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Harvard Student Group Tackles Your Favorite Sports Problems

Those Harvard kids sure do know their sports. Well, at least some of them do. Specifically, we refer to the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective, a “student organization dedicated to quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management.” They produce some of the smartest sports analysis this side of Bill James.

On Monday, graduate advisor and former HSAC president Daniel Granoff published a post discussing the rash of errors in the first round of baseball. It’s not our favorite post – preferring others such as the always popular subject of giving up touchdowns and an explanation of the men’s tennis ranking system – but it’s packed with solid stats.

Errors of every sort came pouring in; no play was routine. The Giants, Braves, Phillies and Reds combined to produce a total of 37 runs in their series. Of those, 12 were unearned from a total of 15 errors. That means 32.4% of the runs scored in the two National League Division Series were the results of errors. Compare this to the regular season, where only 8% of the total runs were unearned.

The takeaway: If you want to get smarter, read this site.

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NHL Preseason Now With More Television

More hockey? Sure.

The NHL announced its preseason broadcast schedule, and it’s significantly more extensive than last year’s. How so?

“This is the most comprehensive coverage of the pre-season ever on the Network with 40 hours of live game broadcasts and 78 hours total of live and delayed broadcasts,” read a release.

The puck drops with a tripleheader on September 21. The Philadelphia Flyers battle the New Jersey Devils followed by the Ottawa Senators vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, and then the Vancouver Canucks against the Calgary Flames. The regular season begins on October 7.

The rest of the schedule is after the jump.

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