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Welcome to The Business of College Sports podcast! Host Kristi Dosh is a sports business contributor for Forbes and formerly ESPN's sports business reporter. A recovering attorney, she is the author of "Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges." She's joined each week by experts in and around college sports to discuss the latest news and the impact it has on the industry. Whether you work in the industry or are simply a fan of college sports, this is where you come to learn what's really going on behind the scenes.

The Business of College Sports Kristi Dosh

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    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to The Business of College Sports podcast! Host Kristi Dosh is a sports business contributor for Forbes and formerly ESPN's sports business reporter. A recovering attorney, she is the author of "Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges." She's joined each week by experts in and around college sports to discuss the latest news and the impact it has on the industry. Whether you work in the industry or are simply a fan of college sports, this is where you come to learn what's really going on behind the scenes.

    The Future of Multimedia Rights

    The Future of Multimedia Rights

    Big announcement this week: Kristi has a new co-host, Jeff Schemmel! Jeff is the President and CEO of College Sports Solutions, a consultancy focused on helping athletic departments maximize their efficiency, leverage their resources and increase revenue.Kristi and Jeff are joined this week by Cole Gahagan, CEO of Learfield—a leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. They discuss: Recent changes at Learfield and how they help Learfield be better pos...

    • 46 min
    Automating NIL Operations for Collectives and Universities

    Automating NIL Operations for Collectives and Universities

    Thomas Thomas Jr. is the co-founder and CEO of Basepath, whose software is used by student athletes, collectives, and universities to automate name, image, and likeness operations. Thomas joins the show to discuss: How Basepath started, the work they currently do, and how they work with collectives The first steps they take when onboarding a collective and its athletes The ways they help partner with universities to bring clarity to the financial complexities of student at...

    • 45 min
    New Developments in NIL for International Student Athletes

    New Developments in NIL for International Student Athletes

    In this episode, I’m joined by Ksenia Maiorova and Amy Maldonado. Ksenia and Amy are very accomplished immigration attorneys who work with international athletes seeking to take advantage of NIL. They've been able to secure O-1 visas for several athletes and are sharing with us both their successes and the challenges.Topics we covered include:The limitations on a student visa and how it complicates an international student’s NIL possibilitiesThe types of visas that are available to internatio...

    • 40 min
    The Growth of Group Licensing in NIL

    The Growth of Group Licensing in NIL

    This episode, I am joined again by Wesley Haynes, President and Founder of The Brandr Group. If you missed the first episode from last year, it's available here.The Brandr Group remains one of the leaders of the group licensing sector of NIL, with more than 70 schools signed to group rights partnerships. In this ever-changing NIL scene, Wesley gives updates on: The Brandr Group’s growing list of partners and licensees A breakdown of group licensing categories and trends and how...

    • 35 min
    A View of College Athletics from a Board of Regents Seat

    A View of College Athletics from a Board of Regents Seat

    This episode, I'm joined by Jordan Acker, the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents at the University of Michigan and a partner at Goodman Acker in Detroit.A lifelong sports fan, Jordan was an early advocate of allowing student athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness. We chatted about the role of the Board of Regents relative to athletics issues and opportunities and where he seems college athletics heading from here.Some of the things we discuss include:The process of bein...

    • 49 min
    Replace Traditional Ticketing, Increase Attendance and Revenue

    Replace Traditional Ticketing, Increase Attendance and Revenue

    I'm joined this episode by Chris Giles, co-founder and CEO of FanRally, a platform that replaces traditional season tickets with a tech-enabled subscription service. Members pay a monthly subscription fee instead of paying for tickets and can reserve seats directly on their phones, finding games that work best for their schedules.FanRally is aimed at modern consumers, including younger fans, who are comfortable with subscription services. Also, the seat reservations can't be resold, so ...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

ksbridge ,

Great NIL Content

Helpful education for any athlete and administrator trying to understand the NIL landscape better. Thanks Kristi!

stephaniescout ,

Great Resource!

Very thoughtful analysis of the industry. I always learn something new!

MLBfan2000 ,

Expert commentary you didn’t know you needed

As an avid (psycho) college sports fan, I’ve been reading Kristi’s stuff for years. She always provides insight I didn’t consider and situations that made me think.

With this podcast she’s taking it to the next level!

If there’s an aspect where college sports and business cross, Kristi is not only sure to touch on it, but to advance your knowledge of it and answer the questions you always wanted to ask.

Love that she’s finally putting her extensive knowledge, hard work, and creativity into long-form podcasts!!

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