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Analysis of Sports Scheduling for the North Coast Athletic Conference

Student Researchers: Cal Thomay, Paula Trautvetter, Mike Ries

Faculty Advisors: Drew Pasteur and John Ramsay (Mathematics)

The goal of the project was to analyze the current methods used by the North Coast Athletic Conference in scheduling athletic contests in various sports. The primary objectives in scheduling are to minimize travel costs for NCAC member institutions and to minimize missed class times by student athletes. This optimization is subject to many sport-specific constraints. The team created a tool that will enable the NCAC to schedule athletic contests more efficiently as well as provide cost analysis of travel and missed class time to be used for comparison amongst different scheduling formats.