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Jan 27 2013

10th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience Conference!

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Georgetown University! On the 22nd and 23rd of March, the annual Sports Events Marketing Experience conference (SEME) will be coming to Washington D.C., hosted at Washington Nationals Park. This year is the 10th anniversary of the SEME conference, and promises to be a fantastic event! The SEME is a two-day conference for motivated, active young professionals and aspiring students who seek the education, access and answers to learn, launch or further their career in the sports and events industry. This is a unique and highly valued event that has sold out for five consecutive years, and based on the business executives who have attended and presented, you can see why.

This year will be the 10th anniversary of the event, and the caliber of the confirmed speakers and organizations reflect that-though the list keeps growing! A small taste of the lineup includes Karen Irish from the USOC, Abe Frank from the NCAA, Amy Minniti from the Washington Nationals and Joe Briggs from the NFLPA, to name a few.

Georgetown University will, in conjunction with the Washington Nationals, host the 2013 SEME conference, and students from the SIM program will be responsible for the operation of the conference, including marketing, PR and sales of tickets. To learn more about the 2013 SEME conference, and to see how you can attend, follow this link:

http://www.seme-now.com/index.php

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Jan 19 2013

The Greatest Soap Opera on Earth

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Is it me, or is starting to seem that the amount of deception, lies, and quite frankly ridiculous stories coming out in sports is getting worse and worse (or better, depending on how you look at it)? You certainly have to give points for creativity. This past week, Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman runner-up, has been accused of fabricating a girlfriend, creating an elaborate storyline in which she was involved in a car accident and later died of leukemia only days after his Grandmother passed away. Whether Te’o was actually a victim of a hoax or indeed knew what was going on is yet to be determined, but as of now he has denied ‘faking it’ during an interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, which you can read more about here :

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8859077/manti-teo-notre-dame-fighting-irish-denies-being-part-hoax-late-girlfriend

Then, this past Thursday, part 1 of the 2 part interview with Lance Armstrong was aired on Oprah’s network, in which he admitted to using banned substances during all 7 of his Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005. This admission means that Armstrong will go down as the most coveted drug cheat in the history of cycling, and potentially all of sport. What’s more is that if that some of Armstrong answers implicated high ranking officials in world cycling, there is a possibility that road cycling will be taken out of the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016.

It seems that every year that the scandals and cheats are getting more and more extreme and elaborate, and my fear is that Sport is becoming the greatest soap opera on earth, which I suppose is both a good and bad thing, as we surely can’t take our eyes away from it and will ALWAYS have something to talk about. I just wish the drama would be kept on the field of play. I dread to think what news will come out later this year-can you imagine if say….Michael Jordan gambled on games? It sounds ridiculous and I would never wish for a million years that one of sports greatest athletes would be caught up in that, but hey, people once called Lance Armstrong that, and look where he is now.

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