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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 29, 2015

Football: offers The football analytics resource guide – the top 7 killer articles. explains Why Aren’t The Best Teams In The NFL Expected To Win A Ton Of Games. blogs about A Data-Driven Game-Changer for Football. puts historic perspective on Arizona Outscoring Opponents By 77 Points Through 3 Games. Meanwhile, Trey Causey writes about The sorry state of football analytics.

College football: with James Franklin details the most important stat in grading a running back.  ESPN explains its Football Power Index.

Baseball: Baseball Prospectus on Everything You Could Have Learned This Week. shows another reason why Yogi Berra Was One Of A Kind. The New York Times’ Tyler Kepner on his Season Bound in Spiral: Tracking Every Starting Pitcher’s Twists and Turns.

Basketball: Introduces KOBE: A measure of shot quality.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy continues his look at whether offense or defense has more control of various aspects of a typical college basketball game with – Offense vs. Defense: Turnover percentage.

Soccer: Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Lewandowski’s Historic Night.

Hockey: Charlotte News Observer says Hurricanes join the hockey analytics revolution.

Your moment of R: Rvest 0.3.0 is now available on CRAN. Rvest makes it easy to scrape (or harvest) data from html web pages.

Publications: Inaugural issue of Journal of Sports Analytics is now live.

Conferences: The program from this past weekend’s NESSIS

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