Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative is a leader in the rapidly growing fields of sports analytics and sports business engaging both our students and industry leaders.

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How to Learn from Wins and Losses — and Other Lessons from Poker

“While we need experience to learn, it is mostly interfering with the learning process,” said Annie Duke, author and retired professional poker player.

The Best Defense is a Good Data Set: 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.

Changing the Game: How Data Analytics Is Upending Baseball

Sharing Knowledge@Wharton article and a podcast with Professor Abraham Wyner and MLB player Brendan Harris discussing how increased reliance on analytics is changing Big League rosters.

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INDUSTRY & ALUMNI

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.

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.

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.

RESEARCH

Hockey analytics at the RIT Sports Analytics Conference

Jake Flancer

Inaugural Big Data Bowl hosted by the National Football League

Jack Soslow, Jake Flancer, Eric Dong, Andrew Castle

The Fortune Teller’s Trade Chart

By Cade Massey and Zach Drapkin

EVENTS

Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp

June 28 – July 2, 2021

Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp is a one-week, online program broadly introducing students to statistics through a sports lens. Hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp welcomes talented high school sophomores, juniors and seniors intrigued by statistics. Students applying to this program should have strong math skills and an interest in sports.

The summer experience serves as an entrée into the sports statistics world as it is not heavily focused on computing but rather the fundamental principles of sports statistics. Wharton professor Adi Wyner and guest faculty in conjunction with PhD students teach the program.

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Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104