All in for open data in sports

In honor of Game 3 in the NBA Finals, here’s a round up of sports-related open data resources. First up is this list from the California State University at Northridge. It’s available at other library websites too. Open Source Sports describes itself as, “Massive sports databases for you to download.” While it’s got links to interesting information about women in baseball and cycling, it doesn’t appear to be have been touched much since 2013. Some folks have tried an “if you build it they will click on it” approach for data collections they can’t find otherwise, only to run into proprietary problems. In the space of the Game 3 halftime, the three-point winners are: Sports Data Hub’s OpenSDH which is an open source open data tool for analytics and Basketball Reference, which has every current stat you’d want to see about the Cavaliers and the Warriors – except who’s going to win tonight.

  One thought on “All in for open data in sports

  1. Jesse McNulty
    June 19, 2015 at 1:01 am
  2. Paolo Riva
    August 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I would like to suggest you also this website: http://sportsopendata.net/ it could be a really interesting website about Open Data in Sports.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      That is a lovely site! Thanks for finding this post and suggesting your site. Good luck!

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      • Paolo Riva
        August 5, 2015 at 3:02 am

        Feel free to contribute to our website whenever you want 🙂

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