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Optimizing Draft Strategies in Fantasy Football: Abstract

This is the abstract from the paper “Optimizing Draft Strategies in Fantasy Football” by Papa Chakravarthy. Please find the full text here. Data was collected from ESPN.com and Pro Football Reference to determine a conditionally optimal auction draft strategy contingent on correct … Continue reading

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Salary Allocation and Risk Preferences in the NFL: Abstract

This is the abstract from the paper “Salary Allocation and Risk Preferences in the National Football League: The Implications of Salary Allocation in Understanding the Preferences of NFL Owners” by Papa Chakravarthy. Please find the full text here. The study of risk … Continue reading

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New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS)

Harvard University (Science Center) – Cambridge, Massachusetts Saturday, September 24, 2011 The 2011 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS) will be a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems … Continue reading

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Two Upcoming Sports Conferences (And a Call for Abstracts)

Co-President Emeritus Jason Rosenfeld is helping to organize (and co-chairing one) a couple of great upcoming conferences at Harvard. Here are the announcements for both: Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball “I am pleased to announce that a weekend … Continue reading

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HSAC Co-President John Ezekowitz Featured in Today’s Boston Globe Magazine

Shira Springer has a great piece in today’s Boston Globe Magazine about John and the sports analytics industry. Check it out!

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HSAC Featured in Yahoo’s ThePostGame

Today’s issue of Yahoo’s new online sports magazine, ThePostGame, features a story by Ben Cohen entitled “Moneyball 2.0: Students In Harvard Club Prep To Be Sports GMs.” Thanks to Ben for writing a great piece. We’re especially excited that it … Continue reading

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HSAC featured in Harvard Crimson

On December 3rd, Harvard Crimson writer Christina McClintock published ‘Pair of Students Get Jobs in Pros.’ The article focuses on HSAC and basketball analytics. Read it here.

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