Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

Engages students, academic researchers, and industry leaders to create
new knowledge about the fields of sports analytics and sports business.

Sports Analytics Summer Research Lab

We are thrilled to welcome students to the first Sports Analytics Summer Research Lab! Led by Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and WSABI faculty co-lead, along with Ryan Brill, WSABI doctoral student.

Wharton Sports Analytics Student Research Journal Publishes Spring Edition

Published under the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, the journal highlights graduate, undergraduate, and high school student research at the intersection of statistics and sports to advance the field of sports analytics.

Sign Up Now: Wharton Sports Business Academy

The Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a three-week summer program that provides an opportunity for ambitious rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business leadership with the Wharton School. This program teaches students about leagues, media, innovation and emerging platforms, marketing, labor issues, and social impact and responsibility as they learn from leaders in the sports business world. 

2023 Race and Sports Event with Bomani Jones, in conversation with Kenneth Shropshire

The 2023 Race and Sports event returned thanks to a partnership between the Wharton Coalition for Equity and Opportunity, the Center for Africana Studies, and the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI).
Bomani Jones, Sports Analyst and Host, joined Kenneth Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Senior Advisor to the Dean for the Coalition for Equity & Opportunity on April 27, 2023 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton Sports Analytics
and Business Initiative News

Penn Students Win Syracuse Sport Analytics 2022 Football Analytics Blitz

Penn students Zach Bradlow (Penn ’22), Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), and Ezra Troy crowned 2022 Football Analytics Blitz champs! Read more.

Adi Wyner of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative Explains the Impact of Sports on Finances

Adi Wyner shares his thoughts on the high cost of being a sports fan in Penn Today. Read more.

Penn Students Place Top-4 in 2023 Syracuse University Basketball Analytics Competition

Penn students Jake Federman (CAS’25), Naomi Korn (CAS’24), Justin Lipitz (W’23), and Elan Roth (CAS’25) for placing top-4 in the 2023 Syracuse University Basketball Analytics Competition! Read more.

Penn students detail their analytics internships in the NFL

Wharton students Zach Drapkin (W’22) and Sarah Hu (W’23), Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club Board Members, share their “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” interning for their favorite NFL teams with the Daily Pennsylvanian. Read more.

Wharton Students Named Finalists in the NFL Big Data Bowl

Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), Zach Bradlow (W’22), and Ryan Gross, PhD student, worked together to come up with an innovative way that the NFL can improve their defense using real player data. Read more.

A Look Back at 2022 From Analytics at Wharton

As the calendar year comes to a close, Analytics at Wharton (AAW) takes a look back on all of our events, research, and accomplishments from 2022. Read more.


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