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Sports Analysis

Major League Visualization

Tim Chartier | Posted 07.13.2015 | Science
Tim Chartier

Statistics inundate baseball, allowing for its players' performance to easily be compared and contrasted. For fans, this can lead to a game of analysis off the field. Let's combine baseball stats with some data analysis and ask the question: Did the players who most deserve to be called All Stars crack the roster?

College Football's Playoff System -- An Analytical Projection

Nik Bonaddio | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Nik Bonaddio

We can't tell much only two weeks in, but what we can say with some confidence is there are certain teams that so far statistically meet the profile of a champion, at least in analytic comparison to past champions.

Know Jack by the Numbers

Tim Chartier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Tim Chartier

Jack Taylor? The numbers clearly tell us that he has a pretty deep gas tank. Moreover, scoring over 100 points in two games takes an amount of consistency that most think impossible in a 40-minute game.

Why Women Are Not Taken Seriously in Sports Conversations and What We Can Do About It

Myisha Cherry | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports
Myisha Cherry

What should women do when they find they are not being taken seriously because they are women? I would suggest for them to keep speaking anyway.

A Probable Super Bowl

Tim Chartier | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Tim Chartier

If you miss any part of Sunday's big game, don't just hit the rewind button. Use the opportunity to explore the possibilities with math. Even though your couch-sitting body isn't getting any exercise, you can give your brain a good mental workout!

A Guide to Better Sports Analysis

David Berri | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
David Berri

When we listen to an analyst on television during a basketball game, we should hope to hear analysis that takes what we are seeing and breaks it down into the factors that are determining the observed outcomes.