ESPN Stats & Information Group to Power New Analytics Destination
ESPN.com announced that it will soon launch ESPN.com/Analytics, a single online destination for analytics content powered by ESPN’s Stats & Information Group (SIG). Fans will be able to access featured rankings including QBR, Football, Basketball, and Soccer Power Indexes as well as original work from SIG writers. In addition, a roster of ESPN.com writers will contribute regularly to the section, along with content from Football Outsiders, Hockey Prospectus, Fangraphs, and others.
The new section will also provide a home for ESPN’s Stats & Info blog, which offers timely analysis of live games, milestones and breaking news from around the world of sports. It will also connect with SIG’s extraordinarily popular Twitter feed, @ESPNStatsInfo, which currently attracts nearly 1.4 million followers.
ESPN.com/Analytics will complement and cross-promote the outstanding work of FiveThirtyEight.com, which features leading data journalism storytelling not just about sports but politics, the economy, science, life, and popular culture.
“The quality of content that SIG consistently produces deserves its own space on ESPN.com,” says Chad Millman, VP & Editorial Director, Domestic Digital Content, ESPN. “By creating a one-stop destination for SIG’s analytics content, we are amplifying the hard work and dedication from this team while also better serving sports fans.”
“Sports analytics are an important part of our storytelling,” says Noel Nash, VP, Stats & Information Group, ESPN. “This new section will serve our most avid followers with all of ESPN’s statistics, data, tools and rankings in one easily accessible destination.”
The launch of ESPN.com/Analytics will be announced at a later date.