Younger Tennis Players Fair Better in Longer Matches

Written By: John McCool (Desertrose28) Tennis is a young man’s game requiring a combination of endurance and short bursts of energy sustained over several hours. Point after point, tennis players face the daunting task of moving from the baseline to the front of the net in between returning 100 miles plus serves and hitting perfectly… Read More Younger Tennis Players Fair Better in Longer Matches

ASA Spring Banquet Keynote Panel: Statistics in Sports

Written By: Jason Baik On April 4th, 2017, the American Statistical Association held a Spring Banquet in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. There was a 20-minute keynote panel of statistics in sports consisting of Bill Benter, Dan Fox, and Peter Carr. Here is a brief biography of the panelists and a summary of their presentations:… Read More ASA Spring Banquet Keynote Panel: Statistics in Sports

Does Starting the Half with the Football Correlate to More Points on the Board?

Written by: Yusuf Mehkri In correspondence with Sam Ventura’s class: 36-144 – Winning with Statistics in Sports At the start of every NFL game, the team that wins the coin toss has the ability to decide which half they want to start the ball with. Some coaches decide to start the game with the ball,… Read More Does Starting the Half with the Football Correlate to More Points on the Board?

How Talented is the Talented Mr. Roto?

Analyzing the accuracy of Matthew Berry’s weekly fantasy football “Love/Hate” list for the 2016/2017 NFL season Written By: Aedan Marty (@FirstAedKit) Overview During the 2015/2016 NFL season, an estimated 74.7 million Americans spent $4.6 billion playing fantasy football [1], with both of those figures expected to grow in the coming years as fantasy sports continues… Read More How Talented is the Talented Mr. Roto?