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What We’re Reading: November 1

November 1, 2016

With the World Series in full swing, we came across some thoroughly interesting baseball reads this week, including discussions of the postseason strike zone, MLB’s use of virtual ads in the playoffs, and – of course – the curse on the Chicago Cubs. The MLB playoffs are selective, and because only the best teams are… Read more

What We’re Reading: October 29

October 28, 2016

Our weekly installment of ‘What We’re Reading’ is back! With the NBA season tip-off underway, some of our favorite articles from the past week discuss player tracking data, a new metric to measure defensive versatility, and expectations for the NBA’s new super team. In the search for additional analytics, NBA teams will soon be able… Read more

Q&A: Patrick Lucey, 2016 Research Paper Competition Winner

October 17, 2016

While eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s abstract submission acceptances, we sat down with Patrick Lucey, last year’s Research Competition winner, to hear more about his experience with the competition and the conference. Patrick and team’s winning paper, “The Thin Edge of the Wedge”: Accurately Predicting Shot Outcomes in Tennis using Style and Context… Read more

Reinvigorating the Ticketing Market: First Pitch Winners Present at Ticketmaster Summit

September 5, 2016

This past June, SSAC16 First Pitch winners presented at the Ticketmaster summit in LA. The Ticketmaster Sports Summit focuses on industry innovation, workshops and roundtables related to sports ticketing, marketing, CRM and analytics Our 2016 First Pitch case competition challenged 44 graduate teams to develop new ways to drive season ticket growth with creativity, technology… Read more

2017 Research Paper Competition Open for Abstracts

August 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the Research Papers Competition at the 2017 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The Sloan Conference showcases cutting-edge research that in past conferences has been featured in top media outlets throughout the world, and has even changed the way sports are analyzed. The competition is an ideal way to build… Read more