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Retired Athletes and Addiction

Retirement is a huge life transition for a professional athlete. The majority of retired athletes have been competitors all their lives — it’s what they know. It’s what they do. featuGiven the uncertainty and emotions that can come with retirement, it isn’t surprising to find that a number of pro athletes battle addiction once they’re…

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Females Leading the Front Office? It Is TIME!

Over 350 colleges across the United States offer an accredited sports management program, and you had best believe that a significant portion of those students are female. These young women are just as committed to sports administration as their male counterparts, and they are just as qualified for careers in sports. There are many areas…

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Marketing at the Concession Stand

Athletes love to eat, right? I wrote a  on Hot Dogs so I am truly honored and excited to write an article on the marketing of athletes at concession stands and the possibilities that sports brands have to now combine their lovable athletes with something they truly would like to market: FOOD! With the Pittsburgh Steelers launching…

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Social Media Reactions to Boston Marathon Explosions

Throughout its history, the Boston Marathon has been a celebration of triumph, overcoming adversity and ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. On Monday at the 117th running of the world’s most prestigious race, the celebration turned into terror in the blink of an eye. At 2:50 p.m. local time, two explosions about 12 seconds apart rocked the finish line…

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Quarterback Dominoes 2013 – Part II

Quarterback changes happen in the NFL every off-season, but how have teams gone about making a switch? After describing what makes a great quarterback last week, let’s connect the dots on changes made this off-season. Why was a change made and what ripple effect did it have? (Notice the number of trades due to the…

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Kings Fans Asked to Use Sports Media to Save Team

There is a very good chance that NBA basketball will be making its way back to Seattle in the near future. The Supersonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City – who later became the Thunder – to begin the 2008-2009 season. However, in 2012, a group of investors came forward with a plan to build…

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Sports Job Interview with the Managing Director of the Sports Business Entertainment Network – Beth Grupsmith (VIDEO)

Beth Grupsmith has been Managing Director of the Sports Business Education Network (SBEN) since it’s inception in September 2012. Created and funded by the McCormack Foundation, this non-profit organization carries on the tradition of Mark H. McCormack of connecting the sports industry and the classroom. SBEN works with companies, universities and associations in the sports…

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MLB Twitter Handles and Follower Counts

If the World Series were won by Twitter followers, the New York Yankees would hold all the titles. Since Twitter’s launch in 2006, the Yankees have always held the top spot. The Phillies are starting to catch up, but they’re still a good 90,000 follows away from surpassing the leader. Philadelphia does, however, have almost…

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Newspapers Remain Top Sports News Source for Men

In the day and age of Twitter, online blogs and websites, and cable TV, one traditional news source is remaining steady, and it might surprise you what it is. For male sports fans, newspapers still remain as the go-to news source.  In a recent poll, male sports fans ages 18-54, 76% said the sports section…

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