The NSF Case Cup Competition is a master case-style competition that is held each year at the National Sports Forum. It is a unique opportunity for students to compete in a multidisciplinary case study utilizing the skills obtained in their programs’ curricula.
The National Sports Forum created the annual NSF Case Cup competition to meet the needs of individuals just beginning their professional sports careers. Students compete in a 24-hour multidisciplinary case study designed to push students to excel in a real-world, fast-paced environment similar to working conditions in the sports industry.
After completing the experiential learning opportunity, students transition into attendees at the National Sports Forum, the largest annual cross-gathering of the top team sports marketing, sales, promotions, and event entertainment executives from a broad range of teams and leagues in North America. Case Cup students are the ONLY students allowed to attend the National Sports Forum.
Have the opportunity of a lifetime to network with top sports business professionals at the Forum and potentially kick-start their careers.
Opportunity to work on a real-world sports industry case and utilize the skills from your graduate program
Learn current and up-and-coming trends in the sports industry from senior management professionals at the National Sports Forum following the Case Cup Competition
Opportunity to connect with/line up great guest speakers for your upcoming classes
Gain visibility for your program
Attend panels at the National Sports Forum to learn about sports trends from top industry professionals
Executive Director: Dr. Michelle Harrolle
Team Members: Gianni Salzillo, Chase Crist, Andrew Hope, & Jennifer Moeder
Executive Director: Robert Griesinger
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Executive Director: Todd Koesters
Team Members: Colleen Dibble, Skylar Deichmann, Hunter Forchett, &Henry Carver
Executive Director: Dr. Lisa Deply Neirotti
Team Members: Nick Price, Zach Zobell, Emily Englander, & Brian Garand
Executive Director: William Norton
Team Members: Ishita Tibrewal, Josie Schmidt, Rob Goldstone, & Malik Hearst
Executive Director: Dr. Michelle Harrolle
Team Members: Gianni Salzillo, Chase Crist, Andrew Hope, &Jennifer Moeder
Executive Director: Dr. Jesse Mala
Team Members: Seth Yurgel, Charlie Huschka, R.J. Haberer, &Charis Brantley
Executive Director: Packy Moran
Team Members: Grant Smaellie, Derek Ravlin, Lucas Russell, & Connor Bendull
Executive Director: Scott Field
Team Members: Jacob Colangelo, Maria Juliana Perez Tello, Leigh Dooley, & Teah Westerman
Executive Director: Bill Conwell
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Executive Director: Matt Cacciato
Team Members: Arjan Dhillon, Kellen Foster, Joy Hong, & Sabrinna Hegelheimer
For questions about the Case Cup Competition,
please contact Izzy Madrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.469.4101
The 2024 NSF Case Cup competition will be held in conjunction with the National Sports Forum in Pittsburgh, PA. The competition will take place on February 26, 2023. After completing the competition, Case Cup students are exclusively invited to attend the National Sports Forum, February 26- 28, 2023. The timeline of the 2024 Case Cup is listed below.
NSF Case Cup Welcome Reception & Kick-off Party!
Case distribution & 24-hour case preparation. Prepare for a long night of strategy and discussion!
Early morning start - all University participants are split into three separate flights for the Semi-Finals! All schools compete to become a finalist.
FINALS! Each flight of judges selects one finalist to progress. A coin flip determines who will go first!
All students are officially attendees at the NSF! The winner of the competition will be announced in front of the entire NSF audience!
During the NSF - Students have full access to 32 breakout sessions, 4 super panels and endless networking with 1,000+ sports executives.
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Interested in seeing what the Case Cup presentations look like? Check out the videos below to watch finalist presentations from past competitions.