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Where do most college football players come from?

January 20th, 2014 at 2:34 pm » Comments Off

To find the right players, college football teams recruit players from all around the country. Now we can now see where most of the recruits come from.  

Will massive open televised sporting events (MOTSEs) disrupt the world of sports?

December 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Who needs to go to the game with such great photos? Paul Campos offers the interesting observation that the inflation-adjusted price of tickets to live sports events has been rising for decades while the quality-adjusted price of watching said sports events at home has been falling.    

Technology’s Threat to the Future of Sports – Part 1

December 12th, 2013 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Recently I returned from a trip to Seoul, Korea where I was asked to speak at the Global Sports Marketing Forum on the “future of sports.” This event was part of a series being planned to draw attention to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.    

WNBA referees debut live high-definition ‘Ref Cam’

June 14th, 2013 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

Wearing a cloud computer like Google Glass on your face can be important for capturing moments in life from a first-person perspective. Now the WNBA, the female division of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has decided to deploy its own version first-person camera to referees for live games.    

Pricing baseball seats like airline tickets

April 8th, 2013 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

It’s impossible to set the “right ticket prices” months in advance of an individual ballgame. On Opening Days across the country organists are again playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at the baseball stadiums.  But there is another game being played in box office backrooms.  Seventeen out of the 30 Major League teams […]

World’s oldest marathon runner retires at 101 years old

February 27th, 2013 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Fauja Singh is not your average great-great grandfather. Singh has completed nine 26-mile marathons since taking up long-distance running just over ten years ago.    

Social media is spoiling the Super Bowl ad surprises

January 15th, 2013 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

Super Bowl ad surprises ruined by social media. There is a growing feeling that marketers’ use of social media is ruining the surprise of Super Bowl ads. Last Super Bowl, just one memorable ad bucked this trend last Super Bowl–Chrysler’s offering with Clint Eastwood–while other firms such as Honda made similar versions available on YouTube and Facebook. […]

Which Olympic atheletes make it big in business?

August 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am » Comments (0)

Great Britain’s Olympic men’s rowing four. Which Olympic athletes go on to be most successful in business? New research by Bain & Co. shows rowers have the best track record of breaking into the corporate world after their Olympic careers.  

SportVU: Missile tracking technology that will remake the NBA

June 20th, 2012 at 12:16 pm » Comments (0)

Kevin Durant’s closely guarded attempts happen all over the court. SportVU technology was originally developed to track missiles. Now, the systems hang from the catwalks of 10 NBA arenas, tiny webcams that silently track each player as they shoot, pass, and run across the court, recording each and every move 25 times a second. SportVU […]

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