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Thomas Edison


RSBS Event - Inside the War Room: Evaluating NFL Talent

The Rice Sport Business Society (RSBS) will be hosting an interview between Neil Stratton, President of Inside the League, and Miller McCalmon, former Assistant Director of Pro Personnel with the National Football League's (NFL) Detroit Lions. McCalmon will discuss his 35 years of NFL experience as a scout, coach, and administrator. Stratton will also touch on how to get started in the talent evaluation industry.

Travis Stockbridge '16 Connects with NBA Analysts and Scouts at the 8th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Representatives from the NFL and MLB organizations, employees of all 30 NBA teams, and countless other interested students, reporters, businessmen, and entrepreneurs gathered at the 8th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Luckily enough, I was able to count myself among them.

Driphus Jackson '15 Shadows the Detroit Lions Marketing Department

In late July, I was fortunate enough to be able shadow the marketing team of the Detroit Lions for a few days.

Rice is No. 5 in Niche.com's first best overall college rankings

Rice University is No. 5 in a new national ranking of colleges by Niche.com that is based both on student surveys and hard data.

Eboni Sutherland's '17 Experience at the US Olympic Committee's FLAME Program

Being a participant in the United States Olympic Committee's Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) Program was an experience that I will never forget and I will take the skills I learned and networking opportunities along with me throughout the development of my career.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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