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Call for Research Paper & Evolution of Sport Abstracts!

September 18, 2013

Call for Research Paper Abstracts Due October 15th!   The 2014 SSAC Research Paper competition will have the largest prize to date with a grand prize of $20,000. Previous finalists have been featured on Numbers Never Lie and have even caught the attention of the President! If you are interested in participating in the research… Read more

An NBA Nightmare: The James Harden-Dwight Howard Pick-and-Roll

July 19, 2013

SSAC’s own Carl Fudge recently broke down the Houston Rocket’s pick-and-roll, featuring Dwight Howard and James Harden for the Rocket’s blog clutchfans.com. Check out the original post here! In 2012-2013, the Houston Rockets emerged as one of the best offensive teams in the NBA, utilizing an uptempo style and a steady diet of pick-and-rolls, isolations… Read more

Call for Research Papers & Evolution of Sport Submissions!

July 15, 2013

Call for Research Papers!   Our annual Research Paper Competition is at the forefront of innovation in sports analytics. Widely considered the preeminent competition for influencing the future of sports, last year’s research papers were prominently featured in media outlets such as ESPN the Magazine, TIME Magazine and Numbers Never* Lie. Submit your ideas for the… Read more

2014 Student Leadership Team Announced

July 15, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 organizers for graduating from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Our 2014 organizing team is excited to make this year’s conference better than ever! Read more

2014 Conference February 28 – March 1!

July 8, 2013

Due to events out of our control, the 2014 conference dates have changed and will now be on February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this date change may have caused. Missing #SSAC13?… Read more