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Colleges Sports Business

Get Yourself A Sports Business Job

On May 25, I looked into job availability in the sports world and found that my previous beliefs had been contradicted; qualified candidates have more than enough opportunity to break into the business of sports.  My disclaimer, though, was important to read: just because there are a bunch of new sports business jobs being created […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Only one day and six rounds done with the MLB Amateur Draft…and I am already winded. Day two is today, which contains 44 more rounds. Time to get prepped. I leave you with some good links that I did not cover over the past week: SBJ loves itself some Octagon [Octagon Named ‘Sports Agency of […]

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Colleges Sports Business

Utility In A Sports Management Masters Degree

I probably get fielded a question like this through email atleast three times a week: What is the best route to take if I plan on negotiating contracts and being a knowledgeable sports agent in future; getting my masters in sports management or obtaining a law degree? My response is usually along the lines of, […]

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Interview With The Agent

Interview With The Agent: Leigh Steinberg

This is not your standard Interview With The Agent post. On April 15, 2008, I got an interesting email from a name I had never seen before. It included an offer for a one-on-one interview with Leigh Steinberg…yes, THE LEIGH STEINBERG. Usually, we go out looking for top agents to spend a few minutes answering […]

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Sports Business

Job Availability In The Sports World

This news really surprised me. I have always heard and been told that there are far more people interested in breaking into the sports business industry than positions available. This article by the Star-Telegram flips the script and says that there are not enough applicants for the numerous new sports-related positions available. Let me clarify […]

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Internships Soccer Sports Business

It’s Been A While – Persistence Pays Off

It has been a while since my last post as I have been working hard on academic assignments as well as starting a very exciting new job. Darren has asked that I share some facts about my new job and I would be delighted to do so in this post. I have been given the […]

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Sports Business Uncategorized

Ari (Fleischer, not Gold) teams with IMG

Interesting tidbit in today’s Sports Business Daily (subscription required) mentions that former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer (pictured) is joining IMG to form “a joint venture to provide media training, image management and crisis management for athletes, coaches, and team and league executives.” Ari Fleischer Sports Communications (AFSC) will be a “response to an […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Sports Marketing 2008

Every year, Richard K. Miller & Associates comes out with a collection of consumer-related market research studies. The most relevant study for our area of concern is their annual Sports Marketing assessment of the sports business in the U.S. The most recent publication is hot off the press and appropriately titled, Sports Marketing 2008. Sports […]

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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 […]