Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 23rd, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders publishes Failed Completions 2015.

College Football: Football Study Hall on How Arkansas finished no. 1 in offensive S&P+.

Baseball: FanGraphs asks Are Player Types Aging Differently Now? Tom Tango offers wOBA explained simply. BeyondTheBoxScore with A guide to the projection systems. FanGraphs on The Benefit of Extending a Free-Agent-to-Be. The Baseball Prospectus on 2016 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101 . The Hardball Times Compares Pitcher First-Half and Second-Half Performances. FanGraphs poses the question How Badly Would You Hurt a Team for a Week?

Basketball: Nylon Calculus writes about Anthony Davis’ historic night. The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective with A Look at Tony Snell’s Eight Trillion, and Who is Most Likely to Follow It Up. FiveThirtyEight on The Warriors’ Odds Of Going 73-9. Nylon Calculus Freelance Friday article on Deconstructing RPM & the Mighty Prior. FiveThirtyEight writes that Non-Stars Like Channing Frye Are The Best Kind Of Trade Deadline Pickup.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review. The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective on Boeheim’s Absence. Ken Pomeroy on Which teams can still win a conference title and Reconsidering the obsession with video review.

Soccer: StatsBomb on Luck vs Skill And Attack vs Defence. FiveThirtyEight writes that China Is Splurging On Big-Name Soccer Talent. American Soccer Analysis previews the Colorado Rapids , Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union. StatsBomb on Predicting Shots and the Effect of Directness.

Conferences: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 March 11-12 in Boston is sold out. Registration is now available for the SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12, research presentations have been announced. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14. The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit to be held April 15-16 at UNC.

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