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Honoring Sports Innovators and Legends: Bill James, Pat Summitt, and Bill Walsh

February 21, 2018

At SSAC17 the conference panel rooms were named in honor of three innovators who have transformed sports through their creativity and drive: Bill James, Pat Summitt, and Bill Walsh. Today, we take a look at the three legends who continue to be celebrated this year at SSAC18. Bill James Statistician. Writer. Pioneer. Since the publication… Read more

What We’re Reading: The Best of SSAC 17

February 20, 2018

As we approach the final days before SSAC18, we reflect on some of the most memorable moments from last year’s conference. Below are a few of our favorite memories from SSAC17: Elevate the Game. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the conference than SSAC Co-Chair Jessica Gelman leading some of the luminaries… Read more

Interview with Cory Jez, Coordinator of Basketball Analytics, Utah Jazz

February 8, 2018

With the 2018 Conference rapidly approaching, we wanted to again give some attention to a critical component of the conference: career development.  We recently corresponded with Cory Jez, Coordinator of Basketball Analytics with the Utah Jazz, to learn about his experience at SSAC and how the conference ultimately served as a catalyst for his entrance into… Read more

What We’re Reading: February 8

February 8, 2018

When the final whistle blew last Sunday night, it was the Eagles that were left standing on top of the NFL world. The team prevailed over the New England Patriots in a fast-paced game that broke multiple records. These records included most total yards in a game ever (1,151) and most yards thrown for by… Read more

What We’re Reading: February 1

February 1, 2018

As we edge into February, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games are right around the corner.  Taking place from February 9th through February 25th in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Games will host 102 events across 15 disciplines including skiing, figure skating, bobsled, and (let us not forget the best) curling.  This will be the 2nd time… Read more