The Key to Wide Receivers at the NFL Combine

By Mike Popper
Reading Time: 6 minutes

Some say speed kills. Others live by the philosophy of big bodies. And then there are those who love fast feet and quick change of direction twitchiness. For NFL fans, these draft philosophies have been debated over and over again. From that high school friend who believes NFL teams are doing the combine wrong (*cough cough* this article) to anyone’s crazy uncle who claims to have ran a 4.3 40 in his “prime,” the NFL Combine is a hotbed of discussion among NFL fans across the world.  Continue reading “The Key to Wide Receivers at the NFL Combine”

The NCAA Paying Their Athletes Doesn’t Add Up

By Will Hardin
Reading Time: 5 minutes

One of the most fiercely debated topics in the modern sports world is whether or not college athletes should be paid. Playing sports at one of the highest levels in the world is very time consuming, and the debate continues on whether athletes should be compensated for their performance at this level. Athletes spend countless hours practicing, training, and watching film, all on top of the demands of being a student. While these student-athletes grind away without making a penny beyond what their scholarship offers, the schools they represent are making millions of dollars off of their services. Continue reading “The NCAA Paying Their Athletes Doesn’t Add Up”

Assessing the True NBA Draft Value of Non-Lottery Seniors

By Michael Rochlis
Reading Time: 5 minutes

In the relationship between college basketball and the National Basketball Association, an interesting dynamic exists.  Often, the best college basketball players in the country are seniors—48 of the last 110 Wooden Award All American Team members from 2006 to 2016 were in their final year of eligibility—but that on-the-court success in college doesn’t typically translate to higher draft positions in the NBA draft.  In the drafts from 2006-2016, only 17.6% of all players drafted in the first round played through their senior year in college.  This difference represents a clear divide between who the best players are at the college level versus which players are seen as the most valuable upon declaring for the draft.   Continue reading “Assessing the True NBA Draft Value of Non-Lottery Seniors”

Welcome to Wahoo Sports Analytics

Sports Debate Club and Sports Business Society Members,

We hope that you are having a great summer. At the end of the spring semester, the officers of the Sports Business Society and the Sports Debate Club met and decided it would be in the best interest of both clubs to merge together fostering a more analytical approach to sports as set out in the original vision of the Sports Business Society. Continue reading “Welcome to Wahoo Sports Analytics”