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Player Photos and Name Pronunciations on Hockey Reference

Posted by Hans Van Slooten on April 7, 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

Posted by Mike on April 4, 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

Posted by David Corby on April 1, 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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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...

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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...

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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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