News Channel 9 (ABC), Coverage of Dec. 7th auction
SU Sport Management Club holds online sports auction in collaboration with Steiner Sports to benefit Food Bank of Central New York
The Sport Management Club at Syracuse University, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, is holding an online auction of premium items https://auction.steinersports.com/catalog.aspx now through January 6, 2014. Select the SU Food Bank Auction to view all the items available. Just in time for the holidays, this on-line auction is part of the Syracuse University Sport Management Club’s Charity Sports Auction to benefit Food Bank of Central New York.
The on-line auction offers a wide range of sports memorabilia including autographed footballs by Peyton Manning and by Joe Montana, as well as an autographed Dikembe Mutombo sneaker, Toshiba Classic autographed poster and Mariano Rivera Super Fan Set.
The online auction will also feature an exclusive portrait session and overnight stay at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, four tickets to the U.S Open, two VIP tickets to the Brooklyn Nets v. Miami Heat basketball game at the Barclays Center on January 10, and a Basketball Without Borders jersey, autographed by NBA All-Stars Kyrie Irving, Dikembe Mutombo, Serge Ibaka, Al Horford, and Nate Robinson. A special package at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island, Florida is also available for bidding.
The Club hosted is ninth annual live Charity Sports Auction December 7 at the Carrier Dome to benefit Food Bank of Central New York. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised nearly $200,000 for local charities, to include the Syracuse Boys and Girls Clubs, the American Diabetes Association of Central New York, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the CNY Ronald McDonald House, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Upstate Cancer Center and Special Olympics New York.
For more information about the online auction or the upcoming After the Auction sale, visit sucharitysportsauction.com. More information is also available by contacting the Department of Sport Management at (315) 443-9816.
Brianna Butler named ACC Basketball Player of the Week, espnW’s National Player of the Week
Sophomore sport management major, Brianna Butler, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Weekfollowing an MVP performance at the Paradise Jam while leading the Orange to three straight wins and the Reef Division title. She was additionally honored as espnW’s National Player of the Week.
Video by CNY Central News published on YouTube
Veley presents keynote address on economic, social and cultural impact of sports
Michael Veley, director and chair of the Department of Sport Management, and the Rhonda S. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management, presented a keynote address at the first-ever Syracuse Sports Summit Nov. 21. Sponsored by the Syracuse Sports Corporation (SSC), the event presented an opportunity to discuss ways to improve sporting events and tourism in the central New York area. His keynote address was titled, “Economic, Social & Cultural Impact of Sports.” Veley is a member of the Board of Directors for the Syracuse Sports Corporation, one of the first sports commissions established in the United States.
Join us in supporting SPM student initiatives!
The SPM Advisory Board is sponsoring an online auction to benefit SPM initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students. Proceeds raised will directly benefit undergraduate and graduate student initiatives for the Department of Sport Management in the Falk College, including (but not limited to): need-based financial assistance in support of research; scholarship; community service and civic engagement; travel to academic presentations; experiential learning opportunities; educational trips to network and learn from industry practitioners and a special needs fund to offset student emergencies.
Visit http://auction.steinersports.com and then in the top left corner click on “Syracuse University Sport Management” and our page and items will appear.
WCNY to Broadcast ‘America’s First Sport’ Nov. 18, 21 and 24
WCNY will air “America’s First Sport,” a documentary about the history, legacy and future of the game of lacrosse. The program airs at 9 p.m. Nov. 18 on WCNY, at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 on World and at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 on Plus. The documentary was produced by Falk College professor, Dennis Deninger, working with students in SPM 300—The History of Sport, which debuted in Fall 2012.
The first sporting event ever observed by Europeans in North America was a lacrosse game in 1637. Jesuit missionaries from France saw hundreds of native men playing a ball game with sticks that they thought resembled a bishop’s crosier, so they called the game “lacrosse.”
That makes lacrosse the oldest sport in America, and in the 21st century it is also the fastest growing. This rapid growth in participation, domestically and globally, presents the sport with a new set of opportunities and several challenges.
Students in The History of Sport class at Syracuse University’s Department of Sport Management researched the history, current status and future prospects of lacrosse during the 2012-13 academic year. This film is a product of their research which was led by Sport Management faculty.
America’s First Sport was made possible by funding from members of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Advisory Board and other generous donors.
We thank you, and enjoy America’s First Sport.
Falk grad students travel to Philadelphia to explore sport facilities management
Graduate students in the Falk College’s Sport Venue and Event Management M.S. program traveled to Philadelphia Nov. 7-9 for a three-day field trip that included visits with various executives from the Philadelphia Phillies (MLB), Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Front Row Marketing and Aramark, a global leader in facilities and food services. A highlight of the field trip included attendance at a Philadelphia 76ers NBA game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The group is pictured here with SU’s own Michael Carter-Williams, recently-drafted point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers. The trip was part of Falk Professor Rick Burton’s graduate sport facilities management class and the group was accompanied by Dr. Chad McEvoy, the director of the sport venue and event management master's program. The students were exposed to various aspects of managing major stadia for three types of professional sports teams.
A lesson in social responsibility
SPM students collecting personal care items to benefit Rescue Mission
On October 10, 37 students enrolled in SPM 101—Personal and Social Responsibility— slept in cardboard boxes overnight on the SU Quad to raise awareness about homelessness. As part of these efforts, they were collecting personal care items to benefit men using the Rescue Mission shelter in the Syracuse community, including razors, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and underwear.
Boxes for the event were donated by Syracuse Moving and Storage and Dunk and Bright.
Falk College’s MOOC, “The Subject is Sports”, Explored Historical, Business Perspectives of Sport
With the popularity and pervasiveness of sport at an all-time high, Syracuse University Open Learning (SUOL) created a new massive open online course, or MOOC, entitled, “The Subject is Sports.” Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management, was in the virtual classroom sharing his practical and academic experience in sports marketing, management, and media. “The Subject is Sports” began Oct. 14, and continued for six consecutive weeks.
Whether a person wanted to connect with other people who are passionate about sports, stay up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape in the sport industry, be introduced to scholarship, or simply learn more about potential careers in the field, the public was invited to immerse themselves in fascinating subject matter. Professor Burton teaches in the Falk College’s Department of Sport Management, which offers undergraduate and graduate professional degrees in sport management.
Students also a chance to interact directly with Professor Rick Burton through a live Q & A event on October 30. During the event students were able to ask questions and discuss current issues in sport management with each other.
Burton was the CMO of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and former commissioner of the Australian Basketball League.
Michael D. Veley appointed Rhonda S. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management
Michael D. Veley, M.P.S., Director and Chair of the Department of Sport Management, was named the inaugural Rhonda S. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University’s Falk College. His strategic vision has played an instrumental role in the development and growth of the Falk College’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in sport management while elevating its Department of Sport Management to national prominence.
Students experience Olympic Odyssey 2013
Students in the Department of Sport Management, led by instructor Patrick Ryan, have traveled to Europe as part of the Olympic Odyssey 2013. The program begins in London, where students experience the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From London, students travel to Paris, birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and on to Lausanne to inspect the present-day “Olympic Capital,” headquarters of the International Olympic Committee since 1915. The group then travels to Athens, home of the ancient Olympics and site of the 2004 Summer Games. Students spent the spring 2013 semester learning about Olympic games past, present and future.
Go behind the scenes of the SPM Club’s Charity Sport Auction
As a result of its most successful annual sport auction held in December 2012, the SPM Club made a $35,239 gift to Special Olympics New York, the largest donation ever generated from the auction's eight-year history. Since its founding in 2005, the Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University, a student-run organization in the Falk College's Department of Sport Management, has donated nearly $200,000 to local Central New York charities.
Months of planning, teamwork, commitment and leadership year after year make this event a success every time. A recently released video chronology goes behind the scenes of the SPM Annual Charity Sport Auction. Meet the students, faculty, advisors and others involved to learn more about this annual event that grows every year.
Study provides new tool for evaluating coaching compensation
The results of a recently released study completed by a research team including Chad McEvoy, Falk College professor of sport management, provides athletic directors and other stakeholders of men’s college basketball programs a new tool to determine appropriate compensation for head coaches.
Second annual WISE Symposium examines changing landscape of sport events
Leadership. Tenacity. Resourcefulness. Students looking to find success in the constantly evolving sport event industry had better come to the field prepared with confidence and those attributes that will help them stand out in the crowd. These words of advice and other insights were shared during the second annual WISE Symposium held April 9.
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