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Martin Luther King And Sports: Remembering A Legacy

Monday, January 20th marks the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 85th birthday.  A federal holiday, MLK is recognized nationwide for his leadership and achievement during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not an athlete, he was inspired by sports and, in turn, inspired marquis events…

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Rugby Changed The World Thanks To Nelson Mandela

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they can understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in…

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The Essential Guide To Watching Football On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day of wild amounts of food, crazy family members, afternoon food-naps and the unpacking of seasonal decorations. But one thing brings everything together nicely – seemingly wrapping turkey-day in a big bow – NFL football. However football, like food, doesn’t just come served on a silver platter without the prep-work. It is…

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Jason Collins Breaks the Silence

Good for Jason Collins. It’s not easy to do what the man just did, taking a personal decision and deciding to go very public with his sexuality. Hopefully his announcement will convince others to follow suit, while promoting tolerance amongst male athletes in the ‘Big 4’ sports here in the United States. Unfortunately, this isn’t…

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Who Will Be The Next Sports Executives Association LIVE Q&A Co-Host?

Are you pursuing a career in sports media, broadcasting or journalism? Do you dream of becoming the next on-air talent like Tracy Wolfson interviewing college football coaches on CBS? Or maybe you want to be Jim Nantz and Verne Lundquist calling NCAA Tournaments games? Or how about Craig Sager strolling NBA sidelines interviewing the likes of…

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What Will a Victory at the Masters Mean for Rory McIlroy?

Last year was perhaps the best of Rory McIlroy’s career. Coming off of his first major win at the 2011 US Open, he followed it up in 2012 by with a USPGA title. He was then a key part of one of the most remarkable sporting comebacks in history, when Europe fought back from down…

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The Top Ten Colleges for Serious Sports Fans

Going to college? Serious sports fans will not only be looking at the academic credentials of their preferred colleges, but also at the opportunity to pursue their love of sports in their leisure time. Let’s take a look at the best colleges for serious sports fans. All of the ten colleges highlighted will not only…

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Black Friday Deals

30 Books On Amazon During Black Friday Week To Advance Your Sports Career

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is a day away and Christmas is right around the corner. But, in the meantime, the thing that should be on everyone’s mind is Black Friday — that special day where millions of Americans go bizerk trying to find the perfect gift for the whole family. This year,…

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Warsaw Sports Marketing Center – Sports MBA – Paul Swangard Interview

I was recently down in Eugene, OR to present to the Sports MBA student as the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center on the value of Sports Networking and Social Media.  While there, I had the opportunity to interview Paul Swangard – Managing Director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. The University of Oregon has never been about sports or…

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Sports Jobs Interview Series – Peter Stringer – Boston Celtics – Director, Interactive Media

This interview is part of our Sports Jobs interview series where we talk to successful sports business professionals about their role in sports, how they got there, what a typical day looks like and advice they would give to sports business students looking to land their dream job in the sports industry.  Sports Jobs – Peter Stringer…

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