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MANIFESTO: Why the weekly analytics "...

As teams continue to hire analytics talent away from the public, the industry needs to continue to encourage and drive innovation within the public...

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ROUNDUP: After-effects of NHL analyti...

Anomalies in Data: The Spread’s Trey Causey and Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra wrote two really interesting think-pieces this week, a...

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ROUNDUP: Are the Royals lucky or good...

MLB Playoffs: Beyond the Box Score’s Scott Lindholm investigated the actions of the Kansas City Royals to see if they’ve been lucky or ...

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ROUNDUP: MLB playoffs, RIP MySynergyS...

MLB Playoffs: FOX’s Rob Neyer explained how FS1 will deliver a secondary analytics-focused broadcast of Game 1 of the NLCS next week. FanGrap...

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ROUNDUP: Derek Jeter stats, Les Miles...

Baseball: ESPN had some great coverage of the statistical accomplishments of Derek Jeter’s career. Jayson Stark shared his 10 favorite while Mark S...

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ROUNDUP: Ben Alamar to ESPN, Innovati...

Hello from my new home in Eugene, Oregon. I’m finishing up week one of orientation at the University of Oregon’s Sports Business MBA pr...

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ROUNDUP: Evaluating WAR, NFL ratings,...

Baseball (lots of WAR): Dave Cameron talks about “the myth of second-half momentum”. Our own Jeff Meehan explained FIP and xFIP. Jeff P...

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ROUNDUP: CFB Playoff Committee says n...

College Football Playoff: One of the bigger analytics stories of the past week was a small nugget of Stewart Mandel’s Week 2 college football...

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Back to the Basics: FIP and xFIP

The “Back to the Basics” series is designed to explore the foundation principals of statistical analysis across the four major American sports. The...

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ROUNDUP: Football season begins, Chic...

College football is here and the NFL preseason is winding down. So today’s roundup begins on the gridiron.Football: ESPN released its preseas...

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ROUNDUP: NHL analytics departments, S...

Hockey: More analytics news in the NHL: Greg Wyshynski reported last Tuesday that the Maple Leafs have added ExtraSkater.com founder Darryl Metcalf...

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ROUNDUP: Double Feature Special Edition

A double feature for this week’s Roundup after both Jonathan and I were on vacation last weekend.Working in sports analytics: We’ll sta...

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Jerry Seinfeld loves sabermetrics

Mark Simon of ESPN sat down with Jerry Seinfeld and interviewed the devout New YorkMets fan about his love of baseball. (If you're a fan of basebal...

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Manager of Basketball Information Sys...

The San Antonio Spurs are looking for "an experienced software engineer to be the lead software architect for the Basketball Operations department....

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Yeah, well, that's just, like, your o...

Harold Reynolds played ten-plus years (1983-1994)in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Seattle Mariners. Reynolds was a fairly good player, ...

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Systems Developer (Charlotte Hornets)

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to hire software developers to build and improve on existingtechnological solutions for the front office and coac...

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Quantitative Analyst (Charlotte Hornets)

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to hire bright and passionate quantitative analysts and systemdevelopers. Although specific responsibilities will...

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ROUNDUP: Zebra technology, fun tweets...

Zebra Player Tracking: The NFL announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies to begin player tracking in 17 stadiums this season. The process wil...

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ROUNDUP: Kyle Dubas, the theory of "r...

Kyle Dubas: One of the main “analytics” stories of the past week was actually the relatively ho-hum hiring of a 28-year-old as the Toro...

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Sports Analytics Innovation Summit (S...

What:Sports Analytics Innovation Summit: "Push the Boundaries with Data"Where:San Francisco, CAWhen:September 10-11, 2014Speakers includerepresenta...

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