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Dr. Clark Haptonstall Interviewed about the Marketability of Johnny Manziel

Dr. Clark Haptonstall, the Chair of the Department of Sport Management, was recently interviewed for an article in the Houston Chronicle about the marketability of Johnny Manziel.

Sport Management Department Hosts 7th Annual Rice Owl Bowl

On Sunday, April 6, students in the Department of Sport Management hosted the 7th annual Rice Owl Bowl, an annual spring fundraiser for the department. The event, held at Palace Bowling Lanes, was the final product of SMGT 366, a Sport Management course in event management and customer service.

Evan Stackpole ’14 Scores Apprenticeship with Houston Astros

In late March, Evan Stackpole ’14, who is double majoring in Sport Management and Statistics and minoring in Business, began an apprenticeship with the Houston Astros in Major League Baseball Video Operations.

Carson Crain '16, 2016 Olympic Hopeful

Rice University Kinesiology and Sport Management sophomore, Carson Crain (Hanszen '16), is meeting challenges and excelling both inside and outside of the classroom. Carson is training and competing in the RS-X Windsurfer in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sport Management Majors Honored at 28th Scholar-Athlete Banquet

In late February, 18 student-athletes at Rice University were honored at the 28th Scholar-Athlete Banquet, presented by the “R” Association and the Office of Academic Advising for Athletics. The 2014 Scholar Athletes had the highest GPAs on their respective teams. Of the 18 Scholar Athletes, 3 are majoring in Sport Management.

Christian Villescas ’16 Interns with Houston Marathon Committee

Christian Villescas ’16, a double major in Sport Management and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, was a management assistant intern at the recent Houston Marathon, helping plan for the event from last October up to the race day in January. 

Dr. Jason Sosa Talks Contracts and Negotiations in Sports Law Panel

In late February, Dr. Jason Sosa, a senior lecturer in Rice University’s Sport Management Department, moderated a panel hosted by the Rice University Federalist Society. The panel, titled “Show Me the Money,” gave students an inside look at sports contracts and negotiations.

Becca Lin '10 Activates Microsoft Sponsorship at Super Bowl XLVIII

Becca Lin ’10, who double majored in Political Science and Sport Management and minored in Business at Rice University, spent nearly two weeks this past February in New Jersey activating the Xbox brand at Super Bowl XLVIII.

RUSBA Features Callye Dannheim '07 at Monthly Breakfast Speaker Series

Recently, the Rice University Sport Business Alliance (RUSBA) hosted Callye Dannheim ’07 as part of its monthly breakfast speaker series. Former Director of Lone Star Sports and Entertainment, Dannheim triple majored in Sport Management, Economics, and Managerial Studies at Rice University.

Benecia Newhouse ’02 Works at Sochi Winter Olympic Games for AT&T

Benecia Newhouse ’02, who majored in Sport Management and Economics and minored in Managerial Studies at Rice University, worked at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games activating AT&T’s official sponsorship of the Games. As a senior account executive of the Marketing Arm, one of AT&T’s agencies, Newhouse solely focuses on AT&T’s Olympic property.


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