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Tuesday, September 22 • 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Building the Next Great Sports League

With technology breaking down many of the barriers that previously stopped the expansion of niche sports leagues, the future is bright for the members of this panel, who each are trying to fill a void in the sports calendar. The panelists will weigh in on how they are growing their organizations and why they see room for their leagues in the future of the American sports landscape.

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Brian Atlas

Brian Atlas is the President, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder of Street League Skateboarding (SLS) – the preeminent global platform and league for professional competitive skateboarding. Mr. Atlas has held a major role in SLS since its inception, hired by long-time industry veteran and TV personality, Rob Dyrdek to craft the initial SLS business plan in 2009. Since then, Atlas has led the day-to-day operations of the league, cementing... Read More →
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Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer is the Olympics reporter at SportsBusiness Journal.
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Jon Mugar

Jon Mugar is the founder and CEO of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), an annual, open-application, winner take all, 5-on-5 tournament on ESPN. The event launched in 2014 as a 32-team, single-elimination event for $500,000, which was won by the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni. In 2015, it grew to a 97-team, national event for a winner-take-all prize of $1 million, which was won by Overseas Elite. | | Prior to creating TBT, Mr. Mugar served as a... Read More →
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Jon Prusmack

Jon Prusmack is the founder of the Super 7s Rugby League. | | Prusmack is the founder and CEO of United World Sports (UWS), a sports marketing and event company. UWS owns and operates the annual USA Sevens, an international rugby sevens tournament held every February at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The USA Sevens is the largest annual rugby sevens tournament in North America. UWS also owns and operates the annual Collegiate Rugby Championship... Read More →
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Brian Woods

Brian Woods is CEO & Commissioner of the FXFL. | | Mr. Woods founded the FXFL in May 2014 and holds expertise in the fields of sports business and professional football administration. Prior to founding the FXFL, Mr. Woods was the Executive Director of the Medal of Honor Bowl where he served as the Senior Executive of an all-star game, which featured the nation’s top draft eligible college football players. He was also charged with... Read More →

Tuesday September 22, 2015 3:05pm - 3:50pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall