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Columbia Sports Management

The CUSP Show


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On the Columbia University Sports Management Podcast ('The CUSP Show'), faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. The show is produced by the Columbia University Sports Management program's staff.

On-Demand Episodes

Zack Weiner, Co-Founder & President of Overtime, joins Joe and Tom to discuss the new Overtime Elite League, a transformative new sports league that offers the world's most talented young basketball players a better pathway to becoming... more

Joe and Tom are joined by Dan Cohen (SVP, Global Media Rights at Octagon) to talk about the evolution of global sports media rights. Dan breaks down how viewership valuation practices must change, as well as how the Highlight... more

Lyle Adams, CUSM Alum and Founder & CEO of Spry Payments, joins Joe and Tom to discuss the future of Name, Image, and Likeness. Lyle also discusses his background that sparked Spry including playing Division I Soccer at Wake... more

In Part 3 of our series highlighting the CUSM organizations, special co-hosts Tom Cerny and LJ Holmgren are joined by the Women's Sports Collective's Co-Presidents Morgan Chall '21 and Emma Bedecker '21 and Event Chair... more

NHL Hall of Famer, 6x Stanley Cup Champion, and leadership legend Mark Messier join Joe and Tom in a one-of-a-kind episode to discuss the benefits of Akeso CBD Water. "Captain H2O" also discusses the Mark Messier Foundation... more

In Part 2 of our series highlighting the Columbia Sports Management Program organizations, Joe and special guest co-host Ben Walsh '21 are joined by Sports Management Association of Columbia President Carolyn Suna '21 and Vice... more

Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR) & Co-Founder of the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference joins The CUSP Show to talk about analytics, the importance of data, NBA Top Shot blockchain GIF collectibles, mobile ticketing,... more

Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of Goalsetter, joins Tom and Joe to talk about her transition from working at ESPN and Nickelodeon to starting her own company as an advocate for childhood and teenage financial literacy. Reflecting... more

For Part 1 of our series that highlights the Columbia Sports Management Program organizations, Tom and special guest co-host Taylor DeBernardo are joined by Black Sports Management Union Co-Founder & President Layden Williams and... more

Tom and Joe welcome media relations veteran Vernon Cheek to the show to discuss his time working with elite athletes and coaches at the NFL and FOX Sports. The group reflects on how day-to-day media operations has changed... more