Abraham D. Madkour and Michael Smith
Sports Business of College Football

November 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Talk and Reception
Loretta Spencer Hall

The Big Business of College Football
Bringing more than 40 years of experience between them, Editor in Chief Abraham Madkour and Senior Writer Michael Smith, both of Sports Business Journal, will share inside stories on the people and personalities – and trends – behind one of America’s most popular sports…college football.

Reaching record levels of popularity in the South and across the country, universities are constantly challenged to grow revenue to fund state of the art facilities and improve the fan experience. A restless fan base wants to win at all costs. Where are the pressure points and how can all constituencies be satisfied?

In this candid conversation, these two leading experts on the big business of college football will discuss its challenges and opportunities for the future.

Honorary Chairs:

Mayor Battle and John Stallworth

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Event Sponsors:

Jana and Dane Block and Family
Charlie and Wayne Bonner
Donny’s Diamond Gallery, Inc. – Donny Maleknia and Fatemeh Nazarieh
Carole and Buddy Jones
Shelbie King
Betsy and Peter Lowe
Moss Lumber Industries, Inc.
Melanie and Rhett Murray
Renasant Bank
Dr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Rice
SEA Wire and Cable
Jerry Ann
John Wynn

In memory of Dr. Pat E. Burlison given by his family Robbie Burlison, Lauren and Doug Martinson, Clay and Reed