The University of Connecticut welcomes the unprecedented staging of the Sports Analytics Symposium next month. Organized by the UConn Data and Science Club, the event concentrates the growing sports analytics industry.
Whether this means moving to the new Big East (and effectively dropping Division I football) or finding a way into a Power 5 conference such as the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) or the Big Ten, UConn Athletics must leave the AAC.
I do not know who will replace Jason Witten in the booth, but I do know that if anyone, it will be someone internal. Peyton Manning is the home run swing, and I would give outside chances to Greg Olsen or Kurt Warner who have proven to be articulate.
UConn currently ranks 22nd out of a qualified 31 teams in the 2018-19 Women’s Capital One Cup, a Division 1 intercollegiate competition that assigns points based on how well different schools do across all athletic competitions.
Is ESPN bleeding? It all depends on the context. According to Sports TV Ratings on Twitter, the 6 p.m. EST SportsCenter, the bastion of ESPN’s original content, is exactly as it was a year ago, more or less.
Claiming “extensive coverage” while only putting the best team on primetime television one time in the regular season is a stretch to say the least. Seven matchups on ESPN over the course of the season is even more of a joke.
For some people, the trials and tribulations of waiting hours camping out before a big basketball game might not be worth it. However, for me and several friends, the atmosphere that reverberates around Gampel Pavilion during and after the game makes the wait in the freezing cold very rewarding.
After watching a historic Super Bowl last weekend, another fulfilling season in the NFL has come to an end. It is easy to forget that, at one point in time, there was a second league looking to challenge the NFL: the XFL.