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Statistically Speaking is a podcast from the Center for Sports Analytics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Each week we explore how big data and advanced analytics is impacting the business side of sports.

ASHOF 2018 Induction Ceremony: Dabo Swinney
August 6, 2018
Grant Gardner and Zachary Taunton talk with Dabo Swinney, at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, about how analytics factor into recruiting. 
ASHOF 2018 Induction Ceremony: Tim Hudson
June 18, 2018
Grant Gardner talks with Tim Hudson at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame about data analytics in baseball and how the game has evolved since his big league debut. 
ASHOF 2018 Induction Ceremony: Terrell Owens
June 11, 2018
We chat with Terrell Owens at the Alabama Sports HOF where he was inducted into the 2018 class. 
The Sports Marketing Program Visits Atlanta
May 14, 2018
Co-hosts Zachary Taunton and Grant Gardner chat about the Sports Marketing program's recent trip to Atlanta. Students in the program met with President and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons, Rich McKay, and President of Atlanta United, Darren Eales. 
Trends in Ticketing
May 7, 2018
Sports Marketing student, Chase Tripi, is back on the podcast to discuss the trends in sports ticket sales with host, Zachary Taunton. 
Vintage Sports
April 30, 2018
Zachary Taunton chats with Brock Fogle, the CEO of Vintage Sports. Vintage Sports is a young e-commerce start-up that sells vintage sports memorabilia. 
Data Analytics Wins Championships
April 23, 2018
Zachary Taunton chats with Samford Sports Marketing student Brooke Jenkins about her experience interning for the Houston Astros. They discuss how the Astros won the 2017 World Series with a strong analytical approach.