Center of Sport Business Student Engagement

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Deborah Stroman connects students and professionals to better the business of basketball. Read More
Center of Sport Business Sport Court 2016 Winners

2016 Sport Court

Winners of the 2016 Carolina Sport Court – Cool Soles (1st place) – Jeff Battle, Chris Donaldson, and Kalil Duncan! Read More
Business of Sport with Deborah Stroman

Stroman Discusses Business of Sport

Stroman discussed the social and economic impact of the sports industry at UNC's Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. Read More
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Basketball Analytics Summit

Engage with and explore best practices of leading basketball experts. Read More


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Sport is a major industry that has truly captivated our society. The commercialization and marketing of the sport industry has increased its touch on virtually every aspect of the economy. It is critical to examine sport not only because of its economic impact but because the industry is omnipresent, media coverage has increased dramatically, and many sport stars are role models who influence our youth. The Center of Sport Business seeks to support and create solutions to BIG challenges in the sport industry. We desire better leadership, better fan experiences, and better technologies.

Our work is focused in three specific areas in the vast multi-billion dollar sport industry: Analytics

Basketball Analytics Conference

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The Basketball Analytics Conference engages with and explores best practices of leading basketball experts who love, research, and work in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics. The 2016 Summit was held on April 15-16. The 4th annual conference will be held September 14-15, 2017.

Visit the 2016 Conference Site

Center of Sport Business

Our commitment is the enthusiastic embrace of entrepreneurship teaching, scholarship, strategic planning, innovation, and economic development in the sport industry.

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