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Why NFL Coaches Make Bad Decisions: A Gridiron Digest Seminar

Check out this article in Bleacher Report on four of the different sessions at the Wharton Sports Business Summit, including those by Annie Duke, Michael Lombardi, a group of Eric Eager, Josh Hermsmeyer Sean O’Leary, and Aaron Schatz, and Andrew Brandt. Gridiron Digest took a field trip to the Wharton Sports Business Summit at the University ...Read More

Wharton Sports Business Summit to feature speakers, panels, and a case competition

Check out this article by Isa Skibeli in The Daily Pennsylvanian about a preview of the Wharton Sports Business Summit. This week, the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative will host the third annual Wharton Sports Business Summit, an all-day conference featuring industry leaders in sports business. The conference will take place ...Read More

Philly native Michael Rubin of 76ers on when he nearly filed for bankruptcy

Check out this article by Erin Arvelund in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Michael Rubin and his speech at the Wharton Sports Business Summit. When Michael Rubin was still in high school, he opened a ski shop near where he grew up in Lafayette Hill. And within two years, the now-billionaire owner of Fanatics and minority partner ...Read More

Retired Athletes’ New Gameplan

Check out this article by John George in Philadelphia Business Journal quoting professor emeritus with Wharton Ken Shropshire and looking at five retired Philadelphia athletes who have stayed in the region at a variety of businesses where they work out of the public spotlight. Brian Propp in his office. When the time comes for professional athletes to ...Read More

A Guide to Wharton’s Summer Programs

Check out this article in Wharton Magazine for a full guide to Wharton’s Summer Programs. “Sports analytics are the big draw of the Wharton Moneyball Academy held every July. High-school juniors and seniors spend three weeks digging into data—most of the curriculum is based on Statistics 101 and 470 as well as advanced-level stat courses—and learning how to ...Read More

Race and Sports Video Archives

WSBI and the Center for Africana Studies present Race and Sports, an annual speaker series. Enjoy these video recordings of past events and join us every April for further conversation. 2018: The Miseducation of the Student Athlete 2017: A Conversation on Race, Sports, and Activism 2015 Read More

Wharton Moneyball Special: The 2019 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Cade Massey, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School and host of Wharton Moneyball, speaks with leaders from the world of sports about both analytics and business strategies. Guests: David Epstein, Investigative Reporter and NYT Best-Selling Author Maria Konnikova, NYT Best-Selling Author and PokerStars Team Pro Anne Milgram, Former NJ Attorney General and Professor at NYU ...Read More

Congratulations! Alumni on SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 List

The SportsBusiness Journal introduced their 2019 Forty Under 40 recipients. These 40 individuals have been selected as the leaders and innovators in the sports field who’ve made significant impacts before the age of 40. 2019 We are proud to have three alumni, Amanda Herald W’09, Zach Leonsis C’11, Devi Mahadevia WG ’08 who have been recognized for their hard work ...Read More