News and Blog

Nate Silver confirmed!

December 6, 2012

We are excited to announce that Nate Silver, founder of the political analysis blog FiveThirtyEight, developer of the PECOTA forecasting system, and author of “The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don’t” will be appearing at this year’s conference. Read more about Nate here. Read more

New Mixed Martial Arts Panel at SSAC ’13!

December 5, 2012

We’re excited to introduce a brand new mixed martial arts panel to the 2013 conference!  To learn more about “Breaking Down the Fight: MMA Analytics” and its panelists, click here. Read more

How MIT’s SSAC is Driving the Evolution of Sports Analytics

December 5, 2012

The following article was written by 2013 SSAC panelist Lou DePaoli, EVP and CMO of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Like many other executives in the Sports and Media industries, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) is the highlight of my calendar every year. I feel it is hands down the best conference in our industry…. Read more

Fourth Downs in the New Overtime: First Possession

December 1, 2012

The following article was written by 2013 SSAC panelist Brian Burke for his blog Advanced NFL Stats and can be found here. This may have been the most difficult, challenging analysis I’ve done. No joke. The new OT format is more complex than it seems. There are three distinct ‘game states’ in which a team… Read more

Pardon The Interruption Co-Host Michael Wilbon confirmed!

November 20, 2012

We are excited to announce that Pardon the Interruption Co-Host and ESPN NBA Studio Analyst and Columnist Michael Wilbon will be appearing at this year’s conference. Read more about Michael here. Read more