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Meet the Instructors

Mike Magazine

Mike Magazine

Professor Mike Magazine

Professor Mike Magazine is an Ohio Eminent Scholar of Business Analytics in the Lindner College of Business. He teaches two sports analytics courses at Lindner, Bracketology and Sports by the Numbers.

His love of math and sports and teaching it to students has earned him a place at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference presented by ESPN on February 28-March 1, 2014 in Boston.

Paul Bessire

Paul Bessire

Lindner Alum Paul Bessire

Paul Bessire co-teaches Bracketology with Professor Magazine. Bessire, a 2005 alum of the Lindner College of Business, is a statistician and veteran sports journalist who uses his MS-QA degree (now business analytics) to run his state-of-the-art sports forecasting website called The software picks a winning team by simulating a game 50,000 times before it's actually played and has the ability to account for all of the relevant statistical interactions of the players (playing or not playing/injured), coaches, officials, fans (homefield advantage) and weather in each game.