business of sports


Shoulder pad sensors will mean next-generation stats

Sep 10, 2015
The idea is to use data to make the game more dynamic for fans.
Posted In: NFL, football, business of sports
Bill Simmons will be hosting a weekly talk show for HBO next year, according to the NY Times.

HBO picks up former ESPN host Bill Simmons

Jul 23, 2015
The sports channel has had a talent drain recently. What's going on over there?
Posted In: HBO, espn, Sports, business of sports

Yahoo bets on fantasy sports

Jul 9, 2015
Through a mobile app, Yahoo will now let fantasy sports players make daily bets.
Posted In: Yahoo!, Sports, business of sports
The NFL will end its non-profit tax-exempt status.

NFL gives up tax-exempt status

Apr 28, 2015
A little more money for the government, less transparency about executive pay.
Posted In: business of sports, national football league, NFL, tax exempt

Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?

Mar 19, 2015
A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.
Posted In: business of sports, tax incentives, stadiums, cities

Want to run the Iditarod? You'll need a lot of scratch

Mar 18, 2015
It costs as much as $100,000 to keep a kennel of sled dogs running year-round.
Posted In: Iditarod, business of sports, sponsorship
Eamon Matthews

When it comes to rugby, the US is a developing market

Oct 31, 2014
The sport returns to the Olympics in 2016.
Posted In: rugby, Olympics, business of sports

The 'blackout rule' is out because football is more popular than it used to be

Sep 30, 2014
David Gura talks to Kenneth Shropshire of Wharton Sports Business Initiative.
Posted In: business of sports, NFL, blackout rule

Extending the female athlete spotlight past Mo'Ne Davis

Aug 22, 2014
Mo'Ne Davis is held out as a sensation and pioneer for women in sports.
Posted In: business of sports, women

The U.S. Open is rolling, for mini golf

Aug 15, 2014
Prizes are small, but there’s enough action to sustain a pro circuit.
Posted In: business of sports, Golf, prizes, competition