Fall 2021 Application is now OPEN!!

The Black Sport Business Academy exists to enhance the learning experience and career outcomes for students at Historically Black Colleges / Universities who are interested in breaking into the sports industry. 

Fall 2021 Academy Outline

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Liberated Development

Our top priority is creating a space where students can experience growth and become the best version of themselves. We combine a focus on traditional "professional development" and liberated authenticity to prepare students for fulfilling and impactful careers in the sports industry.

Sessions Include:

  • Building Your Own Brand

  • Conflict Management

  • Effective Communication

  • LinkedIn Essentials

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Sports Industry Exposure

The sports industry has so much to offer by way of career options. We strive to ensure our students know all about the different opportunities to make an impact. Whether it's behind-the-scenes with an agency or in the front office of our favorite professional teams, we connect the dots that allow students to ignite their passion.

Sessions Include:

  • Careers in Sports Panel

  • Case Studies

  • Guest Speakers

  • Skill-Building Workshops

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Community Building

You've probably heard it said before that, "Your network is your net worth." At BSBA, we believe that you're only as strong as the community to which you belong. With that in mind, we're intentional about instilling community-based values for our members and preparing them to serve our community with compassion.

Sessions Include:

  • Career Roundtables

  • Cross-Campus Community

  • Mentorship Opportunities

  • Values-Based Learning


Programming Structure

Guest Speakers & Supporters

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Megan Hughes Allison

Genesco Sports Enterprises

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Kara Adams

Portland Trailblazers

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Zenab Keita​

The Athletic

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Isaiah Covington

Boston Celtics

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Jordan Delegal

Wilson Sporting Goods

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Paul Beckles


Paul Bee

Milwaukee Bucks

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Asia Gholston

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Byron Hatch

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

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Cory Bernstine

United Soccer League (USL)

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Mike Johnson

Las Vegas Raiders

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Lindsay LaBennett


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Deandra Duggans

Baltimore Ravens

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Caryn Grant


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Ann Seeney

St. Louis Cardinals

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C.J. Simmons

Excel Sports Management

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Taunita Stephenson

The Pingry School

Mike Taylor

National Basketball Association (NBA)

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Samantha Timmons

U.S. Tennis Association (USTA)

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Gene Tinner Jr.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Hairat Babalola

Washington Football Team

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Sable Lee

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Martenzie Johnson

 ESPN Undefeated

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Corey Payne

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

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Bryan Blair

Washington State University

And many more - Our community to supporters is growing daily!

Student Testimonials

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Alexis Williams

Rising Junior, Sport Psychology

"The Black Sport Business Academy is a great program for students at HBCU's to learn more about the sports industry. Students get the opportunity to get their feet wet from meeting industry professionals to tackling case studies. Students who are looking to get into the sports business should apply."

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Interested HBCU Students

The academy is open to students across ALL classifications and ALL majors. If you're a student at an HBCU interested in learning more about BSBA, click the link below to share your interest.

Our Community of Supporters

We're always looking to grow our community of supporters! If you'd be willing to serve as a guest speaker, mentor, sponsor, or supporter in any way, please use the link below to let us know!

HBCU Campus Administrators

Enhancing the experience for students at HBCUs is our mission -- Partnering with and supporting campus administrators is key! If you work on campus and want information on how we can collaborate, click the link below!



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We're serious about expanding our community and if that message resonates, we want to connect. 

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Curtis L. Walker

Vincent S. Pierson