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Calling all nerds!

Calling all nerds! Well, they’re not really all nerds, but this week at the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s Marketing …

sports tourism

Looking Back on the UNWTO World Sports Tourism Congress 2021

It seems we were pretty lucky. Now with Omicron in full-force around the globe, me and my family were able …

thought trials

Here’s to You Mr. Mitchell.

Last week, I was on the most turbulent flight I’ve ever experienced – and I fly a lot!  I’m not …

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Watch My Corn Pop Up In Rows

The morning after the Field of Dreams game got me thinking… I live out in the rural country of western …

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Ode to Otis

I love the song “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding. No, not because Maverick’s mom loved …

AI

Your Winter Wonderland of Artificial Intelligence

  It’s that time of year…listening to Christmas music all day, relishing Bing Crosby and skipping Josh Groban. One of …

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Master(ing) Mindset

Do you ever have those experiences where it seems like mutually exclusive areas of your life collide? You know, where …

sports

The Fields That Built Me

In my last edition of Stoll on Sports, I ragged pretty hard on the state of youth sports, particularly the …

coaching

Youth Sports Soapbox

There are a plethora of news-worthy happenings in sport lately. The NBA draft, Women’s World Cup, announcement of the 2026 …

bucket list

Bucket List 12 for 12

Do you have a “Bucket List”? If so, what’s on it? I have a relatively informal one, but one item …

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My Etiquette Fail – Or So I thought

Way back in April, I had the pleasure of attending an etiquette session led by Patricia Rossi at the NASC …

athletic position

Is Your Organization in Athletic Position?

My kids are playing coach-pitch baseball this year for the first time. I love baseball and softball, so it makes …

personal growth

Live a Zip Ties and Duct Tape Life

A couple weeks ago my husband surprised me with a late graduation gift that I’ve been eyeing for quite some …

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Achieving Success through Sports and Events Tourism

This week I’m sharing a blog I recently authored on behalf of the NASC for Civitas  (an organization that helps …

education

5 Take-Aways from the 2019 National Sports Forum

I’m writing this week from the 3rd and final leg of my recent travels, at the home of the new …

community

The So What of Sports

Let’s briefly talk about the “so what” of sports. What am I talking about you ask? Fair question. Let me …

fan engagement

The Engagement Overload

New thoughts for the new year. Is our passion for sports fading? Before you jump down my throat with a …

dissertation

Yep, It Takes a Village

Growing up, I remember watching the show The Wonder Years and the iconic song that intro’d each week’s episode…”With a …

education

A long look back at the blink of an eye

I’ve often heard that when it comes to parenting the days are long, but the years are short. I think …

definite dozen

Words of a Legend

Earlier this year I got the chance to spend a couple days in Knoxville, Tennessee for the NASC annual board …

brand

Restrictor Plate Removed

The front page headline of a recent Sports Business Journal read: “Sports’ biggest brand builders: Power players using sports to amplify …

events

Look into My Crystal Ball

This morning in Louisville, I walked to my favorite breakfast spot, Wild Eggs, enjoyed a tasty breakfast and an “everything …

golf

Full of Nostalgia

Those that know me well, know I’m not exactly what you would call a “mushy” person. This assertion is not …

networking

The Spider Web of Life

I gotta be honest, dissertation writing is kicking my back side right now, and leaving little room for any thought …