SCC FFL Current Standings – Challenge #5 Point Distribution

With just one sports marketing challenge remaining (digital marketing) before we crown a champion in our fourth annual sports marketing competition, the standings have been updated as we head into the Thanksgiving Day NFL games.  It is shaping up to be a crazy finish!

One of our favorite things about this competition is seeing not only how well our students grasp fundamental sports business concepts, but the effort, enthusiasm and creativity that goes into each response to our sports marketing challenges.  One of the best challenges for demonstrating that creativity is the ticket sales, promotion and sponsorship challenge…and the students did not disappoint, incorporating elements from three different chapters of our textbook while demonstrating an understanding of the importance of the sales and service function in managing a professional sports franchise.  There were so many unique and fun ideas.  We also loved seeing the mock-ups of actual tickets that their franchise would be distributing to fans…several pretty cool designs this year! Continue reading

SCC FFL Current Standings – Challenge #4 Point Distribution

Four challenges down, just two to go in our annual fantasy football sports marketing competition and after it looked like a few teams were pulling away, things atop the standings just got a little more crowded.  

Kim Radford’s class at Blacksburg High in Virginia (“Portland Outlaws”) moved into first place, while Richele Fallon’s class at Montgomery County HS in Missouri has shown some resiliency, moving into second place this week after slipping out of the top five last few weeks.  Lee Geffert’s class at Richardson High School in Texas (“Hawaiian Great Whites”) has also been persistent, moving into third place in the standings after several fantastic responses to our sports marketing challenges.  And don’t look now, but the 2016 winner of this competition, Hinsdale Central in Illinois, crept into fourth place…Meanwhile, students at Waverly High School in New York slipped to fifth this week, but something tells us you can’t count them out just yet.  Things are going to get really interesting as we head down the home stretch!

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