Navigating The Sports Biz Waters; Catching Up With Ken Shropshire

gold-dollar-sign

The sports business world many operate in today is about living in the moment. Capture the tweet, send the video, sound bite the reaction and move on. Often times the loudest impact comes from the most controversial; the off the cuff comment, the blind post, the anonymous source, … [Read more...]

“Currying” Favor With Shoes; Catching Up With Under Armour’s Peter Ruppe

under-armour-logo

The athletic shoe business is not an easy one, ever for mega-brands like Nike and adidas. What will it be like for Under Armour? The track record of Kevin Plank’s massive brand has been strong with almost every expansion into new categories, and the footware division got a big … [Read more...]

An Impact You Can Hear; NYCFC On The Radio…

nycfc

In less than a month’s time, the New York area will have not one, but two Major League Soccer clubs, as New York City Football Club will make its MLS debut and join the Red Bulls for their debut season. Adding in the Cosmos in the NASL and Sky Blue in NWSL it makes for a great … [Read more...]

Swing and a Miss: College Baseball Opening Day Comes, No One Notices

tampa stadium

It is here again with very little notice, starting on Friday the 13th and going into NBA All-Star Weekend, while both last weekend and next weekend remain open for possibilities. The official start of college baseball season. While most media outlets are closely following every … [Read more...]

Signing Day Hoopla, A Quick Look back At Some Successes…

NCAA_Logo

The phenomenon of National High School signing day took many twists and turns last week, with every school trying to use the immediacy of social media combined with some savvy and cost effective technology to try and make the day just that more special. It was not without its … [Read more...]

Talkin’ Baseball, Charity With Ed Randall

MLB-3-D-Logo-courtesy-of-MLBpressbox.com_

If you have been around baseball at any point since the 1970’s you may not know Ed Randall, but you know of him. A longtime New York radio and TV personality and published author, he now hosts the Sunday morning radio program Ed Randall's Talking Baseball, which airs on New … [Read more...]

Think Local, Act Global: Duke, Coach K and Blue Cross Blue Shield

coach k

This past Sunday Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski entered the rarefied air of college basketball with his 1,000th career win as the Blue Devils downed St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. While so many moments are left to last second planning in sport, this one had a bit of a runway, … [Read more...]

Making Dreams Come True On and Off The Collegiate Ice…

brittanyammerman_opt

With all the issues tied to sport today, from Deflate Gate to the wreck of a season the Knicks are having, it is nice to find a unique voice, a refreshing reminder of what good can come from sport, and how one can take the gifts given them to “Pay It Forward,” a trait that … [Read more...]

Lesson To be Learned For Boston 2024; Volunteer!

usoclogo

Thursday night as the United States Olympic Committee announced that Boston was their bid choice for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the worlds of LinkedIn, social media and networking immediately began to heat up. Young people, and their parents, started sending resumes around to … [Read more...]

ASU Launches A Promo Worth Fighting For…

asu

Away from the bright lights of football and basketball, other collegiate sports do very well in their own niche communities, drawing fans, media attention and sponsors. Baseball in places like Hawaii and Miami, lacrosse in and around the ACC, soccer in key outposts, softball in … [Read more...]