In this publication of the Sports Innovation Journal, authors Bradley Baker, Anthony Pizzo, and Yiran Su explore the emergence of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the sports industry. NFTs are a form of digital ownership that is recorded to a permanent ledger on blockchain. NFTs have transformed from free digital art pieces to highly valued and… Read more »
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The consequences wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are pushing sports organizations to think differently, and sales teams are no exception. In addition to COVID-related changes to seating capacities and frictionless fan experience, changes in consumer attitudes, buying preferences, and accessibility of sales technology are creating pressure to reimagine the inside sales model that served the… Read more »
Impact of COVID-19 on the Sports Job Market in the United States: Analysis of Full-Time Job Postings on Teamwork Online Overview The impact of COVID-19 on the sports job market cannot be understated. The cancellation of sporting events and seasons wreaked havoc on all industry revenue streams, forcing sports properties to take unprecedented measures. Layoffs,… Read more »
Written by Rick Matthews The IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute provided me the opportunity to dig deep into the world of sports officiating through my capstone class, internship, and a research project. What I received was a truly transformational experience that helped me look at problems in a brand-new light, and something I… Read more »
Dr. Nick Elam joined the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute podcast to discuss the recently published SIJ article An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Elam Ending In basketball, teams often employ late-game strategies designed to manipulate the clock, such as stalling by leading offenses and deliberate fouling by trailing defenses. These strategies result in choppy… Read more »
Too often in higher education we complain that students aren’t good “critical thinkers” or they “don’t understand the problem” – but never take the time to reflect on gaps in our pedagogy that lead students to inside-the-box, traditional solutions. Frustrated with endless examples of lackluster student projects, I adopted human-centered design as the… Read more »
Written by Josh Kelly (2020 Sport Management Graduate) During this final semester at IUPUI, I participated in JagStart, IUPUIâ€™s small business competition for undergraduate and graduate students. I pitched an idea and business I have been in the process of starting for a while now. This business, Full Court Analytics, is a subscription-based service that… Read more »