Day 46: The Value of MSBA

Louis van der Wal 2017, Blog

Identifying, preparing, and connecting the next generation of sports business leaders. MSBA’s mission sounds empowering, but it is impossible to comprehend all it entails without being directly thrown into the program with 24 likeminded strangers. Through my own networking, which you will soon find is more than half the battle of landing a job in the industry, I was fortunate …


Day 45: Connecting the Dots

Megan Kelly 2017, Blog

How are we already on Day 45? Better yet, how are we sitting down to hear American Express, a leading brand when it comes to sports partnerships, share their wisdom and advice for us (talk about being in rooms you don’t belong in)? Tuesday was one of our few times this summer hearing from a brand itself. We have heard …


Day 44: Beyond the Flash

Kiley Burns 2017, Blog

Here’s what’s so cool about The Players’ Tribune: there’s a place for everyone. Of course, there’s room for the athletes. It’s all about them. You have a story to share? TPT provides the platform. You want to share someone else’s story? That’s welcome, too! Just take a look at C.J. McCollum’s relationship with Adam Silver. But the thing that I …


Day 43: Letter to My Younger Self

Sumner Franklin 2017, Blog

Dear 19-Year-Old Sumner, You know this already, but trying to get a scholarship from a Division I lacrosse program is quite difficult. So you’re settling for a small school where you don’t necessarily see a future for yourself. Why? Because you want to play the sport you love just a little bit longer. You know it’s not exactly what you …


Day 42: The Fourth Quarter

Mason Darrow 2017, Blog

The fourth quarter is without question the most important time period in sports (for the sports that use quarters, of course). Every sports fan can recall a few of the most famous fourth quarter moments, whether it be triumphant examples like Deshaun Watson driving Clemson the length of the field to win a National Championship, or catastrophic mistakes that cost …