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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 13, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight says The AFC South Is Not That Bad.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight writes that The College Football Playoff Pits Two Balanced Teams Against Two Great Defenses. Football Outsiders examines FEI Hits and Misses.

Baseball: FanGraphs Uses Physics to Understand the “Power” in Power Alleys. Baseball Prospectus’ Baseball Therapy: The New CBA, By The Numbers by Russell A. Carleton. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Swing Zones. FiveThirtyEight says Pitchers Won’t Throw Strikes, So Batters Are Getting Better At Hitting Bad Pitches. The Hardball Times writes about The Physics of the Force on Spinning Baseballs. Baseball Prospectus on The Hall of Fame and Compilers. Bill James Online Pudge Ponderings.

Basketball: reprinted the part of Michael Lewis’ new book The Undoing Project that focuses on Darryl Morey. The Ringer also focuses on Morey in Under the Influence of Moreyball. Nylon Calculus Takes stock of the Golden State Warriors. FiveThirtyEight figures LeBron Plays A Little Worse Against His Friends. Nylon Calculus Resets Andrew Wiggins’ ceiling.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy looks at The endangered unbeaten. FiveThirtyEight labels UCLA’s Lonzo Ball A Unique, Must-Watch Star.

Hockey: Corsica on Creating Player Ratings Using Swarm Intelligence Algorithms. FiveThirtyEight notes that Patrice Bergeron Is Doing It All — Except, You Know, Putting The Puck In The Net.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis orders you to Forget Everything You Think You Know About Goal Kicks. StatsBomb on the best location to pass from. American Soccer Analysis on Cracking the Code: Analyzing the Audi Player Index.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers up code to evaluate The 2017 HOF Pitching Nominees.

MOOCs: Wayne Winston’s Math behind Moneyball course has started up again on Coursera.

Conferences: Hockey Graphs and Vancouver Canucks Co-Host Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017. The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference to be held July 13 at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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