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Sports and Data Analysis Colloquium

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NCSA, University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
NCSA auditorium
Feb 22, 2019   11:00 am  

Data analytics in sports is everywhere. A recent boom in advanced metrics and statistics Major League Baseball and NBA basketball has led to big data's ascent to relevance in mainstream entertainment.

These large data sets, however, are not limited to professional sports or even statistics. As athletic data becomes more reliably available, opportunities for college athletic programs to dive into everything from biometrics and health to training results and game statistics.

Join NCSA on February 22, 2019 from 11 am - 12 pm as we dive into this world of athletic data analysis with Illinois' Director of Athletics Josh Whitman, Assistant Football Coach Kingsley Osei-Asibey, Women's Soccer Head Coach Janet Rayfield, Associate Athletic Director Randy Ballard, Associate Athletic Director, Sports Technology Nick Rogers, and NCSA's own Rob Sisneros.

Through the hour-long panel, we'll discuss the future of data analytics at the NCAA level, focusing on everything from analytics to visualization.


  • 11:00 a.m. — Brief welcome/introductions from Director of Athletics Josh Whitman
  • 11:05 a.m. — Panelist overview of the need for and benefits of scientific data analysis and visualization in collegiate athletics from their perspectives
  • 11:30 a.m. — Panel Q&A
  • 11:45 a.m. — Audience Q&A
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