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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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Fundamentals: Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner

On the heels of the NCAA Board of Governors’ step towards allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott joined Fundamentals to discuss the NIL rule’s impact, the potential role of the coronavirus, and also what might lie in store for the future of tennis. In a discussion with FOS reporter Emily Caron, Scott said that while the NIL development is a “very positive step for student-athletes,” having streamlined rules across colleges […]

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Fundamentals: Nick DePaula on Sneaker Culture and the NBA

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 Nick DePaula, NBA features writer at ESPN. At ESPN, he covers the footwear industry and shoe deals, while interviewing signature sneaker designers and the players themselves. DePaula appears frequently on “The Jump” with Rachel Nichols and “Outside The Lines” to discuss industry news, and also co-hosted the new show “Sneaker Center” on ESPN+. Note: If […]

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Office Hours: Richie Lai, Bittrex, and The Cryptocurrency Revolution

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Powered by RedCircle Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast where Front Office Sports CEO Adam White has a discussion with figures from throughout the sports industry centered around three basic questions. Those questions are “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” Richie Lai is the co-founder and CIO of crytptocurrency exchange Bittrex and an expert in the world of Blockchain. Lai […]

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Digital Content Creator Cameron Good Talks The Freelance Life

Subscribe: iTunes Powered by RedCircle A degree of uncertainty comes with working as a freelancer, but many professionals enjoy the freedom that it offers. After several years working full-time with the Chicago Bears, Cameron Good now creates digital content full-time as a freelancer working with teams like the White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks.  In this episode of Social on the Sidelines, hosts Shahbaz Khan and Amara Baptist chat with Good about his new projects and the differences between freelance life and working for […]

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Office Hours: Howard Mittman on Bleacher Report’s Continued Evolution

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast where Front Office Sports CEO Adam White has a discussion with figures from throughout the sports industry centered around three basic questions. Those questions are “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” Howard Mittman is the CEO of Bleacher Report with more than 20 years of experience in the media and publishing space. Mittman chats […]

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Office Hours: Jemele Hill Talks Next Career Steps & Where Sports & Politics Collide

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast where Front Office Sports CEO Adam White has a discussion with figures from throughout the sports industry centered around three basic questions. Those questions are “What’s on your mind today?”, “What are you excited about?”, and “Any big ideas or theories you want to share?” Jemele Hill is currently a staff writer at The Atlantic and the host of the podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered” on Spotify. Hill […]