The New Analytics Arms Race In The NFL

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August 23, 2018

The new analytics arms race in the NFL

8:00 AM ET Seth WalderESPN Analytics It’s 2021, and the NFL is on the eve of free agency. A general manager in need of coverage help is watching tape, toggling between video of two cornerbacks he’s considering pursuing, and comparing them.

How Saracens Used Real-Time Data on the Road to Becoming Premiership Rugby Champions – Firstbeat

For Saracens rugby club, the 2017-18 season ended in what is becoming increasingly familiar fashion. Their 27-10 victory over regular season winners the Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham on May 26 meant the Barnet-based club were crowned Premiership Rugby champions for the third time in four seasons.

SHL appoints SportLogiq to provide AI-fuelled data

Sports analytics firm expands tie-up with Swedish ice hockey’s top flight. Sports analytics firm SportLogiq has expanded its longstanding partnership with the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) to become the ice hockey competition’s official data supplier.

Athletic Trainers Will Head Out to Marine Units After Years-Long Delay

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marines will see dozens of athletic trainers hit the fleet over the next few years, giving leathernecks access to unit-level sports medicine for the first time since entry-level training. The Marine Corps will invest up to $8.6 million annually on experienced athletic trainers over the next four years.

Do Your Athletes Have an Explosive Strength Deficit? – SimpliFaster

The Dynamic Strength Index, a measurement that compares maximal force with ballistic force, is one of the most underrated metrics in strength and conditioning. It’s a straightforward measurement that forces coaches to ask how well their athletes apply their strength in the weight room to faster sporting action.

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