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Butterball: The Numbers Behind Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

Since President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in 1863, Americans have been celebrating the day with family and friends. In preparation for this Thanksgiving, we’ve decided to share the surprising numbers behind the holiday. Anything for Family 7 million Americans traveled more than 50 miles for last year’s Thanksgiving. Driving from… Read more

What We’re Reading: November 17

November 17, 2016

As football once again takes center stage after the conclusion of the election and the World Series, we took a look at a number of interesting football-related reads this week: NFL players, forever in search of the next competitive edge, are turning to neuroscience to improve their performance. As reported by Sport Techie, certain players… Read more

What We’re Reading: November 1

November 1, 2016

With the World Series in full swing, we came across some thoroughly interesting baseball reads this week, including discussions of the postseason strike zone, MLB’s use of virtual ads in the playoffs, and – of course – the curse on the Chicago Cubs. The MLB playoffs are selective, and because only the best teams are… Read more

What We’re Reading: October 29

October 28, 2016

Our weekly installment of ‘What We’re Reading’ is back! With the NBA season tip-off underway, some of our favorite articles from the past week discuss player tracking data, a new metric to measure defensive versatility, and expectations for the NBA’s new super team. In the search for additional analytics, NBA teams will soon be able… Read more

Q&A: Patrick Lucey, 2016 Research Paper Competition Winner

October 17, 2016

While eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s abstract submission acceptances, we sat down with Patrick Lucey, last year’s Research Competition winner, to hear more about his experience with the competition and the conference. Patrick and team’s winning paper, “The Thin Edge of the Wedge”: Accurately Predicting Shot Outcomes in Tennis using Style and Context… Read more