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Sports Innovation with No Limits By Brett S. Pollack

February 10, 2020

Analytics has been disrupting sports for many years. In the 1960’s, the Dallas Cowboys employed statistical innovator, A. Salam Qureishi, to rank football players quantitatively to create a competitive advantage and help the Cowboys become “America’s Team.” This story was later the topic of the short film, “The Cowboy and the Indian.” Fast-forward to the… Read more

Insightful Data Empowers Consumers and Improves Modern Sports Coverage – Presented by Sportradar

February 5, 2020

It’s no secret that sports consumption has changed. For years, the qualitative data suggested fans of all US leagues had a growing appetite for the sports, but a dwindling attention span when it comes to viewing habits. The question is – what can leagues and media companies do about it? How can you effectively capture… Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference’s Sports Stories Briefing

January 28, 2020

How we see it…views & opinions from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference The Growing Field of Soccer Analytics Soccer is a very mature sport: the game has been around for more than a century. As such, innovations are difficult to come by. This is not to say that the sport is completely static. Michels, Cruyff,… Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference’s Sports Stories Briefing

January 11, 2020

How we see it…views & opinions from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Luka Doncic Doesn’t Make Sense The legend of Luka Doncic is not particularly new.  Two years ago, the hardcore NBA fan had heard of Luka Doncic and was aware of his impressive track record. At age 18, Doncic was the best player in… Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference’s Sports Stories Briefing

October 31, 2019

How we see it…views & opinions from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 1 – How Will Stephen Curry’s ‘19-20 Campaign Be Remembered? There’s something odd and unsettling about watching a basketball game from three years ago as it demonstrates how much the game has changed in just a short amount of time. Even in relatively… Read more