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5 Questions with MSBC Outreach Coordinator Michael Wong

*+-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 Michael Wong shares his experience of being...

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5 Questions with MSBC Co-President Aaron Goldstein

*+-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 Junior Aaron Goldstein shares his experience of being...

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Michigan Sports Business Conference announces theme

*+-MichiganDaily.com By: Emilie Plesset Published on April 8, 2014 The Michigan Sport Business Conference unveiled the theme for their third annual event as “Game Changers: Innovating Today. Defining Tomorrow.” The conference will be Oct. 24, though a venue has...

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MSBC Releases Theme for 2014 Conference

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference is proud to unveil the theme for the 2014 conference as Game Changers: Innovating Today. Defining Tomorrow. This theme represents topics like how quickly resources, such as technology, are changing and improving the fan experience....

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5 Questions with MSBC VP of Marketing Max Himelhoch

*+-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 Max Himelhoch shares his experience of being...

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5 Questions with MSBC Partnership Coordinator Jacob Lutt

*+-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 Jacob Lutt shares his experience of being...

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MSBC Leads Up To Theme Release

*+-ANN ARBOR (March 25, 2014) — The Michigan Sport Business Conference planning committee is excited to announce the 2014 conference theme. The MSBC will countdown the days until the theme release by showcasing memerable moments in the sports business...

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5 Questions with MSBC VP of Team Relation Alyssa Duguay

*+-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 Alyssa Duguay shares her experience of being on...

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Vicente Fernandez
University of Chicago

*+-Vincente Fernandez As a senior at the University of Chicago, Vicente Fernandez founded the University of Chicago Sports Business Team, Sportsmanias.com and Maroon TV. Fernandez launched Sportsmanias.com in his freshman year and the site has grown to over 400,000...

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Sam Rubinroit
Brown University

*+-Sam Rubinroit Sam Rubinroit is a senior at Brown University majoring in Business. Rubinroit has been instrumental in the revival of the Brown Sports Business Club and has even founded two student-taught courses on sports business. He also serves as...

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Rob Dearborn
University of Pennsylvania

*+-Rob Dearborn  Rob Dearborn is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing degrees in Operations and Information Management, Legal Studies and Business Ethics. Dearborn serves as President of the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club, as well as his...

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Reed Longo
Cornell University

*+-Reed Longo Reed Longo is a senior and a teaching assistant for a Sports Management course at Cornell University. He is Co-President of Cornell Sports Business Society and the Corporate Relations Director of the Ivy Sports Symposium. He arranges...

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Myles Robinson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

*+-Myles Robinson Myles Robinson is a junior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is one of the founders of SportsBusinessU, as well as President of the Carolina Sport Business Club. Through SBU and CSBC, Robinson shares his passion...

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Joshua Lagan
University of Connecticut

*+-Joshua Lagan Joshua Lagan is a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Marketing. Lagan has worked with ESPN as a Statistics Analyst and this past summer worked with Mastercard as a Marketing Analyst. Lagan is the co-founder...

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Jonathan Gordon
University of Notre Dame

*+- Jonathan Gordon Jonathan Gordon is a junior at the University of Notre Dame pursuing a double major in Finance and Applied Math and Statistics. He is the founder of the student organization ND Sports By Numbers, an organization that...

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Chris Stathos
William Jewell College

*+-Chris Stathos Chris Stathos is a senior at William Jewell College majoring in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurial Leadership. He serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 1 of...

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Brian Rosen
Indiana University

*+-Brian Rosen Brain Rosen is a senior at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and the founder and Executive Director of SportsBusinessU. With the aim of uniting people with a similar mindset, he brought together a group of individuals with...

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Avish Sood
George Brown College

*+-Avish Sood Avish Sood is a senior at George Brown College. Sood is the co- founder of the University of Toronto Sports Business Association with over 960 active members. Being President from 2010-2013, he built successful corporate partnerships with...

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5 Questions with MSBC VP of Partnerships Albert Karschnia

*+-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 Junior Albert Karschnia shares his experience of being...

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5 Questions with MSBC Marketing Flex Member Evan Ketai

*+-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 Evan Ketai shares his experience of...

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MSBC Forms New Planning Committee For 2014

*+-ANN ARBOR (March 14, 2014) —The Michigan Sport Business Conference has begun organizing the 2014 conference under a new talented leadership and planning team. The group has been working hard brainstorming theme ideas and creating strategies for the 2014...

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Sports Industry 101: Breaking Into The Business Of Sports

*+-Forbes.com By: Jason Betzer Published on February 5, 2014 So you want to work in the sports industry? Like many students and young professionals pursuing an education in sports management and looking to make their big break into the business of...

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Ben Sutton
Chairman & President of IMG College

*+-Ben Sutton Chairman & President of IMG College As President of IMG College, Sutton oversees the largest college sports sponsorship and media company in America, also named the top college or professional sports property sales organization in the country...

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Burke Magnus
Senior VP of Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN

*+-Burke Magnus Senior VP of Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN Burke Magnus was named senior vice president, programming acquisitions, in January 2014, having served as senior vice president, college sports programming, since March 2008. In his new role, Magnus is...

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Mark Silverman
President of the Big Ten Network

*+-Mark Silverman President of the Big Ten Network BTN President Mark Silverman sets the strategic direction and leads the day-to-day operations of the first internationally distributed college conference-owned television network. The 24/7 network, headquartered in Chicago, is dedicated exclusively...

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Jim Delany
Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference

*+-Jim Delany Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference Only the Big Ten’s fifth commissioner since its founding in 1896, James E. Delany enters his 26th year with the conference. He has led the Big Ten through significant periods of...

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Special Presentation: The Development of Michigan’s South Campus

*+-ANN ARBOR (October 23, 2013) — The South Campus project involves an unprecedented revitalization of the University of Michgan’s athletic campus as 16 new renovation projects have been undertaken simultaneously. Athletic Director Dave Brandon said the project began with...

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MSBC 2013 Conference Recap

*+-ANN ARBOR (October 23rd, 2013) — Current and future sport business leaders from around the country connected on Friday, October 18th at the second annual Michigan Sport Business Conference. Over 500 students, alumni and sport business professionals met in...

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The Michigan Sports Business Conference

*+-WingingItInMotown.com By: David Malinowski October 18, 2013 For the second time in two years, the newly created annual sports business conference, headed by the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business launched students...

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Jason Coyle
President, 120 Sports

*+-Jason Coyle President, 120 Sports Jason serves as President of 120 Sports, a first-of-its-kind network partnership involving multiple leagues and media properties created exclusively for digital audiences, platforms, and devices. In 120 Sports, all sports fans – television enthusiasts...

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Howard Handler
CMO, Major League Soccer

*+-Howard Handler CMO, Major League Soccer A recognized brand builder and transformational leader for more than 25 years, Howard Handler was named Chief Marketing Officer of Major League Soccer in January, 2012. Handler oversees marketing, digital, programming and content,...

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Eric Petrosinelli
General Manager, Sports for Zebra Technologies

*+-Eric Petrosinelli General Manager, Sports for Zebra Technologies Eric Petrosinelli is a General Manager, Sports for Zebra Technologies, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions. He is responsible for...

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Maury Gostfrand
President and Founder of Vision Sports Group

*+-Maury Gostfrand President and Founder of Vision Sports Group Maury is the President and Founder of Vision Sports Group, a New York-based sports management and marketing agency representing primarily sports broadcasters at the regional and national sports television networks....

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Dan Singer
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, New York

*+-Dan Singer Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, New York Dan Singer is a senior partner with McKinsey & Company’s New York office in the Media and Entertainment Practice. He has led McKinsey’s Sports and Gaming practice since 2002. Dan...

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10 Days Until MSBC Hosts Full Lineup of Panelists

*+-ANN ARBOR (October 4, 2013) – MSBC is just 10 days away from hosting its second annual conference. The full lineup of speakers for the Michigan Sport Business Conference has been released. The event will feature 35 sport business...

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David Cho
NBA Partnership Director, adidas

*+-David Cho NBA Partnership Director, adidas As the NBA Partnership Director for adidas Basketball Sports Marketing, David manages all elements of adidas’ 11-year global partnership with the NBA, from on-court uniforms and outfitting, to the US and international retail...

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Rohan Oza
Game-Changing Brand Entrepreneur

*+-Rohan Oza Game-Changing Brand Entrepreneur Rohan Oza is the master of transforming products into household names.Oza’s distinctive philosophy, ideas, and strategy have earned billions for corporations, brands, and celebrities alike. His strong track record and consistent success has made...

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John Shea
Head of Global Markets, Gatorade

*+-John Shea Head of Global Markets, Gatorade John Shea is the Head of Global Markets for Gatorade. In this role, he oversees the brand’s global business efforts including strategic vision, brand management, consumer engagement and sports partnerships and is...

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Seth Ader
Senior Director, Sports Marketing, ESPN

*+-Seth Ader Senior Director, Sports Marketing, ESPN Seth Ader was named Senior Director, Sports Marketing in January 2005, and is responsible for a wide array of ESPN’s marketing efforts. These include ESPN’s NFL programming – Monday Night Football, Sunday...

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MSBC Presents Digital Scavenger Hunt

*+-ANN ARBOR (October 1, 2013) — The Michigan Sport Business Conference is launching a digital scavenger hunt to give away three free tickets to this year’s conference. The scavenger hunt will be a weeklong event, taking place October 2nd...

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Tom Wilson
President & CEO of Olympia Entertainment

*+-Tom Wilson President & CEO of Olympia Entertainment Thomas S. “Tom” Wilson joined Olympia Entertainment, Detroit’s premier marketer of sports and entertainment events, on February 23, 2010. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an...

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Matt Rossetti
Chief Architect of Serious Fun

*+-Matt Rossetti Chief Architect of Serious Fun As President, Matt leads the firm’s framework for innovative thinking and has been consistently responsible for design that creates value for clients: aesthetically, functionally and, most importantly, by achieving their business goals....

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MSBC Announces ESPN President John Skipper as Keynote

*+-ANN ARBOR (September 25, 2013) — The keynote speaker for the 2013 Michigan Sport Business Conference will be John Skipper, President of ESPN and Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks. In his 14 years with the company prior to becoming...

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MSBC Presents the Milwaukee Tool Networking Boot Camp

*+-ANN ARBOR (September 24, 2013) — We are less than one month away from the 2013 Michigan Sport Business Conference and tickets are selling out quickly. Registration is open for all Michigan students, non-Michigan students, alumni, faculty, sponsors and...

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Jeff Wilpon
COO of the New York Mets

*+-Jeff Wilpon COO of the New York Mets Elected Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets in August, 2002. Oversees the day-to-day Baseball and Business Operations of the club and the Mets Foundation. Chief Operating Officer of the...

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Seth Jacobs
Corporate Consultant, Creative Artists Agency

*+-Seth Jacobs Corporate Consultant, Creative Artists Agency Seth Jacobs is a Sports Consulting Agent at CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). An integral part of CAA Sports Consulting’s senior leadership team,...

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Bizzabo

*+-Bizzabo is a mobile app to keep you updated with the Michigan Sport Business Conference. By downloading the app, you can connect with speakers and other participants as well as view the schedule and sponsorship information. Bizzabo will help...

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MSBC Team Interns Across Sport Industry

*+-ANN ARBOR (August 7, 2013) — While the Michigan Sport Business Conference team spends the school year together in Ann Arbor, Mich., the summer spreads them around the country as they pursue individual opportunities to intern and work in...

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MSBC Presents the Block ‘M’ Summer Contest

*+-ANN ARBOR (June 18, 2013) — Entries are now being accepted for the Michigan Sport Business Conference’s Block ‘M’ Summer contest. The MSBC is proud to be associated one of the most prolific brands in college sport: the Block...

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Twitter Q&A #SportJC Highlights

*+-The Michigan Sport Business Conference hosted #SportJC on May 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST with five internship-related questions. MSBC provoked some interesting discussion responses — check them out below. The #SportJC chat is held every other Monday “on the...

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MSBC Launches BIG Initiative Recognizing Student Leaders

*+-ANN ARBOR (May 6, 2013) — The Michigan Sport Business Conference is launching an annual award honoring outstanding student leaders who are pursuing a career in sports. The BIG Initiative will recognize 10 individuals who have achieved an exceptional...

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