sports analytics

4月 052019

Have you ever dreamed of working for a professional sports organization? Do you play fantasy sports leagues and fantasize about owning a real team? Do you follow the news about player drafts and trades, and wish you could influence who your team picks? Well, here’s your chance. The latest SAS [...]

What’s it like to recruit the next great soccer star? Find out in this SAS Data Science Escape Room was published on SAS Voices by Janny Morsink

3月 142019

Why is sports analytics rapidly becoming a high priority for several universities? Because they’re beginning to truly understand the significance of a winning athletic program. The value of a win speaks volumes and takes on different forms. It trickles down to the fans filling the stadium seats, television contracts, fan [...]

It’s a game changer: Sports analytics in higher education was published on SAS Voices by Ron Righter

8月 022018

Recently, Scott Jackson, Director Business Intelligence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shared their data quality, reporting and analytics journey. They're using SAS in a multitude of ways – from operations, institutional research, athletics – and are now looking to scale to the enterprise. They've been so successful [...]

Scaling data and analytics across the University of North Carolina was published on SAS Voices by Georgia Mariani

7月 272018

As you might have guessed from some of my previous blog posts, I'm an avid paddler. I like to paddle boats, and I like to try to go fast! And when I'm considering buying a new boat, it's only natural that I would analyze the data to make an informed [...]

The post Speed -vs- stability? ... let's graph it! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

6月 192018

Ever since the Moneyball book & movie came out, athletes have been scrambling to use data and analytics to gain a competitive advantage. One of my favorite sports is boat racing - the ones you paddle. Follow along as I lead you through some maps and graphs I created for [...]

The post SAS analytics for the Gorge Downwind Champs race appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

6月 132018

What do the New York Mets, the Orlando Magic and the Boston Bruins all have in common? They all use SAS analytics to gain deeper insights into athlete recruitment, retention, performance, safety and more. And after seeing the success teams like these have had using analytics, collegiate sports are turning [...]

The key to success in college sports? Analytics. was published on SAS Voices by Georgia Mariani

9月 282017

I recently paddled in a boat race, and was wondering how I did compared to all the other paddlers. And being a Graph Guy, I decided I should find a cool way to graph the data ... Here's some background information ... There's a great organization called Bridge II Sports [...]

The post SAS and sports analytics (plotting kayak/SUP race results) appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 262017

Billy Beane attained fame in baseball and analytics circles long before Brad Pitt portrayed him in the 2011 film Moneyball. In fact, Beane was making quite the name for himself prior to Michael Lewis’s 2004 book of the same name. It’s no overstatement to claim that, as general manager (GM) [...]

The Moneyball effect moves from the field to industry was published on SAS Voices by Phil Simon