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SE Perspective | Navigating the NIL World as an International Student-Athlete

SE Perspective | Navigating the NIL World as an International Student-Athlete

July 1, 2021 marked a massive shift in the collegiate athletic landscape. After countless calls over the past decade for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to revise its outdated amateurism rules, its Division I Board of Directors approved an interim Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) policy. The amendment allows college athletes nationwide to now

The Content Series | If You Write Online, You Need an Editor

The Content Series | If You Write Online, You Need an Editor

If you are a writer, you need an editor. Why Writers Need Editors You might be saying “but my document is fine. It says what I want to say. I don’t need or want to change it.” You might be saying “but I AM an editor. If I can edit other people’s work, why do

content is the new credit check

The Content Series | Content Is The New Credit Check

Your content is how individuals decide if they will work with you. It’s the new credit check. When you apply for financing, like a business loan or a credit card or a mortgage, the information you provide on the front-end may pre-qualify you—but you don’t actually have the mortgage yet. So close, yet so far.

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SportsMatterz | Lack of Motivation or Fear of Failure?

“I don’t have enough motivation.” How often do we hear athletes blame lack of motivation for poor performance? But while motivation can indeed be a problem, often the real issue is the fear of failure, injury, or even of fear itself. An athlete who endures a fall, suffers an injury, or has a traumatic or humiliating

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

Athletes are Human Too | Marcus Rashford to Roberto Baggio

Despite the pandemic we are suffering worldwide, we have managed to enjoy a magnificent UEFA European Championship, crowning a team that had not given their fans that particular joy for a long time. But I want to talk specifically about the final game between England and Italy. It was a match that from the beginning

The Mental Health Crisis In Sports

When it comes to our favorite athletes, the pedestal we place them on oftentimes makes them seem superhuman. We only see them on the field or on the court as our entertainment. But it’s time to start recognizing these athletes as humans first. Naomi, French Open, and Mental Health Crisis in Sports When Naomi Osaka

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B1G Kicker Turned Big Entrepreneur | Keith Duncan and His Story

Keith Duncan arguably had one of the best college kicking careers in Iowa football, and Big Ten Conference history. And despite the pressure to continue his career in the NFL, he chose a different professional route. Behind the Cleats Duncan, a native from Weddington, NC, moved to Iowa City as a walk-on kicker for Iowa

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What To Make Of Pandemic Sports

Call me a pre-pandemic sports person, but the pandemic-era sports were missing something for me. What was missing? Writing helps me think, so I hope you’ll stick with me as I write through this—I have no outline, no agenda, just some things on my mind. Maybe I just need to get some things off my chest.  At

Overtime Elite: A Unique League For The Next Generation | SportsEpreneur

Overtime Elite: A Unique League For The Next Generation

A new, innovative basketball league is on its way to completely reinvent the way the next generation of elite athletes make it to the NBA – meet Overtime Elite. Overtime Elite is a developmental basketball league that will compensate high school-aged players to forfeit their high school and college eligibility and train with top-level coaching

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Why MLB Officiating Is Hurting the Game

It is one of the most universal rivalries in all of sports — it’s the fans, players, and coaches against the games’ officiators. The umpires and referees are there to do a job and depending on what side of the playing field you’re on, they are either making calls in your team’s favor or against

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Google Becomes WNBA’s Fourth Changemakers

The WNBA announced that Google is the league’s newest partner in its Changemakers platform. Google joins AT&T, Deloitte, and Nike as the exclusive collective of partnerships dedicated to elevating the league and women’s sports. The Changemakers platform was created to directly support the WNBA in its efforts to transform its business plan through marketing, engagement,

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Vanessa Bryant Launches Mambacita Clothing Brand

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, is launching a clothing brand, Mambacita, in honor of her late daughter, Gigi. The brand name is in the representation of the nickname given to Gigi by father Kobe, whose nickname on the court was Black Mamba. Bryant released the clothing line on May 1st in honor of what would

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NFL Collabs With Clubhouse For Draft Coverage

It’s the first day of the NFL Draft, one of the most exciting weekends of the year for teams struggling to stay relevant in the league. The NFL has teamed up with the invitation-only social media app Clubhouse to provide fans everywhere with all of the draft coverage they need on this new, audio-content platform.

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Kyler Murray Joins Esports Group FaZe Clan

Kyler Murray is taking his talents into the Esports world. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback and the top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft has joined the Esports organization FaZe Clan as its newest member and investor. FaZe Clan was founded in 2010, headquartered in Los Angeles, but has grown worldwide in the organization’s 11

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Why Simone Biles Leaving Nike for Athleta Matters

Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in the world, left her sponsorship with Nike for the female-led brand Athleta last week, just three months before the 2021Tokyo Olympics. While it may seem like a simple change-of-contracts to some, Biles is paving the way for female-athletes to choose their sponsorships based on representation versus

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

NFL Rule Changes: Jersey Numbers, Replays, More

The owners of each NFL franchise voted on a number of rule changes on Wednesday, surrounding expanded jersey numbers and officiating changes. Following the COVID-ridden 2020 season and the many controversies surrounding officiating and challenge questions, the league recognized that there needs to be some level of changes. The NFL has a long history of

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The European Super League: Where Did It Go?

The European Super League fell apart before it ever even started. As news came to light of 12 of Europe’s most dominant football clubs were joining this new, midweek league, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) spoke out on the dissatisfaction of the emerging league and how

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Excitement Returns To Major League Baseball

An MLB passion piece with the Dodgers and Padres as the catalyst If there is one common argument among young baseball fans and those who don’t dedicate their life to the game, it’s this: baseball is a dying, boring sport. When the Padres hosted the Dodgers for a weekend series in Petco Park, mediocre baseball

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Make Youth Sports Fun Again

One of the best parts about watching youth sports is witnessing the purity and innocence of the sports we once fell in love with. One of the worst parts of watching youth sports is the over-involved parenting that can occur. We’ve all seen it or experienced it in an essence and it can be detrimental

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

The WNBA New Jersey Drop Makes Waves

The WNBA new jersey drop 🌊 ! The WNBA and Nike released the new jerseys the women of each 12 teams will wear in the 2021 season – and they are powerful. The league is heading into their 25th season – marking 25 years of empowering women through sport and shattering every glass ceiling meant

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

Esports: A Different Way To Think Of Sport

The sports industry was one of the hardest-hit industries thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one sport seemed to thrive in a time left uncertain to the rest: Esports. Shortened seasons, empty stadiums, and daily coronavirus testing left players, coaches, and fans in defeat. But as people were encouraged to stay home, finding ways to

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The Future of College Basketball – Where Is It Headed?

March Madness is the time of year for die-hard college basketball fans and bystanders alike to put together competitive brackets and have friendly banter over which team they believe will cut down the net and take home the hardware. Some partakers will support a low-seeded underdog, but most will typically bet on teams like Kentucky,

MLB Blackout Restrictions | SportsEpreneur

Taking a Stand Against MLB Blackout Restrictions

If you’re a Major League Baseball fan to any degree, you know how much everyone hates the MLB blackout restrictions. For everyone else, let me break it all down for you. The basic idea of a blackout is if you can go watch a game in person, the league doesn’t want you watching it on

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

Is Being a White Sox Fan Driving Me Insane?

“Is Being a White Sox Fan Driving Me Insane” is an article written by KazCM creator, Charlie Westerman.  A journey of a million miles begins with a 0-0 start. It was a Friday afternoon last July. I had finished all of my weekly tasks which meant there was only one thing left to focus on: opening night

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The Missteps of the NCAA

When the women’s teams from across the country arrived in San Antonio to compete in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, images and videos went viral of the disparities between what the women were provided in their tournament compared to the men’s NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. Ali Kershner, sports performance coach at Stanford, posted a side-by-side photo

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk Discuss Lessons from the NFL and How they Apply to the Modern Business World Former NFL general manager, three-time Super Bowl winner, author, and podcaster Michael Lombardi in conjunction with athlete management firm VaynerSports co-founder AJ Vaynerchuk reveal what makes the business of football tick. Join us for a panel

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The New Rookie

On June 13, 2016, Whit Merrifield, the newest rookie of the Kansas City Royals, hit his first major league home run off of the Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco. Seconds after, on June 13, 2016, I looked at my dad in section 139 of Kauffman Stadium and told him “I’m going to be a baseball reporter

SE Out There | Take Action by Shane Larson of The Gametime Guru

SE Out There | Take Action by Shane Larson, The Gametime Guru

SE Out There. Take Action What is SE Out There: We come across a lot of great sports colliding with entrepreneurship content out there. And we want to share it with you–for them. It’s out there and now we bring it in here. Not just any content, but content that strikes our fancy. This piece