MIT : February 22, 2015 7:27 pm : Blog
If you only know us for our panels, there’s a whole lot you’d be missing. From groundbreaking research papers to demonstrations of brand new sports technology, there’s a whole life outside the panel rooms at SSAC15.
So consider this a little advance tour of all there is to see at the Conference including everything you can start reading ahead of time. more »
MIT : February 21, 2015 9:40 am : 2015, Blog
Last year, technology and management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton broke into the sports world as the brains behind the MLB’s first Replay Operations Center, bringing a century of lessons learned in the highest levels of business and government to the ballpark.
We’re joined by Ray Hensberger, leader of the firm’s sports analytics practice, to discuss how Booz Allen Hamilton became interested in the industry, its work thus far in the space as well as his vision for the future.
Booz Allen is a sponsor of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which will take place February 27-28 in Boston, and Hensberger’s team will be onsite in the Data Science and Visualization Zone.
MIT : February 19, 2015 1:44 pm : 2015, Blog
When the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates broke not only a 20-year streak without making the playoffs but also a 20-year streak of losing records, it wasn’t just a one-year fluke. Pittsburgh would be back in the postseason a year later, and as teams report to spring training this week, the Pirates are once again aiming for a berth from the increasingly competitive National League Central. more »
MIT : February 6, 2015 11:24 am : 2015, Blog
We can’t get over the last play either.
Five days after the Patriots won the Super Bowl, the debate continues over the Seahawks’ last offensive play call, which saw a Russell Wilson pass intercepted by Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler: Worst call of all time or good decision, bad results? more »
MIT : February 6, 2015 11:01 am : 2015, Blog, News
For those of you who cannot make it to Boston, we are excited to announce that we will again be livestreaming the Conference on our YouTube channel.
MIT : January 30, 2015 11:31 am : Blog
When we’re done with everything about atmospheric pressure, media silence and other sources of outrage, there will be a football game to play, and it should be a good one. The Patriots and Seahawks are seen in Las Vegas on near even terms, and Super Bowl XLIX is an attractive matchup of teams that have been there before.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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