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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mile High City Sports

Located a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado is a spectacularly rare city. Situated at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, Denver is often described as urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. Check out a few pictures of the cityscape and you’ll realize that it’s one of […]

Southeastern Sports Cities Need You

Californians and New Englanders think of the Southeastern US as rural, remote and somewhat removed from modern ways. In truth, the southeastern region is quietly diverse—beaches line the Atlantic Coast from the Carolinas to the Florida Keys and skyscrapers touch the clouds in Atlanta, Charlotte and Miami. The sports scene […]

Sports in Sunny San Francisco

Please don’t call it Frisco. The locals hate that. They prefer almost any other nickname—City by the Bay, Fog City, SF and San Fran to name a few. While bad San Francisco monikers irk the natives, their sports teams have quite the opposite effect. The 49ers and Giants reign supreme […]

A Winning Culture in Sports Business

Shaping a positive, team-oriented corporate culture is hard. Companies spend buckets of money on mission statements, motivational posters, employee newsletters, speakers and leadership training to develop a company culture that attracts and inspires the best talent in the world. But culture isn’t defined by words on a page or slides […]