In: December, 2020

Podcast Alert: Donald Dell – Part 1

Donald Dell is one of the most impactful agents in the history of sport. As the founder of ProServ, his list of notable clients includes Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Patrick Ewing, and of course, Michael Jordan. He negotiated some of the largest and most important apparel deals ever, including Michael Jordan’s first deal with Nike, […]


Podcast Alert: Greg Sankey

Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, joins AJ Maestas on today’s episode of Navigating Sports Business podcast. They discuss operating during COVID-19, the path to becoming commissioner, the future of collegiate athletics, and some great book recommendations.   Details 00:00 – Commissioner Sankey’s background 3:50 – Handling COVID in the SEC 17:20 – Book Recommendations […]


Navigate’s Final CFP Predictions

Our CFP prediction model is built to predict the top 4 because as of now, that’s all that matters. It was 24-for-24 entering this year, and after we made some assumptions to adjust it for 2020, we ended up getting the top 4 right again. The reason we’re able to maintain this accuracy is that […]


Podcast Alert: Navigating Sports Business

We are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast with AJ Maestas, Navigating Sports Business! Gain exclusive insight into the professional and personal worlds of high-level executives in sports and entertainment as we host top decision-makers in the industry to discuss emerging topics, their business, careers, and personal life stories.   From collegiate conference […]


Navigate Named to Front Office Sports’ Best Employers in Sports

We are honored to be a part of the Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports Class of 2020!   As unprecedented as this year has been, we are grateful to have received this recognition for the second year in a row and be amongst the top 5% of companies.   As we continue to […]



Congratulations, Georgia Tech!

We’re proud to have partnered with Georgia Tech to make this game-changing deal a reality. Read more about the deal in the SBJ.



Cause Marketing: Insights to prove you can and should be doing more

One truth that has become evident in today’s environment is that we all can and should be doing more as an industry. When done right, cause marketing is a great way for brands to carry out their commitment to positively affecting society while deeply and genuinely connecting with all of their most important stakeholders. We […]


Navigate’s College Football Playoff Prediction Model

ABOUT NAVIGATE’S CFP MODEL Several years ago, we built a College Football Playoff (CFP) prediction model using Elo scores. If Elo sounds familiar, it is most commonly seen in sports via FiveThirtyEight.com. When initially building our model, we used the poll results from the pre-CFP era to give us a more robust sample of how […]


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