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?

Clayton Kershaw’s Pitch Sequencing is Hard to Beat

Written By: John McCool (@Desertrose28) Entering the 2017 baseball season, Dodgers’ left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw is at his most dominant form. With a back injury that shortened his 2016 season, Kershaw posted a 1.80 FIP and 10.39 K/9 over 149 innings. In a game full of elite pitchers from Max Scherzer to Madison Bumgarner, Kershaw… Read More Clayton Kershaw’s Pitch Sequencing is Hard to Beat