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Twitter Recap of #MSBC18

*+-As the seventh annual Michigan Sport Business Conference comes to an end, we take a look back at this year’s event. From the Tech Showcase, presented by Phoenix Sport Partners, and MSBC Sports Startup Competition, presented by Grow Blue...

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Innovative networking sessions return to the MSBC

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference has announced the return of its networking session, continuing the innovative experience introduced last year. This year’s networking sessions are presented by the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. For an hour during the...

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How to Prepare for #MSBC18

*+-With the seventh annual Michigan Sport Business Conference being this Friday, the student planning team is completing its final preparations to welcome over 500 students, speakers and industry professionals to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In order...

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Recap: MSBC’s New York City Summer Event

*+-Recently, the Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted its third annual summer networking event. This year’s event, #MSBCinNYC, was held at Twitter’s New York City office. The evening began with drinks and hor d’oeuvres followed by a special presentation and...

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A Look Back at E-Sports Insights from the 2016 MSBC

*+-In 2016, the Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted its first ever session on e-sports, recognizing the increasing prominence of the industry. E-sports’ massive growth has since continued, gaining millions of new viewers and attracting the business of big name...

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Sports Technology Trends to Watch in 2018

*+-Last year’s Michigan Sport Business Conference included the debut of the Tech Showcase, putting a spotlight on companies that have been revolutionizing sport business through new technologies. Since then, sport technology companies have continued to innovate, displaying a series...

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Letter from the Presidents

*+-Three years ago, the two of us attended the Michigan Sport Business Conference as freshmen eager to somehow make an impact on the organization. We were blown away by all the MSBC had to offer as the nation’s premier...

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MSBC 2017: Social Media Recap

*+-As the student planning team wraps up the sixth annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, we take a look back at this year’s event. From the innovative Tech Showcase and Sports Startup Competition to the dynamic partnerships to the influential...

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MSBC hosts diversity conversation leading up to 2017 conference

*+-ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Last Thursday evening, the Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted its first-ever diversity conversation at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. This event, open to student-athletes and select on-campus groups, was led...

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‘MSBC 2017’ mobile app now available for download

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference is proud to announce that its mobile app “MSBC 2017” is now available for download. This free app is designed to enhance attendee engagement with peers and speakers and act as a centralized source...

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How to Prepare for #MSBC17

*+-With the sixth annual Michigan Sport Business Conference being this Friday, the student planning team is completing its final preparations to welcome over 700 students, speakers and industry professionals to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In order...

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MSBC innovates conference experience with new Tech Showcase

*+-ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Following the Michigan Sport Business Conference’s mission of inspiring creativity and innovation within the sport industry, the organization announced the creation of its first-ever Tech Showcase for this year’s event on Oct. 6. Held in...

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MSBC hosts New York summer event at Citi Field

*+-NEW YORK, N.Y. – On the evening of Aug. 8, the Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted its second annual New York Sports Biz Social. The evening began with a panel and networking opportunities in the auditorium at Citi Field,...

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MSBC introduces revolutionary new networking system

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference has announced that the event’s networking platform has been revamped in order to provide a better experience for conference attendees. For 45 minutes during the morning portion of the MSBC, 24 study rooms in...

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MSBC hosts first-ever Chicago Sports Biz Social

*+-CHICAGO, Ill. — Last week, the Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted its first-ever Chicago Sports Biz Social on the evening of July 31 at River Roast, an upscale restaurant located along the Chicago River. This event, held for sports...

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Turner president David Levy will speak at MSBC

*+-ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Sport Business Conference announced that Turner president David Levy will be a keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Levy is a successful business executive and his leadership has positioned Turner Sports as a...

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The keys to successful networking

*+-The most valuable element of your summer internship may be the time you spend building relationships with industry professionals and other interns. Skills learned in interactions at work will transfer to other areas of your life, including your attendance...

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How to make the most of your summer internship in sports

*+-As classes are now finished for the summer, many aspiring sport industry professionals will begin internships in the coming weeks. To aid this transition, the Michigan Sport Business Conference student planning team would like to share a few keys...

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MSBC previews summer happenings

*+-Ten months of work goes into the creation of the annual Michigan Sport Business Conference and its other platforms. The student planning team does not slow down during the summer—instead, some of the most important work is completed once...

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Heard first at MSBC: UNC football to wear Jordan Brand

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference breaks barriers annually by hosting speakers who share news on hot topics in the sport industry. Last year’s MSBC was no exception, offering an impressive list of speakers that shared their thoughts on a diverse range of...

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Letter from the Presidents

*+-Four years ago, the two of us attended the same small high school in Los Angeles, living only five minutes apart, but somehow hardly ever interacted. It wasn’t until we came to the University of Michigan and joined the...

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MSBC breaking from tradition in 2017 with no theme

*+-ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Sport Business Conference has announced that the 2017 conference will not have a theme. Each of the first five conferences had a theme that unified panels, speakers and key topics under a summarizing...

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Social Media Recap of #MSBC2016

*+-Social Media Recap of #MSBC2016 As the student planning team enters preparation for the sixth annual Michigan Sport Business Conference this fall, we take a look back at our most successful event yet. From the record attendance to the dynamic...

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MSBC offers forum for business, vital link for students

*+-Stephen Master, head of Nielsen’s global sports practice, was speaking at a 2010 sports media conference at Northwestern when he was approached by a group of University of Michigan students who made the trip from Ann Arbor. The aspiring...

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MSBC Launches Mobile App for 2016 Conference

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference is proud to announce the creation of a brand new mobile app, “MSBC 2016.” This free app is designed to enhance attendee engagement with peers and speakers and act as a centralized source of information regarding...

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How to Prepare for #MSBC2016

*+-With the 5th annual Michigan Sport Business Conference kicking off in just 10 days, the Student Planning Team has created a check list to help our attendees prepare for the event. These are suggestions compiled from individuals who have in-depth knowledge about...

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Dan Gilbert to be Keynote Speaker at MSBC 2016

*+-  ANN ARBOR, MI. October 20, 2016 — The Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) is proud to announce that Dan Gilbert will speak at our 5th annual conference alongside Stephen M. Ross for our Afternoon Keynote Conversation. Among many other positions,...

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Dustin Cairo on the MSBC’s 5th Conference

*+-The 5th annual conference is rapidly approaching, and the MSBC team is filled with excitement as we put together our final preparations leading up to the event. Dustin Cairo, one of the MSBC Co-Founders, took the time to answer...

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Brandon Rhodes on the MSBC’s 5th Conference

*+-With just under a month until the 5th annual Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC), we spoke with Brandon Rhodes about this year’s event and the conference as a whole. Brandon was one of the founders of the MSBC, along...

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Stephen Ross to Speak at MSBC 2016

*+-ANN ARBOR, Mich. September 14, 2016 — After speaking at our inaugural event in 2012, the Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) is proud to announce that Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies and Owner of the...

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Don Garber to be Keynote Speaker at MSBC 2016

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) is proud to announce that Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer (MLS), will be a keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Garber has been the commissioner of MLS since 1999. His vision and...

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Behind Our Theme: “The Empowered Consumer”

*+-On June 1st, the MSBC team announced the theme of our 5th annual conference: The Empowered Consumer. If you missed our release, click here to check out ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter breaking the news. Deciding on the theme...

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MSBC Enters Fifth Year After Creative Formation

*+-As the Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) continues to plan its fifth annual conference this fall, we look back at the founding story of the nation’s premier sport business conference for undergraduates and industry professionals. The MSBC was founded...

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Letter From the Presidents

*+-Three years ago, the two of us sat as freshmen attendees in Blau Auditorium at the Ross School of Business and witnessed something truly remarkable: a top-notch, student-produced sport business conference. We were amazed by everything the conference had to offer,...

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What is the Michigan Sport Business Conference?

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) was first established in February of 2012 by students at the University of Michigan. Since then, MSBC has quickly grown into much more than just an annual event. The MSBC team is made...

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Conference allows students to engage in real-world sports-business

*+-By Lindsey Scullen, Daily Staff Reporter Since 2011, University students have been vaulting into the sports industry via the Michigan Sport Business Conference, an event planned, organized and run entirely by University students. The goal? Innovation. Last year’s conference, which...

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A year later, a noticeable mood change at Michigan

*+-There is a noticeable change in the atmosphere in Ann Arbor, Mich., where I attended the fourth annual Michigan Sport Business Conference. Last year at the event, I conducted a sit-down interview with the embattled Dave Brandon. It turned out...

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Signing of the Stars

*+-On February 3, 2016, The Players’ Tribune and the University of Michigan football program partnered for “Signing of the Stars,” a special invite-only fundraising event to celebrate Michigan’s newest recruiting class. The event, which took place on campus at...

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Behind the Creation of Our 2015 Theme

*+-About eights months ago, our team of thiry undergraduate students sat down to begin the 2015 MSBC planning process. While the team dynamic slightly changed, with some members graduating and new faces taking their place, we were all ready...

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The 2015 Planning Committee

*+-ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Sports Business Conference Planning Committee is proud to announce and welcome the 2015 team. As in years past, selection of committee members was highly competitive. With over 160 applications submitted, we were able to...

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Letter from the Presidents

*+-On behalf of the 2015 Michigan Sport Business Conference Planning Committee, we are extremely excited to begin preparing and executing this year’s conference. As a team, we are better prepared than ever before to make this year’s event the...

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Weekly Recap of MSBC 2014 Prep

*+-ANN ARBOR (October 3, 2014) – The Michigan Sport Business Conference Planning Committee has been busy preparing for the 2014 conference on Friday, October 24. This is the fourth installment of weekly recaps leading up to the conference. Here...

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Weekly Recap of MSBC 2014 Prep

*+-ANN ARBOR (September 26, 2014) – The Michigan Sport Business Conference Planning Committee has been busy preparing for the 2014 conference on Friday, October 24. This is the third installment of weekly recaps leading up to the conference. Here...

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Tightest ever security op as NATO Summit

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Weekly Recap of MSBC 2014 Prep

*+-ANN ARBOR (September 19, 2014) – The Michigan Sport Business Conference Planning Committee has been busy preparing for the 2014 conference on Friday, October 24. This is the second installment of weekly recaps leading up to the conference. Here...

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Weekly Recap of MSBC 2014 Prep

*+-ANN ARBOR (September 12, 2014) – The Michigan Sport Business Conference Planning Committee has been busy preparing for the 2014 conference on Friday, October 24. The MSBC will be providing weekly recaps of what has happened throughout the week...

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Milwaukee® Strengthens Partnership with University of Michigan Students

*+-MILWAUKEE, WI – For the second consecutive year, Milwaukee® Tool has been named, “The Official Networking Sponsor” of the nation’s largest, student-run sport-business conference, the Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC). Strengthening their partnership with the organization, Milwaukee® will host...

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The Vault

*+-“We’re The Vault, a different kind of full-service advertising agency.  Like our name implies, we’re the kind of place people put things they value most, like their brand – just ask ESPN, the NFL, Under Armour, Diageo, and Academy...

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Palace Sports And Entertainment

*+-Current available jobs in Internships: » Internship: Public Relations Game Night Intern – Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment (Auburn Hills, MI) » Internship: Community Relations Intern – Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment (Auburn Hills, MI)...

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Google Glass developers must solve genuine problems

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MSBC Summer Interns- Yaz El-Baba

*+-The MSBC planning committee is not only preparing for the 2014 conference, but also interning at some great places this summer. Partnership Coordinator, Yazan El-Baba, wrote a guest blog on his experience in Turkey. On May 22nd, 2014 I...

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Rick Stainton Climbing the event summit

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MSBC Summer Interns- Emma Rosen

*+-The MSBC planning committee is not only preparing for the 2014 conference, but also interning at some great places this summer. Speakers and Executives Flex Member, Emma Rosen, wrote a guest blog on her experience in Australia.  This summer...

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5 Questions with MSBC Treasurer Jonah Folbe

*+- Each week the MSBC will conduct a Q&A with two current planning committee members to provide some background on the people working hard to make the 2014 conference a success. This week Freshman Jonah Folbe shares his experience of being...

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5 Questions with MSBC Operations Coordinator Drew Berube

*+-Each week the MSBC will conduct a Q&A with two current planning committee members to provide some background on the people working hard to make the 2014 conference a success. This week Sophomore Drew Berube shares his experience of being...

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