Ryan Vaughn, the President of the Indiana Sports Corp., explains how the city plotted a commitment to sports in the 1970s and why it’s still paying off today.
Rising volleyball star Sara Hughes still has her grandmother doing her taxes but that hasn’t stopped brands such as Nike from wanting a piece of her – both on the beach and on Instagram, ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
Facing renewed controversy over player protests, the NFL is working to maintain its position as one of America’s most popular pastimes. This week sports business expert Rick Horrow sits down with Roman Oben, the NFL’s VP in charge of youth and high school football development, to discuss how the league is bringing in a new generation of players.
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The CEO of the famous baseball family’s foundation explains why finding kindred spirits and strong local partners are at the core of its efforts to help America’s kids.
Legal sports betting could soon come to a state near you after last month’s Supreme Court ruling opened the doors to states that want to regulate and tax the activity. But there are a lot of unanswered questions about where and how legal sports wagering will roll out, and how much money the states – and bookmakers like William Hill – stand to receive from it. Digital editor Amy Tennery talks with reporter Hilary Russ, who was in New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack to cover the excitement over the state’s first legal sports bets.
Arlington, Texas may be already be the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers but its mayor Jeff Williams told Keeping Score host Rick Horrow about the city’s plans to become middle America’s eSports mecca.
Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairman Jim Morris discusses how his NBA franchise has helped develop the Indianapolis community – from the court to the city’s thriving downtown.
Philanthropies mine teams, leagues and big events to fund causes.
The Indy 500 is one of the oldest events in American sports but the business end of racing – and most major sports – is rapidly changing to ratchet up fan engagement and deliver even bigger sponsorship dollars. No one knows that better than Mark Miles, the president and CEO of Hulman & Company and the man behind the Indy 500, who spent time with sports business expert Rick Horrow discussing ways leagues, teams and great events can keep the pace.
Rick Horrow digs into David Tepper’s deal to buy the Carolina Panthers but on the more genteel side of sports, Octagon entertainment’s Andy Bush says a field of increasingly demanding sponsors means deal-making is tougher than ever.
The world knows Mosaic as a major global company in the decidedly unglamorous business of digging potash and phosphate. It has, however, turned a spent mine in central Florida into The Streamsong Resort, a modern golf development with a few sustainable twists.
Drafting impact players – like NFL teams will try to do Thursday – is one part of being a successful franchise. Building an economy around your team and city is another. Veteran sports executive Steve Patterson explains how he’s trying to do that with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.
A medical startup funded in part by the U.S. Defense Department wants to bring medical treatment built for Navy Seals to the sports world.
Sure, ISM Connect has its name on a number of big American auto racing events but one of its top executives says the company wants a payoff beyond the branding.
As March Madness swirls and football free agency breaks records, a top-ranked financial advisor breaks down why so many of the top athletes crash and burn financially.
In this week's Keeping Score podcast, sports agent Rick Davis explains some of the dynamics that have let NFL stars land big contracts while some of baseball’s big names felt left out in the cold.
Tommy Haas went from life on the court to running a tennis tournament. Haas hopes an idyllic location and top-shelf amenities can “decouch” enough fans to keep Indian Wells among the key stops on the tour.
Phil Dalhausser won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He discusses the challenges facing the sport and the opportunities. He also talks about the growth of the game among girls and young women. Plus, sports marketing expert Rick Horrow weighs in on the revenue model of the sport.
Arizona Office of Tourism Director Debbie Johnson discusses the economic impact of hosting large events like the Super Bowl and Final Four. While the state’s former speaker of the house Andy Tobin talks about the role sports can play in establishing lasting business relationships for the state. Plus why the Olympic movement was the big winner in Pyeongchang.
From domestic violence by players off the field, to brain injuries on the field, the National Football League is facing serious challenges.
How a startup hopes to profit from a device that monitors athletes' sweat. Plus what could become the Uber for boating. My conversation with Tim Hayden at Saint Louis University which partners with companies like these in his role as the head of the school’s center for entrepreneurship.
Why Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Tom Brady have hurt TV ratings for NFL games this season.
National Golf Foundation CEO Joe Beditz explains why the sport is going through a rough patch. =
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy explains the team’s unique ownership model and why it limits the team’s international reach.
From a college football game at a race track to ads on jerseys, how sports leagues and associations are trying to squeeze more revenue out of their events. Plus, how the WNBA is trying to boost its visibility and interest in the women’s game.
Russia, Ryan Lochte and an Irish Olympic Committee president are all in hot water following the 2016 Games.
Reuters Correspondent Liana Baker who is in Brazil discusses how the Rio games will shape future Olympics. Plus a look at the money generated from broadcasting rights, on this week's Keeping Score
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee Scott Blackmun talks about the financial aspects of putting together an Olympic team and how the organization chooses which sports to make a priority.
The founder and CEO of wearable fitness tracker WHOOP talks about how the device has helped improve the performance of users and reduce their injuries.
Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year's U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus, organizers said on Tuesday.