Sports Business and Law

Sports Business and Law

SPORTS BUSINESS

Watchdogging Sports Tipsheet
From IRE 2016.

University of Oregon: Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
Good for finding experts, research and statistics on sports marketing trends and marketability of athletes.

SportsBiz Blog
Written by a corporate attorney who also practices sports law, this site covers both pro and college issues. It includes NCAA recruiting, lawsuits, NASCAR, etc. A great resource for finding experts on sports law and sports business.

The Sports Economist
Started by a Clemson economics professor, this blog offers in-depth business and statistical analysis of revenue data. Good place for coming up with story ideas.

National Sports Collectors Convention
Helpful in looking up value of memorabilia, autographs, etc.

Sports Business Journal

Sports Business Daily

NFL Players Association
Site provides background and details about the salary cap.

MLB Players Association

NBA Players Association

NHL Players Association

USA Today Sports Salaries Database
Search pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey salaries through the years. Very handy for covering free agency.

Team Marketing Report
Chicago-based sports research firm supplies stats on ticket prices, fan cost indexes, stadium leases, etc. An invaluable tool for sports journalists.

BizJournals: Sports Business News Ticker
Constant feed of sports headlines.

Howard Bloom’s Sports Business News
Includes a daily newsletter.

The Business of Baseball
Resources galore on how the game works. Read archives of articles, links, bios, etc. Subscribe to the newsletter.

BaseballTips.com
Suggestions on equipment, radar guns, safety, etc.

Ballparks.com

JoyceJulius.com
This firm specializes in sports marketing research and has information sports writers might find useful. In particular, sponsorship valuation numbers for the major auto racing series, as well as for the PGA, NFL, MLB, etc.

STATSInc.com

BusinessWeek 2007 Power 100: Most Powerful People in Sports

International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Tracks memberships to health clubs and provides other consumer research. It also can connect you with experts on health/lifestyle.

Michigan State Instutute for the Study of Youth Sport
Great resource for experts, links, etc. on sportsmanship, participation, etc.

JEA: Tips for Writing Sports Recaps on Deadline

Mashable: 11 Sportswriters You Should Follow on Twitter

Sports Fan Graph
Track which teams have the most social media followers.

Good Sports.org
Nonprofit partners with sporting goods manufacturers to get equipment to urban and disadvantaged youth. Good for finding sources and participation statistics.

American Council on Exercise
One of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world. ACE currently has more than 40,000 certified fitness professionals in 107 countries. Has research, experts, information on faulty exercise products and scams.

Good Sports
A non-profit organization that works to increase youth sports participation and fitness by getting sports equipment into the hands of the disadvantaged. The group has many statistics on youth sports participation at many levels.

Uni Watch
Blog about sports uniforms.

Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index
Tracks fan attendance costs for NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.


SPORTS LAW

National Sports Law Institute
Links to more than 100 sports law and sports academic research sites. A great resource.

Sports Lawyers Association
A newsletter and a few helpful tools.

SportsBiz Blog
Written by a corporate attorney who also practices sports law, this site covers both pro and college issues. It includes NCAA recruiting, lawsuits, NASCAR, etc. A great resource for finding experts on sports law and sports business.

The Sports Economist
Started by a Clemson economics professor, this blog offers in-depth business and statistical analysis of revenue data. Good place for coming up with story ideas.

Student Press Law Center
Legal issues facing high school and college students.

NFL Player Arrests 2000-Present
List compiled by the San Diego Tribune and published in May 2007. Great for reference.


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