Sports, Statistics and Society

As part of Professor Flynt’s Foundation Seminar titled Sports, Statistics and Societygroups of first-year students acted as consultants, performing sports analytics for different Bucknell athletic teams.  Students worked with Baseball, Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Football.  Each coach developed a set of questions that they were interested in having the students analyze and gave students full access to their team data.   The group of students working with the football team worked very closely with Offensive Coordinator, Coach Bobby Acosta, spending time in the football coaching suite, looking at game video, and taking stats for the team up in the box at several practices.  Their analysis of practice data helped inform play calling for the offense in the last couple games of the season.  The project was featured in this segment during the TV broadcast of the final game versus Fordham on November 17th.