Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 2, 2016
Football: FiveThirtyEight says that Peyton Manning Had The Worst Season Of Any Super Bowl Quarterback Ever. FiveThirtyEight research shows There Were 35 Plays More Costly To The Patriots Than Stephen Gostkowski’s Missed Extra Point.
College Football: Football Study Hall asks Do you need a blue-chip QB recruit to win?
Baseball: FanGraphs Identifies 2015’s Pop-Up Champion. The Hardball Times on The Record Underperformance of 2015. FanGraphs publishes The Anomalous Defensive Outcomes of the 2015 Season. Baseball Prospectus tells you How to Get Venezuelan Winter League Stats and Not Die Trying. FanGraphs announces The New Members of the 40 WAR Club. The Orioles are hosting a baseball analytics hackathon on February 5th.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Measuring Half Court Pace. FiveThirtyEight says DeMarcus Cousins Is A Usage Monster.
College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review. Ken Pomeroy asks Is Washington the Barry Bonds of disqualifications?
Soccer: StatsBomb on Atlético Madrid Without the Ball and West Ham: Untied.
Tennis: FiveThirtyEight writes that The Tennis Court Is A Laboratory For Innovation.
Your moment of R: Jim Albert uses R code to examine baseball pace data.
Conferences: Speakers announced for the 2016 OptaPro Analytics Forum February 10th in London. Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 tickets are on sale now. Registration is now available for the SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14. The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit to be held April 15-16 at UNC.