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What We’re Reading: October 18

October 17, 2017

Our weekly post on “What We’re Reading” is back to its regular schedule! To kick things off, we have included some of our favorite articles on how data has continued to shape the sporting world since last year’s conference. Data Collection: The NFL has continued to expand the amount of data it is collecting this… Read more

What We’re Reading: September 9

September 9, 2017

As we settle in for Week 2 of college football, we took some time to reflect on opening weekend. From beginning to end (thanks for the late-night free football, Georgia Tech and Tennessee!), Week 1 presented no shortage of upsets and surprises. The remainder of the fall should be no different, with plenty of shake-ups… Read more

Dan Cervone on the impact of the SSAC Research Paper Competition

August 30, 2017

SSAC18 Research Paper Competition abstracts are due September 20. While waiting to read the latest cutting-edge research, we caught up with Dan Cervone, Senior Analyst in Research and Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers and one of many young statisticians to have launched their careers through the Research Paper Competition. His 2016 paper “NBA Court… Read more

200 Day Countdown: An Interview with Rachel Marty

August 7, 2017

Today marks the 200 day countdown to #SSAC18 – follow along as we continue to announce conference details by subscribing to our newsletter! In honor of this exciting milestone, and while eagerly awaiting the arrival of abstracts for the Research Papers Competition presented by Wasserman, we sat down with Rachel Marty, who took first prize… Read more

What We’re Reading: July 26

July 26, 2017

With the MLB Playoff race to October heating up, and less than ten days until the trade deadline, this week we’re checking in with the latest in the world of Major League Baseball. We’re focusing on everything from the importance of character players to home run highlight videos, and why they’re not all that great…. Read more