Articles by author: Sophia Franklin

For NHL Teams, A Chip Is Now More Valuable Than the Puck

*This story was originally published in January, 2019 Hockey is one of the fastest sports to play and watch. Unlike a football being thrown in the air or a neon yellow soccer ball on a green field, a hockey puck can be nearly impossible for the casual fan to see, making it very difficult to…

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How Prepared are Buildings for the Challenges of the Future?

Owners, investors and landlords wishing to scale their investments rely on building management firms to look after their resources. Currently, there are roughly 7.6 billion people in the world. By 2050, the United Nations predicts that there will be a population of 9.8 billion worldwide. Such a large number of inhabitants requires a significant amount…

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What It Takes to Resupply the International Space Station

On April 17, Virginia-based aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman launched the Antares™ rocket along with the company’s Cygnus™ spacecraft, carrying about 7,600 pounds of cargo for the astronauts onboard NASA’s International Space Station. “Space station cargo resupply has been my favorite and most extensive program,” said aerospace engineer Jasper Nance. Nance, who works for…

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The Buck Stops Here: The MLB Park Where You Do Not Need Your Wallet

Imagine leaving your house to go to the big game and all you need are your keys and your phone. There is no need to stop by the bank to get cash, or worse, get to the stadium and be forced to pay the six dollar “convenience” fee on top of the amount you are…

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How Howard Schultz Saw More Than Coffee in Starbucks

Word of mouth can either make or break a business. Whether it is a person, location or company, it is all about the experience, not just for the consumer, but for the employees as well. In 1987, a former employee of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, jumped at the chance to purchase the company and create a…

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Why Super Bowl LIII Is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before

For those who would rather not spend the minimum $2,225 it costs per ticket to get into Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, CBS has got them covered. Head Producer Jim Rikhoff will oversee what millions of fans will be viewing during the 53rd Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams…

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Why Sports Broadcasts Are Changing, And What They Will Look Like in 2019

Sitting in front of the TV simply watching the game has become blasé for sports fans today. Viewers have become accustomed to having some sort of interaction with what is currently on the TV, often through a second screen, like a smartphone or tablet. The comments, memes, highlights and replays are not enough. Programs on…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Battling a Better In-Home Viewing Experience, Stadiums Address One of Their Biggest Issues
December 19, 2018

On each sports team there are players that have particular skill sets that contribute to the team. With stadiums, the same can also be said. Besides being a vessel for sports enthusiast to congregate in, stadiums can bring communities together due to a common interest. Attendance at NFL games averaged 67,405 people, but as the…

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What Does A New Pro Hockey Team Mean To Seattle Businesses?
December 12, 2018

In 1917 hockey history was made when the Seattle Metropolitans beat the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first U.S.-based team to win the Stanley Cup. Now, the city is set to become home to the 32nd franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL), beginning play in the Pacific Division in the 2021-22 season. Last week on…

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Why Sports Leagues Are Lining Up For The Same New Partnership
December 4, 2018

On May 14, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) in Murphy vs. NCAA violated the constitution, allowing states to legalize sports betting if they so choose. Several professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB) have been looking to benefit from the sports betting…

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How Sports Nutrition became a $50 Billion Industry
November 27, 2018

We have come a long way in our supplement game. Thanks to the progression of sports nutrition, there is no longer a need to drink your grandfather’s recipe of two raw eggs a day. Today, athletes of all levels have an array of options to help boost their fitness game. From shakes, to bars and…

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Why the Golden Ticket Is A Digital One in Sports
November 14, 2018

It’s game day. You are standing in line waiting to get to your seats on the 50-yard line, when suddenly you realize you forgot your ticket. If this scenario occurred 15 years ago, you would have missed the game. No ticket, no entry. Today, although the same rules apply, the difference is that you probably…

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How Technology Became Team MVP Across Professional Sports
November 8, 2018

In 1982, sabermetrics was created to help more thoroughly evaluate baseball players’ impact on the result of a game. The strategy of gathering data and using it to determine who is best suited to play is not a new one. How teams are going about gathering information and methods by which they are obtaining player…

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Why Sports Teams are Swapping Helmets for Virtual Reality Headsets
November 2, 2018

“Get your head in the game,” just took on another meaning. One of the key factors in excelling in sports is not only attributed to physical well-being, though that is a large part of it, but mental aptitude. The ability to quickly respond to a pitch, to tune out the cheering crowd, all while strategizing…

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