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Sports Business

College Sport Research Institute 2009 Conference

What: 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (UNC – Chapel Hill) When: Thursday (Apr 16) – Saturday (Apr 18) Blurb: It is the 2nd annual event for faculty, athletic administrators, students, sport practitioners, and the public interested in research, theory, and critical thinking about college sport […]

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Sports Business

Pitching Investors Is Like Pitching Potential Clients

When a business owner is looking to gain investors to fund a young and promising company, he usually will put together a strong Powerpoint or Word Document and “pitch” potential cash cows.  In many ways, a pitch to a potential investor is much like the pitch an agent gives to a potential client.  As an […]

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Contract Negotiation MLB Players MLB Teams

Shortage Of Spending In 2009 Baseball Season

Right now is my favorite time of the year.  The weather is beautiful, classes are winding down, and baseball season is underway!  There has been a lot of talk about how the economy has and will continue to affect the business of sports.  While less tickets will be sold in every sport, I do not […]

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Sports Business

BOSS Mode

That’s right…The Business of Sports School.  This new high school created by the New York City Department of Education will open its doors in September to 81 students, in an effort to teach the business of sports with an emphasis on making it in the real world.  Students will also take normal courses like math […]

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Colleges Sports Business

Wharton Sports Business Initiative

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is unlike the other degree granting programs that I have highlighted in the past.  WSBI calls itself a research and executive education focused “think tank.” Involved in the program are educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, consulting assignments, forums, and research.  Above all, WSBI wants to become a premier Research […]