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In Indianapolis, an economy built on sports

8/16/2018
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Ryan Vaughn, the President of the Indiana Sports Corp., explains how the city plotted a commitment to sports in the 1970s and why it’s still paying off today.

Duration:00:18:11

Digging, and spiking, for gold

8/9/2018
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Rising volleyball star Sara Hughes still has her grandmother doing her taxes but that hasn’t stopped brands such as Nike from wanting a piece of her – both on the beach and on Instagram, ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Duration:00:22:48

Minor leagues win some major deals

8/1/2018
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With 40 million fans a year, Minor League Baseball offers a big upside for sponsors. Maury Gallagher, founder and CEO of Allegiant Airlines, talks with sports business expert Rick Horrow about why he’s inked a marquee sponsorship with the minors. Plus, a look at the runaway ad money behind the MLB All-Star Game.

Duration:00:17:55

The NFL looks to the next generation

7/26/2018
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Facing renewed controversy over player protests, the NFL is working to maintain its position as one of America’s most popular pastimes. This week sports business expert Rick Horrow sits down with Roman Oben, the NFL’s VP in charge of youth and high school football development, to discuss how the league is bringing in a new generation of players.

Duration:00:29:51

Baseball’s minor leagues move beyond ‘Asparagus Day’

7/20/2018
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Kent Heyman, CEO of digital content solutions company ISM Connect explains how minor league baseball is harnessing the power of technology to create a sprawling business with a nationwide footprint.

Duration:00:20:45

The reach of the Ripken empire

7/11/2018
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The CEO of the famous baseball family’s foundation explains why finding kindred spirits and strong local partners are at the core of its efforts to help America’s kids.

Duration:00:20:58

Place your bets – on sports

6/20/2018
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Legal sports betting could soon come to a state near you after last month’s Supreme Court ruling opened the doors to states that want to regulate and tax the activity. But there are a lot of unanswered questions about where and how legal sports wagering will roll out, and how much money the states – and bookmakers like William Hill – stand to receive from it. Digital editor Amy Tennery talks with reporter Hilary Russ, who was in New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack to cover the excitement...

Duration:00:12:48

Esports emerging

6/12/2018
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Arlington, Texas may already be the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers but its mayor Jeff Williams told Keeping Score host Rick Horrow about the city’s plans to become middle America’s esports mecca.

Duration:00:26:09

How sports made Indianapolis into a ‘big league city’

6/7/2018
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Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairman Jim Morris discusses how his NBA franchise has helped develop the Indianapolis community – from the court to the city’s thriving downtown.

Duration:00:22:43

Victory in virtue

6/1/2018
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Philanthropies mine teams, leagues, and big events to fund causes.

Duration:00:20:05

Drivers, start your engines…

5/23/2018
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The Indy 500 is one of the oldest events in American sports but the business end of racing – and most major sports – is rapidly changing to ratchet up fan engagement and deliver even bigger sponsorship dollars. No one knows that better than Mark Miles, the president and CEO of Hulman & Company and the man behind the Indy 500, who spent time with sports business expert Rick Horrow discussing ways leagues, teams and great events can keep the pace.

Duration:00:22:57

Making deals on and off the field

5/16/2018
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Rick Horrow digs into David Tepper’s deal to buy the Carolina Panthers but on the more genteel side of sports, Octagon entertainment’s Andy Bush says a field of increasingly demanding sponsors means deal-making is tougher than ever.

Duration:00:19:13

At Indy, driving change

5/9/2018
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The one thing that hasn’t changed in Indy Car racing since Lyn St. James was among the sport’s pioneering women: Drivers have to keep sponsors happy. As this year’s Indy 500 approaches, she’s now training more women on how to navigate the fastest of tracks.

Duration:00:17:15

From old mine to gold mine

5/3/2018
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The world knows Mosaic as a major global company in the decidedly unglamorous business of digging potash and phosphate. It has, however, turned a spent mine in central Florida into The Streamsong Resort, a modern golf development with a few sustainable twists.

Duration:00:19:09

Sports Dollars and the Draft

4/26/2018
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Drafting impact players – like NFL teams will try to do Thursday – is one part of being a successful franchise. Building an economy around your team and city is another. Veteran sports executive Steve Patterson explains how he’s trying to do that with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

Duration:00:16:57

From the battlefield to the playing field

4/20/2018
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A medical startup funded in part by the U.S. Defense Department wants to bring medical treatment built for Navy Seals to the sports world.

Duration:00:22:26

The art of the sports deal

4/13/2018
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Joseph Leccese, one of the sports industry’s most influential lawyers, explains why a tech giant is likely to be a major player next time big TV rights deals are in play.

Duration:00:21:43

Smart venue. Full value

4/6/2018
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Sure, ISM Connect has its name on a number of big American auto racing events but one of its top executives says the company wants a payoff beyond the branding.

Duration:00:12:52

Keeping stars solvent

3/28/2018
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As March Madness swirls and football free agency breaks records, a top-ranked financial advisor breaks down why so many of the top athletes crash and burn financially.

Duration:00:22:06

The flip sides of free agency

3/21/2018
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In our Keeping Score podcast, sports agent Rick Davis explains some of the dynamics that have let NFL stars land big contracts while some of baseball’s big names felt left out in the cold.

Duration:00:24:08