September/October 2011 | Sports Destination Management

September/October 2011


Sports Destination Management Magazine


Everyone has a horror story.
I'm not talking about the kind with the zombies and vampires. I'm talking about the kind that event planners, CVBs and others have dealt with. We all have them, and I'm guessing you've had one too.
Maybe yours is about a pipe that burst and flooded the facility that was going to host your basketball tournament. Maybe it's about a school-system-wide flu epidemic that left you with a lot fewer athletes than you were counting on for your tournament. Maybe a big weather event closed the airport and left you unable to get to your tournament -- or maybe it's something else entirely that came out of left field and disrupted your well-laid plans.
The interesting thing about those stories is that while they're a nightmare at the time, we do live through them. In time, we usually wind up reciting them over beers at the NASC symposium when we're catching up with our colleagues. And perhaps most importantly, we learn from them. They become part of the fabric of our experience, and they make us better at what we do.

In this issue

Going Online To Get Ahead: Advanced Degrees in Sports Management

BY: Dr. Bonnie Tiell

Pursuing an advanced online degree in an accredited sports management program is a steadfast means to leverage relationships that can fulfill dreams of connecting with some of the most influential decision makers in the industry. Since a majority of graduate students are already employed, a master’s degree generally is a means to improve competencies, gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, and possibly be rewarded with a promotion or pay increase. more....