In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes that Miami coach Jim Larranaga is rebuilding the Hurricanes by embracing advanced metrics that most college basketball coaches have long ignored.
Believe it or not, there are stats to prove chemistry is necessary in the NBA. And it's all about role players doing their thing. Plus, NFL fourth down update and quantifying the nostalgia (or lack thereof) for the San Francisco/New York Giants.
What do Yovani Gallardo and Cole Hamels have in common besides unfulfilled potential? According to Peter Keating, they don't throw enough strikes. More strikes means more of a chance to move into Cy Young territory next year.