Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

A leader in the rapidly growing fields of sports analytics and sports business engaging both our students and industry leaders.


June 11, 2022

The Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative welcomed winners from the 2022 NBA Math Hoops National Championship.

The event took place June 10-12 in Philadelphia, and was co-hosted by Learn Fresh, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Sixers Youth Foundation.


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.

Sam Mondry-Cohen Joins Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative is thrilled to welcome Sam Mondry-Cohen as Senior Sports Business Fellow. Read more.

Soaring with the Eagles: Wharton Student Lands Data Job with NFL

Where most sports fans see raw talent, Zach Drapkin (W ’22) sees raw data – the kind of data he likes to sift through to help athletes and teams optimize their approach to games. Read more.

Analytics Is a Team Sport: What It’s Like Working with MBA Coaches on an Analytics Strategy

Listen to Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative co-faculty director Adi Wyner and Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, talk about what it’s like working with MBA coaches on analytics strategies at the 2021 Annual Analytics@Wharton Conference. Read more.

Philly native Michael Rubin of 76ers on when he nearly filed for bankruptcy

Check out this article by Erin Arvelund in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Michael Rubin and his speech at the Wharton Sports Business Summit. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Seltzer Talks About Investing in Sports and Shares Advice to Current Students

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative had the opportunity to speak with Jeffrey Seltzer, Managing Partner at Pierce Yates Ventures and W’78. Jeff was the 2019 recipient of the Penn Alumni Award of Merit. Read more.

Moneyball Academy Students Named 2021 Diamond Dollars Case Competition Winners

Professor Adi Wyner Presents at the 2021 Society for American Baseball Research Virtual Analytics Conference

The Fortune Teller’s Trade Chart

By Cade Massey and Zach Drapkin


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