Research

Here at SAGB, we create research proposals. We tackle problems from all sports and aim to use data to come to conclusions. These are the reports made in SAGB so far.

 
 
Use of FAR to rate NFL teams

Use of FAR to rate NFL teams

Developing a Metric to Evaluate the Performance of NFL Franchises in Free Agency

By Sampath Duddu, William Wu, Austin Macdonald, Rohan Konnur 

This research creates and offers a new metric called Free Agency Rating (FAR) that evaluates and compares franchises in the National Football League (NFL). FAR is a measure of how good a franchise is at signing unrestricted free agents relative to their talent level in the offseason. 

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Social Network Analysis of NBA teams

Social Network Analysis of NBA teams

Relationships Between Fandoms in American Professional Sports: A Trial in Data Visualization and Art

By Derek Topper

This project explores the relationships between the fanbases of the 123 American professional sports teams through a network analysis of the shared followers between the Twitter accounts of each set of two teams. After a month of web-scraping, a database containing all of the follower identification numbers of each Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League team was created. Various visualizations were created in order to depict these relationships. 

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