Breaking into Sports by Breaking the Mold

Garages, dorm rooms, parents’ basements: the humble birthplaces of some of our greatest innovations are almost as iconic as the products and companies themselves. We spend so much time talking about Facebook in terms of billions – members and market value – that it’s easy to forget that less than a decade ago its operations […]

Why a Sports Management Degree Will Separate you From the Competition

16,500 That is the number of professional athletes in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 313,900,000 That is the population of the United States, according to the U.S Census. .00525% That is the percentage of US citizens who are professional athletes, according to my calculator. This is not meant to […]

How to Succeed in Sports Business Without Really Graduating

I often describe my resume as a “non-linear dynamic system” – if you know all the inputs, mechanics and underlying principles, it makes sense. If not, it’s chaos: psychology major, naval officer, briefly a law student, personal trainer, coach, and now, director of a professional track & field team. It’s a far cry from many […]

Why Your Sports Business Isn’t Flourishing

This article is a guest contribution from Tim Ziakis, Founder/CEO of Parkview Sports Group “Why isn’t anyone doing their job around here lately?” Ever feel that way? As the CEO or owner of a company, has there ever been a time when you asked yourself, “Is anyone doing their job right? Everything thing seems to […]

Launching a Career in Sports: Advice from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

This article is a guest post from Rich Campbell, Sports Marketing Professor at Sonoma State University who recently attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. At the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the first panel on Saturday morning was entitled “Getting in the Game: Launching a Career in Sports”.  Since this site caters to just […]

New Jersey Devils 3rd Annual Sports Career Fair

January is one of the biggest months of the year for job seekers – everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, seems to make a New Years resolution to find a new job they love, which undoubtedly leads them to the sports industry. Why not get a head start on the competition by attending the New Jersey […]

Sports Industry Top Ten of the Week for August 30th

Fox Sports 1 debuted last week did you watch? Well, it appears many of you didn’t, because one of our featured stories this week goes into great detail about how Fox Sports 1 has struggled to gain viewers in week 1. Week 1. It’s hard work to change viewing patterns and routines, it will take […]

Sports Industry Top Ten of the Week – July 26th

The biggest news of the week has to be Bill Belichick’s first public comments regarding the heinous Aaron Hernandez arrest for murder. The debate was in full force leading up to the presser, would he, as he normally does, give the media the big middle finger by trotting out his standard ‘I’m only going to […]

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