Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 16, 2016

Football: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective Looking for a “Hot Hand” in the NFL: A Case Study on Peyton Manning.

College Football: Football Study Hall Checks in on Mike Leach.

Baseball: FanGraphs says Saberseminar 6 Was A Smashing Success. Tom Tango with StatCast Lab: How to measure running time? and Quality of Contact description. The Hardball Times on How Hard College Pitchers Are Worked. FiveThirtyEight writes that Steroids Probably Aren’t Causing Baseball’s Power Surge. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: Learning A New Position Is Free by Russell A. Carleton. The Hardball Times on . FanGraphs with Baseball Is Wonderful and Horrible: Two Pictures.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on the NBA to hosting their first-ever Hackathon.

Soccer: The StatsBomb Premier League Previews 2016-17. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective is Waiting for Kickoff: A Historical Look at European Soccer. American Soccer Analysis on MLS’s Original (Dave) Gantars: A Look at MLS Officiating. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective looks at whether Promoted Teams Having a Tougher Time Staying in the Premier League.

Olympics: FiveThirtyEight says Hosting The Olympics Is A Terrible Investment. FiveThirtyEight asks Will Data Help U.S. Sailing Get Back On The Olympic Podium? FiveThirtyEight writes that The U.S. Women Probably Weren’t Going To Win The Gold Anyway. FiveThirtyEight examines whether Katie Ledecky Can Break The 8-Minute Barrier.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR shows you how to Explore Statcast Data from Baseball Savant.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: Sports Analytics Innovation Summit August 24-25 in San Francisco. RIT Hockey Analytics Conference to be held September 10th.

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