Forum illuminates sports marketing careers

first_imgOver 75 percent of the Notre Dame student body participated in a high school varsity sport. The University boasts one of the greatest collegiate athletic programs in the country, its football team is ranked No. 4 in the nation and the interhall football program is one-of-a-kind. Yet, the University offers no majors related to the business side of sports for a student population generally interested in athletic competition. Sponsored by the Marketing Club, the annual Sports Marketing Forum offers students a chance to discover opportunities in the industry and network with established professionals. “We have a lot of kids interested in sports but we don’t have the resources here for students interested in sports,” Marketing Club president Ally Schneider said. “The purpose of the forum is to give interested students an idea of the opportunities available in the industry and for them to hear from people successful in the sports marketing.” Schneider, a senior, said the event is growing bigger and bigger each year. “This is the fourth year we’ve done it,” she said. “It has become one of the signature events of the Marketing Club.” The forum will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Giovanini Commons inside the Mendoza College of Business. The event is open to students of all majors. “It’s a really great opportunity to network with some high figures within the sports industry,” Schneider said. “All of our speakers are very high up in their companies and all interested in meeting Notre Dame students.”           Schneider said four speakers will share their experiences will students at the event. The speakers include: Mary O’Connor, vice president of the Olympic Marketing and Global Platforms of Omnicon’s The Marketing Arm; Julie Souza, vice president of business development for “Sports Illustrated;” Frank Murtha, president of Professional Sports Consultants Inc. and Theodore Loehrke, vice president of team business development for the National Basketball Association. Schneider said students’ attendance at past events helped them land a job after graduation. Regardless of whether students are seeking career opportunities right away, Schneider said the event has a lot to offer. “It will be really interesting to hear from some careers in the sports marketing industry,” she said.last_img read more

Peru’s New Anti-Drug Czar in Delicate Dance With U.S.

first_imgBy Dialogo October 20, 2011 Peru’s government has scored some early victories in its bid to overhaul anti-drugs policy in the world’s top coca grower while keeping the United States as a key partner, the country’s new drug czar said. Ricardo Soberón, a lawyer who previously worked for a legislator with close links to coca growers, was seen as a risky choice to lead anti-drug efforts in a country that may surpass Colombia as the world’s top cocaine producer. Peru gets about half its anti-drugs money from the United States and Soberón is in a delicate dance with U.S. envoys as he tries to change existing drug policies without alienating them. Shortly after President Ollanta Humala took office in August, Peru surprised Washington by suspending all coca eradication for a week to evaluate anti-drug programs that are still being reworked. That made for a rocky start in relations, but eradication has resumed and Soberón said he has had some success winning over U.S. officials to accommodate Humala’s emphasis on alternative development for farmers who now cultivate coca. He wants programs giving land titles and market access to poor farmers to help bring them into the formal economy. Controlling Chemicals, Tackling the VRAE Soberón insists Humala’s commitment to fighting drugs is already showing results. Peru seized 955 kilos of cocaine last week and blocked some $25 million worth of the drug from entering Europe. The government has also closed 18 unlicensed gas stations in the world’s most densely planted coca region, the Apurimac and Ene River Valley, or VRAE. It says the raids show its determination to control the chemicals used to refine cocaine — mainly kerosene and gasoline — instead of just pulling up coca farms. Former President Alan García was criticized for not doing more to target chemicals. The new tactic will also benefit from a $20 million investment in long-delayed software to monitor chemicals at 220 points countrywide, Soberón said. One issue still unresolved with the United States is how to tackle the VRAE, where remnants of the Shining Path rebel group that wreaked havoc in the 1990s still pose a threat and have killed 50 soldiers in the last two years. Soberón said the United States would rather focus on safer coca growing areas outside the VRAE, whereas Humala, a former military officer, regards the valley as a top priority. “We’d like to see some percentage of this money go to the VRAE, with the best security possible so that every U.S. dollar in the budget is well spent, with visible results,” he said.last_img read more

East Patchogue Stabbing Suspect’s Photo Released

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen this suspect?Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who beat and stabbed a man outside a food store in East Patchogue last month.The assailant walked up to the victim in front of Plaza La Familia on East Main Street, where the suspect punched and kicked the victim and then stabbed him with an unknown object at 9 p.m. Oct. 23, according to Fifth Squad detectives.The suspect is described as heavy set Hispanic man with a tattoo of barbed wire on his right bicep and black hair that is short on both sides. He was wearing a white T-shirt and a white baseball cap at the time.Police also released surveillance camera images of the suspect to help the public identify him.Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Duke vs. Michigan State results: Spartans stun Blue Devils for another Final Four berth

first_imgZion cleans up the miss! 😤#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:07 p.m.: Reddish has checked in for Duke.5:05 p.m.: Duke turns it over and Kenny Goins slams it down to start the game.Michigan State gets this party started with a CRAM— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20195:05 p.m.: Alex O’Connell is starting for Duke over Cam Reddish, who is reportedly available to play. An action-filled Elite Eight concluded with Michigan State taking down the No. 1 overall seed Duke 68-67 on Sunday — and in dramatic fashion. A seesaw battle with several lead changes swung when Kenny Goins hit a 3 with 39 seconds left, giving the Spartans a lead they did not relent. As expected, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Duke’s Zion Williamson had their footprints all of the game, with both recording double-doubles. MORE: Watch college basketball live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Winston had 20 points and 10 assists, while Williamson had 24 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and three steals in a losing effort. RJ Barrett had 21 points, but missed a key free throw down the stretch that would have tied the game.The Spartans will head to their 10th Final Four, and first since 2015. They will play West Region 3-seed Texas Tech on Saturday. Sporting News provided updates and highlights from Duke vs. Michigan State, which was played in Washington D.C.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Duke vs. Michigan State: Results, updates7:08 p.m.: Winston catches the inbounds and evades defenders and Michigan State is heading to the Final Four! 7:07 p.m.: Barrett makes the second and Duke still has two fouls to give. 7:07 p.m.: He misses the first.7:06 p.m.: RJ Barrett is fouled with five seconds left. He will shoot two with Duke trailing by two. 7:02 p.m.: Kenny Goins hits a 3 and the Spartans are ahead! ONIONS— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20197:00 p.m.: Now it’s Michigan State with a chance to capitalize. Tillman’s layup cuts it to one and the Spartans have the ball again after a defensive stop. 6:58 p.m.: Seven straight points by the Blue Devils after Tillman’s and-one. Duke leads 66-63 with a minute and a half to play. Zion’s layup caps off a 7-0 @DukeMBB run! 👀#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:55 p.m.: Key defensive stop by Duke and Williamson finds Barrett for a go-ahead 3 on the other end. It’s a 64-63 Blue Devils with 2:26 left.6:50 p.m.: Duke has the ball down two as we have hit the under four-minute timeout. Heading towards another great Elite Eight finish. 6:49 p.m.: Big swing as Winston lays it in to give MSU the lead and then Tillman completes a three-point play. Spartans by four. SEND IT IN XAVIER TILLMAN— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20196:41 p.m.: Williamson is just too strong. He lays it up to tie the game. Zion has 22 points and 13 rebounds so far. He can also block some shots.Zion’s out here blocking 3-point attempts… 😳 #Elite8#MarchMadness | @DukeMBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:36 p.m.: Javin DeLaurier scores four straight points but a Kenny Goins 3 and an acrobatic layup by Matt McQuaid shifts the score to 58-56. These teams just keep going back and forth. All Matt McQuaid could do was give a Jordan shrug.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20196:33 p.m.: Five unanswered from Winston and Tillman and the Spartans have made it 53-52. Spartans in sync! 🔨#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:27 p.m.: Consecutive 3s by Reddish and Williamson have the Blue Devils ahead by four points. Cam Reddish’s 👌 gives @DukeMBB the lead! 💦#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019Make it 20 PTS for Zion! 👌#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:25 p.m.: The seesaw battle continues with more lead changes. Big 3 by Winston to put the Spartans on top. 6:18 p.m.: The teams are going at it in the paint right. Duke briefly re-gains the lead but Michigan State gets it right back. [email protected] retakes the lead! 👀#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:15 p.m.: Williamson with a dominant effort inside the paint but misses the free throw. It’s 37-34 Michigan State.Zion you are TOUGH! 😤#MarchMadness | @DukeMBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20196:12 p.m.: Aaron Henry opens up the second half with a dunk. Pretty fun way for @MSU_Basketball to start the half.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20195:51 p.m.: The Spartans end the first half on a 13-0 run and lead 34-30 at the break. Best way to respond to a 12-0 run? A 13-0 run of your own! 💪#MarchMadness | @MSU_Basketball— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:49 p.m.: Winston with a steal and dish to Xavier Tillman and the Spartans are ahead. [email protected]_Basketball takes the lead! 😳#MarchMadness— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:47 p.m.: Now a 9-0 run for Michigan State and this game is tied back up. 5:42 p.m.: Cassius WInston gets back-to-back buckets to narrow the deficit down to five points. Cassius Winston hits the tough bucket to get the Spartans back on track! 💪#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:40 p.m.: Williamson goes to the bench with two fouls.5:36 p.m.: Another 3! Barrett hits a triple, forcing a Spartans timeout. It is 30-21 Duke. RJ Barrett from downtown! 👌#MarchMadness | @DukeMBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:35 p.m.: The Blue Devils just keeping scoring. Williamson adds a layup and Reddish hits a 3 and they lead by six points. A @DukeMBB 9-0 run extends their lead to 6! 👀#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:34 p.m.: Duke scores four points out of the break and has its first lead of the game. 5:29 p.m.: Spartans still haven’t trailed and lead by three at the third media timeout. McQuaid and RJ Barrett lead all scorers with seven points.5:27 p.m.: Michigan State’s offense is falling a little bit out of sync and Duke has responded by getting it within one. 5:20 p.m.: Both teams doing well on the offensive glass. Michigan State has six while Duke has five. Spartans lead 16-11 with 11 minutes to play in the first half. 5:16 p.m.: Matt McQuaid doing his best Zion impersonation. That Spartan speed! 😳#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20195:11 p.m.: Slow start for both teams offensively. Michigan State leads 8-4 at the first media timeout.5:10 p.m.: Zion slam!last_img read more