The Top News In #Sportsbiz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Lead Writer – Mark Burns
10 NEXT Class Of 2012
The 10 NEXT was conceived as an award to recognise outstanding individuals from the sports industry under the age of the 30, whose early achievements have set them apart from their peers. Nominations were received from around the world throughout August and September before an independent judging panel whittled the list down to around 20 exceptional individuals. Based upon the criteria sticks of uniqueness and outstanding ability, the final ten were voted upon and are announced here:
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Networking Over Coffee: The Initial Meeting
If you have heard it once, you have heard it a million times. The sports business revolves around networking. Relationships are EVERYTHING. One of the most common out-of-office interactions between sports business professionals occurs over a cup of coffee. Whether it is before the work day or during it, there is something about coffee shops that allows people to let their guards down and conduct business in a less formal setting.
I use business in the general sense because networking over coffee can be less about business and more about relationship building. In this post, I will discuss how to approach meeting a sports business contact for coffee for the first time.
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Clippers’ Griffin Newest Member Of Team Jordan
Nike’s Jordan brand just got a whole lot slam dunkier, as Blake Griffin has joined the infamous Jumpman ranks. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the Clippers star is heading to the big time when it comes to sneaker endorsements, joining a bevy of basketball talents.
As the report notes, this is turning out to be quite the year for the king of posterizing dunks and the prince of missed free throws, Griffin. The 23-year-old joined other 2009 first-round picks in signing a contract extension with his respective team, a potential $95 million over five years.
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Walmart To Sponsor Carrier Classic On November 9th
Walmart has been announced as the new title sponsor of the college basketball season opener, the Carrier Classic, according to the event’s organiser Morale Entertainment Foundation. Walmart’s multi-year title sponsorship of the event will see the event renamed the Walmart Carrier Classic.
The 2012 Walmart Carrier Classic is due to be played on 9th November on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. The exact financial and durational terms of Walmart’s title sponsorship were not released.
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2012 Winter Classic At Michigan Stadium Cancelled
“The logistical demands for staging events of this magnitude made today’s decision unavoidable. We simply are out of time,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly in a league statement. “We are extremely disappointed, for our fans and for all those affected, to have to cancel the Winter Classic and Hockeytown Winter Festival events.”
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Mississippi St. Adds #SNOWBOWL12 To End Zone For Texas A&M Game
Texas A&M’s first season in the SEC has included several tributes to the past. But reuniting with old SWC foe Arkansas or renewing the annual meetings with LSU aren’t the only games on the Aggies’ SEC schedule with some unique history. On Saturday, Texas A&M will play Mississippi State for the first time since the 2000 Independence Bowl — a game later tabbed “The Snow Bowl” due to, well, all of the snow.
To commemorate the meeting, Mississippi State will be wearing all-white uniforms and will likely include some tribute to the game — a 43-41 thriller that the Bulldogs won in overtime — during the contest. The Bulldogs have also declared an official hashtag for the game and painted it across their end zone.
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30 Must Follow Twitter Accounts For The 2012-13 Season
Here, we’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite NBA Twitter accounts to help you stay up to speed. From players to media to team executives, we’ve got every base covered. Click through the gallery above to find your new favorite follows, then add your own additions to the list in the comments below.
Also, for fans looking to further marry their social media and NBA habits, Twitter itself has launched a “discover” page that features a directory of all 30 teams and collects top hoops-related tweets.
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Jobs In Sports Entertainment: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports
The sports and entertainment worlds are quickly converging into a well-popularized industry that has become one of the most sought after niches in sports. Underneath the glitz and glam of jobs in sports entertainment, though, there’s an underlying business world.
Whether you want to be the next Jerry Maguire, work in Event Production at the Rose Bowl, or assist in the marketing of athletes and entertainers at a large-scale firm, you’ll be immersed in the world of sports entertainment. Below, Sports Networker examines how to obtain those dream jobs in sports and more specifically, jobs that intersect with the entertainment industry as well.
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49ers New Stadium Aims To Be The Smartest
Well, San Francisco has the answer. Now the organization is hoping to build the league’s smartest stadium. On schedule for a 2014 opening, the new Santa Clara stadium, yet to be officially named, is located about 40 miles south of Candlestick Park, the 49ers’ home since 1971. The idea with Santa Clara isn’t to be bigger. It’s to be better, which means innovative and built for the future.
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