How sports analytics have become a real game-changer – MIT News Office

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2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference underscores how statistics keep changing the way sports are played — and changing minds in the industry.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

The result is a sprawling conference on a sprawling subject: Sports analytics, which once simply meant reformulating baseball statistics, now draw upon a flood of information, like optical-tracking systems, and are used in all major sports. This year’s conference had 30 panels, a research-paper competition, and representatives of more than 90 professional teams in attendance, and revolved around the theme of “big data.”

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