History of Lacrosse: The Rich Man’s Sport

November 26, 2016

As of 2012 there are 61 Division I Men’s Lacrosse teams and 67 Division I Women’s Lacrosse teams. As popularity of the sport increased in the past years, so has the average expense for a team. The expense for a DI lacrosse program is now above $1,000,000 annually.

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Claude Julien: One Last Chance

November 11, 2016

The Boston Bruins are a historic franchise that has seen some of the greatest players and coaches in the long history of the NHL and their current coach, Claude Julien, is one of Boston’s best. Prior to the Bruins Claude had been a mostly minor league defenseman from 1980-92, but after retiring as a player began a more successful coaching career. After a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens and an even…

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Tanking. Is It Worth It?

November 11, 2016

Tanking. Is it worth it? The NBA is arguably one of the most predictable leagues in professional sports. You have teams such as the Warriors, Cavs, and Spurs who are likely going to earn the most wins this season. And you have the losers like the Sixers who just can’t seem to catch a break. So that begs to answer the question: Tanking. Is it worth it? Let’s start with…

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Advanced Analytics in the NBA: A Love Story

November 11, 2016

In the past few years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of advanced analytics in the NBA. With more and more teams investing heavily into analyzing metrics, the industry has been able to boom and provide more and more accurate data each year. While Rockets GM Daryl Morey may be the most well known proponent of analytics, he definitely was neither the first nor the most successful….

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The Wright Coach for Villanova

November 8, 2016

Jay Wright is the head coach for the Villanova Men’s Basketball Team. He has a total of 33 years of coaching experience under his belt, 21 of those years with the Wildcats. He is a two time Naismith College Coach of the Year, a five time Big East Coach of the Year and the two time America East Coach of the Year. His most recent victory was last seasons NCAA…

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FoxTrax and the Beginnings of Modern Sports Broadcast

October 31, 2016

In the early 90s the NHL was in the midst of a major shift. Teams relocated and expansion teams were formed in the US. More importantly, they were moved to southern states with tropical climates and a populace that couldn’t care less about the sport. It was a bold move but the NHL went all in. In 1996, after several studies and focus groups, the NHL heard the cries of…

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NFL Division Power Rankings

October 25, 2016

Every sport has power rankings and the NFL’s are a weekly ritual for any sports-writing website that covers the game. Using a combination of record, strength of schedule, and the team’s position moving forward, power rankings are one way for a fan to see how their team stacks up against the league in a deeper way than simply looking at the standings. Given the smaller schedule, an NFL team only…

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