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2015 SSAC Tickets Now On Sale!

October 23, 2014

Tickets for the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference are now on sale! You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite HERE! Ticket prices for the 2015 conference are: General Admission: $575 Student: $200 Students must use a .edu school email address to register and present student ID on day of event. Holders of student tickets without… Read more

What We’re Reading: October 17

October 17, 2014

With the World Series starting next week, we begin our reading on the diamond these days, but we have links on the gridiron, the ice and also the lonely trails of endurance sports in our latest roundup of what we’re reading. Read more

What We’re Reading: October 10

October 10, 2014

The big sports business news this week came out of the NBA, where the league agreed to a $24 billion (yes, with a “b”) television deal with Disney and Turner, meaning games will continue to be aired on ESPN, ABC and TNT for a decade. Read more

Q&A: Dave Cameron on the unpredictable (and mismanaged) MLB playoffs

October 9, 2014

It’s been a much-needed two-day break in the Major League Baseball playoffs, with how much excitement there was in the first round and how much there was to question for the analytics crowd. We saw first-hand the perils of tactics in the bullpen and sub-optimal roster construction. And we had the team with the best… Read more

What We’re Reading: October 4

October 3, 2014

Variety is what makes the American sports scene. Sure there is a hierarchy in ratings, but what makes us different from so many countries is that we don’t measure time in “the season” and “the offseason,” just a sport for all seasons. Keeping that in mind, our links all come from different sports today, whether… Read more