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Activity Number: 289 - The Sports Statistics Club: A Vital Tool for Engaging Students in Statistics
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
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Title: The Sports Statistics Club: a Vital Tool for Engaging Students in Statistics
Author(s): Karl Pazdernik* and Sam Ventura* and Mark Glickman* and Shane Reese* and Michael Schuckers*
Companies: North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University and Brigham Young University and St. Lawrence University
Keywords: sports ; clubs ; students ; involvement ; experience ; training

Sports analytics clubs at colleges and universities provide students the opportunity to engage in formal statistical methods applied to an area that is likely of great interest to the student. Given the growing breadth and complexity of data available in sports applications, there is no better time to start or grow your own sports statistics club. Whether you are a student looking to integrate your love of sports and statistics or a professor seeking a catalyst for driving student involvement, our panel will discuss what it takes to get a club off the ground and thriving. Our panel includes unique perspectives varying in school type (public research university to private liberal arts college), school location (Southwestern to Northeastern U.S.), and advisor experience (full professor to postdoctoral scholar).

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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