Are NHL Teams Getting Lucky on Rushes?

Written by: Jason Baik Introduction (From https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/the-provies-horvat-powers-up-trade-talk-reaction-stecher-rises-playoffs-baby-and-showing-you-the-way-to-san-jose) This game was played on January 25th, 2017 between the Vancouver Canucks and the Colorado Avalance at Pepsi Center. In this 2-on-1 rush, Loui Eriksson, #21, carries the puck up the ice. Nikita Tryamkin, #88, outskates Mikko Rantanen, #96, to get to the net and create an

Black and Gold's Consistent Fold

Written by: Eric Li (https://medium.com/@eli1) The Pittsburgh Steelers have been touted as one of the most talented offensive teams in the entire NFL. With the top ranked wide receiver and running back in the NFL alongside a grizzled veteran quarterback, it’s no wonder that this team is labeled as a contender

The Meteoric Rise of Mohamed Salah

Written by: Eric Li (https://medium.com/@eli1)   Mohamed Salah, the Premier League’s 2017-18 Player of the Season exploded onto the scene with a record 32 goals in 36 games. Although Salah has been a solid winger for most of his career, nobody expected this sort of superstar performance from him. The “Egyptian Messi”

Predicting the FIFA World Cup Group Stage

Written by: Adam Tucker (@adamtb182) Introduction The FIFA world cup has kicked off, and all soccer fans (myself included) are ecstatic for its return. No other tournament on Earth compares to this for me – there just simply is not an event that brings together so many quality teams and talented players

Lillard's Low or Pelicans' D?

Written by: Eric Li This year marked one of the tightest playoff races in the West in all of NBA history. The difference in record between the 3rd seeded Portland Trailblazers and the 8th seeded Minnesota Timberwolves was two games, and the Timberwolves only secured their playoff spot after a thrilling

2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Recap

Written By: Scott Steinberg, Nathan Jen, & Ansh Hirani There are many reasons why the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference generates so much hype each year. Houston Rockets general manager and basketball analytics leader Daryl Morey is one of the co-founders of the conference. Shane Battier and Brian Burke, among others,

Which NFL Teams Perform Better at Home Games?

Written By: Carlo Duffy When two NFL teams go at each other, home-field advantage can play a huge role in a game’s outcome.  Green Bay’s Lambeau Field and Seattle’s CenturyLink Field (home of the “12th Man”) come to mind as places where their teams feed off the intimidating atmospheres for their

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