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Viva Las Vegas: Football Economics Led to the End of the Pac-12, but not College Football in the Silver State

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Las Vegas emerges as a burgeoning hub for college football, highlighted by successfully hosting the final Pac-12 championship at the $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium and growing interest in the city as a potential site for future major events, including College Football Playoff games and conference championships. Still, the Pac-12’s loss of USC, UCLA, Washington,…

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Unparalleled Reach Meets Operational Experience: the ESPN and Penn Entertainment Partnership Is One to Bet On

ESPN and PENN Entertainment have unveiled a groundbreaking deal to launch “ESPN BET,” a branded sportsbook set to debut this fall in 16 states. This ambitious venture sees PENN committing significant financial investment in ESPN over a decade, with the latter gaining share options. Amidst this, PENN’s stock surged by 14% post-announcement. In a…

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Snapdragon Stadium and Record-Setting Expansion Fee Keys to San Diego’s Inclusion as Major League Soccer’s 30th Franchise

As Major League Soccer (MLS) continues to grow and gain popularity in the United States, the recent announcement of San Diego becoming the league’s 30th franchise marks a new era in the sport. Patrick Rishe, the host of Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports, hailed the move as a victory for the vibrant San Diego…

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NBA Faces Dilemma: Ja Morant’s Latest Firearm Incident

In a startling turn of events, the Memphis Grizzlies’ rising star, Ja Morant, finds himself embroiled in controversy once again. Just months after a highly publicized incident where he brandished a firearm in a video posted on social media, Morant has seemingly repeated his behavior. Sports enthusiasts and fans of the NBA are left questioning…

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Records Were Meant to be Broken: Tennessee Titans to Receive $1.2 Billion in Public Funding for New Stadium

Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports host, Patrick Rishe, recently commented on the Oakland A’s plan for its franchise move to Las Vegas. Part of that deal includes public funding to supplement the new stadium’s estimated $1.5 billion cost. Topping that news comes the announcement that the Tennessee Titans NFL franchise just closed a new…

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Are the Oakland A’s Making a Move to Las Vegas?

Although Major League Baseball’s Athletics have been on the move before, since 1968, Oakland, California, was the home turf of the A’s. If the rumors are true, and this story seems to be getting more factual by the moment, the A’s could soon be playing baseball in the desert after team president Dave Kaval…

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St. Louis CITY SC Expands Pro Soccer

Missouri soccer fans have reason to celebrate as St. Louis CITY SC kicks off its expansion year season. And St. Louis is doing it in style with its beautiful, state-of-the-art open-air stadium, CITYPARK. This brand-new facility boasts 22,500 seats, all within 120 feet of the pitch, with the closest seats a mere 15 feet from…

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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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The XFL Ushers in Spring Football. Can it Also Bring in Attendance and Ratings?
February 21, 2023

The 2023 Super Bowl has come and gone. While that TV ratings bonanza is over, officially marking the end of the 2022-2023 NFL season, plenty of action remains on the gridiron. Spring football is here with the XFL. Eight teams play a ten-week schedule, plus a semifinal and a championship round ending May 13,…

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Eagles’ Star Quarterback is Predicted to be Signed Long-Term
February 14, 2023

Philadelphia Eagles’ Star Quarterback, Jalen Hurts, came up short in his quest for his first Super Bowl win, but his performance was no less than historic. Could Jalen Hurts’ next contract prove just as historic? In yesterday’s defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs, Hurts scored 20 points himself (three touchdowns and a two-point conversion) and…

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Sports Betting and TV Ratings for Super Bowl LVII
February 11, 2023

What is the relationship between sports betting and TV ratings? The Super Bowl is the largest television and sports event of the year, but it’s also the biggest sports betting event too. Betting on this weekend’s Super Bowl matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the American Gaming Association, is…

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Secondary Ticket Market Prices Spike with LeBron James on the Verge of History
February 7, 2023

38,387 points. That’s the number of points scored by all-time NBA points leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And all that separates LeBron James from surpassing that number is 36 points. LeBron’s career average is 27.2 points scored per game. That number puts James on pace to overtake Jabbar’s record on February 9 when the Lakers face the…

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Breaking Down Super Bowl LVII Business Figures
February 7, 2023

The biggest event of the season is coming up in football, and no it’s not the Pro Bowl. As the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs face each other this coming Sunday, Super Bowl LVII kicks off with high stakes and high reward. But while Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are focusing on the outcome,…

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Super Bowl LVII Ad Spots Sold Out. Why Did It Take So Long This Year?
February 6, 2023

Patrick Rishe, Host of “Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports“, takes a look at the 2023 Super Bowl LVII Ad trends. An uncertain economy is one of the biggest factors as to why it took companies so long to buy out the ad spaces for this year’s Super Bowl. Not to mention we have seen…

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