Category Archives: Sports

More Modeling of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Continuing his statistical modeling of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, Nate Silver writes in his New York Times blog, FiveThirtyEight, about how an average tournament team seeded with a higher number may have a better chance of winning the tournament than … Continue reading

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Statistical Modeling of Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament

Nate Silver, who is the author of the FiveThirtyEight blog on the New York Times website, has used his statistical models to predict the chances of all teams in the Men’s bracket of the NCAA basketball tournaments. Silver describes his … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Best, Pennant, and At Bat 2010

Baseball’s spring training has begun, but it is several more days before the teams begin playing games, and it is several more weeks until the season begins. Yesterday I needed some baseball, and I couldn’t wait. On iTunes, I found … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Squares Pool Probabilities

Casey Frushour has calculated the probabilities of winning a Super Bowl Squares pool. Casey used the quarter by quarter scores from 266 recent NFL games to build a data set. The best score combinations are 7-0, 3-0, 0-0, and and … Continue reading

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Oregon Loses and Wins

The University of Oregon lost the BCS Championship football game to Auburn, 19–22. But the University of Oregon won because it avoided becoming a football powerhouse. The universities with the best football teams place so much emphasis on sports that … Continue reading

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