For over eight years, an expanding group of sports-interested faculty and administrators across the University have met and coordinated activities in an effort to combine human and tangible resources toward a goal of creating a multi-disciplinary center for research, outreach and teaching that would critically study issues related to sports. The group’s mission has been to incubate and facilitate discussion between academics, industry executives, and policymakers about research, regulation, and reforms with regard to professional, intercollegiate, youth, and club-level amateur sports.
Sports Labor Conference (Friday, Nov. 9)
Free, daylong event features: Donald Fehr, who has directed player unions in the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball for more than three decades; Richard Berthelsen, former general counsel of the NFL Players Association; Harold Henderson, former executive VP for labor relations for the NFL; and many more. Breakfast, lunch, three panels and a keynote by Fehr. All free. More information and RSVP info here!
John Urschel, a former Penn State football captain and NFL player who is now a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at MIT, kicked off the 2018 Penn State Sports Analytics Conference with a keynote address April 12 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. Watch his presentation here!
Scott Radecic: “Future of Sports Stadiums”
(Nov. 17, 2017)
Watch full presentation, titled “The Future of Sports Stadiums,” by Penn State alumnus Scott Radecic, who directs the NFL market for Populus and servees a member of the company’s board of directors, here!