Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is a professor and the chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Jordan maintains the blog: http://sportsbeyondthelines.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like the teams they represent, MLB’s labor pool is populated by the haves and have nots, and we don’t mean talent.
Last month the NFL announced new media deals with CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN/ABC and Amazon that will net the league $113 billion over 11 years, or $321 million a year per team.
For anyone who wondered why the NCAA refers to its annual basketball tournament as “March Madness,” they now have an answer.
University of Kansas football coach Les Miles lost his job last week for repeated sexual misconduct during his time at Louisiana State University. UK Athletic Director Jeff Long, who hired Miles, was ushered out the door two days later.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most college athletic programs find themselves with declining revenues and increasing expenses. The efforts to address the financial squeeze, which includes the elimination of sports, has led to cries for faculty and students to be included in athletic department decisions.
As the entire sports world knows, the GOAT, aka Tom Brady, became the only player in history to win seven Super Bowl rings when his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7. The win sparked a discussion about whether Tampa Bay can claim the moniker of Titletown USA.
Capologists rule the world, at least the world of professional sports.
A long-awaited change to athlete NIL rights, which appeared to be on the cusp of approval, will have to wait a bit longer.
In November, when Theo Epstein stepped down as president of Baseball Operations for the Cubs, he took the opportunity to opine on the state of the game. He prefaced his remarks by saying baseball is the greatest game in the world (true), and then added an indictment....
Growing up in Bangor, Maine, I was aware of the Penobscot Indian Reservation located 12 miles from our home. Louis Sockalexis, who was an outfielder for the Cleveland Spiders between 1897-99, was born on the reservation ...