# Mathematics and Sports

Theme Articles

## Football

- A
Markov Method for Ranking College Football Conferences

by R. Bruce Mattingly and Amber J. Murphy - How to Kick a Field Goal

by Daniel C. Isaksen - Linear Algebra on the Gridiron

by Daniel C. Isaksen - A Look at Overtime in the NFL

by Chris Jones - Extending the Colley Method to Generate Predictive Football Rankings

by R. Drew Pasteur - When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Retrodictive Rankings in College Football

by R. Drew Pasteur - How
Deep is Your Playbook?

by Tricia Muldoon Brown and Eric B. Kahn

## Baseball

- Surprising Streaks and Playoff Parity: Probability Problems in a Sports Context

by Rick Cleary - Sabermetrics: The Past, the Present, and the Future

by Jim Albert - Did Humidifying the Baseball Decrease
the Number of Homers at Coors Field?

by Howard Penn - Streaking:
Finding the Probability for a Batting Streak

by Stanley Rothman and Quoc Le

## Track & Field

- The Effects of Wind and Altitude in the 400-m Sprint with Various IAAF Track Geometries

by Vanessa Alday and Michael Frantz - Mathematical Ranking of the Division III Track and Field Conferences

by Chris Fisette - What is the Speed Limit for the Men's 100 Meter Run?

by Reza Noubary - May the Best Team Win: Determining the Winner of a Cross Country Race

by Stephen Szydlik - Biomechanics of Running and Walking

by Anthony Tongen and Roshna E. Wunderlich

## Golf

- The Science of a Drive

by Douglas N. Arnold - Is Tiger Woods a Winner?

by Scott Berry - G. H. Hardy’s Golfing Adventure

by Roland Minton - Tigermetrics

by Roland Minton

## Soccer

- Bending a Soccer Ball with Math

by Tim Chartier

## Tennis

- Teaching
Mathematics and Statistics Using Tennis

by Reza Noubary - Percentage
Play in Tennis

by G. Edgar Parker

## Basketball

- Bracketology:
How can math help?

by Tim Chartier, Erich Kreutzer, Amy Langville and Kathryn Pedings - Jump Shot Mathematics

by Howard Penn - Down
4 with a Minute to Go

by G. Edgar Parker

## And more sports . . .

- Can Mathematics Make a Difference? Exploring Tire Troubles in NASCAR

by Cheryll E. Crowe - Scheduling a Tournament

by Dalibor Froncek