News tagged with basketball

The physics of the 3-point shot

He may not see very many basketball players in his classroom, but Creighton University physics professor Gintaras Duda, Ph.D., says they are instinctual physicists because of what it takes to make the perfect ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in General Physics
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Defensive role swaps prove predictive of 3-point success

Everyone knows a basketball player is more likely to miss a three-point shot if a defender is in his face, but a new automated method for analyzing team formations, created by Disney Research Pittsburgh, shows how players ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Other
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Fighting the 'dumb jock' stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players' academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of "dumb jock" stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Basketball legend Shaq talks tech at SXSW

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal on Monday credited the "geeks" who introduced him to computers during his troubled teenage years for making him the tech tycoon that he is today.

dateMar 12, 2013 in Other
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NYTimes leads group defense in mobile patent suit

The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided. The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: ...

dateAug 28, 2012 in Business
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The NBA league is more equal than the ACB

Competitiveness amongst NBA teams is more constant throughout seasons than during the ACB basketball league (Spain), which also falls after every Olympic Games. According to a study from the University of ...

dateAug 13, 2012 in Mathematics
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Hail to the geeks

Basketball dominates the American sports landscape in March. So perhaps it’s fitting that the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, held Friday and Saturday in Boston, heavily showcased ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Mathematics
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