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Statistically Speaking Podcast

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: Tim Hudson
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. 
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ASHOF 2018 Induction Ceremony: Terrell Owens
We chat with Terrell Owens at the Alabama Sports HOF where he was inducted into the 2018 class. 
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The Sports Marketing Program Visits Atlanta
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. 
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Trends in Ticketing
Sports Marketing student, Chase Tripi, is back on the podcast to discuss the trends in sports ticket sales with host, Zachary Taunton. 
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Vintage Sports
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. 
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Data Analytics Wins Championships
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. 
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The Importance of Sports Sponsorships
Co-hosts Zachary Taunton and Grant Gardner discuss the importance of sponsorships within the sports industry. They also talk about how crucial sponsorships are within professional cycling. 
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