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Spinzo’s FeatureFest Highlights New Opportunities For Sports Sales Teams

  • New features from Spinzo give sales teams, as well as fans, an easier experience
  • New upgrades and features will be released every day this week

(Spinzo is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) In a time of constant adaptation for the sports industry, sales teams face added pressure to create attractive packages for fans and close deals. There are ways to keep the wheels turning, however.  Spinzo’s group sales platform can help teams in the live events industry advance their business goals even while live events are sidelined. Over the past eight weeks, Spinzo has accelerated their technical development pace to introduce several new […]

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Fundamentals: Dr. Richard Lapchick on Diversity & Inclusion

  • Dr. Richard Lapchick — leading expert on social issues in sport — joins Fundamentals on Thursday, May 14th.
  • The episode will begin promptly at 12pm (noon) ET and will stream live on this page.

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. On Thursday May 14th, we will be joined by Dr. Richard Lapchick, a renowned human rights activist and leading expert on social issues in sport. More about Dr. Richard Lapchick…(extended bio provided by guest) Human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social issues, scholar and author Richard E. Lapchick is often […]

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Rising 25 Class of 2020

The past few months have been incredibly challenging for the entire sports industry. As plans are being put in place for leagues to start up again, we feel that now is a more appropriate time to announce the Rising 25 Class of 2020. Established in 2017, the Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award has become one of the most competitive and prestigious awards in sports business. Former Rising 25 winners have gone on to start companies, lead departments and shape […]

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Fundamentals: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings joined Fundamentals with Ian Thomas on May 12.  Walsh Jennings chatted about beach volleyball, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponment and her preperation, and platform1440, a beach volleyball digital platform she co-founded. On preparations for the 2020 Olympics being interrupted: Walsh Jennings – 2:05: The Friday night before we were set to leave for our first tournament, we, you know, the plug got pulled. … for me it was just relief because I can […]

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Fundamentals: Sean Gleason (CEO, PBR)

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s guest is Sean Gleason, who has served as CEO and Commissioner of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) since 2015. One of America’s fastest-growing sports properties, PBR now competes in five countries and is seen in 130 territories around the world through global television distribution. — More about Sean Gleason… Sean Gleason is Commissioner of Professional Bull Riders (PBR), […]

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Fundamentals: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby joined guest host Emily Caron on the penultimate episode of a three-part collegiate series of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas. The pair talked at length about how the coronavirus may forever change college sports, as well as Bowlsby’s involvement in the future of NIL rule changes. On college sports coming back – 1:41:  Bowlsby: “There’s likely to be a new reality that we’re all going to be dealing with. I don’t believe we’re going back to […]

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Fundamentals: Alexis and Hunter Pence

In a special edition of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, Alexis and Hunter Pence joined the show to discuss baseball and business, as well as the launch of Pineapple Labs, a company that offers coffee blends and custom mugs. On how the coronavirus has altered their day-to-day lives – 1:28:  Hunter: “For me, having the time to spend with Alexis, using the time to continue to try to be ready for my craft. Also, I took more time to read, and […]

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Fundamentals: Cole Gahagan, Learfield IMG College

Learfield IMG College President and CEO Cole Gahagan joined Fundamentals with Ian Thomas to chat about the direction of college sports marketing, the effects of COVID-19, and more.  Gahagan was appointed president and CEO of the college sports marketing company on April 3 and started the conversation by discussing why it went against conventional wisdom and changed its leadership structure amid a global pandemic – explaining there’s downtime in what otherwise would be a hectic portion of the year. He […]

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Varsity Partners Hosts Brand Session for University Athletic Departments

  • Sideline Sessions will occur on Tuesday, May 12th at 2 pm EST.
  • Varsity Partners remains on the offensive, providing another tool for athletic department staff members to prepare for the eventual return of college sports.

(Varsity Partners are a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Recently, Varsity Partners deepened their engagement with the community of college athletics through the first in a new series of web-hosted conversations called “Sideline Sessions” Their first session gave college athletics administrators the chance to discuss ideas and concepts regarding the future of college athletics. This week will introduce the second session and focus on branding and identity within college athletics. Sideline Sessions 2.0: Common Brand Sense will be led […]

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FloSports Expands Documentary Offerings With ‘Bad Cut’

  • FloSports has begun to release a series of documentary films set for release in the coming months.
  • Mark Bader speaks with MMA and wrestling personalities to explore the dangers of extreme weight cutting.

(FloSports is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) As part of a recent push to reach fans at home waiting for the return of live sports, FloSports have begun rolling out a series of new documentary films set for release in the coming months. The first in this series, titled “Bad Cut”, is available now to stream.  The film explores the dangers of extreme weight cutting among MMA fighters and wrestlers and the adverse impact the practice is having […]

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