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NFL Avoiding Analytics Wave At Its Own Peril

At the eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, around 3,000 sports enthusiasts gathered at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for two days to talk about one thing: numbers.  542 more words

Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports? A Dispatch From Sloan

Only at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference would the late addition of Edward Tufte, Yale professor and data visualization expert, cause considerable buzz on a Friday night. 1,080 more words

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SSAC: Teaching the Next Generation of Sports Analysts

MY take on the session:  I was grateful that there was at least some interest in thinking about how to teach sports analytics. The field is extremely new in academia, and currently has no real “core:”  It’s a multidisciplinary field;  sports, statistics, operations research, business, and computer science are all involved. 639 more words

Fifty NBA notes, quotes and anecdotes from the 2014 Sloan conference

BOSTON — If you’re a mere simpleton like me, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference can be a bit of an overwhelming knowledge dump. It’s like CrossFit for your brain. 3,294 more words

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Ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo: 'I tried to tank a couple of years ago'

BOSTON — Former Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo admitted Friday that his team tried to tank during the 2011-12 season.

While discussing the future of the NBA’s draft lottery and the problems with the current system, Colangelo revealed that the Raptors’ front office was not interested in winning during the ’11-12 season, hoping instead to secure a high draft pick. 284 more words

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Province Sports Radio: Brian Burke and hockey analytics

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Burke said if there was an analytics package he believed worked he'd buy it in a second: "We're all looking for that edge." …

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