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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 6, 2015

Football: The New York Times point out that N.F.L. Announcers Are Bad at Math, Too. The Wall St. Journal, via Kevin Snyder and Michael Lopez in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Referees Call Fewer Penalties at Beginning, End of Games.

College football: David Wunderlich at examines SEC Football: Do Teams Always Run After First Down Incompletions? Football Study Hall introduces an advanced statistical matchups tool for college football.

Baseball: ESPN/ collaboration on Why some pitchers reign supreme in the postseason. article – STATCAST SAYS: BRYCE HARPER ISN’T LOLLYGAGGING. The Hardball Times published tDIBS: A Look at Defense Independent Batting Statistics Using Publicly Available Data. Nice Fangraphs analysis – Zack Greinke on Pitching Inside. Grantland with The Managerial Meddling Index, 2015.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Contract Value and Class Warfare in the NBA. reports on Penetration, 3-Pointers and Help Defense.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy continues his look at whether offense or defense has more control of various aspects of a typical college basketball game with – Offense vs. Defense: Free throw rate.

Rugby: The Innovation Enterprise – How Big Data And Visualization Helped England Win The (2003 Rugby) World Cup.

I wanted to be a data scientist, my parents made me go to law school: From Data Science Central – No cost training to becoming a data scientist.

Check out these Pythons: Nylon Calculus 101: Python Data Wrangling – Merging PBP Data and Shot Logs.

Visualize MLB Data, win cash: The MLB Data Visualization Challenge from Graphicacy.

Sports Analytics in the schools: The Daily Nebraskan with a story on Nebraska athletic official leads first collegiate sports department dedicated to data analysis.

Conferences: The 1st Workshop on Sports Data Visualization. In November in the UK, the Sports Performance & Tech Summit.

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