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Wharton 40 Under 40 Winners

Congratulations to Akshay Khanna and Todd Mortensen who have been named in Wharton’s 40 Under 40 for the great strides they are making the business world and have had a connection–past or present to sports! Below is part of the article from The Wharton Magazine: Akshay K. Khanna G15 WG15                    ...Read More

Race and Sports Recap

APRIL 26, 2017 The Wharton Sports Business Initiative and University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies put on a truly memorable event. They hosted a panel with an all-star lineup, including Sonny Vaccaro, John Carlos, Preston Brown, Anita DeFrantz, and moderated by Professor Ken Shropshire. Read More

The Sports Innovation Series Recap

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Cozen O’Connor and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative launched their Sports Innovation Series. This was the first in a new series developed by Wharton and Cozen O’Connor to tackle the pressing issues of the day and discuss the future of the sports industry. Read More

Recap of Inside the Industry: Soccer Panel

JANUARY 23, 2017 Wharton Sports Business Initiative is pleased to have partnered with the Undergraduate Sports Business Club’s “Inside the Industry: Soccer Panel” on Monday night. Over 100 students came to hear from a panel of key influencers in the soccer industry Read More

A Conversation about Athlete Activism Recap

OCTOBER 25, 2016 In a classroom filled with approximately 50 students and administrators, Wharton Sports Business Professors Ken Shropshire and Scott Rosner led a discussion about athlete activism. Read More

Recap of 2016 Beyond the Game: Tackling Race

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative partnered with RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality), the NFL, and SiriusXM to host a town hall discussion focusing on race and sports.  “Beyond the Game: Tackling Race” was held at Wharton’s San Francisco campus in front of a live audience of approximately 200 guests and broadcasted live on ...Read More