Sports Management
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

With rebound, WNBA solidifies spot at ESPN - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

With rebound, WNBA solidifies spot at ESPN - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
Would you believe the WNBA’s regular season averaged more national TV viewers for each game than MLS this year? It’s true.
Jacob Senville's insight:

After reading this article I learned that the WNBA has never had a solid contract with any sports media corporation.  ESPN is the first organization to sign the WNBA to a stable and permanent contract.  I selected this article because I love the game of basketball and thought it was interesting that it took so long for ESPN to sign the WNBA to contract when they have had the NBA for years.  Men and women have equal rights in society, therefore their sports organizations should also be equal.  This information will help me in the sport management industry because it helped me recognize female sports are growing in America.  If I reach my goal in the Sports Industry as a manager I want to have the opportunity to manage both male and female sports equally.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

NFL: We have final say in L.A. - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

NFL: We have final say in L.A. - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
The NFL has reiterated to its 32 clubs that Los Angeles is the league’s market and that any franchise seeking to negotiate its own stadium deal in the city could threaten the best economic result for the sport, according to team and other sources...
Jacob Senville's insight:

From this article I learned that the NFL will decide when and or if they want to move a team to Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States which is why it is very peculiar that their is no football team in the city.  California as a state has several football teams but none in their largest city.  If the NFL wants a team in Los Angeles their will be a team in L.A.  I found it interesting that NFL sent out a memo to every single team essentially telling them if any team wishes to move to Los Angeles the NFL will make it happen. I selected this article because I am an avid football fan, and have always wondered why the great city of Los Angeles does not have a team.  This article helps me learn about the sports management as managers begin to recognize that Los Angeles deserves to have a football team.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

NBA Kings Unveil "Indoor-Outdoor" Concept For New Downtown Arena - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

NBA Kings Unveil "Indoor-Outdoor" Concept For New Downtown Arena - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
The NBA Kings yesterday unveiled an 'indoor-outdoor' concept they’re planning for the team’s new downtown arena, according to Kasler, Lillis & Bizjak of the SACRAMENTO BEE.
Jacob Senville's insight:
This article on the Sacramento Kings taught me that the business side of basketball is extremely more complex when dealing with a small market team. Small market teams need a supportive fan base to stay profitable in the NBA. I found it interesting that Shaquille O'Neal a famous Los Angeles Laker who defeated the Kings in the Western Conference Finals decided to invest money in the Sacramento Kings. While that was the primary part of the article was intriguing I found it educational because I learned a great amount about basketball stadiums that can be both indoor and outdoor. The Kings were recently almost sold but narrowly were able to to stay in Sacramento and now have plans for a new and advanced type of stadium. I chose this article because the first three words "NBA Kings Unveil" hooked me it reminded me that the Kings were almost sold this past summer. While this article is more about ownership of a professional team and less about management it did teach me that ownership and management must work together in the sports industry in order to be successful. Without the right sports manager for the team the team loses fans and could potentially be sold if they are in a small market, similar to the Sacramento Kings situation, in which they were lucky they got to stay in Sacramento.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

For loyal fans, a spot on the floor? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

For loyal fans, a spot on the floor? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
Two NBA teams are awaiting league approval of a plan that would put the names of season-ticket holders on their playing floors.
Jacob Senville's insight:

"For loyal fans, a spot on the floor?" taught me that sports teams are attempting to do more for their loyal fans.  In my opinion it makes perfect sense that both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks want to reward their loyal fans by adding there names onto the basketball court.  What I found interesting about this article was the rules and regulations of the National Basketball Association.  I personally love the NBA and believe David Stern was a great commisoner but I believe it is ridiculous that teams are not allowed to show respect for their fans before going to the "The League Office" for permission.  The primary reason I selected this article is my love for the game of basketball and being an avid fan of the NBA I was drawn to the story.  This article also helped me recognize that in the Sports Industry it is always important to please your fans, but also you must stay within the guidelines of the work place.  One day, when I get a job with a sports organization, I will know that fans of the team always come first.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

Can facilities keep up with wireless? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Can facilities keep up with wireless? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz Superdome executive Dave Stewart peers into the future of sports and sees a point in time when every NFL fan’s mobile device is automatically connected the moment they walk through the stadium gates.
Jacob Senville's insight:

From this article I learned that technology is advancing at a more rapid pace than I had previously thought.  In my opinion it is absolutely ridiculous that by the end of 2013 their will be more electronic devices than people on the planet earth.  While that is ridiculous, as a football fan I found it interesting that the San Francisco 49ers already have fans using applications around there stadium that people utilize at each game.  I selected this article because I find both football and technology interesting, and believe that this article taught me technology is going to be a huge part of the sports management industry in years to come.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

Twitter TV Ratings to track Suns traffic - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Twitter TV Ratings to track Suns traffic - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
The Phoenix Suns have become the first major pro sports team to sign a deal with SocialGuide’s Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings service that tracks Twitter activity during games. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed.
Jacob Senville's insight:

After reading this article I learned that the Phoenix Suns are the first professional sports team to sign a contract with a social media site, in this case it is Twitter that the Suns have agreed to a contract with.  I assumed that many other sports teams had contracts with Facebook and Twitter but that is not the case.  I selected this article because I found it interesting that Twitter is going to see how their own statistics will affect TV ratings.  Hopefully Twitter is able to attract more people to Phoenix Suns' games because Phoenix is currently a struggling franchise.  This article is relevent to the field of Sports Management because if Twitter is successful in helping the Suns many other NBA team managers are going to agree to contracts with social media sites.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

Tim Zue, vice president, Fenway Sports Management - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Tim Zue, vice president, Fenway Sports Management - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
Taking career risks has led Tim Zue to his dream job.
Jacob Senville's insight:

From this article on Tim Zue, the vice president of Fenway Sports Management, I learned that if you put in hard work, and have a few connections it is possible to attain your dream job one day.  Zue started as an upaid intern and worked his way up to vice president.  If Larry Luccinho had never read his email he had received from Zue, he never would have worked for the Red Sox to begin with.  I found the way Zue got his job interesting as a whole.  Most people do not become interns for profesional sports teams through a blind email, and most emails sent to sports teams are not read by the President of the organization.  The article was also education because it teaches you that as long as make an attempt or an effort for something you want, anything is possible.  You never know who is going to read the email you wrote and you never know who you are going to run into on an elevator the next day.  The reason I selected this article was due to the sub heading below the main heading which states "His career path followed blind email to Fenway Sports"  Indirectly, the article states that networking is significant in the world of sports but the article also has a feel good story.  If you put in hard work, anything is possible, you may succeed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

Texans, 49ers, Ravens Lead NFL Teams In Facebook, Twitter Gains Over Past Year - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Texans, 49ers, Ravens Lead NFL Teams In Facebook, Twitter Gains Over Past Year - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
Success on the field continues to be a major factor for NFL teams when tracking their popularity through Facebook and Twitter.
Jacob Senville's insight:
The article taught me that the NFL is starting to branch out and gain more followers through the use of social media. Millions of people around the world use social media today and are expressing their support through tweets and Facebook status updates. As a fan of football I found it interesting that the Texans experienced a large in gain in social media support. The 49ers and Ravens gains do not surprise me considering both teams were in the Super Bowl but the Texans not the Broncos or the Packers intrigued me. I also found this article educational, because it not me more about the use of social media in sports. I realized sports figures were prominent in social media but did not realize how much sports teams could also gain. I selected this article mainly because I love the game of football, and found it interesting that social media can have such a large impact on various teams. The information I have gathered from the article will help me in the sports management industry later on, because now I know to stay on top of all the new social media that effects the sports industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jacob Senville
Scoop.it!

What to look for in making the right hire - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

What to look for in making the right hire - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management | Scoop.it
I ’ve always found the job interview process to be one of the most challenging aspects of management . It’s also one of the areas where I have sought the most guidance from friends and colleagues.
Jacob Senville's insight:

This article "What to look for in making the right hire" taught me that the Sports Industry is a very competitive field and in order to maintain or get a hold of a job you must standout, and present yourself appropriately during a job interview.  What strongly interested me about this article was the fact that each sport had a competitve job market, not just the more popular sports such as: soccer, football, and basketball.  I selected this article to see how competitive the sports industry currently is.  This article has taught me that I have to be on the top of my game in order to compete with other qualified individuals for jobs in the sports managment industry.

more...
No comment yet.