02-16-2017: Billy Haubrich Recap
What's up Warsaw!
Billy killed it last night. It was really interesting hearing how ESPN is tackling the problem of viewers canceling their cable packages, and Billy explained how he analyzes data in a very intriguing way. If you weren't able to attend and want to find out more of what you missed click HERE.
02-13-2017: Meeting Reminder - Billy Haubrich
Good Afternoon Warsaw,
Here's all you need to know about our meeting this Wednesday:
Billy Haubrich is a Research Analyst for ESPN and has worked there for the past nine years. He gathers and analyzes data for ESPN to improve their marketing strategy. Be sure to do some research before our meeting this Wednesday in Lillis 211 at 6 p.m. To visit his Linkedin click HERE.
ALSO: we will be replacing Quick Fire and starting our meetings now with The Pitch. Basically it will be mini case competitions between the members. The format will be as follows:
- Form groups of four
- Five minutes to discussion within groups
- Two minute presentation from 3 different groups
The topic of discussion will be the following:
ESPN has had a recent drop off in cable consumers. Can you come up with a solution for them?
What should they do moving forward? (Release a new product, a new service, a new format for shows?)
Who does it target?
How should they implement it?
If you have any questions feel free to contact anyone on the exec. team. Make sure to RSVP HERE if you plan on coming. As always, a fantastic Snapchat geofilter will be available so be on the lookout.
You guys rock.
02-12-2017: Green Sports Alliance
Hope your Sunday is going well. Check out this information about Green Sports Alliance and their upcoming webinar about sustainability in winter sports.
Peak Performers: How Snow Sports Are Going Green
Green Sports Alliance is a company dedicated to making the world a more eco-friendly place. They do this by inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues and their partners to embrace energy and water efficiency. This Wednesday at 1pm EST / 10am PST they are having a free webinar on how snow sports are taking strides to go green. Here is the description:
"Ski and snow sports make up a multi-billion dollar industry that engages with millions of guests and world-class athletes every winter. With the threat of climate change, the industry faces the unique challenge of preserving these fragile natural areas for future sport and recreational use. During this webinar, attendees will learn from snow sports stakeholders how the industry is coming together to address climate change issues. Speakers will discuss innovative solutions for improving environmental performance at ski resorts, as well as, fresh ideas for guest and rider engagement."
To register please click HERE.
Have a great week 6!
02-02-2017: Duncan Fletcher Meeting Recap
If you missed yesterday's meeting it was a good one! Duncan Fletcher taught us about what his company, Game Change, does in player development. He also shared some interesting statistics they found such as: a player performs better if they're taking college courses during season. To find out more please click HERE.
01-30-2017: Meeting Reminder - Duncan Fletcher
Already Week 4 Warsaw!
If you haven't studied for your midterm that's tomorrow yet I'm with you, but take a couple mins to read up on our speaker this week: Duncan Fletcher.
Fletcher's official title is Athlete Development Specialist and 6 years ago he started Game Change, a company focused on improving the lives of individual clients as well as sports organizations as a whole. Basically they are responsible for all aspects of client development, product and program development, relationship management and financial management, thus taking the pressure off of the athlete allowing them to focus on training. He also has done some work with our faculty advisor, Josh Gordon at Sports Conflict Institute (SCI). Come to our meeting this Wednesday, 2/1/17 at 6 p.m. in Lillis 211 to learn more!
RSVP HERE pretty please.
There will be a SnapChat geofilter in Lillis starting at noon on Wednesday so be on the look out.
01-16-2017: Oregon IMG Meeting
Hey WSBC Gang!
It's the start of Week Two and you know what that means, we have a meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 6 p.m.
This week we are welcoming a panel of executives from Oregon IMG Sports Marketing. IMG has partnered with Oregon Athletics for years to provide a successful platform to promote sponsorship activation throughout the university's athletic events. This meeting will be held in a panel format where the four executives will say a little about what they do, but a majority of the meeting will be a dialogue. This requires members to participate, so please come eager and ready to ask questions!
If you plan on attending please click HERE to RSVP to give us an idea on size. Be sure to check out the calendar of events located in OrgSync as your executive team will be working to keep it as updated with reminders as possible!
As always there will be an awesome WSBC Snapchat filter so be sure to show off to your Mom back home.
In honor of Osiel's Warriors putting in work:
11-28-2016: The Most Olympic Meeting We'll Ever Have
Need a cure from those week 10 blues? A meeting with Olympic Medal winners might pump you up!
Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton
This Wednesday, November 30th in Lillis 211 at 6 p.m. the Warsaw Sports Business Club presents Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton to come speak to the club. Ashton Eaton is an American decathlete and two-time Olympic champion, who holds the world record in both the decathlon and indoor heptathlon events, and is the second decathlete to break the 9,000-point barrier, with 9,039 points. Brianne, his wife, is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in the heptathlon and women's pentathlon. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and holds the Canadian record for the heptathlon and indoor pentathlon. Both are University of Oregon alumni, and both have multiple endorsements from companies such as P&G, Visa and Nike. It should be an awesome meeting so if you plan on coming please RSVP HERE.
Don't forget to check out that Snapchat filter at the meeting as well.
10-03-2016: Social Media Contests
To add onto Duncan's meeting reminder post...
Our Snapchat Geofilter has been approved! From 12PM - 10PM on Wednesday, there will be a WSBC Geofilter available on Lillis grounds.
We're holding a contest with this filter: One *member* (Contest to be judged after the meeting to give non-members a chance to become members) who posts a photo with this filter to their snapchat story will win free Warsaw gear.
1) Take a photo with our filter
2) Post to your My Story
3) Screenshot the picture from your My Story so your name displays in the top left corner
4) Email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be giving away gear to a member who tweets about the meeting mentioning Greg Bell with the hashtag #WSBC.
More details and social media info to come on that during the meeting.
Can't wait to see you all,
10-03-2016: Greg Bell
I know it's Monday but get excited because we have our first club meeting in two days!
The Warsaw Sports Business Club is proud to have Mr. Greg Bell speak in front of the club at our first meeting this Wednesday, October 5th at 6 p.m. in Lillis 182. Mr. Bell is a Certified Speaking Professional whose innovative approach has been a valuable resource of businesses and sports teams for years. He holds political science and law degrees from right here at the University of Oregon, and he has talked in front of the Oregon Football team, the Portland Trailblazers, Nike and Disney. To learn more about his career click HERE. If you are as excited as I am about the meeting and plan on attending please RSVP by clicking HERE. The first 100 people that RSVP get a free copy of his book Water The Bamboo: Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals.
Also, there will (probably) be a WSBC Snapchat filter on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. in celebration of the first meeting so be on the lookout for it, and a Twitter/Snapchat competition may be in the works...
09-29-2016: Welcome Back!
Welcome back to campus! I am thrilled to see all of you back and ready to do amazing things. Many of you were engaged in internships and jobs in sports business this summer and our industry partners have taken notice of the talent and hard work that has become synonymous with Warsaw.
This year we have an Executive Team (Jack, Alex, Zoe, James, Duncan, Dustin, and Osiel) that are already working tirelessly to create opportunities for each of you that are unparalleled at any university. We do cool shit - just ask the 22 students who recently returned from the Netherlands and Germany. Boston anyone?
The success relies heavily on members being engaged, present and active at meetings, seeking opportunities to lead, and owning your role in shaping what we do. Whether you are a Frosh or a Senior, our time together goes (too) fast so I encourage you not to procrastinate the things on your wish list and your aspirations. In fact, pre-crastinate...
Our first meeting is next Wednesday night! Be there! Meetings are part of how we engage but by no means is it the entirety of the experience. Org Synch is important, our trips and events and other opportunities to gain insight and experience are critical, and the social side is more than the butter on the popcorn - these relationships you build now are the ones that will carry you forward personally and professionally.
If you have ideas on ways the Club can be even more excellent, speak up. Some of our best speakers have come from your relationships and connections...share them.
My office hours are Tuesdays 10:30-noon and Wednesdays 2-3:30 and you can always ask if "now" is a good time. The Exec Team will be holding office hours and the Warsaw Suite should be your home away from home.
Passion. Integrity. Leadership.
05-19-2016: Donation Opportunities
Today is UO Giving Day and there is a heavy push for donations to the LCB.
More specifically, Warsaw is making a fundraising effort in honor of professor emeritus Dennis "Doc" Howard. He has played an incredibly impactful role in the lives of countless Sports Biz students and any donations at all would be appreciated and utilized to make this program the best it can possibly be. As the money is going toward Warsaw activities, you do not need to have had a personal connection with Doc to contribute.
Please click here to make donations to Warsaw in honor of Doc Howard!
Yesterday in the Lillis complex, the Warsaw Sports Analytics Club welcomed its second-ever, and first in-person, guest speaker, Keith D’Amelio. A performance specialist in Nike’s Sport Research Lab since 2011, D’Amelio has over eight years of experience working at the NBA and NCAA level. Joined by a cozy crew of 30, he spoke about his experiences using different types of performance data at the NBA and NCAA levels, which he uses in his role with Nike. For instance, he spoke to the intricacies of subjective wellness data, which can be useful in determining perceived workloads if collected carefully and consistently. D’Amelio also touched on some of the more awe-inspiring aspects of his NBA days; during his tenure in Toronto, he had a courtside seat to Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game. These days, he spends much of his days collaborating with Nike’s sponsored athletes, teams, and federations.to strengthen and sharpen their skills and athleticism.
The bulk of the session consisted of Q&A, during which an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty members canvassed on a variety of topics, including player tracking data, data communication methods, and the state of performance analytics in North America. In many areas, D’Amelio stressed the importance of educating all stakeholders, not only in the importance of proper training techniques, but also that of pressing forward toward innovating new forms of knowledge discovery. In fact, everyone in the room had an eye on education, as Keith is currently pursuing his PhD in Australia attempting to explain more about the physical demands of the game of basketball. After roughly an hour, the meeting concluded, and the group dispersed to see the Warriors make history, but ended up watching Kobe score 60 points in his last ever game. On 50 shots.
-Connor Williamson, Warsaw Sports Analytics
04-19-2016: Meeting Reminder
Reminder that we have a meeting tomorrow night at 6PM in Lillis 211.
Our guest speaker will be Andy Dolich who has held the following positions:
- COO, SF 49ers
- President of Business Operations, Memphis Grizzlies
- President/COO, GS Warriors
- Administrative Assistant to GM, 76ers
- Executive VP, Oakland A's
The Quick Fire will be focused on Virtual Season Tickets - season tickets sold to owners of virtual reality headsets. Please check out this article before the meeting: http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/virtual-season-tickets-poised-change-sports-world
Think about what Virtual Season Tickets will mean from 3 perspectives:
Teams: How does this affect business for the brand and the stadium? Will it be easier to sell season tickets to a larger group of people or is the physical absence of fans a problem?
Fans: How does this affect your experience? Are you looking forward to travel to make it to a game, or does VR subtract from the excitement and tradition of sports?
Companies that manufacture the VR headsets: How can you monetize this opportunity? Will you create sponsorship deals with NBA teams or cable providers? How creative can you make this deal?
See you all tomorrow!
04-18-2016: Youth Movement Spreads
Four years ago a group of Warsaw Sports Business Club members had an idea—bring together Native American youth to celebrate Native culture and inspire them to be active...