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A Sports and Science Geek's Paradise

A Sports and Science Geek's Paradise

I'm in Boston to attend the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, taking place March 2-3.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 22:30

Chris Gorski, Editor

(Inside Science) -- I'm in Boston to attend the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, taking place March 2-3, along with over 2,200 other people. On the offering are research paper presentations that might be typical of an academic conference, talks about "the evolution of sports," live podcasts and shows from ESPN personalities, and even sports business competitions.

This is my first trip to the conference. It promises a chance to learn about today's changing sports landscape.

Despite the Oscar shutout of "Moneyball" the profile of the analytical side of sports had never been bigger.

I'll be blogging from the sessions and gathering info for future articles for Inside Science News Service.

What issues in sports stats or science interest our readers? Let me know in the comments and I will try to track down answers this weekend. 

 

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Chris Gorski

Chris Gorski is an Editor for Inside Science and runs the Sports beat. Follow him on twitter at @c_gorski.