The Road To The Championship: How Far Each 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament Team Has To Travel

It’s NCAA Tournament time, and while many of us are focused on the bracket, there’s a hidden behind-the-scenes major logistics operation going on as the NCAA charters basketball teams all around the country to partake in the big dance.   Before we get into the winners and losers, let me explain my methodology, because every …

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NCAA Basketball Week 16: Nobody in South Carolina Watches Basketball

South Carolina Upstate has the smallest arena in NCAA Division I men’s basketball with a capacity of 878. But this week’s bottom three attendance doesn’t involve the Spartans of USC-U, who drew 517 and 837 to their two games this week. With those totals, South Carolina Upstate outdrew two other South Carolina schools, whose game attendances would’ve …

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Best and Worst of the 2016 NCAA Football Season: Statistics For All 128 Teams

Last year, we put together our first list of every FBS team and one statistic they led the nation in over the past season, and one statistic they were in last place in the nation over the past season. Well, we’re back this season, and boy do we have some doozies. A reminder from last …

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Does Temperature Affect Number of Runs and Hits in a Baseball Game? An investigation

You may remember a few weeks back, we took a look at the relationship between temperature and length of game. From that conversation, a few readers reached out and surmised that the reason that hotter games tended to last slightly longer may be because more offense happens in games with warmer weather. Like last time, …

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Does Temperature Affect Pace of Play in Major League Baseball? An investigation

A beautiful day at the ballpark in the summer is unrivaled. This is especially true in an outdoor venue when the temperatures are in the 65-75 range. But a hot summer’s day can be brutal for players, fans, and umpires alike. That begs the question: do games with bad weather end up being shorter than …

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Speedy Baseball For All; No Need For Ice Cream In San Francisco. Below the Box Score: Week of 6/13

Only five ejections this week, following last week’s three, seems to indicate that cooler heads have mostly been prevailing. The exception perhaps being Yordano Ventura and Manny Machado going at it and earning nine and four game suspensions respectively. Let’s enjoy it once more, shall we? Your browser does not support iframes. With that, it …

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AL Dominates Ejections Race While Cleveland Still Can’t Get People To Show Up: Below the Box Score, Week of 5/23

Cooler heads have prevailed this week, as only nine ejections were recorded to last week’s 17.  Interestingly, the AL continues to dominate, having almost twice as many ejections as the NL, with a score of 37-19. This week the Blue Jays once again took center (or rather, centre) stage with three ejections in three separate incidents, …

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Cubs Org Heads North, White Sox Org Heads South: The Baseball Organizational Rankings Week in Review

The Baseball Organizational Rankings have been out for a few weeks now, and it’s time to take a look at the changes that have happened since launch.   For those unfamiliar with the Baseball Organizational Rankings, they’re a simple metric that takes winning percentages and weights each tier of major and minor leagues by some …

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