Tag: sports analytics

Statsketball Returns: Submissions for the Annual Sports Analytics Contest Opens March 15

Statsketball, our rapidly growing annual contest to apply statistics to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, is back! Is your head in the game? Statsketball challenges high school and undergraduate students to predict the outcome of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournaments, using statistics rather than luck. The contest features two challenges: The “Pick ‘Em”: Upset Challenge allows students to use statistical methodology...

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Top Statisticians Answer Your Most Burning Questions About Careers in Sports Analytics

The ASA recently held a webinar about careers in sports analytics, covering topics from how to get a job as a sports statistician to understanding the types of problems they solve. Below are some of the most popular questions answered by the moderator, Scott Evans from Harvard, and panelists, Dennis Lock of the Miami Dolphins...

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Up at Bat: Tom Tippett, Senior Analyst for the Boston Red Sox

Careers in sports analytics are evolving faster than athletes can run bases or make tackles. We recently sat down with Tom Tippett, senior analyst for the Boston Red Sox, and he shared how he helps the team make crucial decisions about players and games. For Tom, baseball analytics was always the dream job. Baseball is complex,...

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