News tagged with sports analytics

How numbers can reveals hidden truths about sports

When a field-goal kicker lines up for an attempt in a football game, television viewers will typically be presented with the kicker's record from that distance—on all attempts from 40 to 49 yards, for instance. ...

Mar 01, 2013
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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 ...

Mar 06, 2012
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Strength in numbers

Before the information revolution of recent decades, sports analysis largely consisted of vague talk about the intangible qualities of players and teams: games and championships were often said to be won because of heart, ...

Mar 09, 2011
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