Podcast Alert: Gloria Nevarez – West Coast Conference

West Coast Conference Commissioner, Gloria Nevarez, joins the show to discuss the current state of college athletics and shares her thoughts on NIL, the one-time transfer rule, and why conferences and athletic departments tend to lag when it comes to racial and gender diversity. Under Gloria’s leadership, the WCC recently created the “Russell Rule,” named […]

Podcast Alert: Tod Leiweke – Seattle Kraken

Tod Leiweke – CEO of the Seattle Kraken – is an accomplished sports executive with an impressive résumé and a compelling personal story. He has held leadership positions at the Seahawks, Sounders, Trail Blazers, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, and the NFL. He is also a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders. This week’s episode […]

Podcast Alert: Steve Berkowitz

College athletics has experienced a turbulent period over the last 12 months. In that time, Steve Berkowitz – Sports Project Reporter for USA Today – has covered coaches’ compensation, COVID-19, NIL, and more. He brings his unique perspective on the sports industry to this week’s episode of Navigating Sports Business. In this episode, Steve gives […]

Podcast Alert: Luke Bould – alacria

Luke Bould, Director at Alacria, has been recognized as one of the top CMOs in Australia. He has had enormous success in bringing new generations of sports fans to cricket and soccer. He also played a role in Australia’s successful bid to host the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. He and AJ discuss […]

Podcast Alert: Chris Marinak – MLB

Major League Baseball’s Chris Marinak joins us this week. As Chief Operations & Strategy Officer, Chris shares with AJ how his team overcame the challenges of COVID-19, and how the solutions they found might impact the future of professional baseball. Chris presents his thoughts on how cutting-edge technology can help MLB appeal to all fans, […]

Podcast Alert: Mike Haynes

Mike Haynes is an NFL Hall of Fame cornerback who played 14 years in the league with the Patriots and Raiders. He is a businessman, a cancer survivor, and an advocate for increased research on concussion safety. AJ and Mike discuss the early days of his football career, diversity in sports, the transition from player […]

Podcast Alert: Steve “Coach” Loy

Steve Loy is the longtime agent and business partner to golfer Phil Mickelson, one of the highest earning professional athletes of all time. Known by “Coach” to many, Loy began his relationship with Mickelson while recruiting him to play for his golf team at Arizona State. His conversation with AJ includes a history of how […]

Podcast Alert: Donald Dell – Part 2

The second part of AJ’s conversation with the legendary sports agent to Michael Jordan and Stan Smith focuses on advice learned over the course of a successful career. Donald Dell also gives his takes on current events including COVID-19, and NIL in college athletics. If you missed it, check out Part 1 for stories about Donald’s work […]

Podcast Alert: Roger Valdiserri

On this week’s episode of Navigating Sports Business, AJ interviews his close friend Roger Valdiserri, former Sports Information Director at Notre Dame. Over the course of his 28-year career, he was an eyewitness to some of the most important moments in college athletics and beyond. The conversation includes stories from Roger’s time at the Olympics […]

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, […]


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