HBS Rugby Spring Season Wrap Up: Women Crowned MBA Champions, Men Named Runners Up

Bri Kim (MS/MBA ’23) reports on the highly successful HBS Rugby spring seasons. On Friday, April 8, the HBS women’s and men’s rugby teams set out for New York City to compete at the MBA Rugby World Cup, hosted by Columbia Business School. Overlooking the Hudson with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline at… Continue reading HBS Rugby Spring Season Wrap Up: Women Crowned MBA Champions, Men Named Runners Up

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Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs

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In a virtual visit, the World Series Champion manager reflects on baseball, art in the game, the Respect 90 foundation, and more. When the planning began in January, the Harvard Business School Student Association and Respect 90 could hardly imagine the circumstances under which the virtual visit would take place. Months later, it would turn… Continue reading Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs

Winning off the Court

In a virtual fireside chat with the Business of Sports Club, Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham shares how smart business decisions helped the franchise find its way back to prominence. To say that the 1990s were disappointing for the Boston Celtics fans would be an understatement. While the Celtics bagged 16 championships—the highest of any… Continue reading Winning off the Court

Running for a Reason: the Boston Marathon’s Charity Program

On April 16, 2016, I turned left on Commonwealth Avenue. One foot trotting past the other, I glanced up. Above me, a freshly painted banner arched across the light grey sky on the Bowker Overpass, reading “BOSTON STRONG.” I smiled, and got a little kick in my step. Along with several thousand other runners, I… Continue reading Running for a Reason: the Boston Marathon’s Charity Program

HBS Rugby is the Second Best MBA Team in the World

The team reached the final in the 37th Annual MBA Rugby World Cup, outranking all US teams When the whistle blew to end the semifinal match between HBS and UC Dublin, it was clear that history was being made. After being down by 12 points only 5 minutes into the match, HBS dug deeper than… Continue reading HBS Rugby is the Second Best MBA Team in the World

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

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When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per… Continue reading Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

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By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on… Continue reading Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

Value Imbalance in the NFL

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots lines up on defense against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally… Continue reading Value Imbalance in the NFL

Sports Update: HBS Ices Rivals

Dmitry Zhdankin reports on HBS’s hockey team, Blades, who are enjoying a winning start to the season. After just a few practices since the beginning of the semester, Blades—the HBS hockey team—posed victorious for photographs at the ice rink in Hanover, NH. Even though the official team gear did not arrive in time for the… Continue reading Sports Update: HBS Ices Rivals

You’ve Been Invited to The Garbage Games

Blood rushes to the surface of your skin as your heart races and adrenaline pounds through your veins. A bead of sweat rolls off your cheek and splashes on the floor. In an instant, the games have begun. Shrieks echo off the walls as you wade through a pile of refuse, fighting for the highest… Continue reading You’ve Been Invited to The Garbage Games

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

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By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone… Continue reading The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Ben Gettinger. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] BEN GETTINGER: SQUASH SECTION A, NEW YORK, NY, USA… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner George Rudolph. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] GEORGE RUDOLPH: BASKETBALL SECTION A, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA [stag_divider… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Francesco Balestra. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] FRANCESCO BALESTRA: SOCCER SECTION F, NEW YORK, NY, USA… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra

HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Nora Barr

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Nora Barr. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] NORA BARR: BASKETBALL SECTION H, TIBURON, CA, USA [stag_divider… Continue reading HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Nora Barr

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: John Watts

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner John Watts. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] JOHN WATTS: TENNIS SECTION H, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: John Watts

HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Rahul Lele

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Rahul Lele. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] RAHUL LELE: SQUASH SECTION F, MUMBAI, INDIA [stag_divider style=”dotted”]… Continue reading HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Rahul Lele

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Juan Muxi

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 soccer winner Juan Muxi in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] JUAN MUXI: SOCCER SECTION G, MONTEVIDEO,… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Juan Muxi

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Jeff Zeller

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 tennis winner Jeff Zeller in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] JEFF ZELLER: TENNIS SECTION B, DENVER,… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Jeff Zeller

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Parth Jindal

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 squash winner Parth Jindal in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] PARTH JINDAL: SQUASH SECTION G, MUMBAI, INDIA… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Parth Jindal

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Daniel Fisher

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 basketball winner Daniel Fisher in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] DANIEL FISHER: Basketball SECTION… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Daniel Fisher

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with GAURAV VARSHNEY

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 badminton winner Gaurav Varshney in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] GAURAV VARSHNEY: BADMInton Section… Continue reading HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with GAURAV VARSHNEY

Superbowl?! Surely You Can’t Get More Than a Strike!!

Well, wasn’t that all low key? If there’s one thing you guys do well it’s restraint and modesty at sporting events. I particularly like how you don’t have giant jets of flame shooting 50 feet into the sky as the teams come onto the field through smoke and paper and god knows what. Oh and… Continue reading Superbowl?! Surely You Can’t Get More Than a Strike!!

Don’t Call it Ping-Pong: Table Tennis Comes to HBS for Annual IM Tournament

Ping pong is a game – a game for out-of-shape frat boys and racquet-sport dilettantes – played in college rec rooms and family basements. Table tennis, however, is a sport. It is a sport for serious athletes, requiring both the agility of a male student in heels at his first Priscilla Ball, and the speed… Continue reading Don’t Call it Ping-Pong: Table Tennis Comes to HBS for Annual IM Tournament

Outside the Bubble: Trampoline Dodgeball in Boston

Trampoline dodgeball may just be the single best contribution to our favorite recess sport since Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn brought us the American Dodgeball Association of America. Imagine combining the gravity defying backflips of trampoline (apparently now an Olympic sport) with the childlike excitement of a good old-fashioned dodgeball game. As the new D’s… Continue reading Outside the Bubble: Trampoline Dodgeball in Boston

Confessions of a Newly Minted Boston Sports Fan

Coming from London, one of the first things in the “Miss This About Home” box was the season ticket at Arsenal. Shouting and screaming, accusing the referee of all manner of unspeakable things, and hurling abuse at opponents were a staple part of any week from August to May. How would the devil be released?… Continue reading Confessions of a Newly Minted Boston Sports Fan