Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

A global leader in advancing the intersection of analytics and business within the sports industry.

What Role Can AI Play in Sports?

Wharton professors Adi Wyner and Cade Massey join Eric Bradlow, vice dean of Analytics at Wharton, to discuss how AI — along with statistics and data science — can assist with tracking data, player evaluation, making predictions, and more. This interview is part of a special 10-part series called “AI in Focus.”

Changing the Game

The 2023 Fall/Winter issue of Wharton Magazine featured the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative as the cover story on sports analytics, with insights from alumni leaders in the field as well as cutting-edge research led by WSABI.

Apply Now for Moneyball Academy: Training Camp FLEX

Moneyball Academy: Training Camp FLEX is a four-week online program which introduces statistics and coding through a sports lens, and serves as an entrée into the sports statistics world as it is not heavily focused on computing, but the fundamental principles of sports statistics.

Wharton Sports Analytics Journal Call for Submissions

Our Fall 2023 edition will be published in December and will showcase a diverse collection of research articles authored by undergraduate and graduate students nationwide.
Research submitted on or before November 10, 2023, will be considered for the Fall Edition. Submissions received after November 10, 2023, will be considered for the Spring 2024 Edition.

Paul Sabin Join Analytics at Wharton as Senior Fellow

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Sabin, Senior Sports Analytics Fellow, to our team for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Wharton Data Science Competition

In conjunction with Wharton Global Youth, the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative is thrilled to host the Wharton Data Science Competition. This free competition offers high school students the chance to develop teamwork and problem-solving skills through the lens of sports analytics.
Registration is limited; join our mailing list to be notified when registration opens.

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative News

Adi Wyner On the Impact of Sports on Finances

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

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!

Wharton Junior ‘Takes the Field’

Emma Segerman, a junior at Wharton studying economics, attended the 2022 Take the Field program, a two-day event specifically designed for women interested in front office and on-field careers within professional baseball.

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.

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.

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.

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