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The KU Sport Management Blog

Below, you can find our blog posts covering a range of essential topics relating to the online master’s in sport management* program at the University of Kansas.

From polishing your admissions components until perfect to sport careers growth and related happenings in the industry, this is your go-to destination for more information on the world of sport management.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.


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What has happened to kids sports?

“A $19.2 billion market in the US means the youth sports market rivals the size of the $15 billion NFL,” says a December 2019 report from Dublin’s GlobeNewswire. Totaling $24.9 billion at that point, worldwide youth sports markets “are expected to reach $77.6 bi...

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KU sport management doctoral student Chris Brown has experienced life as a student of color on predominantly white university campuses. Throughout his time as a Jayhawk, he has worked to be a source of support for other Black students. In talking with students in classes and other settings, he fou...

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While Kansas and Missouri may not get as much attention as other parts of the country, the Kansas City sports scene still has a lot to offer. The city got a huge boost with the Chiefs’ recent Super Bowl win, but the region has much more to offer than professional football. There’s a Major League B...

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Any career in sports begins with an interview, but what sets a sport management interview apart from any other job interview? The questions may vary from sport to sport and from company to company but invariably, some of the same questions will come up in every interview. Below, we’ll go over som...

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Why Do Letters of Recommendation Matter?

Letters of recommendation are a crucial aspect of your application to graduate school. Your test scores, transcripts and personal statement are also incredibly important, but stellar letters of recommendation can help make up for any potential shortcoming...

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There are many steps you must take when applying to graduate school, and the personal statement portion can be intimidating. This part of the application is your chance to convey your personality and passion as well as your commitment to continuing your education, and it's just as important as you...

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A History of Athletic Excellence

KU sports history is storied and speaks for itself, but we’ll take this opportunity to wax poetic about it anyway. As a sporting powerhouse, our halls have been graced by some of the most competitive and driven individuals in athletics. We are the home of legends s...

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An athletic director may not always be the most visible member of an athletic program, but that doesn’t mean that their roles aren’t vital to the teams and programs they oversee. For those whose goal is to work in a college or university setting, a career as an athletic director may be a good fit....

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Jobs in the sports industry extend well beyond the athletes we see competing, and sport management careers represent a large portion of the field. Behind every professional team and athlete is another large team of business professionals who work to support the athletes and organization. The sport...

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Chances are when someone brings up sports, sport management jobs aren’t necessarily your first thought. When we think about the sports industry we tend to immediately think about major tournaments and the athletes competing in them. Things like the glory of the Olympic Games, the excitement of the...

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