By: Edward Egros

Advanced Modeling Techniques for Forecasting College Football Games

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This July, Charles South, an instructor at UT Southwestern, and I, gave a presentation at the R Users Group at the University of Dallas. In this talk, Charles and I discuss how to predict college football games. Using data from Clemson University and 247Sports, we used advanced modeling techniques to see what best predicts an out-of-sample set of games.

To see the powerpoint of our talk,
click here.

Analytics in Television Journalism

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I recently was in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to deliver a talk about sports analytics in television journalism. This discussion is essentially how I do my "day job" as the weekend sports anchor at Fox 4 in Dallas. I began with an observation: while other media have found ways to incorporate analytics into its sports coverage, television is noticeably lagging. This medium poses its own challenges highlighting quantitative analysis, but instead of ignoring it, there are ways to use the tools. At the Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference, I discussed three of these challenges and how to address them during reports.

To listen to this podcast,
click here.

To learn more about the conference and how you can get involved next year,
click here.

Finally, to get the slides of this talk including videos showcasing examples of concepts,
click here.