Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – March 29, 2016

Football: In preparation of the upcoming NFL Draft, Football Outsiders looks at Playmaker Score 2016. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on The Impact of the New Touchback on Kickoff Return Strategy. Football Outsiders publishes 2015 Short-Yardage Results.

College Football: Football Study Hall on Why what’s happening in basketball matters to football.

Baseball: FanGraphs offers 2016 Defensive Visualization. Rosters for Baseball Prospectus’ HACKING MASS competition freeze on April 4th. Tom Tango asks How many bullets does Felix have left? FanGraphs’ 2016 Pitcher Projections Visualization. The Hardball Times on Strength of Schedule: Could the Braves Give the Tigers a Playoff Spot? FanGraphs asks Has the League Lost Its Two Strike Approach?

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Which NBA teams have the most youth and talent. FiveThirtyEight with Updated Odds Of The Warriors Going 73-9.

College Basketball: FiveThirtyEight asks What The Hell Is Syracuse Doing In The Final Four? Nylon Calculus Guest Post: Rethinking Late Game Defense in NCAA Play. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective says This is One of the Most Upset-Heavy NCAA Tournaments Ever.  Nylon Calculus looks at The Rise of Buddy Hield. FiveThirtyEight says It’s The Breanna Stewart Era In College Basketball.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis on  Jurgen Klinsmann and the Guatemala Paradox. StatsBomb publishes the Design Diary for Shot Maps.

Conferences: 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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