Sports Analytics Research

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The Quarterback Effect According to SBRnet
Every April, a handful of quarterbacks are selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, with 12 quarterbacks being selected in the Top 7 over the past four seasons.  
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A New Football Quarterback Statistic Tries to Assess What Matters Most
This research was done to try and find a better way to measure the success of a quarterback. It was able to lead to some very intriguing discoveries. 
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Die-Hard or Fair-Weather Fans? Ranking All 32 NFL Fan Bases
The National Football League and its fans have experienced a lot in the past five years. Fan bases have grown and shrunk, but the intensity of these groups is what is really worth monitoring. Of the 32 NFL teams, which teams truly have the best fans?  
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Do Yellow Cards Impact Chances of Winning in European Pro Soccer? It Depends on Which Country You Play In
How much do fouls affect winning? This is an age-old question in all sports. Should teams play a less physically aggressive style to have a better chance of winning, or should they even consider fouls a factor?  
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Predicting World Cup Success
Every four years, the world turns its attention to the World Cup. While familiar legends and new faces take the field, there always seems to be drama that unfolds. 
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How does UAB Football bounce back after Coach Clark’s retirement?
On the morning of June 24th, UAB Blazer football fans awoke to news they likely were not expecting to hear for a long time. Bill Clark, undeniably the program’s most successful head coach, had announced that he was retiring due to long-lasting chronic back issues.