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Student athletes find big wins in big data

Student athletes find big wins in big data

February 27, 2017

From field hockey to football, teams rely on statistics to evaluate players, opponents, and strategy. “What we have now is so much better than just a few years ago,” says men’s basketball coach Luke Flockerzi. “I can’t imagine what’s in store in the years ahead.”

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GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

February 27, 2017

Kim Stagg ’17 covers a lot of ground during each soccer team practice and game. Thanks to an innovative data science program, she and her coaches now know just how much. In fact, she left cleat marks on more than 90% of Fauver Stadium during last season’s closer against Emory. Stagg and her teammates wear GPS devices that track movement, heart rate, and exertion levels, helping her coaches know how much recovery time she might need to avoid injury.

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UR is college squash’s top-ranked team

UR is college squash’s top-ranked team

January 27, 2017

For the first time in the 59-year history of the squash program at the University of Rochester, the Yellowjackets have achieved a #1 ranking in the latest College Squash Association (CSA), released on Friday.

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University QB Dan Bronson ’18 honored by state police

University QB Dan Bronson ’18 honored by state police

November 18, 2016

Dan Bronson’ 18, starting quarterback for the Yellowjackets, chased and captured a man who had robbed an elderly woman outside a Lockport, NY restaurant.

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Field Hockey moves on to Sweet 16

Field Hockey moves on to Sweet 16

November 10, 2016

With a 2-0 victory over visiting Shenandoah University, the Yellowjackets move to the next round of the NCAA Division III playoffs, taking on defending national champion Middlebury College on Saturday.

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Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

July 21, 2016

An early leader in the adoption of arthroscopy, Rochester’s sports medicine program and its graduates have helped shape the field of sports medicine while restoring countless injured athletes to health.

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Debate goes varsity

Debate goes varsity

April 11, 2016

They have coaches, travel extensively during the year, and compete in national and local tournaments. So it made sense that Debate Union — an academic team with needs like those of varsity athletics — found a new home under the aegis of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

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Squash team has four All-Americans

Squash team has four All-Americans

April 6, 2016

For the second straight year and only the third time in the 58-year history of the University’s squash program, Rochester has four All-Americans, named by the College Squash Association.

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The miss heard ’round the world

The miss heard ’round the world

March 30, 2016

As winner of the national State Farm Assist of the Year Award, Sam Borst-Smith will fly to Houston on Thursday morning, and his unlikely play will be shown to the crowd at NRG Stadium that evening.

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Villanova coach had Wright stuff in Rochester

Villanova coach had Wright stuff in Rochester

March 28, 2016

Long before he was leading the Villanova Wildcats back to the Final Four, coach Jay Wright was cutting his basketball teeth on the River Campus, serving as a Yellowjackets assistant coach under Mike Neer from 1984 to 1986.

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