Podcasts

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

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Adi Wyner Presents at the 2021 SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Virtual Analytics Conference

Adi Wyner, Co-Director of Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative presented at the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball, Rawlings, and Sports Info Solutions, on March 14, 2021. The conference brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the ...Read More

Student Spotlight: The Penn Sports Analytics Group Join Penn Basketball Coach on CBS Sports Network “Beyond The Box Score”

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the University of Pennsylvania’s John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Steve Donahue, was a special guest analyst on the CBS Sports Network’s broadcast of the BYU-Loyola Marymount NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball game. Undergraduate students from the Penn Sports Analytics Group (PSAG) joined via Zoom to help provide some ...Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Schrader Talks About What Helped Her Break Into Sports Business and Her View on Esports

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) had a chance to connect with Wharton’s recent alumni, W’19 Kelly Schrader and Associate at the National Basketball Association (NBA). In her interview, Kelly talks about what helped her break into sports business, shares advice to current students, and her view on esports. Please describe your path into sports ...Read More