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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 6, 2016

Football: StatsbyLopez on Goal to go behavior in football. Football Outsiders on Building a Super Bowl Winner (Part I) and Building a Super Bowl Winner: Offense.

College Football: Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald says Home Field Advantage Is Vanishing. Football Outsiders FEI 2016 Primer: Most Average.

Baseball: FanGraphs on How Managers Were Fooled by the Home-Run Spike. FiveThirtyEight says The Texas Rangers Are Making (Unsustainable) History In One-Run Games. FiveThirtyEight on How The MLB Standings Would Look If Teams Stuck With Whoever They Drafted. Baseball Prospectus Feature: That Old Story About Teams Never Trading Prospects Anymore by Julien Assouline.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus plays Guess the shot chart. Nylon Calculus NBA dollars & sense — Part I: Player monetary value and Part II: Player value by role.

Hockey: Hockey Prospectus Re-visits the relationship between Corsi and team standings. Hockey Graphs publishes Weighted Shot Rates Based on the Passing Project.

Your moment of R: James Curley uses R to animate NBA plays from SportVu data. Brian Mills offers and Exploring Pitch Data with R class on DataCamp.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: RIT Hockey Analytics Conference to be held September 10th. A webinar to learn more about a career in sports analytics on September 14th. The Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports September 24th in Vancouver. Boston Hockey Analytics Conference on October 1st.

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