Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – January 19th, 2016
Football: FiveThirtyEight says This Might Be The NFL’s Best Defensive Final Four Ever and The Haters Are Losing The War On Kickers. Wired writes that The NFL Is Finally Tapping Into the Power of Data. SI on whether ’Tis Better to Kick Than Receive? SI on What the NFL’s Moneyball looks like.
College Football: Football Study Hall asks Is North Dakota St football’s greatest dynasty?
Baseball: FanGraphs with The State of Analytics Within MLB. FanGraphs on The Year in Catchers Playing Other Positions. FiveThirtyEight says Sabermetrics Is Killing Bad Dugout Decisions. The Hardball Times on the Statistical Signature of a True Changeup Artist. The Orioles are hosting a baseball analytics hackathon on February 5th. Baseball Prospectus on Baseball at CES 2016.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus writes about Hassan Whiteside as a Statistical Outlier. Nylon Calculus with Team-By-Team Playmaking Matrixes and Team-By-Team Offensive Rebound Matrices. Nylon Calculus offers Some Analysis of Game-to-Game Fatigue. SI article on The Next Level Of Managing NBA Player Minutes.
College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review. Hardwood Paroxysm writes about UCLA, the best and weirdest team in the wackiest conference in the country.
Soccer: StatsBomb asks Where Is Everton’s Luck?
Tennis: Buzzfeed and the BBC uses analytics to determine whether there is fixing in professional tennis.
Your moment of R: Jim Albert with an Introduction to the openWAR package — Part 3 (Adjustment).
Check out these Pythons: Tom Tango invites you to write Python code with him.
Webinar: Prozone is offering a January 27th webinar on using Advanced Analytics in Soccer Playing Styles Analysis.
Conferences: 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.