Published on November 20, 2020 by Morgan Black
Darin White, executive director of Samford's Center for Sports Analytics and leader of the sports marketing concentration in Brock School of Business, teamed up with Kirk Wakefield, executive director of the sports, strategy and sales program at Baylor University to discuss the billion dollar sports industry on the Faith Driven Athlete podcast.
In the episode, White and Wakefield discuss what goes on behind the scenes and how both of them are helping to prepare college students for a professional career in sports.
Listen to the Podcast Here
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