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Ben Jedlovec ’08 appeared on ESPN’s Outside the Lines show

06/09/14 
Ben Jedlovec ’08 appeared on ESPN’s Outside the Lines show, on June 7, to discuss the growing trend of defensive shifting in Major League Baseball.

Sport Management Students Acquire a Slew of Summer Internships

05/12/14 
Many students majoring in Sport Management at Rice University are taking advantage of their free time during summer to intern in the sport and entertainment industry. At press time, more than 20 students have acquired internships for this summer.

 

10th Anniversary of the Lindsay Roemmich Sport Management Achievement Award

05/07/14 
This spring marks the tenth anniversary of the Lindsay Roemmich Sport Management Achievement Award, which is given annually to the graduating senior who best exhibits academic excellence, external sport management experience, a positive attitude, and dedication to improving Rice University’s Department of Sport Management.

Dylan Mah ’14 Aces Internship with Women’s Tennis Association

05/05/14 
Dylan Mah ’14 has been working this past spring as an intern with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the principle organizing body for women’s worldwide professional tennis. Mah’s internship is located in Singapore at the headquarters of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region of the organization.

Dr. Jason Sosa Visits Singapore to Explore Exchange Program Opportunity

04/30/14 
In mid-April, Dr. Jason Sosa, a professor in Rice University’s Department of Sport Management, traveled to Singapore to explore international education and internship opportunities. Sosa hopes to develop an exchange program between Rice’s Sport Management Department and Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Sport Science and Management program.

Eboni Sutherland ’17 Accepted into US Olympic Committee’s FLAME Program

04/28/14 
Eboni Sutherland ’17, who is a member of Rice University’s women’s track and field team and plans on majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Business, has been accepted into the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program.

Sport Management Team Competes in National Baseball Analytics Competition

04/24/14 
Evan Stackpole ’14, Justin Wolin ’15, Travis Guzzardo ’16, and Jeremy Reiskind ’17, all majoring in Sport Management at Rice University, competed in the third annual Diamond Dollars Case Competition, a national event held in conjunction with the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Analytics Conference. The competition and conference took place in Phoenix, Ariz., from March 13-15.

 

Sport Management Panel Discusses Public Images of Professional Athletes

04/18/14 
On Thursday, April 10, Rice University’s Department of Sport Management partnered with the Rice Sport Business Society (RSBS) to host a panel called “To Draft or Not to Draft? An Exploration of Athlete Images.” The panel focused on the public image of professional athletes.

Dr. Clark Haptonstall Interviewed about the Marketability of Johnny Manziel

04/17/14 
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

04/16/14 
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.
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