Fordham Athletics Announces Partnership with Fordham Sports Analytics Society
Bronx, NY – Sports fans have recently seen the role of analytics develop rapidly in the professional and college athletic landscape. This data-driven wave of thinking has given teams and athletes a significant advantage over their opponents, improving their chances of putting a winning product on the pitch. For the past ten years or so, professional sports teams have enjoyed the luxury of devoting entire departments to the statistical analysis of their players and those around the league. At the college level, this same phenomenon took shape – but on a much smaller scale and at the margins.
Fordham Athletics is delighted to announce our partnership with the Fordham Sports Analysis Company. This partnership will allow Fordham University to become one of the few selected universities to have access to fully-fledged student-led research teams for varsity sports including, but not limited to, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s football and women’s football.
“In the ever-changing landscape of varsity athletics, analysis plays a crucial role in the success of a program,” said Ed kull, sports director. “I am delighted to partner with the Fordham Sports Analytics Society to integrate this technology into our Fordham Athletics programs. Our Fordham students are brimming with innovative ideas and technical expertise and we are delighted to partner with them to continue the Fordham Athletics tradition.
Student analysts will be involved in the collection, manipulation, analysis and / or reporting of player and team data for various sport-specific research projects. Projects will range from scouting reports on opposing teams to reports on current trends in college sports.
About the Fordham Sports Analytics Society
The Fordham Sports Analytics Society was formed in 2020 under the leadership of Peter Majors (President) and Connor Dwyer (Vice president). During the spring semester of 2021, the first full semester of the club’s operation, it held a total of 23 meetings, published 14 peer-reviewed research papers, hosted 6 guest speaker events and won the New Club Award from the year of student organization and programming. The sophomore organization currently has 83 members and looks forward to an even more productive 2021-22 academic year.
The club is looking for students with a passion for sports analysis who would like to work within one of its research teams to improve Fordham Athletics field performance. If you are interested in joining one of these teams and working directly with Fordham Athletics for the next academic year, please fill out our registration form. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] If you would like to join the Fordham Sports Analytics Society mailing list to be notified of future meetings and offers, please fill out our registration form.