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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 19th, 2019

Football: Kristin Falzon’s article: NFL’s ‘Super Bowl of Data’ looks to score a talent pipeline of data scientists. Football Perspective’s Checkdowns: Sean McVay’s Super Bowl Blunder Before The Two Minute Warning. Football Outsiders’ guest columnist Jack Duffin on whether To Return or Not to Return. Toby Junker on Projecting NFL Stars Based On College Stats.

College Football: Football Study Hall Revisits the 2010 college football season with advanced box scores.

Baseball: FanGraphs finds The Velocity Surge Has Plateaued. The Hardball Times on Rethinking the Strike Zone: It’s Not a Square. Sean Morash on What the Brewers Bullpenning Means for Team Velocity. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik writes that Manny Machado’s Huge Payday Makes Sense For The Padres. NY times feature on Sean Forman (Baseball Reference). Bill James embarks on a 12-article series: More Data I Must Have More DataThe Target ScoreThe Grove and Hubbell Era, and The Bob Feller Era.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Charting player passing lanes. Ben Falk discusses Possibility vs. Certainty. FiveThirtyEight finds One Way James Harden’s Scoring Streak Is More Impressive Than Wilt’s.

College Basketball: Will Schreefer’s data on teams and players in the NCAA shooting long 3s (NBA and 25 foot plus). FiveThirtyEight says Ja Morant Would Like Your Attention. Jordan Sperber’s latest podcast.

Hockey: Jason Baik Unveils the NHL Play-by-Play shiny App.

Soccer: StatsBomb’s Best of the Rest All-Stats All-Stars. Cheuk Hei Ho on Scouting offense characteristics of European teams. Karun Singh Introduces Expected Threat (xT).

Tennis: Heavy Topspin Forecasts the Davis Cup Finals. Stephanie Kovalchik;s blog post on Identifying Surprising Performances with Prediction Intervals. Heavy Topspin investigates Do Rallies Get Longer as Matches Progress?

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR looks at the Leverage of Win Probabilities. FC rStats has a new Package: SportsCodeR that turns dataframes into SportsCode ready XML files for import.

Conferences: The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is March 1-2 in Boston. March 8-10 is the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix. The Seattle Hockey Analytics Conference (VanHAC moves south of the border for the year) will be held March 8-10.

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