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SPORTS INFO SOLUTIONS TO HOST FOOTBALL ANALYTICS CHALLENGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND

Sports Info Solutions (SIS) announced today that it will be hosting a public football analytics challenge with all proceeds going to the United Negro College Fund.

Participants will be given access to SIS NFL play-by-play charting data from the 2019 season and are tasked with presenting the best solution to the question:

Which defensive line position is most important, and how does that change based on the game situation?

Registration officially opens on Wednesday, June 24th and will be ongoing until submissions are due on Sunday, July 19th. Participants should use this Registration Form to sign up for the contest.

All submissions will go through a preliminary round of judging conducted by the SIS Research & Development Department. Three finalists will be selected and have the unique opportunity to present their work on a live video call to a panel of guest judges consisting of: John Park (Manager of Football Research & Strategy, Indianapolis Colts), Aaron Schatz (Founder, Football Outsiders), and Matt Manocherian (Vice President, Football & Research, Sports Info Solutions).

Entrants are eligible to join the competition by making a minimum $1 donation on the affiliated GoFundMe page and filling out the registration form. Larger donations are appreciated, and non-entrants are encouraged to donate, too.

“Our goal, for what we know will be an exciting event, is to increase awareness of and make progress toward reducing racial inequality in America, and to encourage more minorities to pursue careers in the field of Sports Analytics,” stated Rob Dougherty, President of Sports Info Solutions.

Please reach out with any questions to challenge@sportsinfosolutions.com.

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