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Die-hard college sports fans defy expectations

When March Madness kicks off this week, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni of their teams' ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV

(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...

dateJan 31, 2012 in Telecom
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Making sports statistics more scientific

Whether it is the sprinter who finished first or the team that scored more points, it's usually easy to determine who won a sporting event. But finding the statistics that explain why an athlete or team wins ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Mathematics
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Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back

(AP)—Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew have always talked to kids. Now, they'll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Software
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Cinderellas reign in Final Four ratings

Most pro basketball fans would assume that TV executives want to see teams from the largest markets go the furthest in the playoffs. But in college basketball, however, the most fans tune in for teams they probably hadn't ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Mathematics
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