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Miami Herbert Huddle
University of Miami Herbert Business School
At the intersection of sports, business, culture, and academic research from the University of Miami Herbert Business School.
Dec 10, 2021
Inside Game-Changing College Donations with NFI's Vice Chairman Jeff Brown
The Herbert Huddle is joined by Jeff Brown, the Vice Chairman and President of NFI, one of the nation's largest third-party logistics companies. A graduate of Miami Herbert Business School, Jeff recently donated $1 million to Miami Herbert and the Miami Hurricanes Athletics program. In the episode he talks about why he decided to make the large gift and why he believes in the future of the University of Miami.
Jul 29, 2021
How to Build A Sports Newsletter Business in 2021 with Joe Pompliano
The Herbert Huddle is joined by Joe Pompliano, the founder and publisher of Huddle Up, a daily email newsletter. Joe has taken sports Twitter by storm over the past 12 months as he went from zero followers to over 270,000 followers by providing interesting insights into the sports business. In the episode he talks about how he built such a large following and what he learned from another sports media startups, like House of Highlights.
Jul 15, 2021
The Future of Sports Reporting in Local Newspapers with Michelle Kaufman
The Miami Herbert Huddle is joined by Michelle Kaufman, a longtime sports reporter for the Miami Herald. Michelle talks about the challenges facing the business of sports reporting on the local level and how she sees things evolving. We also talk about whether Inter Miami CF has a real chance to be a success in South Florida and which team has the largest fan base in the region—at least according to digital traffic.
Jun 10, 2021
Inside the Relationship Between the NCAA and ESPN
The Miami Herbert Huddle is joined by Kristen Jacob Smith, the Associate Director of Championships and Alliances, Broadcast Services at the NCAA to talk about the current state and future of broadcasting in college sports. We delve into the inside of the operations of major live events like March Madness and the College World Series and get a detailed sense of how the NCAA manages its relationship with partners like ESPN, CBS/Turner Sports, The Golf Channel, and The Tennis Channel.
May 27, 2021
How Did the State of Florida Get so Good at Hockey?
The Miami Herbert Huddle is joined by Laine Higgins, a sports reporter from the Wall Street Journal to talk about the current state of hockey in Florida. With the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we delve into some of the challenges and advantages professional hockey clubs in Florida have.
May 14, 2021
Inside a Professional Sports Labor Union with WNBPA Head Terri Jackson
Terri Jackson, the executive director of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), joins the Miami Herbert Huddle to talk about her time as the head of the union during a collective bargaining negotiation, her past work for the NCAA, and her son NBA superstar Jaren Jackson Jr. We also discuss the art and science of negotiation with Professor Terri Scandura.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 29, 2021
The Future of Sports Betting with Bet99 Founder Doug Honegger and DraftKings CEO Jason Robins
Doug Honegger, a Miami Herbert alumnus, former professional hockey player, and Olympian, joins the Miami Herbert Huddle to talk about growing up next to an ice rink in his native Canada, what he learned from being a sports agent and why he jumped into the brave new world of sports gambling. Also on the show is a conversation between Dean John Quelch and DraftKings CEO and co-founder Jason Robins on what it takes to build a daily fantasy sports giant.
1 hr 2 min
Apr 15, 2021
UM Football Great Jason Fox: A Lesson in Resilience and Entrepreneurship
Jason Fox, a UM football great who started 47 games for the 'Canes, joins the Miami Herbert Huddle to talk about his college career, the toll of injuries he sustained in the NFL, and what it's like to pivot and launch a business. Professor Susy Alvarez-Diaz rounds out the episode with her insights into what traits make a good entrepreneur and why resilience is central to the art of creating a business.
1 hr 3 min
Apr 1, 2021
The Art of "Coopetition" With Wladimir Klitschko
Wladimir Klitschko, former world heavyweight champion, joins the Miami Herbert Huddle to talk about his early life in the USSR, his relationship with his brother Vitali and the moment when he realized he had made it. He also talks about his values and work ethic and shares his thoughts on the current state of boxing. Professor Yadong Luo rounds up this episode with his insights into the theory of "coopetition" and why Klitschko gravitates toward it.
1 hr 12 min
Mar 18, 2021
Making The Big Shot With Kim Stone
Kim Stone, the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors' Chase Center joins the Miami Herbert Huddle to talk about her start as a member of the stats team for the Miami Heat, her working relationships with Pat Riley, Micky Arison and Erik Spoelstra and her time as a young communications staffer during the 1991 UM Football National Championship run. Stone also talks about what it takes to run a state of the art NBA arena and how COVID has dramatically impacted her industry. Also on the show is Professor Daniel Hicks to talk about the latest trends in sustainability as it relates to sports and event venues.
Mar 4, 2021
Grand Slam Deals with David Samson
David Samson, the former president of the Florida and then Miami Marlins joins the Herbert Huddle to talk about his upbringing, introduction to business and some of the things he learned during nearly 20 years in charge of a Major League Baseball team. Also on the show is Professor Alex Horenstein to talk about "moral hazard" and the business philosophy of David Samson.
Mar 4, 2021
Miami Herbert Huddle Trailer
The Herbert Huddle, the official podcast of Miami Herbert Business School, leverages the University of Miami’s position as a leader in athletic achievement and the city of Miami’s long history of being a sports mecca to tell interesting stories about the people, events, and trends that move sports today. Tune in this Thursday as we delve into the intersection of sports, business, culture, and academic research with David Samson, former president of the Marlins baseball team, and Professor Alex Horenstein.