SpORts Section Outing to Predators Game

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A dozen or so members of the OR in Sports (SpORts) Section and some INFORMS staffers kicked off their #INFORMS2016 conference experience with an outing to see the Nashville Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks.  The home team won by a score of 5-0, and there were even a few decent fights. During the intermission between the first and second periods, Nick Lubrano (a former student in my Sports Analytics course at Notre Dame) visited us to share some idea of what he does as a Scouting Analyst for the Predators. We are hoping to make this an annual event, so stay tuned for our plans in Houston next year.  The schedules for the Rockets and Texans, as well as Rice Univ. and U. Houston are not yet available.  (Note:  The Astros will only be a target of opportunity, if there performance gets them to the playoffs.) Thanks to SpORts Chair Walt DeGrange and the INFORMS staff for setting up this outing.