Monthly Archives: May 2011

Drafting an NFL QB

by Kevin Meers On draft day, every team gets a powerful gift: hope. Each team can hope that the guy they got is going to take a franchise to new heights, bring home Superbowl trophies, and more glory than they … Continue reading

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Amateur Hour: Pre-Professional Success as a Predictor of Professional Success in Football, Basketball and Baseball

By Brian Furey It is often taken for granted that superstar college and amateur athletes will continue on to professional greatness.  Clearly this is not always the case.  Sports fans every year witness innumerable flops and countless dark horses.  The … Continue reading

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Quantifying Intangibles: A New Way to Predict the NCAA Tournament

By John Ezekowitz Each March, college basketball fans looking for help in filling out their NCAA Tournament brackets can go one of two ways: the quantitative, algorithmic route used effectively by sites like Ken Pomeroy and TeamRankings, or the “expert … Continue reading

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Does Altitude Affect Free-Throw Percentage?

by Bobby Samuels Playing golf in Utah is quite the ego boost. A 270-yard drive suddenly becomes 300 yards. That 150-yard approach shot? All you need now is a pitching wedge. Of course, the explanation behind this phenomenon is the … Continue reading

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