Category: Sports Administration

Power of Play: The Importance of Sports and Social Good

Sports are not just about winning. Sports can be a driver of social change. The late Nelson Mandela once said that “sport has the power to change the world.” He witnessed this when his support of the mostly white South African national team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup had a striking effect on the… Read more »

8 Nonprofit Sports Organizations in Texas

One of the true beauties of sports is how it can unite people for good. Countless nonprofit sports organizations combine a passion for sports with community outreach and personal development. Nonprofit organizations may use sports to support a cause or to reach out to groups typically unable to participate in athletics. Texas has many nonprofit… Read more »

Dollars for Drafts: Exploring the Business Behind Fantasy Sports

In 2015, there were 56.8 million people playing fantasy sports in the United States and Canada, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. So if you are not playing fantasy sports, you almost certainly know someone who is. Fantasy sports have spread across all sports and are evolving at a rapid rate. What has driven… Read more »

Digital Games: How Sports Technology and Analytics Are Changing Sports

Home runs, touchdowns and points are all statistics that the average sports fans fully understands and can talk about regularly. But much of the time, this doesn’t tell the whole story. As teams look to gain an edge against competitors, they have begun to use advanced statistics and sports analytics to better understand performance. With… Read more »

The Sports Industry Growth Accelerates Job Opportunities

Sports are deeply ingrained in the culture of our country. From college sports to the ‘Big 4’ professional sports leagues, and from the Olympic Games to the football World Cup, there’s something about this sweat-inducing, adrenalin-pumping activity that captures the collective imagination of the nation. But what we sometimes forget is that sport is also… Read more »