Sports Reference

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Sports Reference
Private
Industrysports technology, data, and content
Predecessor
FoundedAugust 2004;14 years ago (2004-08)
FounderSean Forman
Headquarters,
Products
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basektball Reference
  • Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference
Website Sports-Reference.com

Sports Reference, LLC is a company which operates several sports-related websites including Baseball-Reference.com , Pro-Football-Reference.com , Basketball Reference, and Hockey Reference. [1]

Baseball-Reference.com is a website providing baseball statistics for every player in Major League Baseball history. The site is often used by major media organizations and baseball broadcasters as a source for statistics. It offers a variety of advanced baseball sabermetrics in addition to traditional baseball "counting stats".

Pro-Football-Reference.com is a website providing a variety of statistics for American football. It is one of the few sites that provides information on both active and retired players. The site provides statistics for teams dating back to the pre-Super Bowl days. It has statistics for quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, kickers, returners, and punters, as well as some defensive statistics, and Pro Bowl rosters. It also has each team's game-by-game results.

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The site also includes sections on college football, college basketball and the Olympics. [2] The sites attempt a comprehensive approach to sports data. For example, Baseball-Reference.com contains more than 100,000 box scores and Pro-Football-Reference.com contains data on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941. [1]

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

College basketball

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

The company, which is based in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded as Sports Reference in 2004 and was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007. [3] [1] [4]

Mount Airy, Philadelphia Neighborhood of Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States

Mount Airy is a neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Olympics

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Sports Reference Olympics logo

Sports Reference added a site for Olympic Games statistics and history in July 2008. [5] [6]

Olympic Games major international sport event

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

The company announced in December 2016 that the Olympics site will be shut down in the near future due to a change in its data licensing agreement. [7] Since that time, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics was added, [8] but the site has not been updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics. [9] The providers of the Olympic data are working with another publisher to create a new website. [7]

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. These were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America and the third to be held in a developing country, after the 1968 games in Mexico City and the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea.

2018 Winter Olympics 23rd Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang (S. Korea) 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the eve of the opening ceremony.

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  5. "Olympics at Sports Reference Launches". Sports-Reference.com. July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26.
  6. "About SR/Olympics". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-29. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  7. 1 2 "We'll Be Closing Soon". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-19. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  8. "2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  9. "Winter Games Index". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-20.