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Relaunching the XFL

21 Feb 2019

Sports business expert Rick Horrow talks to XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck on the business side of a football league that is not the NFL, and what fans should look forward when the XFL kicks off again in 2020.

The art of building a Super Bowl host city

13 Feb 2019

South Florida's Host Committee Chairman Rodney Barreto and sports business expert Rick Horrow discuss the finer points of hosting a Super Bowl and what to look forward to when Miami hosts the big game in 2020.

A Super Bowl host's delicate balancing act

08 Feb 2019

From city infrastructure to stadium facilities, the NFL sets a high bar for anyone who wants to host its championship game. Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee COO Brett Daniels spent years finessing his group's bid for Super Bowl LIII, while also working to keep Atlanta's residents happy. Sports business expert Rick Horrow caught up with Daniels during Super Bowl weekend to talk about this delicate balancing act -- and whether Atlanta met its lofty $185 million financial goal.

Building football’s footprint abroad

01 Feb 2019

Patrick Steenberge, founder and president of Global Football, has traveled to 28 countries and six continents on his mission to bring "American football" to a worldwide audience through youth participation. In this week's episode of Keeping Score, Rick Horrow explores the sport's potential growth abroad and explains what makes this year's Super Bowl unique.

A Super Bowl MVP goes back to school

23 Jan 2019

Brad Edwards, with an NFL career and Super Bowl MVP trophy on his resume, has made the jump to Division I athletic director at George Mason. He discusses big money partnerships, pay to play for college athletes and what comes next.

Paul Tagliabue looks back to the NFL’s future

09 Jan 2019

The NFL has enjoyed a comeback season with its fan base, but the league’s legendary former commissioner Paul Tagliabue tells sports business expert Rick Horrow he doesn’t think more expansion – global or domestic – is necessarily the best course of action.

Raising the bar on athletes giving back

20 Dec 2018

Many pro athletes embrace philanthropy after hanging up their cleats but NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin has built a new model for charitable giving and aims to give half his income toward helping others. Sports business expert Rick Horrow talks with the five-time Pro Bowler, and also gives an update on the state of the NFL.

This week in sports: La Liga’s American dreams dashed – for now

18 Dec 2018

Listen to this week’s Keeping Score podcast with sports business expert Rick Horrow:

Life in a two-team town

13 Dec 2018

The Los Angeles Clippers' mission is to find ways to outshine LeBron James' Lakers. In the latest Keeping Score, the franchise's president, Gillian Zucker, discusses the day-to-day process of making the Steve Ballmer's Clippers thrive.

Small colleges, big reach

06 Dec 2018

As the NCAA's football bowl season looms, sports business expert Rick Horrow discusses how smaller schools -- think Tufts, not Tulane -- are leveraging their alumni far and wide.

World News

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.