Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 29, 2015
Football: ThePowerRank.com offers The football analytics resource guide – the top 7 killer articles. FiveThirtyEight.com explains Why Aren’t The Best Teams In The NFL Expected To Win A Ton Of Games. AllAnalytics.com blogs about A Data-Driven Game-Changer for Football. FootballPerspective.com 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: FootballScoop.com 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. FiveThirtyEight.com 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: NylonCalculus.com 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