Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Under Further Review: Sports Media Carousel Keeps Turning

Your brain may be on summer vacation (don't tell your boss), but the sports world never sleeps.  Ever.  That's one of its greatest attributes, actually.  Sports media certainly does not sleep either, and in just two short weeks, there has been enough news to keep us all busy for a week.  Here are some major stories that you may have missed:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Closer: London Style: A Year after the Games, where is London now?

This week marked the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. Last year, London held a landmark Games, and being that this was the city's 3rd time hosting, it was definitely well run. Many believe that London 2012 was the best structured, best run, and overall best Olympic Games in recent memory.

Monday, July 29, 2013

HIO: Don't Peak too Soon

On this blog, you'll find perhaps the most driven students around. Our contributors take time away from studies and their social lives to discuss the industry and latest happenings.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Leaving Your Mark: The British Open and Your Career

The British Open (a.k.a. The Open Championship) is one of my favorite major golf tournaments.  There it is.  I said it.  Sure, I love The Master’s and The U.S. Open as much as the next red-blooded American, but The British Open is unique.  Not only because of the types of courses the tournament is played on (links) but because of the conditions (rain, wind) and the trophy that is awarded to the winner (Claret Jug).  My only complaint is the time difference and how/when it is broadcasted- do you know how hard it is to watch The British Open and work at the same time?  But I digress…

Drexel SMTSU - Episode 13 - Getting Your Doctorate

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 MLB All Star Game: By The Numbers

It’s been two days since the American League’s 3-0 victory over the National League in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game and according to all reports, it was a smashing success for Major League Baseball. Obviously the New York Mets’ Citi Field was sold-out (a record crowd of 45,186 descended upon Queens for the game) for all the events but the real successes came from the millions that tuned in to the game across the country and the millions more that talked about on social media.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Closer: London Style: Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion, Sir?

As you may have seen here, I am currently spending the summer in London studying abroad. Being that I have been here since the 20th of June, I have had the great pleasure of experiencing the Championships Wimbledon in person. Obviously with Andy Murray winning there has been a huge amount of  media coverage of Murray and his family, but most of the attention has been put towards Murray's future.  A lot of the media attention has been focused on the possibility that Murray may be on his way to knighthood at the age of 26.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Key to the Business of Minor League Baseball

In a country that frowns upon monopolistic practices, one could question that professional sports leagues operate as monopolies. Despite the fact that rivalry leagues never seem to last financially, minor league baseball has not only maintained their status, but also increased their profit during a tough economic time.  The question is how? Minor league baseball teams have a different approach to their business compared to the major league.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Water Cooler Talk: Never Forget Who Your Friends Are


College can be one of the most stressful times of your life.  You have to balance every aspect of your day to day activities which include school, work and possibly an internship.  It never seems like there are enough hours in a day to get everything done.  Even with your hectic schedule one thing you must do is always make time for your friends and yourself.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Game On! Sports Video Games Making Big Bucks

As this article is being written I am sitting at my desk at work doing work and school related tasks. What would I like like to be doing instead? I would love to be in gym shorts playing the newly released EA Sports NCAA Football 14 in the comfort of my apartment, but that will have to wait until later. There are those dedicated fans around the country that would rather use their sick days to go to their local gaming shop, getting in line, and purchasing their copy of the newest sports video game. Will some people think that there is something wrong with that? Of course. You know who doesn’t mind thousands of grown men taking off work to buy their products? EA Sports, gaming stores, the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and so on. For most sports these games are digital jackpots.

Monday, July 8, 2013

HIO: Marketing is Storytelling

In an interview for an internship with a small marketing agency, the owner provided his view on marketing. He compared marketing to a magic trick, an illusion, with the goal to fabricate a desired emotional response and action. With that end goal in mind, the difficult task is getting the target audience to the end.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Summer in London: 5:00am Football discussions, Cricket?, Wimbledon

Hello from across the pond! Apologies for my small break from posts, but I have been in a transitional phase into my life in London! I am spending the whole summer studying abroad with a program called Foundation for International Education (FIE), information can be found here: Throughout the summer I will write posts about my time here and how I have experienced sport. Below is my first post, recapping my first two weeks.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Attendance and TV Ratings Bombing for the Bronx Bombers

Lyle Overbay. Vernon Wells. Travis Hafner. Chris Stewart. Jayson Nix. Alberto Gonzalez.

No, those guys are not the 2013 Miami Marlins. They are actually the 2013 New York Yankees.

Yes, the George Steinbrenner, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, multi-billion dollar Yankees.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Under Further Review: Three Phrases To Avoid In Your Twitter Bio

Since I assume that many of you reading this are on Twitter, then I think it is also safe to assume that many of you have seen the phrases that I am thinking of.  You look at somebody's bio, maybe to see what they actually do and maybe to see how your friends describe themselves.  Space is precious in that 160 character bio, so it is best to fit as much useful information into those 160 characters as possible especially for personal branding purposes.  Here are three space-wasting phrases to avoid in your Twitter bio:

Monday, July 1, 2013

SMTSU Is Now On Campus Soapbox!

As the Drexel SMTSU continues to grow alongside the Drexel Sport Management program as a whole, we are always looking for ways to further our engagement with the Drexel community as a whole.  After all, who doesn't like sports?  Seriously.