Sport Management News

Students Attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 6, 2015Kevin Clark and Shane Battier

Last week ten Sport Management students led by Dr. Heisey attended the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. The students were able to attend a number of sessions at the conference in which some of the speakers included Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner), Bob Meyers (GM, Golden State Warriors), Daryl Morey (GM, Houston Rockets), Don Garber (MLS Commissioner), along with over 100 others. The students were able to meet and talk with hundreds of representatives and coaches from college and professional sports teams as well as numerous sports media personalities and other influential figures in the sports industry.

MIT Panel

MIT Panel

A panel discussion during the conference with Benjamin Alamar (Director of Analytics, ESPN), Shane Battier (Basketball Analyst, ESPN), Brian Burke (Founder, Advanced Football Analytics), and John Anderson (SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN).





Changes to Event Experience

Beginning with the Spring 2015 semester, the Sport Management Department will no longer be requiring Event Experience for Sport Management Students. Instead, the Department has a number of CSER opportunities available exclusively for Sport Management Students.

The available CSER opportunities are posted on the Bulletin Board in the SMGT Office. Come by the office to sign up for one and knock out your university CSER requirements while also building your Resume!