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An Interview with Bill James

October 12, 2018

Recently, we sat down with legendary author of The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstracts, Bill James. Gain insights and learn about Bill’s passion for baseball analytics: Bill, you incorporated analytics into sports long before it was hip or trendy. In fact, the term data analytics wouldn’t appear for decades. We all know you were an… Read more


October 5, 2018

SSAC 19 Ticket Sales Announcement: Opens Friday, October 12th The wait is almost over! Early Bird ticket sales for this year’s Conference go on sale next Friday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more details and exciting speaker announcements this week! Research Paper Competition Thank you to all who submitted abstracts to the… Read more

Research Papers Submission Deadline Friday 9/28 Final Reminder: An Interview with Philip Maymin

September 25, 2018

While we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of abstracts for the Research Papers Competition ahead of the deadline this Friday, 9/28, we sat down with Philip Maymin, who took first prize in last year’s competition. In his paper, “An Open-Sourced Optical Tracking and Advanced eSports Analytics Platform for League of Legends,” Philip introduced new metrics to track League of… Read more

SSAC19 Theme and Deadline for Research Papers Submission Reminder

September 21, 2018

A Numbers Game: SSAC19 is back in action and we are excited to announce this year’s theme, A Numbers Game.   Reminder: Research Paper Submissions due on September 28th. We have been eagerly receiving and reading abstract submissions for Research Papers and wanted to send out a reminder that submissions are due by September 28th at 11:59 p.m. Research Papers… Read more

Pushing the Analytics Conversation Forward at this Year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 9, 2018

Mark Nerenberg, VP of Game Operations and Development at DraftKings Despite starting my career in fantasy sports more than eight years ago, 2018 was the first time I was finally able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and it did not disappoint. Onsite, I was able to meet and listen to some of… Read more