2018 NBA Summer League Poised to Set More Fan Engagement Records

2018 NBA Summer League Poised to Set More Fan Engagement Records

If there’s ever a question about the NBA’s popularity consistently growing among fans, just check the numbers. Television viewership rose 29 percent from the previous year, total attendance records were shattered, and social media videos racked up over 400 million views as Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell stormed into the league. We’ll get […]

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The Power of STATS PASS: Changing the Media’s Approach to Sports Analytics Research

The Power of STATS PASS: Changing the Media’s Approach to Sports Analytics Research

There was a time when sportswriters and broadcasters like NFL Hall of Fame expert John Clayton sifted through piles of almanacs and loose-leaf notes before digging into some long-form math in order to accurately identify a statistical trend. Crafting storylines with time-consuming research methods often required an undesirable amount of work and effort. Luckily for […]

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Intended Consequences: Pinpointing Location Tendencies With STATS Pitch Intent

Intended Consequences: Pinpointing Location Tendencies With STATS Pitch Intent

Aaron Nola recently provided a glimpse inside the mindset that has keyed his relatively rapid ascension from the seventh pick in the 2014 amateur draft to rising ace of the surprising Philadelphia Phillies. Earlier this month, the 24-year-old right-hander started a run of three straight starts in which he’s gone at least six innings while […]

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Liverpool v Liverpool, Roma v Roma

Liverpool v Liverpool, Roma v Roma

There’s plenty out there assessing Liverpool against Roma in the build up to the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. We went at it a bit differently and assessed UCL Liverpool against Premier League Liverpool and UCL Roma against Serie A Roma to get a better idea of how two clubs whose domestic […]

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Michigan and Loyola Chicago Have Plenty in Common

Michigan and Loyola Chicago Have Plenty in Common

Michigan hails from the mighty Big Ten carrying tradition and “an overdose of swag.” Loyola’s group of transfers and third-tier recruits, receiving inspiration from a 98-year-old nun, plays in a 4,500-seat gym on the campus of a small Jesuit school in Chicago. The differences are obvious, but many on-court similarities exist. Teamwork, ball movement, half-court […]

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