Project Title

The Quest for 31

Presenters

Trent GeislerFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Mathematics

Faculty Sponsor Name

Joseph DeMaio

Research uses all open source data not involving any personal data (raw NFL schedule and distances between cities).

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Certain NFL fanatics crave to travel to all 31 stadiums to watch each of the 32 teams play at home. These fanatics want to understand the different NFL sub-cultures through an intimate experience at each home team's location with its unique traditions and fans. Visit www.QuestFor31.com to meet some real fans attempting such an achievement. Although one may consider the "Quest for 31" a lifetime goal, this paper investigates how to accomplish the feat in a single season. The total number of weeks and drive time necessary to complete the tour using both a greedy sequential search and a global search are investigated and compared in detail.

Project Type

Poster

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The Quest for 31

Certain NFL fanatics crave to travel to all 31 stadiums to watch each of the 32 teams play at home. These fanatics want to understand the different NFL sub-cultures through an intimate experience at each home team's location with its unique traditions and fans. Visit www.QuestFor31.com to meet some real fans attempting such an achievement. Although one may consider the "Quest for 31" a lifetime goal, this paper investigates how to accomplish the feat in a single season. The total number of weeks and drive time necessary to complete the tour using both a greedy sequential search and a global search are investigated and compared in detail.