Carnegie Mellon's Department of Statistics & Data Science is a leader in the field of statistics in sports. In recent years, the department has placed experts into sports of all levels, and the university as a whole has presence in all major sports outlets (including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, ESPN, and more).
This reading and research group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm to discuss the latest research in the field of statistics in sports and propose ideas for each other's sports-related work. The group is frequently joined by both the authors of the discussed papers and by local professionals in the field.
For more information, contact Sam Ventura (sventura[at]stat[dot]cmu[dot]edu) or Ron Yurko (ryurko[at]andrew[dot]cmu[dot]edu).