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 […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: How To Use LinkedIn to Help Your Sports Career

As some of our regular readers have pointed out, I’ve had a bit of a tone to my writing and career advice columns lately. I have to admit it’s been intentional. My true personality is more supportive, patient and understanding – but sometimes that gets old and people turn a deaf ear to you. As […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: Does Being a Student-Athlete Help my Sports Career?

I just watched an interview with a career coach on the Today show (this is the point where you call me a dork) and she spent her entire segment trying to convince the audience how harmful it is to take the Summer off from a job search. I’ll admit, I’ve fallen into some lazy patterns […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: Creating a Sports Career Game Plan

As High School graduates prepare for their entry into College, a big part of that personal development is figuring out what the heck to do with the rest of their life.  It’s a tough question for most of us, one that deserves deep thought, robust discussion and a serious game plan.  As a personal example, […]

Expert Roundup: Is Mark Cuban Right About Sports Management Degrees?

A few weeks back I posted a video debating Mark Cuban’s assertion that sports management degrees were a waste – I tried to get Mark to face off against me First Take #embracedebate style, but apparently he has no idea who I am. To rehash through the art of paraphrasing – Mark Cuban: Don’t major […]

Video: Why Mark Cuban is Wrong About a Sports Management Degree

When Mark Cuban speaks, people listen. Recently the Dallas Mavericks owner and co-host of Shark Tank, spoke negatively about getting a sports management degree. We listened, we thought about it, and we disagree with the majority of his premise. Watch this short video to see how we arrived at our conclusion: WIS Mark Cuban.MTS Video […]

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