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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL expanding use of football data chips

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

The NFL is moving forward with inserting a tracking chip in footballs for all games in the 2017 season, which will greatly add to player performance statistics. The move is not designed to aid first down and touchdown calls, however, and the data won’t be showing up on TV screens during the...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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