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Player Photos and Name Pronunciations on Hockey Reference

7th April 2014

You may have noticed that we added player photos in the past couple of days:

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In addition to these, we have added pronunciations for many player names. You can see all of them on the Pronunciation Guide page. Hopefully this helps you with some of the harder to pronounce names.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

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Player High Schools Added

4th April 2014

Just finished a project to add player high school listings for 22,000+ professional players. Players for whom we have data will now have their high school listed on their player pages. We have state-by-state listings from Alabama to Wyoming (and even foreign high schools) and we have listings of current and former players and their stats at high schools from Long Beach Polytechnic to Canton McKinley.

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WNBA and D-League Updates

1st April 2014

Just a note that we've updated our WNBA stats to include the 2013 season. Likewise, we've updated our D-League stats for the current year through yesterday's games, and will continue to update these daily through the rest of the season (which ends this month, yes!)

You've probably noticed that we maintain separate pages for a player's D-League stats. You can get to each by searching the player's name in our search box - we'll show you both results. We also link to a player's D-League page from their regular NBA page:

 

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You can get to both our WNBA and D-League sites by mousing over the More [+] link at the top of our site...

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Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference | 1 Comment »

BBR Feature Add: Practice Shot Charts

1st April 2014

Practice Shot Charts.

NBA.com has really upped the level of detail they've added, so we're trying to respond with the latest and greatest data we can get. We've recently come to an agreement with a number of franchises for access to their practice film and have begun breaking down scrimmage data.

Practice shot charts seem to us the next frontier in basketball analytics. This data will show you who's improving, who isn't, and who is working on new aspects of their game. It's especially useful for players without a lot of playing time.

Before we roll it out sidewide, we've prepared some sample charts.

Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, expire10d, Most Wanted, Stat Questions, Statgeekery, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Mike Lynch Joins Sports Reference

31st March 2014

Mike Lynch has joined Sports Reference as our new User Affairs Coordinator. Mike is a Philly native and Boston U. grad. He has an extensive background in sports history and studio production research working for ESPN as the lead researcher for NBA Tonight, for the Big Ten Network, and most recently for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Mike is on twitter at @SportInfo247.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Expire30d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Happy Opening Day!

30th March 2014

It's been a long cold winter here in Philadelphia. In honor of Sunday and Monday, the greatest days of the year, here are some Opening Day features we have here at B-R:

Give them a try, and enjoy baseball's return.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, General | 1 Comment »

Random B-R Pages

21st March 2014

I've added a tiny little link to the very end of the page nav bars that sends you to a random B-R page (the squiggly Greek letter). Mousing over it will also show 100 random pages.

Screenshot 2014-03-21 11.50.22

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NCAA Tournament Features

18th March 2014

Just a quick reminder that we have everything you need to get ready for the NCAA tournament, including schedules, broadcast info and round-by-round match-ups, all on our homepage, as well as these handy one-page previews; additionally, we have great historical research tools including NCAA Tournament results going back to 1939, as well an historical game finder where you can search our database of all NCAA tournament games.

The preview sheets are particularly helpful if you're seeing a team for the first time this season and need a quick primer...

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Find these by clicking on the preview link next to the scheduled game or in the round matchup summaries:

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We've also made our predictions - or, rather, let our computers do it for us - which you can find linked from our homepage:

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Play Index: Turnover Type in Event Finder

11th March 2014

Just a note that we've added turnover type to our Play Index Event Finder tool.

In particular, you can now find any of the following for a team or player:

  • Offensive Fouls
  • Bad/Stolen Passes
  • Lost Ball Turnovers
  • Traveling Violations
  • Palming Violations
  • Double Dribbles

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... with more turnover categories to come at some point. You can find the Event Finder as the first linked item on our Play Index+ page:

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This table is a supplement to our Play by Play tables on the player pages, which we added at the beginning of the season.

 

Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, Play Index | 7 Comments »

New to CBB: Historical Conference Tourneys & Standings

5th March 2014

Just a note that we've added conference tournament results going back to 2004 (with more to come soon). You can find the brackets on our conference summary pages.

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We've also re-formatted our conference standings page so that it's easier to follow. Each conference has its own sortable table, along with SOS, SRS, and a summary of AP rankings for all of the conference members, so you can see where every school stands as we head into conference tourney play...

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