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Five Real-World Applications for Sports Analytics

When Moneyball first published nearly two decades ago, it was a chronicle of an industry slow to adopt advanced statistical methods for evaluating player worth. Since then however, and due in no small part to the book it Read more…

When Citizen Data Science Meets Basketball Analytics

Basketball, like all sports these days, is getting more data-driven all the time. Teams are looking to data to tell them where to play, what to shoot, and who to double-team in the hopes of eking out a competitive edge. Read more…

Three Ways Analytics Impacts the NFL

Fans will hopefully enjoy a ton of action on the field Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams line up against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. But what fans likely won't see is how analytics is impacting football b Read more…

Inside Baseball: Instinctive Player Says Data Makes Baseball (More) ‘Boring’

Jayson Werth, the Jeramiah Johnson of baseball, usually did things his own way during a long and distinguished career that ended abruptly—and for now—in June. Werth decided to hang ‘em up after “tweaking” his Read more…

Deep Learning Is About to Revolutionize Sports Analytics. Here’s How

Imagine being able to model your opponents' defense to optimize your attack in soccer, or to determine the best placement of players for grabbing rebounds in basketball. These are some of the predictive systems that data Read more…

Sports Follies Exemplify Need for Instant Analysis of Streaming Data

Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball” tells the the well-known story of how the Oakland A’s used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in major league baseball (MLB) in the late 80s and early 90s. In the 25 y Read more…

IBM Watson, NBA Raptors Seek Data ‘Slam Dunk’

"With the [to be determined] pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors—with the help of cognitive and analytics technology—select…." While it may not unfold that quickly, the professional b Read more…

Big Data’s Next Big Thing: Sports Training and Personalized Medicine

Big data analytics is having a huge impact across lots of industries, with financial services and retail leading the pack. But according to one expert, there's a curious lack of human analytics talent focused on the pote Read more…

Analytics Arms Race: Cards Accused of Hacking Astros’ Database

Baseball has thrived for decades on an early form of data analytics known as Sabermetrics. The reliance on data analysis has only grown in the years since Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics pioneered the use of statist Read more…

How Madden’s Ratings Czar Rules NFL Analytics

Donny Moore probably knows more about the 2,600 players in the National Football League than anybody. As the so-called Ratings Czar for EA Sports, the company behind the Madden football video game franchise, Moore's nume Read more…

Performance Analytics Tackles Sports Injuries

In the human demolition derby known as the National Football League, season-ending, often career-threatening, injuries are already piling up like lineman on a loose football. And it's only preseason! An injury to a st Read more…

A Home Run for Sports Analytics

Last week the Hynes Center in Boston played home to the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a gathering of stat junkies discussing new and interesting ways to look at sports outcomes. The conference rounded up a number of.... Read more…

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