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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daily Orange: Beyond the box score—SU club uses statistics to further baseball knowledge

There’s a newhouse for number-crunchers at my alma mater Syracuse, as welcoming as a Whitman sampler and good to the last Maxwell drop:

Over the past few months, the club gave a presentation at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the largest conferences in the sports analytics field. Their work was also featured in ESPN The Magazine in July.

During the 2013–14 academic year, the club worked to come up with a topic to cover in hopes of being able to attend the conference. With tough deadlines to make, a lot of coordinating via email and plans being formed over winter break, the team came up with the idea to present research on the effects of atmospheric conditions on pitch selection, said sport management professor Rodney Paul, the club’s advisor.

The work done by the club at SU was selected as one of fifteen papers to be on display at the conference this past March and club president Matt Filippi was able to travel to Boston to represent the team’s work.

“It would be a great experience for any sports fan,” said Filippi as he described his time at the conference. He added that the success of the club was due to the members’ passionate efforts toward the conference.

 

AndrewJ Posted: August 26, 2014 at 05:50 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: sabermetrics, syracuse university, these kids today

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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 26, 2014 at 06:45 PM (#4779599)
As a double-Orange alum (Newhouse and Maxwell '96, got my MPA from Maxwell in '98) who is already inculcating my daughters on the virtues of SU, let me heartily endorse this story.

I think most major colleges and universities probably have no shortage of students who are studying math, science, and engineering as their major, but love sports, and would be eager to combine their field of study with their passion for sports to compete for a spot at Sloan.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: August 26, 2014 at 07:06 PM (#4779610)

The Sloan conference is the gold standard in that field. Everybody who is anybody is there...
   3. Sean Forman Posted: August 26, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4779649)
Howie,

You mean anyone who works for ESPN and is anybody is there.
   4. Spahn Insane Posted: August 26, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4779653)
As a double-Orange alum (Newhouse and Maxwell '96, got my MPA from Maxwell in '98) who is already inculcating my daughters on the virtues of SU, let me heartily endorse this story.

No kidding. Newhouse and Maxwell '94 here. We probably sat in some of the same classes. (Possible, anyway.)

You're making sure to tell your daughters all about the serene, mild winters, right?
   5. Lassus Posted: August 26, 2014 at 09:10 PM (#4779667)
who is already inculcating my daughters on the virtues of SU

Beaten to it by Spahn. Your daughters will never forgive you, especially if you're coming from somewhere with good weather, like Mars, or Io.
   6. AndrewJ Posted: August 26, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4779676)
I was Newhouse '90 myself. Ian Eagle was in my class. ESPN's Matthew Berry was a couple of years behind me.
   7. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4779698)
I'm a few years younger than you guys, but a few of my cohorts have already started peaking their head out into national media. Aaron Katersky was a good friend ('97) who is now one of the lead voices for ABC News Radio. He tends to be their lead anchor for big special events, like royal weddings, presidential election nights, on-the-scene coverage of deaths of very famous people (like Michael Jackson), etc. We knew each other before college. When we were both in high school, we teamed up to win a sportscasters camp two-on-two wiffle ball tournament. Ah, good times.

Steve Bunin (96) was an anchor on ESPN until recently, doing Baseball Tonight, some SportsCenter, etc. He also was a bat boy for the Mariners when Ken Griffey was a rookie, which is pretty cool. We played a lot of pickup football on the weekends, even in the dead of winter. That's an example of a guy who was a witty fan who happens to be really good at broadcasting.

I would carpool from New England to Syracuse with Contessa Brewer (96), who was an anchor on MSNBC, had her own show for a while, as well, and is an anchor for NBC New York City affiliate.

All three, in addition to being very good at what they do, are really good people.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: August 26, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4779704)

"Ian Eagle was in my class."

Ian ("EYE-in") outclasses us all, lol.
Seriously, he's good people....
   9. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: August 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4779705)
Hoya Saxa
   10. Spahn Insane Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4779729)
Megyn Kelly apparently graduated Newhouse a year ahead of me. I'm so proud.

On the other hand, Keith Jodoin, who graduated a year behind me, just won an Emmy for some production or other. He was sort of a friend of my circle of one of my circles of friends, though I didn't know him well.
   11. AndrewJ Posted: August 27, 2014 at 06:25 AM (#4779782)
Megyn Kelly graduated from SU, but I don't think she was a Newhouse student.
   12. Spahn Insane Posted: August 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM (#4779853)
Megyn Kelly graduated from SU, but I don't think she was a Newhouse student.

That makes sense, since Newhouse is largely a school of journalism.
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM (#4779858)
I would carpool from New England to Syracuse with Contessa Brewer (96),


I assume she was as attractive then as now? Being alone in a car with her for several hours would have terrified me.
   14. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 27, 2014 at 12:34 PM (#4779971)
I imagine her best asset took time to develop. And wouldn't have been visible while seated in a car.

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