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Next Evolution in Sports Betting

Risk is fundamental to the world of sports. Athletes risk injury and, in some cases, death for fame and riches. Coaches expose family members to media scrutiny and fan antagonism. Front office personnel work on short-term contracts, moving like nomads across the country to stay in the business. And team […]

Why Sports Agents Matter

Why Agents Matter in Sports  By featured blogger Niral Patel I don’t have an agent. You don’t have an agent. Your parents, siblings and friends don’t have agents. Yet seemingly everyone you read about in the sports industry has one. And it’s not just athletes, right? Executives in the team […]

A Fork in the Road to a Sports Job

Many of us grew up playing high school ball while a gifted few experienced the thrill of college athletics. But nearly all kids dream of hitting buzzer beaters in Madison Square Garden, crushing home runs into the Wrigley Field bleachers and catching touchdown passes in frigid Lambeau Field. Only a […]

A Perfect Pair: Sports and Social Media

Social media isn’t new—Facebook and Twitter are a decade old, Instagram and Pinterest are celebrating their five-year anniversaries. The next wave of social media apps, like Vine and Snapchat, are gaining popularity too. Millions of people from all generations share, like, post, pin and tag multiple times a day. Industry […]

The Business of Mayweather-Pacquiao

Fight fans presumed the chances of a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown lay somewhere between slim and none on the spectrum of possibility. The two-horned unicorn that doesn’t exist. The Bigfoot that will never be seen. The Loch Ness Monster, only photographed as a shadow. But it’s happening. On May 2nd at the […]

Philly: A Tough Sports Town

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania doesn’t hold the sex appeal of California, the buzz of New York or the Lone Star State’s ruggedness. It isn’t part of New England yet doesn’t identify with the Midwest or Southeast. While it lacks a strong identity, The Keystone State—the geographic wedge in the east […]

The Business of Spring Training Baseball

The Business of Spring Training Baseball by featured blogger Niral Patel On the east coast, Midwest and across the Rocky Mountains snow shoveling has replaced baseball as the new national pastime. Maybe that’s an exaggeration though it feels fair in the midst of another chilly, snowy winter season. But our […]