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Archive for June, 2024

Gap Year Descriptions Added to WNBA Coverage

26th June 2024

Thanks to the efforts of our data intern Maddy Brown and our engineering intern Clare O'Dwyer, Basketball Reference has compiled and added descriptions for gap years for WNBA players. Similar to what we display for NBA players, these show career interruptions where a player misses a whole season due to injury, retirement or other circumstances. Some good examples are Sue Bird (who missed 2013 and 2019),  Sheryl Swoopes (2001, 2009, 2010), Elena Delle Donne (2020) and Lisa Leslie (2007).

We hope you enjoy these additions.

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College Football Stats Have Arrived in Stathead

21st June 2024

Exciting news! You can now search college football stats with a Stathead Football subscription! Our first tool for college stats, the College Player Season Finder, is now live on Stathead Football. With this addition, Stathead is your all-access pass to the College Football Reference database.

The Player Season Finder is one of Stathead's most popular tools, giving you the ability to answer questions from a single season, multiple seasons, and way more. Here's a few examples of the questions you can answer with this new tool:

  1. What were the most rushing yards by a freshman?
  2. Who had the most seasons with 4,000 passing yards?
  3. What's the school with the most Heisman Trophy winners?
  4. Who had the most rushing yards in a season with 30 passing TDs?

You can search offensive stats back to 1956 with a Stathead subscription! More tools will be coming in the months ahead, giving you the ability to search team stats and look for player game stats as well.

If you haven't tried Stathead Football, now's the perfect time! Plans start at $9 per month and there's a month-long free trial so you can decide if Stathead is for you.

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