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The “Cubs Effect,” Does it Exist?

After winning the World Series, the Cubs have become a must-see for baseball fans across the country. The Cubs broke a 108-year curse by winning the 2016 World Series. Photo via SI.com What happens when the “Lovable Losers” suddenly become the “Lovable Champions?” For the first time in 108 years, we finally have an answer. That answer is one that MLB has to be ecstatic about. Based on data provided by Sportradar, over the first month of the MLB Season, (April 2nd — May […]

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MLB Attendance Remains Constant after First Week

After the first week of the 2017 MLB season, the Cardinals find themselves atop the attendance chart. The Cardinals had the most fans on opening week. Photo via mlblogsbloggingboutbaseball.wordpress.com After the first week of the 2017 MLB season (4/2–4/9), the Cardinals find themselves atop the attendance chart pulling in a whopping 274,776 fans according to data provided by Sportradar. They took in around 45,800 people per game, which is nearly 2,000 more than Busch Stadium’s capacity. Sportradar provided the stats […]

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Baseball America Sold to Alliance Baseball

Baseball America has been sold to a new ownership group led by Alliance Baseball LLC, a group that also owns a pair of Minor League Baseball teams. Image courtesy of baseballamerica.com Baseball America has been sold. Not copies of its Top 100 Prospects list, mind you, but the publication itself. Baseball America has been sold to a new ownership group led by Alliance Baseball LLC, a group that also owns a pair of Minor League Baseball teams. A sale price […]

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American University: Preparing Students for the Next Generation of Sports Management

The Online Sports Management and Analytics Graduate Program at American University is the first of its kind and is built to provide a unique education in analytics, new technologies and social media. Image via Matt Winkler A big challenge in the sports industry today is staying current with the rapid changes in the business in order to ensure your marketability. Many students take on this challenge by pursuing higher education after their undergraduate studies. A master’s degree provides the opportunity to […]

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Connecting the Dots and Capitalizing: The Journey of Matt Winkler

This feature is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. Matt Winkler, Director of the Sports Analytics and Management Graduate Program at American University Image via Matt Winkler For more than 20 years, Matt Winkler, Director of the Sports Analytics and Management Graduate Program at American University and Founder and Executive Director of the Sports Event Marketing Experience (SEME) Conference, has built a wealth of experience in the […]

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