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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 […]


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 […]


Fellowship Spotlight: Juwaun Muhammad

In August, Navigate created a paid fellowship position for students from the underserved communities in our hometown of Chicago, IL. With the creation of this four-month program, our goal is to remove the societal barriers restricting qualified candidates from entering the sports industry and provide real world experience while building their own professional network. Ultimately, […]


Thank You for Your Service…How Can Our Industry Help?

This week, you’ve probably witnessed the saturation of sentimental dedications on almost every television network or noticed your favorite NFL team dedicate one or more commercial breaks to their ‘Salute to Service’ montage. While the intention is genuine, military support can often feel like a line item to complete, or a box to check under […]


The Intern Perspective: The Sports Industry During a Pandemic

As I near the end of my third month as a Navigate intern, I thought I’d reflect on the external forces that have led me to this moment. The past seven months have brought so many dramatic moments upon those working or seeking to work within the sports industry. My fellow Navigators have produced excellent […]


Why Companies Should Invest in Sponsorships

Investing marketing dollars in a sport or entertainment property allows your brand to connect with and support your target audience, compete against your key competitors, assist with branding goals and meet your business objectives.


Navigate Named 7th Time as Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

For the 7th straight year, Navigate has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation.   Navigate has also been named Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® seven times by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).   The 2020 Summer National winning companies were assessed by an independent […]


New Partnership Announcement

The Orlando Magic have a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative and analytically-driven organizations in sports, with first-class people and great culture. For all of these reasons, and more, we feel a great kinship with the Magic and are incredibly proud to be working with their team!


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