The ‘SAC Scours the Web: This Week’s Links

Compiled by John Ezekowitz

A very interesting expected points analysis of whether to accept a 5-yard penalty for 1st and 5 or to decline and take 2nd and short. [Advanced NFL Statistics]

A satirical look at trends in college football explained by graphs. [Every Day Should be Saturday]

Kevin Pelton at Basketball Prospectus analyzes the apparent rise in scoring in the early part of this NBA season. [Basketball Prospectus]

VegasWatch uses multiple regression to quantify the effect of recruiting in college basketball when prejecting results for the upcoming season. [Vegas Watch]

Dr./Author/MC Adam Waytz of spoke to our group this week and we discussed this work by Matthew Yglesias on Richard Jefferson’s proclivity for shooting the three. [Yglesias]

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