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Finalists Ready to Compete for 2013 SSAC First Pitch Competition Titles

February 22, 2013

After months of hard work from MBA and Undergraduate teams across the country, the finalists for the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics First Pitch Competition presented by MLB Advanced Media have been decided! The MBA teams have been working to develop strategies that will drive growth for the MLB.TV business model, while Undergraduate teams have been… Read more

New Blog Post: Investing in Analytics

February 21, 2013

New blog post added! Click here to check out the excerpt from the Benjamin Alamar’s book: Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers Read more

Investing in Analytics

February 21, 2013

The following is an excerpt from the book Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers, by Benjamin Alamar, Professor of Sports Management at Menlo College. Analytics includes advanced statistics, data management, data visualization, and several other fields. Because this list is ever changing, implementing an analytics program to gain a competitive… Read more

Defeating the Dead Ends of Data Analytics

February 20, 2013

The following guest blog post was written by Rajiv Maheswaran, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Computer Science Department. It often begins with a question. Perhaps, it is wondering why something happened or curiosity about the relationship of one thing to another. We can ruminate, speculate, debate and finally let it dissipate…. Read more

New Blog Post: Behind the Scenes with ESPN Stats and Info for Super Bowl XLVII

February 14, 2013

New blog post added! Check out the article on ESPN’s Super Bowl statistical opearation in full here. Read more