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When Covering Sports is Not Just About Sports

It’s rather interesting; when championships are spoken of, a great deal of people are actually speaking of surrounding social affairs.  The commentary centers upon commercials, foods, drinks, and places for getting our groove on. Sports now goes well beyond fans, sponsors, players, coaches and venues.  Factually, we can very much have sports’ how and when…

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Five Obtainable High Paying Sports Jobs

Most people’s primary reason for wanting to get involved in the sports industry is passion (an adjective that Kristi Dosh says is the most overused cover letters and resumes) and of course money. If you want to make a substantial amount of money doing a job you love take a look at the following list of these…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 12.16.13 – 12.23.13

This week’s top news in #SportsBiz includes the steps many Division I schools have taken in order to save its athletic programs money. Other news includes hiring of women at the collegiate levels for women’s sports, a multiyear marketing deal between the NBA and Foot Locker Canada, Nielsen ratings dubbing the NFL the new national pastime,…

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‘The Sporting Nation’ Markets Sports To A Multi-Cultural United States

Leagues, websites, and major networks are trying to figure out ways to better market sports to the growing US Latino communities.  TheSportingNation.com may be on to something with their unique approach to reaching the market.  Part of their mission is to bring together both US and Latino markets and provide them with a unified sporting…

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Modern Art and Sports: A Passionate Relationship

The worlds of art and sports are not all that different. Each medium conjures emotion, depicts internal conflict and creates lasting memories. From logo and uniform design to iconic sports photography to sculptures of legends outside sporting arenas, art and sports have formed a bond that is inseparable. Both art and sports are such important…

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What Good Sportsmanship Brings to a Fanbase

Two prominent and respected teams played in this year’s NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs – winners of three NBA Championships had three stars competing with a future hall of famer looking for his fourth – against the Miami Heat seeking their second NBA championship in a row. They, too, had three stars with arguably…

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National Freedom Week: Three People in Sports Business Who Embody Freedom

The growth of the American sports industry throughout history has mirrored the United States’ journey to freedom, in many cases leading our society in breaking down social barriers that once barred participation of women and racial minorities in the pastimes now enjoyed by all.  Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball in 1945,…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 05.20.13 – 05.27.13

Sports Business ESPN Makes Harsh Sports Business Layoffs ESPN is set to make hundreds of layoffs. ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ who is owned by Disney will reduce staff as well as avoid hiring for current unfilled positions. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated. ESPN has about 7,000 employees worldwide….

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Anheuser-Busch a Sports Sponsorship Heavyweight

St. Louis based Anheuser-Busch, the leading beer brewer in the United States – holding a 47.6 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers – was recently named “Sports Sponsor of the Year” at the 2013 Sports Business Awards. The company brews Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world’s largest-selling beers and is also…

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ESPN Makes Harsh Sports Business Layoffs

ESPN is set to make hundreds of layoffs. ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ who is owned by Disney will reduce staff as well as avoid hiring for current unfilled positions. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated. ESPN has about 7,000 employees worldwide. They are expected to layoff several hundred employees,…

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The Power of Social Media in Sports

The world is dominated by the internet. At any given second, you can roll your office chair up to a computer, whip out your smart phone or connect through your gaming console to find up to the second news about pretty much anything. Sports is no different. The second a big highlight play happens or…

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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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