Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 8, 2015

Football: The Data Game on the cost of a rushing yard in the NFL. BCFToys.com with Drive Results by Starting Field Position based on 2007-14 data. Football Perspective on Bill Cowher And Coaches Retiring Early. Washington Post article Winners and Losers from Robert Griffin III’s benching. FiveThirtyEight.com with preview of NFC East, NFC North, NFC South and NFC West.

Baseball: Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes about Jed Lowrie’s use of batted ball velocity to determine whether he’s in a slump or just having bad luck. Fangraphs.com with Diagnosis: Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto’s Unfortunately Historic Season. Harvard Sports Analysis Collective looks at whether the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals have the Best Pitching in MLB History.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Deep Dives: Open Shooters.

Critical thinking: Slate.com says if you want to learn to think critically, take a statistics class.

Conferences:  New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports registration due by September 12th.

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