WARSAW SPORTS BUSINESS CLUB

About Us

The Warsaw Sports Business Club is one of the largest clubs at the University of Oregon, and is devoted to providing a platform for students to be exposed to every aspect of the sports business industry. Members hear from guest speakers, attend site visits and gain valuable networking experience.

 

Why Warsaw?

We could not thank our founder, Jim Warsaw enough for his dedication to the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and Warsaw Sports Business Club. To learn more about his life please click HERE.

 

 

WSBC is open to all UO students regardless of year or major.

 

Industry

The WSBC has access to leaders of the sports industry all across America and aims to create opportunities for members to learn about the current trends and business challenges faced by these leaders. This is done through our meetings with experts, large group site visits and TGIPDX's.

 

Career

The WSBC utilizes its resources to provide guidance to students passionate about a career in sports business. This is provided through our Mentor & Mentee program, Linkedin/Resume Workshops, career fairs, case competitions, and much more. 

 

Social

The WSBC acknowledges the importance of social interaction between peers in the sports world, and organizes events in order for its members to build quality relationships.

 

Bi-Monthly Club Meetings

Meeting Locations: Lillis 211

Meeting Times: 6:00pm Wednesdays of even weeks 2, 4, 6, 8. every term.

If you need help finding the Lillis Business Complex click here for a map of campus.

Check out photos of past meetings here!

 

Our Executive Team

Duncan Boone - VP of Professional Development and Industry Engagement 
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About Duncan
I am a Senior (woah that's weird) from Chesapeake, Virginia majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business in the Honors Business Program of the LCB and a minor in Multimedia from the art school. I am in my third year on the WSBC exec board and am serving in the role of Vice President of Professional Development and Industry Engagement.

I hail from the East Coast where we are always three hours (steps) ahead of you West Coast kids, but am a second generation Duck behind my father who's career in the Navy has taken us all over the world while living in Asan, Guam and Naples, Italy earlier in my life. When I arrived on campus three years ago I quickly learned the WSBC was the family for me, and my passion for sport has only grown stronger.

I follow almost all sports, but am a huge fan of the Seahawks and Spurs. Russell Wilson is my hero and Tim Duncan had the best pregame outfits, don't @ me.

I model my football intramural game after Wes Welker but perform like Brett Favre after coming out of retirement (the second time).

I have been lucky enough to gain valuable experience so far at Oregon while interning with the Student Alumni Association as a Graphic Design Intern, with Youth Movement as a Design Director, with Oregon Football team an Ambassador and with the UO Athletic Department as a Fan Experience and Creative Services Intern.

Check out my full professional profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanboone

Go Ducks baby!

Linden Moore  
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About Linden
I am a senior from Pleasanton, California with a double major in journalism and public relations and a sports business minor with a passion for creativity and problem-solving.

While my primary education has come from the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), I am working to pursue a career in sports marketing or brand identity. This year I am privileged to serve as VP of External Relations and University Engagement for the Warsaw Sports Business Club while working to expand opportunities in the sports industry alongside my peers. In addition to being involved in WSBC and various internships, I am also the Vice President for Oregon's chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media in the SOJC.

Post-graduation, I would like to attend graduate school for sports management before going to work internationally for a sports brand, agency, or team.

Let’s connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindenmoore/

Maarten van Zee - VP of Finance 
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About Maarten
I am a sophomore from Corvallis, Oregon majoring in Business Administration and considering minors in Non-Profit Administration, Legal Studies, and International Studies. My career interests continue to change with new experiences, but I hope to be able to travel, and enjoy the work I do. Ideally I will be able to combine my passion for sports, and the community that it provides, with my leadership experience to impact positive change in the world.

To learn more about me, please look at my LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarten-van-zee-322721132/

Contact me at:
mvanzee@uoregon.edu

Jc C Pollard - VP of Membership and Recruitment 
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About Jc
Hello Humans,

My name is Jc Pollard, I come from the far away universe commonly known as Utah. I am a sophomore here at the University of Oregon, majoring in sports business and minoring in political science. With the exception of the mass amounts of water that falls from the sky I absolutely love UO. Aside from serving as the Vice President of Membership for the Warsaw Sports Business Club, I am also a Personal Trainer at the Rec, as well as a two time IM Football Champion.

Fun Facts:
-I know how much Peyton Manning Weighed at birth (14 lbs).
-Forest Gump is the best movie ever made.
-I take Intramural sports way too seriously.

On a more serious note, I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Executive Board. This club is so incredible in terms of the services and opportunities it provides for our members. I look forward to helping make this year in Warsaw the best ever.

Colin Loftus  
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About Colin
Sophomore pre business major. VP of Marketing and Digital Media. I live in Hollis, New Hampshire, and I'm a fan of the Pats, Sox, Celtics, and Bruins as well as Manchester United and PSG. At the moment I'm hoping to have a career relating to the advertisement/organization of sneakers/soccer cleats/sportswear in flagship retail stores or launch events, possibly abroad. I played basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse in high school and love playing anything I can get my hands on. I'd say some of my greatest life achievements are getting like 3 nutmegs in 10 seconds on a kid in soccer or being referred to in Sports Illustrated for my costume at a Ducks basketball game.

Dylan Emerick  
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About Dylan
I am originally from Jacksonville, FL. I moved in June of 2016 to West Linn, OR so I could gain in-state residency that way I could attend UO. I am a double major studying Business Admin and Sociology. I am excited to be serving as VP of Recruitment and Membership Experience for WSBC Executive Team this upcoming year. I love meeting new people and making long lasting friendships. Sports and social change are my passion! I am a die-hard Jaguars fan, I love my Yankees, and I love my Miami Heat.

Check out my professional prifle and connect with me on linkedin!
www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-emerick


Ethan Miller  
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About Ethan
I am a sophomore currently at the U of O, majoring in Business and Political Science. I'm serving as Vice President of Finance and Sponsorship of the Warsaw Sports Business Club, in addition to being a Football Ambassador with the Football Department, and a Student Ambassador (Yellow Jacket). It's my first year on the Exec board, having previously served on the Halftime Report Team, and as the Wingleader for the Sports for Good Ducks of a Feather Group.

I'm from Belmont, California, a suburb around 20 miles south of San Francisco. I'm a big Giants and Warriors fan, though my football team is the Patriots because Tom Brady is from the town next to my hometown, and my whole family is from Boston. This means I've had a great past few years...

I'm extremely excited to start the school year off with my new roles and work my hardest to make WSBC the best it could possibly be.

If you would like to view my LinkedIn for whatever reason, here it is: www.linkedin.com/in/ethanmilleruo

Go Ducks!

Joshua Gordon - WSBC Faculty Advisor  
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About Joshua
I am an Adopted Duck after moving to Eugene from Boston. I remain a Red Sox / Celtics / Patriots fan to the core. I run an awful lot and continue to compete in just about anything my worn out body allows! Always up for some tennis or raquetball, as well.

I have a lovely daughter, Joelie aka "Junior", wife, Renee (who also works here at the University of Oregon), and dog named Byrun (a very distinguished German Shepherd).

For my professional "About Me" see LinkedIn at
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuagordon

Twitter @joshuagordon