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2014
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
2013
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. >>
Tune in to hear NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet discuss baseball projections and his mathematical model in a live interview on NPR's public radio program “Science Friday.”  >>
Now that Major League Baseball's regular season has ended with the exciting one-game tiebreaker that got the Rays to the next round, and with the Rays and the Pirates winning the one game playoff for the wild card team, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again begun analyzing the probability of each team advancing through each round of baseball's postseason.  >>
NJIT senior right-hander Mark Leiter, Jr. struck out 20 Chicago State batters in a nine-inning 5-3 win for the Highlanders Friday night. Leiter's 20 strikeouts were the most nationally in a 2013 NCAA Division I game and the most in NJIT program history.Read more in The Wall Street Journal. >>
It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight races, says baseball guru NJIT Associate Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet.  Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win.  Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling, his projections have compared well with those of so-called experts. >>
2012
The Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will make it to Major League Baseball's post-season as wild card teams in the National League (NL) in 2012, according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet.  >>
The work of NJIT researchers N.M. Ravindra, Ivan Padron, Priyanka Singh, Bhumi Bhatt, and Vishal Singh will be featured in the upcoming March issue of JOM - The Member Journal of TMS>>
2011
With Major League Baseball's World Series set to begin tomorrow, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again analyzed the players most deserving of winning baseball's most important awards for the 2011 season. >>
The Major League Baseball Division Series is underway and NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again analyzed the probability of each team advancing to the World Series. >>
Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves will take the wild card slot in the National League (NL), according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet>>
2010
There's a 65 percent chance that the Texas Rangers will beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series starting tomorrow, said NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
So far, so good for NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, who's been calling the cards right when it comes to winning baseball teams. In the first round of the Major League Baseball Division Series last week, Bukiet, an associate professor of mathematics at NJIT, said the Phillies, Rangers, Yanks and Giants would be ahead. And, they are thanks to his mathematical model. >>
With the Major League Baseball Division Series set to begin, associate math professor Bruce Bukiet at NJIT is performing his analysis of the probability of each team advancing to the League Championship Series.  "Going into these series, the Philadelphia Phillies have a 64 percent chance of defeating the Cincinnati Reds in their best of five game series,” he said. “The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants have slight advantages to win series over their opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves respectively in the first round Division Series contests. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, of West Orange, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences who applies mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has won the 2010 Major League Baseball Predictions contest sponsored by Baseball PhD. >>
NJIT placed 29 student-athletes in six sports on the 2009-10 Winter/Spring Great West Conference All-Academic team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade-point average and also must have participated in at least 50 percent of their respective teams' contests. >>
NJIT is seeded seventh overall and will play in Pool 2 of the inaugural Great West Conference Baseball Tournament, set to begin on Wednesday in Edinburg, Texas, hosted by Texas-Pan American. >>
2009
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Yankees and Phillies winning the World Series. He also has computed the most deserving of Major League Baseball's prestigious 2009 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
With the League Championship Series set to begin tomorrow, NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet has, once again, analyzed the probability of each team winning their post-season series. Bukiet updates his calculations daily during the Major League Baseball post-season. >>
NJIT's 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2009. >>
NJIT senior left-handed pitcher PJ Saporito has been named Great West Conference Pitcher of the Week. Saporito's ERA for the week was 3.24 in 8.1 innings as he struck out four batters. >>
2008
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet, PhD is featured in the Van Houten Library's main exhibit —a salute to baseball-this summer. Bukiet, an avid Mets fan who is also associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, uses a mathematical model to predict Major League Baseball outcomes. >>
NJIT baseball student-athletes Chris Cardone, PJ Saporito and Miguel Lugo were named to the Division I Independent Baseball All-Academic Team for 2008. >>
NJIT freshman Dom Hayes was selected by the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association to the 2008 all-rookie all-state team as an outfielder. Hayes is the second NJIT outfielder to be selected for Division I all-state honors as the Highlanders finish up their second year competing at the NCAA Division I level. >>
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Ravi and his \"Bat Mobile\"
";?>NJIT and the Liberty Science Center recently unveiled the Bat Mobile, a new, interactive baseball exhibit that allows guests to test various types of bats, estimate the velocity of a ball after it has been hit, and determine where it would land in the field. Designed by NJIT Physics Professor Ravindra Nuggehalli and a team of NJIT students, the Bat Mobile will be available to Liberty Science Center guests throughout this year's baseball season. video icon Watch a video of Ravi below or on NJIT on iTunes Uvideo icon >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
2007
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, the World Series Forecaster, is once again banging away on his keyboard, this time to name winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards for the 2007 season. >>
"There is no dominant team in this year's baseball playoffs, at least in the first round," said Bruce Bukiet, associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT concerning the Major League Baseball Division series. According to Bukiet's mathematical model, the Cubs have a 62 percent chance of advancing to the National League Championship Series, while the Red Sox have a 60 percent chance of advancing to the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT junior PJ Saporito was voted onto the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) all-star second team. Saporito, who pitched for the Brockport entry in the NYCBL, made history late in the season when he tossed the first perfect game in the history of the NYCBL. >>
PJ Saporito, the left-handed ace starting pitcher for the NJIT baseball team, made history Thursday night, tossing the first perfect game in the history of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, a summer circuit that was founded in 1978 as a development league for Major League Baseball. >>
NJIT sophomore PJ Saporito is the latest New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 6. Saporito threw a complete-game five hitter for NJIT's first Division I shut-out in a 2-0 win over visiting New York Institute of Technology last week at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>

KUDOS - May 2007

May 01, 2007
NJIT Development Director Honored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce   Billy McDermott, director of development for NJIT's School of Management, received the President's Award at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet on May 16, 2007. Three Highlanders Receive Independent Baseball Academic Honors NJIT baseball athletes Austin DeRogatis, Rob Pietrocola and PJ Saporito were named to the NCAA Division I Independent All-Academic team for 2007. The NCAA Division I Academic All-Independent team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations from each school were accepted for student-athletes who had a least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, had reached at least a sophomore academic standing and were a starter or key reserve for their respective program. >>
Senior outfielders Derrick McCain and Kwesi Mitchell were the home run heroes for NJIT in its 8-7 10-inning baseball win over visiting Felician College Sunday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Sunday's game was played before an Alumni Day crowd of 300 that included numerous former Highlander standouts. >>
Senior righthander Brian Ascolese pitched a complete game, recording his second win of the season in a 7-2 win over Army Tuesday afternoon at Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field. Ascolese (2-2), who pitched his first complete game of the year, scattered nine hits, two runs and struck out two. >>
The New York Mets should expect to win about 90 games in 2007 and the Yankees a whopping 110 games to lead their divisions, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. Bukiet, who is also an associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, offers the expectations for the number of games each major league baseball team should win based on his mathematical model, developed in 2000. >>
Five different Highlanders drove in runs, leading NJIT's baseball team past defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Manhattan, 5-3, Thursday afternoon in the first game of a two-opponent doubleheader at Dick Brown Field in Lake Florida. >>
The NJIT baseball team recorded their first NCAA Division I win yesterday, defeating Long Island University 23-12 in day two of the Palm Beach Challenge in West Palm Beach, Fla. Three Highlanders finished the day hitting 4-for-5. >>
2006
The New York Mets have a 60 percent chance of taking the the National League Championship series, with a 24 percent chance of clinching the deal in six games, said Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. >>
The New York Yankees have better than a 3 in 4 chance of defeating the Detroit Tigers in their best of 5 series beginning tonight, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT. In the other American League match-up, Bukiet said that the Minnesota Twins have a 71 percent chance of defeating the Oakland A's. >>
NJIT baseball players Peter Rivera, Robert Forbes, Craig Binkiewicz, Mike Turner, Jeff Potter, Derrick McCain and Chris Parenti were all named to the 2006 New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division II/III All-State team. The NJCBA honored its all-state team and major awards at its annual dinner in Edison on May 30. >>
Vincent Naimoli, chairman of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team, was recently appointed to the NJIT Board of Overseers. Naimoli graduated from NJIT in 1962 with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. >>
Host NJIT is the leader after the first round of play in the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Baseball Championship tournament played Sunday at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark. NJIT and Molloy are scheduled to continue play in the championship round today at 1 p.m. at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology will host the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Baseball Championship tournament at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark on May 21 and May 22. Sunday's action begins at 12 noon, with #2 NJIT (24-17) taking on #3 Felician (29-25) in Game One. >>
NJIT tied a school record for wins in a baseball season, winning the first game of last night's CACC doubleheader, 5-3, over visiting Nyack College at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The team picked up its 23rd win of the season, matching the school record set just two seasons ago in 2004 when the team finished 23-24. >>
NJIT got two complete-game victories from senior starting pitchers Chris Legiadre and Rob Forbes, sweeping Saturday afternoon's Central Atlantic College Conference baseball doubleheader from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 4-3 and 5-2, at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
The first game of Saturday's baseball doubleheader was decided early and the second game was in doubt until the final pitch, but the end result was the same, as NJIT swept Philadelphia University, 12-3 and 9-6, Saturday at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
Rob Forbes (at left) singled down the right field line, scoring Derrick McCain from second with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, as NJIT rallied for a 9-8 win over powerful West Chester University (PA) in non-conference baseball last night at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The win raised NJIT's season record to 17-14. >>
The NJIT baseball team (10-10, 3-6 CACC) defeated Nyack College (8-16-1, 4-8 CACC ) 15-8 on Friday night in Nyack, New York. The Highlanders scored five runs in the ninth inning for the win and out-hit Nyack 18-9. >>
Both the Yankees and the Mets will have the best records in their leagues this season, according to Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT who uses a computerized mathematical modeling method to predict games. His annually issued predictions have been competitive over the years with those issued by baseball experts. >>
The NJIT baseball doubleheaders that were scheduled to be played on March 4 and March 5 have been cancelled. The winter storm that hit the area on March 5 resulted in unplayable field conditions that are expected to remain so throughout the weekend. >>
NJIT, the 2005 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) regular season baseball champion, was picked to finish second in 2006 preseason voting by the 10 CACC coaches. The 2006 Highlanders are scheduled to open play with a March 4 non-conference home doubleheader against East Stroudsburg University. >>
2005
Yankees Manager Joe Torre visited New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday to herald a new partnership between NJIT's baseball team, the Highlanders, and the Newark Bears. >>
Yankee Manager Joe Torre will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to announce a long-term partnership between NJIT's baseball team, the Highlanders, and the Newark Bears. The Highlanders play their home games at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, in Newark, and Torre will discuss the bright collaborative future of the Highlanders and the Bears.  >>
NJIT senior catcher Phil Resciniti was recently named an all-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II baseball honoree. The all-ECAC team consists of just 12 players selected by a coaches' vote from the more than 40 Division II baseball-playing members of the ECAC. Resciniti hit .361 with 11 doubles, four homers, 28 runs and 33 RBI in leading the Highlanders to their first winning season since 1995. >>
Four members of the 2005 NJIT baseball team will participate in the annual New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game on Monday, May 30 at First Energy Park in Lakewood, home of the Class A Lakewood Blue Claws. NJIT's selections are seniors Dan Lupo (at left), Zach Porcello, and Phil Resciniti and junior Chris Legiadre. The game's format will pit the Division I All-Stars versus the Division II/III All-Stars in one nine-inning game beginning at 1 p.m. >>
Three NJIT players have been named Division II/III All-New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA), according to balloting released yesterday. Junior pitcher Chris Legiadre was named to the All-NJCBA Second Team. Senior catcher Phil Resciniti (at left) and freshman relief pitcher Cory Kuzmik were voted to the Third Team. >>
Chris Legiadre, a junior pitcher for NJIT, was named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III Co-Pitcher of the Week, the NJCBA announced today. It is the third NJCBA Pitcher of the Week award for Legiadre this season. Legiadre was honored following his complete-game victory over Caldwell in the CACC Tournament last Friday. >>
The NJIT baseball team clinched first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with its 11-3 victory over visiting Dominican (N.Y.) College in Game 2 of the teams' doubleheader on Saturday at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
NJIT head baseball coach Brian Callahan was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in balloting by the CACC's head coaches released Tuesday night. Six of Callahan's players were named all-CACC, and NJIT also won the league's Team Sportsmanship Award. Callahan guided the Highlanders to their first CACC regular-season championship and is the top seed in the CACC Tournament, which begins on Thursday. >>
The NJIT baseball team clinched a spot in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament with a 6-4 victory over visiting University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon at Riverfront Stadium. With the win, the Highlanders completed a three-game weekend sweep of USP. The home game against Caldwell College that was rained out on March 24 will be made up on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium. >>
The NJIT baseball team came overcame deficits three times in its 12-inning, 7-6 CACC victory over Wilmington (Del.) College on Friday at Wilson Field. The Highlanders have won seven consecutive conference games. The home game scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20, against Dowling College has been canceled. >>
The NJIT baseball team has made its second appearance of the season in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Northeast Regional Rankings, which were released Monday afternoon. Following a 6-2 week, including 6-1 against regional opponents, the Highlanders have ascended to the No. 7 spot, their highest ranking in their eight seasons as a Division II member. NJIT sits in first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference at 9-2. View The Schedule >>
Junior designated hitter Chris Legiadre (at left) went 5 for 6 as the NJIT baseball team swept a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader from visiting Bloomfield College, 8-2 and 5-2, on Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
Mike Turner, a freshman third-baseman for NJIT, has been named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week, the CACC announced this week. Turner went 4 for 9 with a home run and five runs batted in during NJIT's 2-1 week. >>
Freshman relief pitcher Pedro Rivera escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to save NJIT's 3-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference baseball victory over visiting Post University on Friday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
Chris Legiadre, a junior pitcher for NJIT, earned two baseball Pitcher of the Week awards today. The right-hander was named by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference as well as the Division II/III segment of the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association >>
NJIT junior pitcher Chris Legiadre recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as the Highlanders defeated host Felician College, 6-3, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Richmond County Bank Park. The game was the CACC opener for both schools. >>
Freshman Cory Kuzmik pitched 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief, escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth inning, as the NJIT baseball team defeated the University of Indianapolis, 8-7, during the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic at Terry Park. The game marked the season opener for the Highlanders. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT who has an expertise in mathematical modeling, has issued his annual predictions for the Major League Baseball 2005 season. The Yankees should win the most games in baseball in 2005 and take their division, says Bukiet, and the Mets should win 10 more games than they did last year, but they'll still take fourth place in their division. >>
2004
Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2004. Bukiet bases his predictions on the 2004 performance of the players on each team, using his mathematical model for run production. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2004. The series between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees should be the most hotly contested, with the Twins having a slight edge of 51 to 49 percent. “The Twins' edge in pitching makes up for the Yankees' dominance in hitting,” says Bukiet, an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling. >>
Astride his motorcycle, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch led a procession of students, staff, and the Highlander mascot to watch the Newark Bears shut out the Camden Riversharks at Riverfront Stadium yesterday afternoon. Altenkirch threw out the first ball and NJIT received special recognition at the game.  >>
Brian Callahan, who has guided the Highlanders to their most successful seasons as members of NCAA Division II as head baseball coach at NJIT, was recently voted the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in balloting done by the league's nine head coaches. Callahan and the Highlanders set the school record for victories in a season with 23 in 2004. The team earned its second consecutive CACC Tournament berth, as well as its first ECAC postseason appearance since 1990. He has coached 10 all-conference athletes in his NJIT career. Callahan, who has a 62-96 overall record, was one of the nation's youngest head coaches when he was hired in the fall of 2000 after one year as an NJIT assistant.  Chris Schwartz, a senior at NJIT, was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Baseball Player of the Year. He went on to earn first-team all-state and second-team all-region honors, and was named team most valuable player for the third time. Schwartz led the CACC in triples (5), total bases (103) and slugging (.617) and finished second in homeruns (8) and third in hits (59), while hitting .353 with 23 extra-base hits and 33 runs batted in. This season, he started at least 10 games at three positions -- first base, shortstop and left field. Schwartz is NJIT's all-time leader in hits, runs, runs batted in, triples and homers. >>
It's new turf  - a field of dreams - for New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) baseball team, the Highlanders, who will play their home games at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, Newark. Dignitaries will attend the press conference (see below), but don't expect a staid affair. Bear's mascot Rip N' Ruppert will sign a contract with the Highlander, NJIT's mascot. After the signing, the two fleet-footed mascots will dance a tango, play some catch and frolic. Highlander baseball players, in uniform, will be on hand. >>
The Newark Bears are proud to announce that New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) baseball team, the Highlanders, will be playing the majority of their home games at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
2003
Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2003. >>
Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology who has an expertise in mathematical modeling, has issued his Major League Baseball 2003 analysis. >>