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The Washington Post

Ben Strauss of the Washington Post reports that during this year’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference there was growing interest in applying more statistical analysis into curling strategies. There are panels here this weekend about chess and poker,” says Nate Silver, creator of the website FiveThirtyEight. “So, it’s broadening the definition of analytics and sports — and also the overall geekiness of the conference.”

The Boston Globe

Houston Rockets general manager and Sloan Sports Analytics Conference cofounder, Daryl Morey, spoke about this year’s conference, which “brings together industry professionals, team executives, students, and others to discuss the increasing role of analytics in sports,” writes Nicole Yang for The Boston Globe. “The big fun is the really, really detailed geeky stuff,” said Morey.

The Boston Globe

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference has expanded to show interest in virtual reality, machine learning, and artificial learning, reports Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. The work highlighted at the conference “is in some ways breathtaking, with sports understood in ways that seemed unimaginable at the start of the century,” writes Speier.

CNBC

This year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will feature former U.S. President Barack Obama, report Eric Chemi and Jessica Golden for CNBC. A conference co-founder tells Chemi and Golden: “We’re so honored [Obama] wants to be part of this conference, which 12 years ago was just a few people in MIT classrooms.”

Forbes

Patrick Rishe of Forbes writes about the 2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Rishe notes that the conference’s “combination of knowledge, presentations, and networking opportunities is off-the-charts, and a must for programs who wish to be taken seriously in the Sports Business space.”

Forbes

Patrick Rishe writes for Forbes about the first day of the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference, highlighting six of the panel sessions he attended. “My fourth foray at the event, the biggest challenge continues to be finding enough time to attend all the sessions,” Rishe writes. 

Boston.com

Charlotte Wilder writes for Boston.com about the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “Spread over two days in February 2015, the conference features 25 different panel discussions, 8 research paper presentations, 14 talks by invited speakers, a startup competition, a trade show, and a data visualization room.”

The Guardian

Tom Fox-Brewster writes for The Guardian about how researchers are using big data to revolutionize sports. Fox-Brewster writes that MIT Professor Cynthia Rudin believes “Big Data analytics can help in various ways, from tweaking training plans to determining patterns about competitors.”

Boston Globe

Shira Springer interviews Dr. Kim Blair, founding director of MIT’s Sports Innovation Program, for this Boston Globe article on wearable technology for athletes. “When wearables become ubiquitous and part of our lives, that’s when they’ve really arrived,” said Blair.