His research focuses on understanding pitching injury mechanisms, improving injury treatment, and in the last few years broadened to include injury prevention. more »

Q&A: Jay Jaffe on Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

MIT : January 2, 2015 9:24 am : Blog

There is perhaps no greater expert on the Baseball Hall of Fame election than Sports Illustrated’s Jay Jaffe, and with the Baseball Writers Association of America set to announce the always controversial results of this year’s balloting on Tuesday, he joined us for the latest in our series of Q&As.

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What We’re Reading: December 22

MIT : December 22, 2014 10:20 am : 2015, Blog

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a very happy bowl season from all of us at SSAC to all of you. This isn’t goodbye until 2015; we’ll have more content on the blog between now and New Year’s Day and even more as we prepare for Feb. 27-28. But we hope you have a relaxing week spent with food, family and some of our favorite sports business and analytics stories of the week:

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Chat Recap: Sports and Social Media with Ben Shields

MIT : December 17, 2014 10:08 pm : Blog

MIT Sloan professor and author Ben Shields took to Twitter Wednesday to answer questions at the intersection of sports and social media. The former director of social media at ESPN, Shields is the author of the book The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry. more »

What We’re Reading: December 12

MIT : December 12, 2014 1:17 pm : Blog

It’s getting cold out here in Cambridge, and as the Charles River freezes to a sheet of ice, our minds turn to the NHL, which is already more than a third of the way through the regular season. We still have a buffet of sports links that we’re reading this week, and we’ll start with some interesting features out of the NHL.

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Q&A: Bill Connelly on what we’ve learned from the College Football Playoff committee and more

MIT : December 5, 2014 10:42 am : Blog

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release the names of the four teams headed into the 2014-2015 playoffs. As the first year of the newly introduced – and still controversial – playoff system comes to a close, we’ve seen a lot that we can learn from about what makes for a successful run at the National Championship.

Days before the release of the 2014 Playoffs decision, Bill Connelly spoke with 1st year MIT Sloan MBA student Kate Barnard to offer some perspective on these lessons learned.

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What We’re Reading: November 17

MIT : November 17, 2014 11:29 am : Blog

It was a big week in the news for sports betting – a favorite topic of ours at SSAC and one that’s getting the attention of all the major sports leagues amid a number of developments. New Jersey is challenging Nevada’s control of the legal sports wagering industry with Governor Chris Christie signing a bill for legalization.

There has also been plenty of development in the booming industry of daily fantasy games, with the leagues are starting to get involved there as well.

As always, a reminder that today’s links are for recreational purposes only. more »

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