The Rice Sport Business Society (RSBS) is a student-run organization whose mission is to
create or improve awareness about the Sport Management major and connect Rice students with valuable opportunities in the sports industry. We will serve as the premier group to facilitate interaction between the sports business community (including the Department of Sport Management) and Rice students.
Alive and Kicking: A Discussion of the Business of Soccer In Spring 2015, the panel discussed the growing popularity of soccer and how the business continues to grow from both the organizational side and the retail side. The panel featured Chris Canetti (President of Business Operations - Houston Dynamo), Frank Arnold '08 (Director of Enterprise Operations), and David Siddons (Strategic Account Director - Nike).
Inside the War Room - Evaluating NFL TalentIn Fall 2014, the panel brought in Neil Stratton, president of "Inside the League", and Miller McCalmon, Assistant Director of Player Personnel with the NFL's Detroit Lions. Stratton interviewed McCalmon about the decisions he has had to make in the War Room. Also, Stratton discussed how to get started in the talent evaluation industry, while McCalmon discussed his 35 years of NFL experience as a scout, coach, and administrator.
To Draft or not to Draft? Exploring Athlete ImagesIn Spring 2014, the panel discussed the importance of professional athletes' images and how they are managed from the perspectives of an agent, a team's front office, and from within the locker room. This issue is an extremely hot topic with athletes such as, Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam and Richard Sherman, making headlines. The panel featured James Casey '10 (tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles), Jeff Nalley (chief operating officer of Select Sports Group and contract agent for Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel), Brittany Bock (midfielder for the Houston Dash), Brian Cooper (former president of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a D-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets) and Clark Haptonstall (founder of the Haptonstall Group and chair of Rice's Department of Sport Management).
Labor Issues in Sports: A Discussion with Experts in the Industry In Fall 2011, the panel discussed recent and current labor issues, particularly the NBA and NFL lockouts. It featured Russ Granik (former Deputy Commissioner for the NBA; current ESPN NBA business analyst), Jeff Nalley (CEO of Houston-based sports agency Select Sports Group), Adelqui Boue (Executive VP/General Counsel of International Sports Agency), Brian Cooper (Business and Finance Officer of Rice Athletics), and Martin Levy (Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law).
NCAA Athletic Director ForumIn Fall 2010, the panel focused
on issues concerning NCAA Athletics and featured Athletic Directors Chris
Plonsky from the University of Texas, Rick Greenspan from Rice University and
Tim Fitzpatrick from Texas A & M Corpus Christi.
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