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.





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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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.


Hockey analytics at the RIT Sports Analytics Conference

Jake Flancer

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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