The Stat Report Blog
October 28, 2010 by Nate Policar

StatMonitr Basketball: New Print-from-anywhere Box Score

Through the StatMonitr for Basketball stats system, you can now print an official formatted NCAA box score from any computer connected to the internet.

There’s no longer a need to be tethered to the stat computer or interrupt your statistician crew to print boxes at timeouts or end of half. On the bottom toolbar of basketball stat feeds is a new icon titled ‘PRINT’, which will generate a properly formatted PDF file of your up-to-date box score, which you can then send to any printer.

Just another way that StatMonitr is revolutionizing sports statistics technologies and making life easier for SID’s.

October 20, 2010 by Nate Policar

Hotkeys now available in StatMonitr

In the latest product feature addition, BCS Stats’ has added the ability to use your keyboard to navigate stat views in its StatMonitr products. Users may now switch views using either the number key associated with each stat button or using the arrow keys on their keyboards.

Hotkeys are immediately available for football and basketball stats, and will be coming to the remaining sports in the near future, as well as the StatBroadcast interface.

October 04, 2010 by Nate Policar

Are you ready for Midnight Madness?: New Basketball Features

 With Midnight Madness just a week away, believe it or not the new NCAA basketball season is just around the corner. Is your team set for stat monitors and live stats yet? Here’s what you’re missing out on if you don’t have BCS Stats’ StatMonitr or StatBroadcast…

New features added for the 2010-11 season:

All-new Graphical Interface
Following the footsteps of our highly acclaimed baseball and football interfaces, BCS Stats for basketball now features our new sleek design. Laid out to make better use of your screen and organize information better, our new interface provides a high-definition view of real-time stats

New Stats Available: Last Field Goal; Last Lead; Percentages by Half; Hollinger’s Four Factors
In addition to adding more crucial stats to our main box score view, our new Team Compare view now includes five new stat categories that examine each of Hollinger’s Four Factors in the game, including offensive efficiency, effective FG percentage and more.

Run Notifications
The interface now alerts you immediately when either team goes on a run of 6 or more points

Leaderboard
The leaderboard allows you to see immediately who is leading each team in each statistical category, as well as who is in foul trouble

Full Box Score, Box Scores by Half and Season Stats
The interface now includes view for each team, which includes full box scores, including minutes, offensive rebounds, steals and blocks, as well as box scores by half and live-updating season stats.

Play By Play Recap
In addition to displaying a full play-by-play for all periods played, the interface now includes a quick recap of the last 20 plays in reverse order, to quickly review what led up to the current situation.

All of these features and more are included with the 2010-11 versions of StatMonitr and StatBroadcast for Basketball. Check them out here: http://www.bcsstats.com/events/stats.html?id=2

If your event or school has not become a partner with BCS Stats’, its still not too late. Contact us today to find out how to get BCS Stats’ on your campus.

September 27, 2010 by Nate Policar

Live Updating Season Stats now available for Football

Development has completed development and deployed a new feature for both the StatMonitr media stats and StatBroadcast live stats platforms that enable schools and events to display real-time, live updating season stats alongside their live game stats for all football game stat feeds carried on the BCS Stats’ network.

This new feature adds support for both home and visitor stats, and introduces a new feature not before available on any live stats platform: season stats that update live as the game progresses. This feature is especially attractive to media covering the game, who not only have updated season stats available throughout the game, but immediately following the game will have access to up-t0-date season stats, without having to wait for the SID staff to compile them and re-post on the team’s website.

You may see an example of this new feature in action by clicking on the following link and selecting Season Stats from the button menu: http://www.bcsstats.com/events/stats.html?id=153

BCS Stats’s is planning on rolling out this feature for its Basketball stat interfaces as well by Nov. 1st, in time for the 2010-11 season tip-off.

August 08, 2010 by Nate Policar

New Features: 2010 StatMonitr for Football

With the new football season just weeks away, it’s time for a first-hand look at the new features added to StatMonitr for Football for the new season:

  • Improved visual interface
    Building off of the visual layout used for StatMonitr for Baseball, the new Football interface uses a similar layout. Designed to make stats stand out better visually and more organized, the new stat interface also displays more information on each screen.
  • Expanded Stats on the Team Stats View
    Now includes views that include first downs by play type, detailed red zone statistics, special teams summary and more.
  • BCS Stats LiveNotes
    Now includes the popular LiveNotes feature found on StatMonitr for Baseball and Basketball. Teams can now author live notes during a game and send them directly to stat monitors throughout the press box.
  • Scoreboard from around the NCAA
    Added a ‘bottom line’ style scoreboard, displaying a running ticker of up-to-date scores from around the country, direct from NCAA.com. Can be customized to show all scores, Top 25, Conference, etc.

And as with all BCS Stats’ services, StatMonitr for Football now runs on our new Cloud server platform, ensuring that not only will your stats be delivered in lightning fast real-time, but also that your service won’t be interrupted whether you have 5 media members or 5000.

August 02, 2010 by Nate Policar

Advantages of Leasing Stat Monitors over Buying

Oftentimes we hear from schools interested in our StatMonitr system, “We’re looking for a permanent solution, not a program we have to pay for yearly. We want to buy our stat monitors.”

While our attractive leasing options are not the right answer for everyone, here are some of reasons why we think leasing works to your advantage over buying:

You’ll be potentially using your stat monitors at over 100 events for over 300 hours a year. Are you ready to take on the following responsibilities?

  • NO SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE HASSLES
    Are you prepared to deal with error messages and blue screens?

    BCS Stats maintains the software on your StatMonitr for you, making sure that it is up-to-date and in working order. If it stops working, we’ll simply swap it out with another unit to get you up and running while we fix the problem.
  • NO HARDWARE MAINTENANCE OR REPAIRS
    What will it cost for repairs by a certified laptop technician?

    If you’ve ever owned a laptop, you know that they can be “fragile” and “cranky” when it comes to their hardware. Leasing frees you from the responsibility of maintaining hardware and fixing any internal problems. Internal repairs on laptops/tablets require a specialized skill set, are usually very costly and many times require a manufacturer certified technician to avoid invalidating your warranty.  Plus, they can result in long periods of down time for your monitors. BCS Stats handles all of your hardware issues during the length of your lease: simply ship it back to us and we’ll overnight you a new one to get you back up and running while we repair the problem.
  • A WORKING “STAT MONITOR” OUT OF THE BOX?
    You’ll need more than an off-the-shelf tablet PC

    Unfortunately there is no Stat Monitor Store (at least not yet, but we’re working on it), where you can simply walk in, choose from different models and have a working stat monitor out of the box. You’ll need additional software and/or hardware to start using it at your events. While you can certainly use our StatMonitr service with any computer, our service and software cost is built into the price of any equipment lease.
  • PROTECT YOURSELF FROM OBSOLETE AND USELESS EQUIPMENT
    Don’t get stuck with expensive paperweights

    Most experts agree that the effective life of a laptop or tablet PC is between 3 and 5 years, and that the technology inside of it can be considered outdated after just 18 months.  Based on current prices from leading manufacturers, the breakeven period between purchasing stat monitor tablets and leasing StatMonitrs from BCS Stats is 3 years. Not only are you guaranteed against a StatMonitr dropping dead, but you can be sure that we’re upgrading our fleet of computers to stay current with the ever-changing marketplace.
  • ENJOY THE BCS STATS’ ADVANTAGE
    Worry-free and hassle-free stat monitors

    In addition to freeing yourself from the worries and hassles of hardware and software maintenance, purchasing decisions and configuration, you get several more important features that are only available from BCS Stats, including:

    • Additional web browser access to stats for media
    • Lightning fast real-time stat updates
    • Our software that virtually configures itself to run every evetn
    • Our integrated system that works with your wireless or wired network
    • Customized colors and graphics
    • BCS Stats’ LiveNotes feature
    • BCS Stats’ Scores from Around the Country
    • Free technical support
    • Our unending dedication to providing the best experience possible

     

  • AVOID PURCHASING DECISIONS, RULES, REGS  AND PAPERWORK
    Save time and avoid the red tape

    Most public universities have set minimum technology standards, purchasing decision procedures and other hassles to deal with before you can purchase your equipment. And a lot of the time, this ends up increasing the price of the equipment. You can avoid all this by leasing StatMonitrs directly from us—it’s simply becomes a media relations budget item rather than an equipment purchase.