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It’s a numbers game: 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 (USBC) Board Members,  share their “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” interning for their favorite NFL teams with the Daily Pennsylvanian. Nearly every young sports fan dreams of one day growing up to work for their favorite team. Similarly, nearly every one of them also gives up ...Read More

Wharton Moneyball Academy Students Named 2021 Diamond Dollars Case Competition Winners

The 2021 Diamond Dollars Case Competition winners were announced Friday, March 12 during the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. The winning teams selected were from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and the Horace Mann School in New York City. The University of Chicago team — which was picked to deliver an encore ...Read More

The Business of Sports Reckons with Domestic Violence Off the Field

Wharton’s Americus Reed and Abraham J. Wyner explain how athletes’ endorsement contracts might be more relevant than their sports performance, and how all are at stake when allegations of misconduct arise in Penn Today. October 14, 2021 During the U.S. Open last month, an ad for Rolex ran throughout commercial breaks showing a montage of top-ranked tennis ...Read More

Faculty and Student Spotlight: The Fortune Teller’s Trade Chart

Great piece by Cade Massey and Zach Drapkin on draft value space for Pro Football Focus. Apr 28, 2021 Last Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs acquired offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. from the Baltimore Ravens in a trade involving six draft picks. How did the teams value such a complicated deal? By using the “The Chart,” of ...Read More