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The NBA And NCAA: A Win-Win Scenario?

Regardless of many people suspiciously thinking that the perception of amateurism in the NCAA is long dead, the generalization still sits resoundingly in the public mind. The public knows about the troubles behind the scenes in college basketball, but is prepared to overlook it in order to enjoy the show. That’s not going to change….

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How A Sports Management Degree Can Help Your Sports Career

Experts in the sports management trade can hold any amount of jobs with a comprehensive assortment of duties. Case in point, a sports event manager will make considerably less than an athletic director at a Division I university. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects salary figures for many sports management careers and pieces them…

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Sports And Business Management: Is It One Or The Other?

Professional sports are producing billions of US Dollars yearly. The business management of pro sports is also retaining the would-be to produce even more income. The spending fans are doling out money at record rates in 2013 and sports business seems on a rise. Nowadays fans have been shaken and forced to observe in silence…

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The Business of Johnny Manziel: A Plot Revealed

Johnny Manziel– an unbelievable talent shrouded in scrutiny and arrogant adolescence. The NCAA – a ruthless organization, which has drawn comparisons to the mob with its nonexistent business ethics, and exploitive policies. These two entities are completely “unaware” of each other’s agendas, despite how much one needs the other to survive. It doesn’t take a rocket…

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How To Use Social Media Sites To Break Into Sports

Simply put, social media sites are king right now – and it’s where you can make a name for yourself in the world of sports. This brings me to a fantastic opportunity for the individual determined to claim their spot in the heralded sports industry. Social media, believe it or not, is still in its…

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Education for Athletes is Still the Key to Financial Security

If you don’t think education for athletes is important, it’s probably time you start paying attention. Sports Illustrated has reported that 78% of former NFL players are bankrupt or near-bankrupt within two years of retirement. In the NBA, that number is 60% within the first five years out of the league. These statistics are disturbing, given…

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Should Major League Baseball Players Get Paid This Much Money?

In 2010 the average salary in Major League Baseball surpassed $3 million for the first time. The 912 players in the big leagues before rosters expanded in September of 2010 averaged $3,014,572. The average rose 0.6 percent from the previous year’s $2,996,106, the smallest increase since a 2.5 percent drop in 2004. The union’s Opening Day average…

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Would the Kings be a Better Fit in Sacramento or Seattle?

So now that the NBA’s relocation committee has recommended rejecting the move of the Sacramento Kings, the NBA owners are expected to follow along with this decision and place their votes in two weeks, keeping the 23 year tenured romance alive and well for now, for the good fans of Sacramento. However, multitudes of sports fans…

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Must-Dos in Interviewing for a Sports Job

Working in the sports industry is the next best thing to being the athlete playing in front of thousands of people. For many, the desire to work in a sports related field is cultivated in the realization that we are not all talented enough to reach the big stage as an athlete. Fortunately, landing a…

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Top 5 List of Sports Marketing Events You Must Attend

Every sports marketer is looking for something to give them that piece of knowledge or insight that is going to take them to the next level. Sports marketing professionals are obligated to take advantage of every opportunity they can in hopes of obtaining an edge that could set them apart from the competition. Attending sports…

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