Over dinner recently with someone who works for Intel Sports, the topic turned toward the future of Olympic sponsorships. The point was made that many of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sponsors heavily favor what is known as the Business 2 Business (or B2B) model. When asked why that is, … [Read more...] about B2B Sponsorships and the Olympic Games
The start of a new year is supposed to bring about a clean start, new goals, and a fresh perspective. As the clocks began to countdown to midnight, it soon became apparent that a ‘clean start’ was not going to be happening with the Russians and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On January … [Read more...] about The Disappointment with WADA Continues
Alston v. NCAA Featuring Judge Claudia Wilken: What’s Next for College Athletics? Currently the most influential person in all of collegiate athletics is someone (for all intents and purposes) that many fans do not know. This person is not a University President, Conference Commissioner, Coach, … [Read more...] about Alston v. NCAA Featuring Judge Claudia Wilken: What’s Next for College Athletics?
One of the most significant challenges facing Division 1 college athletics has to do with the revenue from its two largest sources: tickets sales and broadcasting rights. Before I begin this discussion, several points of clarification must be made. First, it must be clearly understood that not all … [Read more...] about Ticket Sales vs. Broadcast Rights in Division 1 College Athletics
On December 20, 2018, the Energy and Commerce Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (OR), released its report regarding the year-long investigation into sexual abuse within the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its National Governing Bodies (NGB’s). The investigation unearthed … [Read more...] about Building Back Trust Amongst the US Olympic Athletes
Every few months there are hundreds (is it not thousands?) of high school student-athletes that embark on their journey to continue playing their sports in college. There is excitement about starting a new athletic journey, seeing just how much their talent can develop, and finding out what can be … [Read more...] about Helpful tips for High School Athletes Looking to Transition to College Athletes
As Chair of the Athletes Advisory Committee, one of the questions I often receive is: Does the Olympic medal count really matter? Usually, I would provide some (not so persuasive) answer and the conversation would end. But this question has always stuck with me. Does it matter that the United States … [Read more...] about Olympic Medal Count: Does it Really Matter?
For students and student-athletes alike, college is seen as “some of the best times of your life.” College is a time when students leave the comfort of home and try to navigate the college environment on their own without the aid of parental supervision. Although an exciting time in everyone’s life, … [Read more...] about Navigating the College Landscape as a Student-Athlete