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BBR Feature Add: Practice Shot Charts

Posted by sean on April 1, 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.

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Mike Lynch Joins Sports Reference

Posted by sean on March 31, 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.

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Happy Opening Day!

Posted by sean on March 30, 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.

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Shooting Tables on Team Pages

Posted by David Corby on March 24, 2014

Last month we introduced shooting tables on the player pages. Just a note that we added these to our team pages last week, as well.

Here you can admire all of the Clippers that know what to do with the ball when they're near the basket...

 

lac_shooting2

 

 

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Search for And-1s, Opportunities and Conversions

Posted by David Corby on March 24, 2014

Just a note that we've added searches for And-1s to our Play by Play Event Finder, and we've distinguished And-1 Opportunities from And-1s that are actually converted. Previously, we had only published And-1 Opportunities on our player page Play-by-Play tables.

As a reminder, you can find our Event Finder search tool by clicking on Play Index in the top left of our site, then Play Index+, then Event Finder.

In case you don't have time to check, through yesterday's games Blake Griffin is leading the NBA with 60 And-1 Opportunities while Kevin Durant is leading with 49 converted And-1s.

 

kd_and1

 

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Random B-R Pages

Posted by sean on March 21, 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

Posted by David Corby on March 18, 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...

primer

 

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

preview2

 

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

forecast

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Play Index: Turnover Type in Event Finder

Posted by David Corby on March 11, 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

eventfinder

 

... 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:

pi_find 

 

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

 

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New to CBB: Historical Conference Tourneys & Standings

Posted by David Corby on March 5, 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.

ctourn_bracket

 

 

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...

ivy_standings

 

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1914 and 1915 Seasons Added

Posted by sean on March 4, 2014

1914 Boston Braves Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

You can now follow the Miracle Braves season as we have added box scores, splits and gamelogs back to the 1914 season. This includes the entirety of the Federal League's existence.

Thanks for the miracle workers at RetroSheet we can now search through a cool 100 years of baseball box scores, gamelogs and splits. Check out the Data Coverage Page to see just how what we now do and don't have.

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