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Analytics In Action: Illinois Tech hoopsters get an assist from data science program

With Illinois Tech’s men’s basketball team on a roll this season, one assist is coming from the university’s Master of Data Science program.

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Analytics in Action: The sport business analytics process

    Analytics in Action: The sport business analytics process

The sport business analytics process generally involves data collection, management, visualization, implementation and evaluation. Sport business organizations are encouraged to focus first on clearly defining business strategies, goals and objectives before developing a data-driven initiative or staffing an analytics department. Next, organizations need to identify the data systems that will be used to collect and capture data. For example, a sport team could leverage ticketing and point-of-sale software systems to monitor season ticket holder accounts and concessions sales.

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Basketball genomics

November/December 2012 Evaluation of performance: Evolution of the official box score. The evaluation of performance in basketball analytics parallels the application of methodology utilized in the analytics of genomics. By

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Rugby team deploys predictive analytics to reduce injuries, boost performance

Analytics are becoming a critical asset for professional sports teams, as sports increasingly become a technical and scientific business. Like any commercial organization, the Leicester Tigers – nine-time champions of English rugby union’s Premiership and two-time European champions – are faced with challenges around growing and retaining talent, measuring performance, optimizing tactics and detecting risk.

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Beyond Moneyball: The future of sports analytics

It has been an eventful off-season for many Major League Baseball (MLB) teams as they frantically examine opportunities to improve their rosters, including many that require significant financial investments. In particular, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lured free agent Albert Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals with a 10-year deal worth over $240 million, while the Detroit Tigers won the bidding for Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder with a nine-year contract valued at $214 million.

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Beyond ‘Moneyball’: Rapidly evolving world of sports analytics, Part I

    Beyond ‘Moneyball’: Rapidly evolving world of sports analytics, Part I

Over the past few years, the world of sports has experienced an explosion in the use of analytics. In this three-part series, we reflect on the current state of sports analytics and consider what the future of sports analytics may look like.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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