U.S. varsity considers tie-up with IIT-M in sports analytics


The College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF) is exploring the option of a tie-up with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for a programme in sports and entertainment analytics.

“Sports analytics, especially player analytics, could play a big role in a team’s performance,” said Balaji Padmanabhan, department chair, information systems & decision sciences department, College of Business.

Currently, USF runs a programme in sports and entertainment management and a project with Tampa Bay Lightning, a National Hockey League team in Florida. A tie-up with IIT would help expand their horizons, Mr. Padmanabhan said.

When contacted, a senior professor at IIT-M said although there was an interest on their side, there was a long way to go before anything crystallised.

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