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USA Captain Blaine Scully Ready To Help Rugby Reach Next Level in America

(BrandForward is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Rugby World Cup 2019 is set to get underway in Japan bringing the sport’s best of the best together to compete for the Webb Ellis Cup. For the USA National Team, they take the field at an important time for the sport in America. Participation in rugby is on the rise and youth players look to athletes like USA wing and captain Blaine Scully.  “We tend to think in four-year cycles […]

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Shot Callers: Keith Wachtel, Chief Business Officer, NHL

The National Hockey League, like many of America’s professional sports leagues, is adapting to the growing legalization of sports betting in the United States. With teams in Las Vegas and New Jersey, the league is in a unique position to be on the forefront of this phenomenon. In the latest episode of Shot Callers, FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with the NHL’s Keith Wachtel about the league’s approach to the sports betting space and the new opportunities it presents in […]

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Shot Callers: Scott Warfield, Managing Director of Gaming, NASCAR

With the legalization of sports betting across the United States continually growing, many professional leagues and teams are taking matters into their own hands. Auto racing giant NASCAR is no exception. FOS Editor Ian Thomas spoke with Scott Warfield of NASCAR about the company’s approach to the sports betting space, which has been several years in the making. Edited highlights appear below: On how NASCAR set up their current system and protocols to let fans bet on races (0:58) Warfield: […]

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Florida Gators Turn To Vizrt For In-Stadium Engagement

(Vizrt is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) The University of Florida football program played its first game in 1906 on a humble baseball diamond in Gainesville. More than a century later, things have changed considerably as the Gators are one of the banner programs of the Southeastern Conference and play in front of crowds of 90,000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, colloquially known as “The Swamp”. To engage that many fans at one time, Gators’ staff must make […]

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Shot Callers: Jim Cavale, Founder & CEO, INFLCR

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) In recent years, college and professional athletes have become empowered to tell their stories and build their personal brands on social media thanks content sharing tools. One such tool that many organizations with are having success with is INFLCR, which is now close to 100 partners. In the latest episode of Shot Callers, FOS Editor Ian Thomas chat with INFLCR CEO Jim Cavale about storytelling in athletics and how his […]

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INFLCR Highlights Sports’ Best Leaders With “I Want Your Job”

(INFLCR is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Since the company’s inception, INFLCR and founder Jim Cavale have taken pride in helping a great number of athletes, teams, and leagues tell their stories through their software platform. Now, Cavale is taking it even further with his podcast titled “I Want Your Job”.  Each episode features Cavale interviewing a different leader from the world of athletics with each guest coming from a different partner of INFLCR’s. For Cavale, the impetus […]

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Front Office Sports Launches Best Employers in Sports Award

Today, in collaboration with our primary research partner Yrdstck, we’re excited to launch our latest franchise – The Best Employers in Sports Award. The Best Employers in Sports Award recognizes the organizations that are doing the best by their employees. Whether its competitive pay, a good work-life balance, or even great leadership, the Best Employers in Sports Award looks to recognize those who are pushing our industry forward. Four years ago when we launched the Rising 25 Award, we did […]

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Impact of Leases on Stadiums and Arenas

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Over the last decade or so, the sports industry has seen professional organizations elect to renovate or construct new sporting facilities costing hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars. This is done in an effort to provide a better draw for more talented players and provide fans with an improved game day experience. More often than not, these stadiums/arenas along with the land they are attached to, are not owned […]

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Pledge It Helps Brands Drive Engagement Through Cause Marketing

(Pledge It is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Athletes have more power now than ever before to tell their stories and share what is most important to them off the field. Brands like adidas, New Balance and Nike have taken notice with branded campaigns aimed toward the causes athletes choose to champion. Pledge It is helping brands tell these unique stories by empowering athletes to use their platform to inspire change and social good.  Pledge It was developed […]

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NFLPA Player Camps Continue To Grow

(The NFLPA is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) A shared interest and priority for most professional athletes is giving back to their community and to the world of youth sports. The NFL Players Association makes this a priority as well.  In 2019, the NFLPA assisted 208 different NFL players in the planning and execution of day camps that served over 61,000 kids across three different countries. Because of this, notable players like Malcolm Jenkins, Lamar Jackson, Kirk Cousins, […]

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