Sports Analytics Research

Photo Are Top Punters a Necessity for NFL Teams?
Are Top Punters a Necessity for NFL Teams?
An NFL punter can put the opposing team in an unfavorable field position and, consequently, make it more difficult for them to score, so he’s thought to heavily impact the outcomes of games. In this article, we’ll analyze the punting performances of the NFL’s best teams in order to determine how much credit punters actually deserve for helping a team advance to the playoffs. 
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Fans Want NFL to Crack Down Harder on Bad Behavior
The Second of a Three-Part Series Based on a Joint Research Study Between Tigris Sponsorship & Marketing and the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics. 
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Despite NFL Missteps, Research Says Fan Engagement Has Increased
The First of a Three-Part Series Based on a Joint Research Study Between Tigris Sponsorship and Marketing and the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics. 
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Will the Transfer Portal Make College Football More Competitive?
The transfer portal was created by the NCAA to simplify the transfer process for student-athletes. Division I College Football stands out as the main sport impacted by this change. This conjures the question of whether the transfer portal will increase the level of competitiveness within college football? 
Photo Tennis’s Big 3: Who is the GOAT?
Tennis’s Big 3: Who is the GOAT?
This article will statistically show the dominance of tennis’s Big 3: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal. Then, it will determine if one is clearly the greatest in the sport. 
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Which Power 5 Conference Has the Most Fair-Weather Fans?
Having a passionate, devoted fan base is a source of pride for many college athletic programs, and people often argue about which of the Power 5 conferences has the most loyal following. In this article, we use correlation analysis to measure the dedication of fans in each major conference in hopes that we can settle this debate once and for all.