Day 1: New York or Nowhere

Anastasia Smolenski 2018

Before I knew I wanted to work in sports, I knew I wanted to be a New Yorker. At some point in my life, it didn’t really matter for how long, I just had to be able to say, “I live in New York.” Now don’t get me wrong, growing up in Jersey was great, but something about the fast …

Introducing: The MSBA Class of 2018

Bailey Weigel 2018

Manhattan Sports Business Academy is excited to unveil the members of our Class of 2018! In the program’s seventh year, MSBA received nearly 1,500 applications worldwide for our summer immersion program taking place June 10th – August 4th. Candidates were assessed on a variety of factors including academic performance, extracurricular participation, campus leadership efforts, relevant work experience, industry knowledge, and …

Day 56: Back in the Game

Morgan Fuller 2017

Sports have always fueled me. For 18 years of my life, I saw the world through a basketball-oriented lens. Every goal, every dream, every thought about the future revolved around that one passion. That’s what it was … a passion. Anybody who plays a sport for the pure love of the game knows there is no feeling quite like it. …

Day 55: Spreading the Flame

Natalie Pfeifer 2017

My MSBA Certificate of Completion sits proudly atop my fridge; it’s the only piece of decoration up in my new apartment, and it’s just enough to make it feel like home. The same four signatures that graced my initial acceptance letter also validate the bottom of this certificate, and the events that occurred between receiving these two pieces of paper …

Day 54: The MSBA Pro Bowl

Brett Kornfeld 2017

Mike Singletary – the Hall of Fame Chicago Bears linebacker – once said, “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” As the MSBA Class of 2017 descended upon The Ainsworth for our Commencement Celebration, our “opportunity to play” was all I could think about. The panels. The Speakers. The companies. The Mentors. …