Tag Archives: football

The Definition of Sport

Academics sometimes get a bad rap from people in “the real world” for not developing applicable knowledge as it relates to business. Often times these folks want “real world experience” and cite someone with a lack of working experience and more education as being less qualified than someone with less education but more time working […]

Academic Dishonesty at Notre Dame

Many people know that I went to school at Notre Dame and worked in the athletics department there for several years both during my time as an undergrad there and after graduation. With the recent announcement that several student athletes are under investigation for academic violations I am being frequently asked what I think about […]

The Post-Season

One of my favorite times of year, and probably that of many sports fans, is the post-season. The time of year when your team’s hard work all comes down to 9 more innings, 40 or 90 more minutes, 5 more sets, or a few match points. This is what it’s all about isn’t? Where your […]

The Definition of Sport

According to Mirriam-Webster, the definition of sport is “a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other.” Pretty good right? Welp, my job is done here – we’ve successfully defined sport and can now end the debate on anything that isn’t […]

Sociology of Sport

Sociology is one of my favorite subjects, especially when applied to sport. The study of people and society. ┬áSport in general is a unique aspect of society from which we can observe a great deal about what that culture values and holds in high regard. In this example, I will only be looking at two […]

College Sports Email Marketing

Email marketing is an incredibly cheap and easy tool teams can use in the search for fans. Despite the fact that most teams do some sort of email marketing, I’m very surprised how incredibly difficult it is to get registered on to some of these e-mailing lists. Having done a little bit of research in […]

Sport Monetization

Are you looking for ways to increase corporate sponsorship revenue? Well take a look at this example from Oregon State University with their Baseball “Diamond” Giveaway. I thought this particular promotion was worth noting for three reasons: – Social Media integration. In order to view and sign-up for the promotion, you’d have to be a […]