Data Sources for Sports

  • Robert P. Schumaker
  • Osama K. Solieman
  • Hsinchun Chen
Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 26)


Data, the life-blood of modern sport analysis, has undergone its own revolution. It used to be that data was simply viewed as a record of the game’s events that was kept either by the organizations or the responsible leagues for historical purposes. That data became transformed into a condensed form to provide a brief recap of the game’s events through a newspaper boxscore. It wasn’t until many years later that publishing of data became cheap enough to fill a growing niche of interest. Game data was then expanded upon with comparisons made across different sets. This activity led to refinement as new ideas were introduced of what data should be captured. Then with the advent of the Internet revolution, data rose to the height of accessibility, where sport-related data could be found easily and quickly, oftentimes in searchable form.


Professional Society Fantasy Sport American Sport Game Data Historical Purpose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. Schumaker
    • 1
  • Osama K. Solieman
    • 2
  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.TucsonUSA
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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