The Big Data revolution has expanded to the world of sports and the potential for collecting a staggering amount of information now exists. With this abundance of data comes a need for trained professionals to interpret and analyze it. While sports analytics programs are relatively popular overseas, they remain rare in the United States. The strong and growing interest in sports analytics among students, and practicing professionals in athletics, provides a great opportunity for Mizzou to develop an emphasis area in Sports Analytics. The program will expose students to cutting-edge statistical methods in sports analytics and aid in the recruitment of future Mizzou tigers.
Your investment in Sports Analytics at MU will help develop new courses, provide undergraduate research opportunities, and support faculty training.