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As most of you know, I have a repository on GitHub called ProjectData which stores open data from a variety of soccer analytics projects. Last night I added a folder to store weather data at football matches.Weather has an impact on the outcome of outdoor sporting events such as soccer and all of the football […]
The OptaPro Analytics Forum has returned for 2017 with a Call For Proposals. You can find the details of the call at the OptaPro blog.This Forum is one of my favorite events on the sports analytics calendar. It provides an opportunity to apply Opta’s detailed match data sets to address analytical questions of interest to football […]
I’m pleased to announce that I will present at the Mathematics and Sports track of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting, to be held January 4-6 in my hometown of Atlanta. There will a record 31 presentations in the track, so it will be broken up into three sessions that will occur on three consecutive afternoons.My presentation will be […]
I’ve just completed my talk at CASSIS, and I’m happy to see that the presentation has generated interest among the audience. I enjoyed giving it, and I enjoyed all of the other oral and poster presentations there. My sincere thanks to Tim Swartz and Luke Bornn for organizing this event, and I hope they do […]
How long does a MLS club’s draft class stick around?It is one thing to be drafted by a Major League Soccer team. In recent years, that honor has been extended to somewhere between sixty and eighty (mostly) college soccer players every January.It is another manner for a drafted player to make it onto a MLS roster and […]