Sports Analytics: Final Four Edition

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Sports Analytics: Final Four Edition | Austin

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Ever seen the movie Moneyball and wondered exactly what Jonah Hill did to make the A’s such a good baseball team? Can you ever imagine a football team that NEVER punts the football? What about never kicking extra points? Ever wanted to prove the Duke really does get ALL the calls? And you’ll never believe who the Denver Broncos have on the headset with their coach during games!

The “Moneyball Effect” has become more and more prevalent in sports over the past decade. Teams are hiring entire teams of Analytics professionals to give them an added edge on the field and at the ticket office. Join us for an event that dives into the field of Sports Analytics, and uncover some of the ways teams are using data to win. Who knows, maybe you’ll even pick up a helpful tip for your Final Four predictions.

Topics to cover include (subject to change): - The advent of Sports Analytics … where are we going next - Predicting the NCAA basketball tournament using Ken Pomeroy’s Pythagorean rating - A look into NBA SportVu data and how teams are leveraging it - Extra Points in the NFL, are they worth it anymore?

We’ll have a presentation and some interactive activities to help you pick your personal brackets as well as the sports standards: pizza and beer!

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