News and Blog

Big Data Driving the Marathon Movement

November 12, 2015

One of our esteemed SSAC colleagues recently completed her first marathon! And she wasn’t alone – over 50,000 runners lined up for the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 1st, and 99% of them finished the race.  In the US, marathon running is at an all-time high. In 1976, only 25,000 runners tackled the 26.2-mile challenge,… Read more

Weekly NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 9

November 8, 2015

Introducing the SSAC weekly NFL pick ‘em! This is just for fun and represents the student team’s thoughts on the week’s matchups. Week 8 was plagued with injuries and several teams are without key players this week. The Steelers are without star running back Le’Veon Bell, the Bears are on the road without Matt Forte and Eddie Royal,… Read more

What We’re Reading: November 6

November 6, 2015

Exciting (or contentious) time in college football with the committee issuing its first CFP rankings this week. While some of the rankings come as no surprise, others leave us wondering – what was the committee thinking? Nate Silver, an SSAC favorite, walks through FiveThirtyEight’s playoff prediction model. Is your alma mater in the mix for… Read more

Then & Now: Baseball Since the First Royals’ Championship

November 4, 2015

Sadly, baseball has ended for the year, but the Kansas City Royals have reclaimed the throne as World Series Champions for the first time in 30 years! Here at Sloan, we eat, sleep, and breathe sports, so rather than say goodbye to this baseball season, we’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane and… Read more

What We’re Reading: November 2

November 2, 2015

Our weekly installment of ‘What We’re Reading’ is back! With the NBA season tip-off and the World Series underway, some of our favorite articles from the past week discuss NBA player efficiency, technology for ball/strike calls in the MLB, and fan viewing experience across sports. Read more