Sports Professionals

The Samford University Center for Sports Analytics regularly partners with sports properties to provide customized, data-driven solutions to their business oriented needs. These partnerships take the form of guided class projects that our students work on throughout the semester and culminate with a final report and presentation to executives with the sports property. Students have recently completed sports analytics oriented projects for the Miami Dolphins, Bayern Munich, NBA, Nike, Southeastern Conference, adidas, MiLB and others. Additionally, they have worked for companies that spend millions of dollars in sports sponsorships including Honda, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AON, etc.

If you have a class project idea please contact Dr. Darin White, Executive Director Center for Sports Analytics.

I was very impressed with their professionalism, and the students’ presentation was well thought out and offered unique insight on millennial fan engagement. Jay Kaufman, vice president, market research and analytics, National Basketball Association

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