Central hosted students, researchers and ESPN The Magazine reporter Peter Keating for the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting (MSAM) Nov. 19. The all-day conference featured sports analytics research presentations, networking and a keynote presentation by Keating.
Russ Goodman, associate professor of mathematics and assistant women’s soccer coach, coordinated the conference. Goodman also teaches Central’s senior seminar in sports analytics, and several Central students made poster presentations at the conference.
Goodman says sports analytics is an opportunity to showcase how math is used in the real world. “Importantly, this analysis process applies to many areas beyond the sports world,” he says.