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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WHARTON STORIES

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.

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Stephanie McCaffrey: Finding Herself Again After Soccer

After an illness cut her promising soccer career short, Stephanie McCaffrey talks about starting over and finding herself again in the process.

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

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Why NFL Coaches Make Bad Decisions: A Gridiron Digest Seminar

Check out this article in Bleacher Report on four of the different sessions at the Wharton Sports Business Summit

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

Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference

Jacob Richey

EVENTS

Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club Industry Exploration Series

November 12-13 | November 19-20

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2020 Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club Industry Exploration Series on November 12-13 and November 19-20, 2020. Students from Penn and other universities will be able to sign up for 30 minute coffee chats with 3-5 other students and a member of the sports industry. 

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Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104