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Hockey-Reference Template Update

Posted by Neil on August 13, 2012

As you might have noticed, we updated the site template at Hockey-Reference over the weekend, bringing it up to code (pun intended) with the rest of the S-R sites.

What does that mean for you? Here's a rundown of the new features we added:

  • Rollover menus in the navbar. Rolling your mouse over the "play index | boxscores | players | etc." menus at the top of pages will now give you more options, including quick access to recent results.
  • Improved table sorting. Now, you can reset tables you sorted (via header clicking) by clicking the header again until the original sorting returns -- the order goes from Default --> Descending --> Ascending --> Default.
  • SHARE stats.You can now use our SHARE capability to customize tables, link to H-R content, and embed stats on your own site.
  • Link to specific tables. Every table has a Link option that lets you send people directly to the table you want.
  • ...and more!

As always, you can report ongoing bugs here: Sr.FogBugz.com

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Expire30d, Features, Hockey-Reference.com

Support Basketball-Reference.com, Sponsor a Page

Posted by Neil on August 2, 2012

Sponsoring a page is fun, fast, and easy way to support what we're doing here at Basketball-Reference. With a sponsorship, you can:

  • Show your support for your favorite player or team.
  • Drum up traffic for your own site & draw in fans with a common interest.
  • Get some well-deserved recognition for your support of BBR.
  • Make your voice heard by the tens of thousands of people who visit Basketball-Reference every day.

Here's all you have to do to get involved:

  1. Create a membership account.
  2. Find the page(s) you'd like to support, and click "sponsor" (available pages).
  3. If the page you want is already sponsored, click "Alert Me!" to be informed when the current sponsorship expires.
  4. Follow the instructions to create your message and make your payment.
  5. Your message and links will be visible on the page after we approve them (usually in less than 24 hours).

And who knows, if you're clever enough, your message might end up on lists like these.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Sponsors

Olympics at Sports-Reference

Posted by Neil on July 31, 2012

Just a friendly reminder to check out our Olympics site, which is being updated daily throughout the London games.

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, expire21d, Features, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com

All-Time Franchise-to-Franchise Trade Partners

Posted by Neil on July 30, 2012

With the trade deadline coming up tomorrow, you might be interested to know how often a given franchise has traded with every other MLB team in its history.

Luckily, you can find a list of those trades using our Franchise Trade History feature. (Here's a great example of the kinds of searches you can run using this tool.)

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

Check Out B-R’s Bullpen Wiki!

Posted by Neil on July 26, 2012

The Baseball-Reference Bullpen: Baseball's collaborative encyclopedia

Just a reminder for everyone to check out the B-R Bullpen Wiki, the collaborative baseball encyclopedia that anyone can edit. We have 65,285 articles -- and counting -- thanks to users just like you, and we hope to add many more as we collect and organize as much baseball knowledge as possible. To get you started, here are some links on the project:

Or you could just go to a Random Page.

Give it a try, explore a little, and maybe even take a shot at editing a page. There's a lot of baseball knowledge out there just waiting to be added to these pages!

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features

2012 MLB All-Star Game Preview

Posted by Neil on July 9, 2012

For every game of the regular season and playoffs, we generate a preview containing player and team stats pertaining to the matchup. The All-Star Game is no exception, so please enjoy our 2012 MLB All-Star Game Preview as you prepare for the game on Tuesday.

1 Comment | Posted in All-Star, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, expire10d, Features

Reminder: 2012 Free Agent Tracker and Men’s Olympic Basketball Section

Posted by Neil on July 9, 2012

Just a reminder -- we released a couple of really cool features last week that you might have missed the first time around:

  • 2012 Free Agent Tracker - A list of every 2012 NBA free agent, updated every weekday with new contract details and offers as they happen.
  • Men’s Olympic Basketball Section - A new section of the site with stats, rosters, and results from every men's Olympic basketball tournament since 1936.

Enjoy, and be sure to let us know any more suggestions you might have via email.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, expire40d, Features

All-Star Game History

Posted by Neil on July 6, 2012

With the All-Star Game coming up next Tuesday, be sure to take time for our All-Star History section, where you can find a list of every ASG ever played (with links to boxscores), ASG leaders, starting lineups, and more.

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features

2012 Free Agent Tracker

Posted by Neil on July 3, 2012

Follow this summer's action in free agency using Basketball-Reference's 2012 Free Agent Tracker page. We'll update it daily, so you can keep tabs on every player who changes his address this offseason.

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

Men’s Olympic Basketball Section

Posted by Justin Kubatko on July 2, 2012

This past Friday I gave our Twitter followers a sneak preview of our new Men's Olympic Basketball section on Basketball-Reference.com. Today I'd like to formally announce the launch of this new section of the site and describe some of its features:

  • The Athletes subsection contains a page for every athlete who participated in men's Olympic basketball, from Joe Fortenberry in 1936 to Dwight Howard in 2008. Each athlete's page contains biographical data, statistics game logs, and more.
  • The Teams subsection has a page for every men's Olympic basketball team. Each country has their own index with a summary of their Olympic results and links to more detailed pages for each team they fielded in the Olympics.
  • The Years subsection has a page for each Olympic year with the medal results, finals standings, schedule & results, and more.
  • Finally, the Games subsection has detailed results for each day of competition, plus box scores for every game.

Not coincidentally, the launch of this new section was timed to follow-up on the popularity of NBA TV's documentary "The Dream Team" and in anticipation of the 2012 Olympics in London. I hope you enjoy the Mens' Olympic Basketball section, and as always please let us know if you have find any bugs or have any suggestions for ways that we can improve the site.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

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