Update: The competition will be held August 4 at 8pm ET.  You can make a donation here.

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In case you hadn’t heard, the second annual SIS Analytics Challenge is underway. If you’re not already entered, you can learn more about the contest here, but it’s more likely that you’ve come to find out who will be judging your research in the coming weeks.

We are fortunate to have had so many great industry experts agree to take part in the challenge. Each track will have four judges. Their backgrounds cover a wide spectrum of expertise and we’re excited about the different perspectives they will provide.

If you’re answering the football research prompt, your work will be judged by:
Caio Brighenti, Detroit Lions football analyst
Matt Manocherian, SIS VP of Football & Research and former NFL scout
Najee Goode, 8-year NFL linebacker and Super Bowl LII champion
Seth Walder, ESPN sports analytics writer
And the sports betting track panel is comprised of:
Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders editor-in-chief and ESPN+ NFL analyst
Dan Hannigan-Daley, SIS CEO
Johnny Avello, Las Vegas legend and current DraftKings Sportsbook director
Rick Neuheisel, former NFL offensive coordinator and Power 5 head coach for 12 years

While we think you’ll be excited about the opportunity to present to these judges, SIS has other stuff in the works and wants to empanel even more judges before presentations are due. Stay tuned for further updates in the coming days.