Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 1, 2016

Football: CBS Sports on 2016 NFL strength of schedule.

Baseball: MGL on Baseball asks Does familiarity breed contempt or is fatigue not the best pillow? FanGraphs Previews the Best and Worst Team Defenses for 2016. BeyondTheBoxScore says It could be worse: The 1899 Cleveland Spiders and 2016 tanking. The Hardball Times with Baseball Movies, Visualized. FanGraphs on Building a better WAR metric. BeyondTheBoxScore on When players are different yet the same: A WAR story. FanGraphs on Just How Quickly Did Ichiro Used to Get Down the Line. SonsOfSamHorn.com asks How Do Hitters Perform With Their Eyes Wide Shut? Boston Globe article says Red Sox to rely less on analytics. New York Times writes that the art of pitch framing has been around for a long time but the science behind it is relatively new.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight points out that LeBron’s 3-Point Shot Has Abandoned Him. Nylon Calculus on Catching up on Magic Beans. FiveThirtyEight writes that Steph Curry Is On Pace To Hit 102 Home Runs. Nylon Calculus on Playing big and small: Visualizing effective height. Nylon Calculus introduces Free Throw Splits.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s last Week in Review of the season. FiveThirtyEight says The Best Men’s College Basketball Teams Just Aren’t Very Good This Year.

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight says Canada Still Can’t Win The Stanley Cup.

Soccer: StatsBomb on Ousmane Dembele: The Next French Phenomenon? American Soccer Analysis previews the DC UNITEDLOS ANGELES GALAXYNEW ENGLAND REVOLUTIONSPORTING KANSAS CITYTORONTO FCSAN JOSE EARTHQUAKESORLANDO CITY SCNEW YORK CITY FCHOUSTON DYNAMO, and REAL SALT LAKE. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Premier League Stat Around: Who Will Win the Title?

From the High School Ranks: The William Penn High School Sports Analytics Club STEAM Showcase Posters.

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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