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This Can’t Be Real, But It Is: The Devastating & Sudden Loss Of Kobe Bryant And His Daughter GiGi

SPMA | 1 year ago
Around 2:30 PM EST, SPort MAnagement (SPMA) Hub learned about the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant (and his daughter Gianna Maria Onore). Devastating. Words cannot describe how we feel right now. When you hear news from TMZ, sometimes you stop and think twice. Is this real? At least...
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Happy Holidays & A Happy New Year From SPMA!

SPMA | 2 years ago
View this post on Instagram ? ? ? ? ? ☃️ ⁣ ⁣ SPort MAnagement (SPMA) Hub would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. ? ⁣ ⁣ Before we embark on a break for the holidays, we share a few HUGE presents for you...
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Yahoo Sports Freelancer Alex Wong Wrote Best-Selling Book About Raptors 2019 Championship Run

SPMA | 2 years ago
Alex Wong is a Freelance Writer for Yahoo Sports Canada. Alex also writes for GQ, SLAM, The New Yorker, and The New York Times! I have been following Alex's work for quite some time, especially through the 2018-19 Toronto Raptors season, as well as through the Championship Playoffs #wethenorth. Throughout...
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Zak Zumbiel Fosters Alliance Between Local Youth & Tampa Bay Buccaneers Through Football

SPMA | 2 years ago
Zak Zumbiel, Senior Coordinator of Youth Relations with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, focuses his attention on Youth Outreach events and projects mostly centering around flag football and military outreach. Though he is new to the position, Zak brings along with him his experience from working in previous positions such as...
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Clara Koeltzow Gets Football & Baseball Fans Hyped With Amazing Graphics

SPMA | 2 years ago
Clara Koeltzow is a Motion Graphics Artist working in the sport industry. Clara Koeltzow was drawn to the sport industry from a young age because nothing brings people together like sports! Clara Koeltzow is very passionate about her graphics work. She tells us how nothing is better than seeing the...
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Cannabis In Sport – A Comprehensive Guide

SPMA | 2 years ago
Time has spoken. Canada just reached a mary-j-or (major) cannabis-related milestone. No, it’s not 420. It’s the second anniversary of The Cannabis Act’s enactment. Yup, that's right. Hard to believe it's been two years right? On October 17, 2018, marijuana became legal in Canada for recreational use. That lead to an...
Studying Sport

Reasons For & Examples Of Bad Behaviour in Sports by Spectators

SPMA | 2 years ago
Spectating sports has been a long-time favourite pastime for many people all around the world. But what exactly triggers bad behaviour in sports by spectators? From football to hockey, almost everyone has a favourite sport, and a favourite team they love to root for. But what happens when the cheering...
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Sport Is A Powerful Political Tool! 10 Reasons Why Governments Get Involved With Sport

SPMA | 2 years ago
We all love sports. Whether we are high performance athletes, current or aspiring sport management professionals or simply just love watching the game, sports play a large role in many lives of people around the world. And the reasons why we become so involved in sport are obvious - social...
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Fake Natties: UK Sport Business Master’s Candidate Yuekun (李岳坤) Li Investigates

SPMA | 2 years ago
Yuekun (李岳坤) Li is a Sport Business and Innovation master's candidate in the United Kingdom. He's passionate about sports, health, fitness, and business. To converge his interests, Yuekun is dedicated to bringing attention to a phenomenon called fake natties, which he believes pervade YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social...
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The Blurred Lines of Fan Interference In Baseball

SPMA | 2 years ago
Fan interference in baseball has a long history. The rules on it have changed so much, that this piece would be extremely boring if we went through all the changes and intricacies of the existing rules. Instead, let's look at them through the eyes of two examples seen in one...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Brittney Pagniello, Account Manager Of Sales At MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Brittney Pagniello is an Account Manager of Sales at MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership). She'll also at this evening's Summer Social, in charge of capturing it all on camera. In Brittney's own words, she's by no means a photographer but will look pretty convincing with her DSLR camera....
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GroundbreakHER Story: Nicole Finelli, Account Manager of Premium Service (Executive Suites) At MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Nicole Finelli is an Account Manager of Premium Service (Executive Suites) at MLSE. She's also one of several MLSE employees who help make GroundbreakHERs come to life. Time is ticking! The Summer Social is ONE SLEEP AWAY! So, it's only right that we chat with the remaining few individuals who...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Marlee Shinoff, Account Executive Of Membership At MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Marlee Shinoff is an Account Executive of Membership at MLSE. She's also one of several MLSE employees who help make GroundbreakHERs come to life. Time is ticking! The Summer Social is just a couple of sleeps away. So, it's only right that we chat with the remaining few individuals who...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Ainsley Northam, Account Executive In Sales At MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Ainsley Northam is an Account Executive in Sales at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). Just like fellow MLSE employees Genadyne Charr, Nicole Sefarty, Danielle Henry, and others, Ainsley Northam is a co-founder of GroundbreakHERs. In case this is the first GroundbreakHER Story you've seen from SPMA, here's the low...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Nicole Serfaty, Account Manager Of Premium Service For MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Nicole Serfaty is an Account Manager of Premium Service at MLSE. Just like fellow MLSE employee Genadyne Charr, Nicole is a co-founder for GroundbreakHERs. Actually, she's playing a large role in planning, organizing and executing the upcoming Summer Social in particular. In fact, she's leading it! [showmodule id="277368"] What's more,...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Melissa Robinson, Account Executive, Experience & Event Sales at MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Melissa Robinson is an Account Executive, Experience & Event Sales at MLSE. She's also one of several MLSE employees who help make GroundbreakHERs come to life. Time is ticking! The Summer Social is TONIGHT! So, it's only right that we chat with the lone GroundbreakHERs co-founder we haven't featured yet;...
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Nao Okumura Is Studying Sport Leadership In The UK To Help Less Fortunate With Homeless Rugby

SPMA | 2 years ago
Nao Okumura first came to our attention when emerging data analyst Sonia Ścibor, said his understanding of rugby culture is on another level. When we asked Nao why Sonia would bring him up, he answered, "Probably because I'm only Japanese guy on campus! And I'm always talking about rugby culture...
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What is the Difference Between Race and Ethnicity? Explored Through Examples in Sport

SPMA | 2 years ago
What is the difference between race and ethnicity? Aren’t they the same thing? Let’s look at a race and ethnicity example to start to understand the differences. Former NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire was born in Lake Wales, Florida. When you look at him, you see a black man. Indeed, Amar'e...
Studying Sport

Last Two Minute Report Constantly Shows Blown Calls: The Art of Poor Sports Officiating

SPMA | 2 years ago
What would major sports events such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals, National Football League Super Bowl or National Hockey League (NHL), Stanley Cup Finals be without poor sports officiating? Blown calls are part and parcel of sports. Whether you play Pee Wee, Midget or Bantam hockey or professionally...
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Athletes with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) OWNING Sports

SPMA | 2 years ago
There's a steadily growing number of A+ athletes born with Amniotic Band Syndrome. Initially, this may be a shocking thought. You may be wondering the following question. How could someone with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) possibly be an A+ athlete, let alone thrive in playing sports? ABS can result in...
Studying Sport

Golden State Warriors Use of Social Media

SPMA | 2 years ago
Social media and athletes have also been inseparable. And in the last 5-10 years the same can be said about professional sport teams. One of those teams is the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors have been by far the most dominant team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) over...
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Dallas Mavericks Apprentice Laura Sorto’s Path to Working in Sport Public Relations

SPMA | 2 years ago
After doing a little research on public relations departments across the world of sport, we zeroed in on the Dallas Mavericks. The reason being: they seem to genuinely care about media needs. Plus, we are Shark Tank fans and of course, their owner is Mark Cuban. Laura Sorto's official title...
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Canadian Politicians and Sport: Seizing the Unique Raptors NBA Finals Opportunity in

SPMA | 2 years ago
If you haven’t heard, the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Many Canadian politicians are using this unique sport opportunity to get a moment of glory in the public eye. Mayor of Toronto John Tory And John Tory, the current mayor of...
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Smart Marking: How Smart Marking Works to Save Sport Management Professionals ⌛

SPMA | 2 years ago
You really need to learn about smart marking if you teach (or even present anything) in the field of Sport Management. Smart marking is nothing more than being efficient and not wasting time when marking, which will in turn reduce anxiety for both the students and the professor! Knowing what...
Studying Sport

Making Fixed Costs Easy to Understand Using Sport Examples

SPMA | 2 years ago
Running a sport franchise or non-profit sport organization are different, but there are constants that run between both. While users reap the benefits, individuals behind the scenes are attempting to measure costs. There are two types of costs, variable and fixed, and in this article, we’ll focus on fixed costs...
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Is Going To The Game A Good First Date?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Just because you love going to the game, doesn’t mean everyone else does too. That being said, many people enjoy the experience, which brings up the question of whether or not going to a basketball, baseball, hockey, or other game would be a good first date. The answer probably depends on...
Studying Sport

Oilers Ticket Sales Coordinator Zachery Ellis Never Took Volunteering for Granted

SPMA | 2 years ago
We've know Zachery Ellis for a few years now. We've seen him grow into his current role with the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) and felt the need to feature his journey. Also, the Raptors 905's Tenneya Martin recommended we feature him. So we are doing just that in this article!...
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Examples of Revenue and Expenses in Various Types of Sport Organizations

SPMA | 2 years ago
Understanding the difference between revenue and expenses is relatively easy. But thinking about revenues and expenses in terms of managing sport organizations is a bit tricky. Hoping for examples of revenues and expenses in sport? We're going to help you out. We'll break revenues and expenses down, giving you examples...
Studying Sport

Inclusion in Sport: Definition & Significance

SPMA | 2 years ago
Over the last few decades, UNESCO and its collaborators have made it a priority to guarantee inclusion for all children in all levels of education around the world. In other words, it is their goal to ensure that all children have the right to benefit from education, without any discrimination,...
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Ontario’s Investment in Sport Comes with Alcohol, Gambling and Fighting

SPMA | 2 years ago
Today's Ontario government has its eye on sport using a lens that differs from the past. A few weeks ago, we ran two stories about the Ontario government’s involvement in sport. The first was about Ontario’s plan for sport after the Para/Pan Am Games under the former Liberal government. The...
Studying Sport

How Long Does a Basketball Game Really Last?

SPMA | 2 years ago
As a sport, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. First officially played in 1981, the sport has grown a fair amount since then. Like all major sports, basketball witnessed a huge change with professionalization coming eventually, turning the amateur athletes into superstars of the day....
Studying Sport

Work From Home Internships in the Sport Industry: The Right Fit?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Thinking about a work from home internship? Not sure if you'll be putting yourself in a good position for work afterwards? What are the best online internship from home scenarios? What are the pros and cons of undertaking a work from home internship? We've got you covered for all those...
Studying Sport

Why You Need Zeal To Succeed In The Sport Industry

SPMA | 2 years ago
Do you know what it takes to get a career in sport? One of the most important qualities sport management students need is zeal. It can set you apart from the fierce competition and help you break into this exclusive field.  Keep reading to learn more about what it means to have zeal,...
Studying Sport

Community Relations in Sport: An Area To Explore?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Community relations are an area in the sport industry that you may wish to venture into. If so, you'll need to know what skills you need to be a community relations manager for a sport organization. We've got you covered. Read below to find out! There is little doubt that...
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What to Expect from an Interview with MLSE

SPMA | 2 years ago
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment - for anyone who love sports, getting in for a position with MLSE is a huge break. But before you can get in with the team, you need to go through the interview process. But what is the interview process like for MLSE? What should...
Studying Sport

All About Being an Athletic Director: What Does One Do?

SPMA | 2 years ago
If you like sports, you may have heard of the job of athletic director. That sounds like a fun job. But what is an athletic director? What does an athletic director do? Well, there is a lot that goes into an athletic director’s job. It's one of many careers in...
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NAIG Games: Volunteer To Be Part Of The Solution

SPMA | 2 years ago
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is an important event that is dedicated to improving the lives of indigenous youth who live in Canada and the United States. You can be part of this! If you have a passion for sport and would like to help others, keep reading to...
Studying Sport

Are Bandwagon and Fair-Weather Fans Annoying? How to Stop Being One

SPMA | 2 years ago
Here’s a situation we have all experienced before - your friend is a huge fan of the Jays. Unfortunately, the Jays haven’t been doing so well in the playoffs - but the Dodgers have. Suddenly your friend is the biggest Dodgers fan that has ever lived - they cheer every...
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The Voice of the Raptors: Matt Devlin’s Sport Industry Journey

SPMA | 2 years ago
Matt Devlin is the on-air play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Raptors. He replaced Chuck Swirsky in 2008 and has since become the "voice" of the Toronto Raptors on TSN and Sportsnet telecasts. Matt Devlin's journey to become a mainstay on sports television has had many ups and downs. In this...
Studying Sport

Lebron James Instagram is More Than Basketball

SPMA | 2 years ago
Everybody knows Lebron James, the basketball player. In fact, the 34 year-old native of Akron, Ohio is one of the greatest professional basketball players of all-time. The 6’8” forward just completed his 16th NBA season, his first with the Los Angeles Lakers. When the 2019-20 season gets underway, James will...
Studying Sport

6 Best Sport Marketing Strategies for Your Company

SPMA | 2 years ago
After reading this article, you will have a clear understanding of what is sport marketing, and the best sport marketing strategies that will help you engage existing fans and win new ones. The North American sport market rose to over 80 billion dollars Canadian in 2018 according to these statistics. Any marketer...
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The Full Legalization of Sports Betting in Canada Could Be Coming to Reality

SPMA | 2 years ago
Sports betting in its fullest form could be coming to Canada very soon! We explore the who, what, where, when, why, and how this may be a possibility. Sports betting in Canada has been a reserved underground operation, hiding from the public eye to generate revenue for enterprises. However, in...
Studying Sport

Volunteer in Sport to Land Your Dream Job

SPMA | 2 years ago
Do you dream of landing a job in the sport industry?  You’re not alone.  With so much competition, it can be hard to break into this field. But volunteering in sport can kick start the journey towards your dream career.  Why volunteer for sport You are never too young to...
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Ontario’s New Plan for Sport Under a New Government

SPMA | 2 years ago
When Doug Ford was elected in June of 2018, many expected changes to how the provincial government overseas sport. After all, a new government, headed by a new party signals a new direction. And after 14+ years of a Liberal-led government, the path the new one is taking has our...
Studying Sport

Using Job Descriptions to Know What a Career in Sport Management Requires In Canada

SPMA | 2 years ago
What is your dream job?  Do you have the skills and experience for that job? Chances are you want or have a career in Sport Management. Therefore, use a variety of strategies and techniques to expand and enhance your search.  Prepare For A Career In Sport Management Throughout your education,...
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DAZN Now Owns Canadian Tennis Rights

SPMA | 2 years ago
Sport is not free for anyone DAZN Canada now owns Canadian tennis rights. This means that DAZN will exclusively stream the ATP World Tour 250 series, WTA Tour, Davis Cup, and Fed Cup to those that subscribe to their services. In other words, if you are in Canada, the only...
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Women’s Hockey: Why the Pro Canadian League is Folding

SPMA | 2 years ago
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announced its end today. Most professional female hockey players played in the CWHL when not vying for a spot on their national team. Canada's Pro Women's Hockey League It was considered a women’s version of the NHL. They had six franchises: the Boston Blades,...
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Is Good Sportsmanship a Lost Art?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Sport is about competition. Whether you are competing as an individual or in a team environment, the goal is to win. Nonetheless, just because you are competing doesn’t mean that you can’t show good sportsmanship and respect for your opponents and fellow competitors. Sportsmanship: "Poor Sports" Attract Attention But in...
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Protected: Managing the Media at Sport Events

SPMA | 2 years ago
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Road Teams Fans Traveling More

SPMA | 2 years ago
Sports fans who love their sports teams seem to be traveling more and more to see their teams play when they’re on the road. Frankly, this is not anything new. Fans who may have been relocated to a new city have always come out to support the teams they grew...

Ethnic Marketing in Sport: A Case Analysis of Jeremy Lin & Toronto

SPMA | 2 years ago
What is Ethnic Marketing? Ethnic marketing in sport takes place when a sport property deliberately markets one or more of their products or services to a specific non-dominant ethnicity There are all kinds of marketing strategies to promote products and services in today’s world. Whether your selling cars, clothing or...
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Why Is Sport So Important?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Sport plays an essential role in building a better society. But have you ever wondered why is sport so important?  And is it more important to play or to watch? While some consider sport as nothing more than a competition that you either win or lose, it goes beyond victory...
Studying Sport

Press Conferences in Sport

SPMA | 2 years ago
A press conference in sport is one of the interesting aspects of sporting events. Athletes are held against their will in a contained place with reporters asking lots of question. Most players just want to get over it quickly. What are they? Sport properties use press conferences to convey news...
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Sport Coverage: Sport Figures Are People Too

SPMA | 2 years ago
There has never been as much coverage of sport as there is in today’s society. Indeed, just flip on your television and you’ll find a multitude of channels offering twenty-four hour coverage of sports. These programs include talking heads who endlessly discuss the hot topics of the day and continue...

Smack Talk: Reacting to Live Fans Who Do It

SPMA | 2 years ago
Background Russell Westbrook’s incident with a Utah Jazz fan is nothing new. It's a case of smack talk taken to extremes. We often believe racial abuse in sport is minimal. Especially that directed towards high-profile athletes. However, it does exist. Westbrook’s altercation with a Jazz fan and his wife is...
Studying Sport

Athletes Rehab with Social Media

SPMA | 2 years ago
A lot has changed since the advent of social media, and professional athletes have begun to use the technology in a variety of different ways to connect with their followers. Social media allows prominent athletes to keep their followers up to date on many things in their lives and careers,...
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Do you have a coupon for that?

SPMA | 2 years ago
Coupons for SPORT? It used to be that if you wanted a ticket to your local professional team, you made a call to a member of their sales team or went to their website. Or if you wanted officially licensed team merchandise or equipment, you needed to visit the venue...
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Load Management in Sport

SPMA | 2 years ago
Load management in sport means managing the training load (time, intensity and type) of an athlete. It is imperative all the time for people and athletes who engage in regular exercise. For uninjured athletes, a key factor like periodization (a planned training calendar that shows high and low-intensity periods) is...

Vladdy Jr. Ready? Jays Brass Try To Prove Not

SPMA | 2 years ago
Vladamir Guerrero Jr. had one of the most powerful one handed swings seen in spring training for the Jays in several years last Saturday. In case you missed it, here it is: Vlad Jr.'s swing is effortless. #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/FMW9pr3vPW — MLB (@MLB) March 3, 2019   Clear Power for Vladdy...

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Innovations Professional Sport Sport Triumphs

We The Champs

Book By Alex Wong & Sean Woodley
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The Champion In You

Book By Adonis "Sporty" Jeralds
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