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Associated Press Coverage of MLB 2005 Schedule

"Each team plays 162 games, half of them at home, half away. League officials would not discuss the criteria of a winning proposal but said the process has become increasingly complex, with new divisions, interleague play, extended playoffs and more demands from cities with scheduling conflicts.

As a result, scheduling has become much more of a science and academics now play a larger role, [Major League Baseball VP Katy] Feeney said.

In fact, Doug Bureman, co-founder of the Sports Scheduling Group, teamed up with a business professor from Carnegie Mellon University and a professor of industrial and systems engineering at Georgia Tech to put together the winning proposal."

Associated Press, ESPN and many other outlets

Firm's Computer Modeling Schedules Games

"Sports scheduling is messy. It involves lots of factors, from which teams need to play which, to making sure that everybody has the right number of home games, to minimizing the travel that teams need to endure to get from one city to another. It's not something you want to do by hand.

But it doesn't need a big company to handle it either. A small outfit called The Sports Scheduling Group ( does the work, using computer modeling for big time sports such as The Big Ten, Major League Baseball, The ACC and others."

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, September 13, 2009

Mountain West Schedule Announced

"The scheduling process proved particularly challenging in 2005 and, for the first time, the Conference utilized the services of an outside entity to help construct a workable format. The Sports Scheduling Group, which includes Major League Baseball and the Atlantic Coast Conference among its clients, utilized its world-class personnel and computer resources to assist the MWC in attempting to balance more than 130 variables generated by the member institutions, the league scheduling parameters and television."

Mountain West Conference, 2005