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Standard deviations for K%, BB%, and GB%


We know strikeouts are good, walks are bad, and ground balls are better than other types of batted balls, but how exactly does the data look when we divide up pitchers by standard deviations.

Batted ball rates are changing


Ground ball rates are increasing and fly ball rates are decreasing. The distribution is changing as well; does that reflect a league-wide preference?

How today's starter affects tomorrow's game


Managers have long stretched starters under the guise of "saving the bullpen" after periods of heavy usage. But what effect, if any, is there between reliever usage yesterday and win probability...

The 10 Minute Concussion Test - Husker Brain Power


The University of Nebraska is developing a way to scientifically diagnose a concussion in ten minutes on the sideline. This is just the start of what will be happening in the new East Stadium...

Gay coach seeks other coaches for thesis


Jeff Thomae, a graduate student at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and himself a diving coach, is seeking gay male college coaches for his thesis. He said he has three coaches already but...

Gay volunteers needed for UCLA study


As a public service, we are posting this after being contacted by the UCLA School of Medicine: Researchers at the UCLA School of Medicine are exploring gay men’s experience with gender roles.  To...

Take an academic survey on the lockout

A couple of researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Ben-Gurion University in Israel have asked Habs fans to participate in a survey about the lockout.

Concussions, CTE and Confusion Among Experts


CTE is a hot topic in the hockey world again, but what exactly are scientists talking about? A primer on the research process and where the CTE studies fit.

3 UCLA researchers receive PECASE award


3 UCLA professors have received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, "the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers." Besides the prestige, the awards bring a significant amount of money for their research. UCLA received more PECASE awards than any other UC campus.

Sports Fan Study Reveals: Scientists Are Nerds


A new study about sports fan loyalty reveals: scientists are nerds.

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