8am – Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast available

9am – Welcome

9:10am – “The intra-match home advantage in Australian Rules football”

By Richard Ryall & Anthony Bedford

9:45am - “Pitcher Accuracy through Catcher Spotting: Assessing Rater Reliability”

By Andrew C. Thomas

10:20am – “Optimal Dynamic Clustering Through Relegation and Promotion: How to Design a Competitive Sports League”

By Martin L. Puterman and Qingchen Wang

10:55am – “Dynamic Effort, Sustainability, Myopia, and 110% Effort”

by Stephen Shmanske

11:30am – Featured Speaker: Sig Mejdal of the St. Louis Cardinals

12:15pm Lunch Provided and Poster Session

1:45pm – “Drafts versus Auctions in the Indian Premier League”

by Tim Swartz

2:20pm – “Reconsideration of the best batting order in baseball: Is the order to maximize the expected number of runs really the best?”

by Nobuyoshi Hirotsu

2:55pm –“Uncovering Football’s Best Goalscorers in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Eredivisie, and Ligue 1 for the 2009-2010 Season”

By Joel Oberstone

3:30pm – “An Empirical NFL Draft Value Chart”

By Michael Schuckers

4:05pm – Featured Speaker: Roland Beech of Dallas Mavericks

5:00pm – Concluding Remarks

For further information on each presentation, see the presentation descriptions.

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