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Where Athletics Meets Academics

The Center for Sport at Tulane University is poised to be the leading academic institution in the United States with athletes and sport as the centerpiece of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program. University professionals from every academic and practice area at Tulane will engage their expertise and collaborate to advance cutting-edge sports-specific research, educate future sports professionals, improve the physical and emotional lives of current and former athletes, and partner with athletes to create social change in their communities.

Sports and athletes have captured the world’s collective imagination throughout history.  It is often said that sport is the universal language.  Now, more than ever before, sport’s common thread unites people across the globe and in every culture, from the Olympics to World Cup Soccer to the Super Bowl. Sitting at the intersection of athletics and academics, the Center for Sport seeks to harness the unique power of sport to unite, challenge, and inspire.

We strive to ensure that the lessons learned in the classroom are combined in creative ways to solve problems on the playing field, in the boardroom, and within the community. We seek to educate not only our students, but also the public at large; through speaking engagements, conferences, published research, interviews, and the dissemination of information through blogs and other media sources.

With strong anchors in the School of Law and School of Medicine, and the unique benefits of our location in New Orleans, the Center for Sport at Tulane University is poised to reach the next level of national recognition and success by providing support for athletes of all ages, as well as professionals in an ever growing and evolving field.

Richard Smith
Richard Smith on analytics in sports

Richard Smith, Executive Director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz discusses the role of analytics in sports.

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Melissa Goldenberg
Melissa Goldenberg on legal careers in professional sports

Melissa Goldenberg, general counsel for the Phoenix Suns, discusses the value of Tulane's sports law program for students seeking careers in sports.

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Ben Lauritsen
Ben Lauritsen on brands and basketball

Ben Lauritsen, senior vice president for legal and business affairs for the Portland Trailblazers talks about the variety of brands and intellectual

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NBA journalists
Journalists on covering the NBA

Journalists who cover the NBA talk about the complexities of covering professional basketball.

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