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|49 weeks 3 hours ago||I was in the sport management||
I was in the sport management program at UofM for 3 semesters 05-06. It became clear to me that a switch to LSA and a degree in something like economics, accounting, business, computer science has far better value long term and that sports management was probably a waste of a few thousand dollars each semester. While I'd been a die hard sports fan since I can remember I didn't share that same passion for the behind the scene aspect of the industy and decided I'd better keep my options open.
My advice for somebody thinking about a sports management degree or entering the industry would be to major in a subject which could be useful in the sports field but has value and could lead to opportunities in other fields as well. Get an internship/work study somewhere in the athletic department, facilities management or marketing, to get a feel for the industry. Plan on either staying oncampues over the summer and working the spring sports/fall prep or finding another internship for the summer. Experience and networking are everything.
This plan would have you as well-placed to enter the field after your 4-5 years as anyone with a sports management degree in addition having far more options in the overall job market.
If for whatever reason somebody has thier heart set on a sports management degree then don't pay top dollar at a school like Michigan. Go somewhere where you can minimize your post-school debt obligation because entty-level salaries are shit.
Like someone mentioned, entry into the sports industry is tough, starting salaries are low, and you're going to have very little flexibility in terms of job choice or location because you won't have many opportunities/offers to chose from.
Having said all that, I did enjoy my experience and never found myself close to getting swamped academically (although the prgram is not the cakewalk that many people think. the workload is more project/group/paper oriented and less knowledge/theory/fact cramin), and I can tell people I had classes with current and former pro-athletes, olympians, WCWS walk-off ledgends and took a class taught by a former-NHL veteran and Berenson assistant who shared some incredible stories about the early years of the program under Red and his experience as an athelete at UofM. He also wasn't afriad to critizie the university's athletic department openly in class (this would play out on a larger stage a short while later on the radio station wtka) which I found hilarious but more importantly really opened my eyes to the hyprocisry rampant in college athletics. It would end up being the class I felt I got the most for bang for my buck while in college.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I am so satisfied.||
I am so satisfied.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||No stream yet for me, am i||
No stream yet for me, am i doing it wrong?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||bein sports is channel 658 in||
bein sports is channel 658 in the ann arbor area on comcast. somehow i get this? woo!
|3 years 4 weeks ago||The link at the top of the||
The link at the top of the post isn't working for me.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Fox Soccer Channel will be||
Fox Soccer Channel will be carrying all the US's games plus all Qtr, Semi, and Finals games.
One of Univision or Telemundo has every game of the tournament I think.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Thanks MGoSoftball||
Really enjoyed the updates and detrailed analysis throughout the season!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Why are we the away team in||
Why are we the away team in this game?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Today was the second time I||
Today was the second time I noticed the mlax games in the results/calendar section on the mgoblue homepage. There was even a link to a men's lacrosse page however it was completely blank. The games aren't appearing now though.
I think the first time was when we beat MSU a couple of weeks ago. I remember thinking to myself that I'd never noticed the scores on mgoblue before but then the next day I couldn't find them anywhere.
Weird. It's like there's one guy posting the mlax info and another guy going around taking all down.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Tim Hardaway Jr to enter the||
Tim Hardaway Jr to enter the draft
|3 years 34 weeks ago||The fact that these pop up||
The fact that these pop up out of nowhere makes the experience that much better. Thanks RBUAS!
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Re: Hockey||
It's not like adding another weekend to the NCAA tournament would extend the season further. Just take out the silly two week break between the regionals and the Frozen Four and you get a tournament that lasts just as many weeks as the current version.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||ESPN 2 for all three games||
ESPN 2 for all three games
|3 years 35 weeks ago||MOOSE! unfortunately the||
unfortunately the video of THAT screen he set against wisconsin isn't hosted any longer.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||+1 would read again! very||
+1 would read again! very nice OP
|3 years 35 weeks ago||What's there to be confused||
What's there to be confused about? Somebody on the internet said something stupid.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I think Tenn ran pretty bad||
I think Tenn ran pretty bad with those foul calls. The first three easily could have been and have been called blocks. The last two were charges almost always tho.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||BRING ON KANSAS!!!||
BRING ON KANSAS!!!
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Not sure why Bilas's name is||
Not sure why Bilas's name is getting dragged through the mud. Ok he's a big fan of Amaker but he also consistently speaks intelligently about the game and was absolutely on fire last night. He came out hammering on the selection committee.
Bilas: Dropping knowledge
Hubert: durrrrr EYE TEST
Digger: Colorado beat KSU THREE TIMES!!!!
Rece Davis: Hey guys look at this math
Bilas: More knowledge
|3 years 37 weeks ago||You can't make much of||
You can't make much of Lunardi's stats without comparing them to others' predictions. Obviously the man isn't just pulling names out of his ass, I mean, he gets paid to do this, but I have no idea if correctly predicting 42% of the seeds is good or not.
And anybody that pays even a little attention to this stuff is going to get 63/65 a decent amount of the time. 64 is good but I'd expect a pro bracketologist to be getting 64+ almost every year.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||It's wasy to win your first||
It's wasy to win your first BTT game when you play Iowa every year. Zing!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Lodo's||
Does the Alumni Assosication even have watch partys for basketball? I wonder if they'd do an NCAA tournament event.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Smotrycz played really well||
Smotrycz played really well on defense today and by that I mean he wasn't obviously horrendous.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||easy question.||
I don't think we'll lose to them in anything ever again.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||More like NIT chants from the||
More like NIT chants from the Maize Rage
|3 years 38 weeks ago||More like "Lousiville||
More like "Lousiville cheerleader's mistake improved Pitt's chances of winning from 0% to 1%"
90% Free throw shooter
Pitts hit game-tying hail mary 2.5%
Pitt wins in OT 45%
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Very un-butterfly like assist||
Very un-butterfly like assist from Morris there
Good start on the road. Love the intensity
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Draymond was haning out with||
Draymond was haning out with Jordan Dumars and some other guys at Bell's Saturday night around 3am. Dude is big. I was heavily intoxicated and felt bad for him because he was pizza-less and offered to buy him a slice but he declined politely.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Why is Jozy Altidore playing||
Why is Jozy Altidore playing for the Houston Rockets?
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Since the winner qualifies||
Since the winner qualifies for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil I expect the US to field their A team and not their B and C team scrubs like they did in 2009.