The Wharton Moneyball Post Game Podcast
Wharton Moneyball: 2019 NBA Finals, NFL Offensive Linemen, & TrackMan Data in MLB
Show from 6/12/19
Full house in this episode of Wharton Moneyball! At the top of the show our hosts get into the biggest sports news of the week, the NBA finals, Durant's injury and the Warriors victory in Toronto. Then former NFL Offensive Lineman turned MIT PHD in Mathematics, John Urschel, joins the show to talk about how he used his intelligence to help him excel on and off the field as well as his brand new book, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.” Plus learn how TrackMan data in the MLB is useful in player development.
John Urschel - Former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and a PhD candidate at MIT. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Penn State, and in 2013, he won the Sullivan Award, given to “the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States,” and the Campbell Trophy, awarded to the country’s top scholar-athlete in college football. He is also the Author of the new book, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.”
Follow him on Twitter: @JohnCUrschel
Check out his book: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Matter-Life-Math-Football/dp/0735224862
John Olshan - General Manager of TrackMan, a technology used by all 30 MLB teams today.
Follow TrackMan on Twitter: @TrackManBB
Visit TrackMan Sites: https://trackmangolf.com/what-we-track
Zach Day - Former Major League Pitcher and he is now the Manager of Insights and Player Development at TrackMan.