>>February 8, 2014

Conceived by the Center for MEMES board member Jeffrey Moorad, one of the most influential leaders and innovators in the sports industry, this is the first ever sports case competition for MBA and JD students. The Game Day Sports Case Competition brings together a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing, presenting and negotiating solutions to real-world sports business problems.
THE WINNERS

Congratulations to all of the teams! First place and $5000 went to Team #13 from Harvard University (Chris Adams, Ali Habib, Matt Quinn, Alex Rosen and Bret Thacher). Second place and $3000 went to Team #10 from University of Pennsylvania (Jarren Ginsburg, Akshay Khanna, Mark Pereira and Eric Sherman). Third place and $2000 went to Team #7 from University of California, Los Angeles (Jade Descheneaux, Joe Lennarz, Joel Ramirez, Craig Rosenkranz and David Umanoff). 
PROGRAM

The day will kick off with The Business of Sports Panel featuring some of the biggest names in the sports world talking about current trends that impact the industry: 
MODERATOR

Andrew Brandt
Andrew Brandt
NFL Business Analyst, ESPN
ESPN
PANELISTS

Dennis Kuhl
Eric Johnson
Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales, ESPN
Los Angeles Angels
Gillian Zucker
Gillian Zucker
Auto Club Speedway President
Auto Club Speedway
Peter Guber
Peter Guber
Chairman, Mandalay Entertainment
Irwin Raij
Irwin Raij
Partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and Co-Chair of the firm's Sports Industry Team 
Foley & Larnder LLP
JUDGES

  • Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN; Director, Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, Villanova School of Law
  • Steve Boyett, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Scott Brown, President and General Counsel, Universal Sports Network
  • Roger Cosack, Sports Law Professor, Pepperdine University
  • Sam Fernandez, General Counsel, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Dean John Gotanda, Villanova School of Law
  • Eric Johnson EVP Multimedia Sales, ESPN
  • Penny Lee, Political/Communications Strategist, Lee Strategies
  • Dean Judy Olian, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Irwin Raij, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Jerome Rybarczyk, National Counsel, Xerox Corporation, Villanova School of Law '81
  • Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, PMK*BNC, UCLA Anderson School of Management '98
  • Terry Tumey, Athletic Director UC Davis, UCLA Anderson School of Management '96
  • Rhea Turtletaub, Vice Chancellor-External Affairs, UCLA
  • Miguel Unzueta, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Gillian Zucker, President, Auto Club Speedway
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
  • Chapman University - Fowler School of Law and Argyros School of Business & Economics
  • Emory University - School of Law and Goizueta Business School
  • Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School
  • Loyola Marymount University - Loyola Law School and College of Business Administration
  • Marquette University - Law School and College of Business Administration
  • Northwestern University - School of Law and Kellogg School of Management
  • Pepperdine University - The School of Law and Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • University of Chicago - Law School and Booth School of Business
  • University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Haas School of Business
  • University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA Law School and Anderson School of Management
  • University of Michigan - Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania - Law School and The Wharton School
  • University of Southern California - USC Gould School of Law and USC Marshall School of Business
  • Villanova University - School of Law and School of Business