About

The Sports Analytics Club at North Carolina State University is a student-run organization committed to the quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management. The club encourages students to share ideas and complete research projects on any topic related to sports statistics.
If you are an NCSU student and you enjoy sports or statistical analysis, then this is the club for you!

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  • Leadership

    Club Advisors: Dr. Justin Post,
    Dr. Jason Osborne

    Officers: Jason Thompson (President)
    Graham Pash (Vice President)
    Peyton Wood (Secretary)
    Sohil Doshi (Treasurer)
    Rebekah Colonnese (Event Coordinator)
    Megan Tabor (Social Media Director)
    Elliott Reece (Executive Board Member)

  • Sports Wednesdays

    We play sports as a club to build a sense of community. Sometimes we even collect data -- in the past we have made personalized shot charts for our members!

  • Data Analysis Projects

    We collect and analyze sports data to answer questions in professional and college sports. Our work has been showcased at the Joint Statistical Meetings and in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Events

    We share our findings and learn about hot topics in sports by attending conferences. In the past, we have attended the Basketball Analytics Summit at UNC, the NBA Hackathon, and the Joint Statistical Meetings!

  • In Club Competitions

    We have various internal club competitions throughout the year. Members can develop models on their own to get an edge in predicting March Madness, College Football Bowl Games, Fantasy Football, and more!

News

Keep up with club activities and sports headlines.

See information about past meetings here.

Club Updates

  • March 4, 2019- Members used R to create a logistic model to determine the win percentage of a NCAA tournament game based on varios factors such as adjusted offensive efficiency, adjusted defensive efficiency, luck, non-conference strength of schedule, among many others. There was also a discussion on the NCAA tournament bubble and the merits of the new NET ranking vs RPI.

Recent Trivia

Sports Headlines

Projects

Attacking sports problems with data analysis

Past Projects

Check out the archives to see what we have worked on previously.

Current Projects

Students are teaming up to work on problems in professional basketball, football, and tennis.

Shiny Apps

We develop interactive apps to visualize and appreciate sports data.

Tutorials

We strive to help others improve programming and statistical skills

Introduction to R

from download to graphing

March Madness Model Builder

choose your variables, train, and test!

Our intRo Tutorial!

learn by playing with KenPom data!

Here are some other great places to learn about the basics of R!

  • R Studio Tutorial
  • Code School
  • Club Resources

    We'd love to hear from you if you have any project ideas or feedback!

    Sports Analytics Club at NC State