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Fifth Annual Business of Sports Conference

"Money Talks: The Economics of Lockouts"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Hosted by the Villanova School of Business, College of Arts & Science, Villanova University Career Center, the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Villanova Sports Marketing Association, Villanova Management Society& Villanova Marketing Society


The recent labor difficulties between the players and owners in the National Hockey League resulted in the cancellation of a significant number of games.  Over the past several decades, every major league sport has been affected by lockouts more than once.  This year’s 5th Annual “Business of Sports” Conference will examine lockouts: why they happen, who “wins” and what affect they have on the fans among other topics through presentations featuring major league sports’ best and brightest, culminated by a Networking Reception. If a career in sports is your goal, then you don’t want to miss this terrific opportunity to learn from the experts!

This conference is open to all VU undergraduate and graduate students.

Conference Program


5:00 PM – Registration
5:30 PM – Commencement Address: Vince Nicastro, Athletic Director, Villanova University
5:40 PM – Panel Discussion: Money Talks: The Economics of Lockouts
•             John Rinehart, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Sacramento Kings
•             Ed Wasielewski, NFL Agent, Ultimate Sports Agency
•             Michael Bradley, Sports Writer/Broadcaster, Greater Media
•             Shawn Tilger, Senior Vice President, Philadelphia Flyers
6:30 PM – Presentation: Andrew Brandt, ESPN Sports Business Analyst and Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law, Villanova School of Law
6:50 PM – Get In The Game: The Ultimate Game Plan For Transition From College To Career
•             Matt Crevin, Sports Industry Career Coach and Author
7:30 PM – Networking Reception


Please register below. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to capitalize on the Villanova network.


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