Case Cup Competition

Case Cup Competition

The NSF Case Cup Competition is a masters 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 the broad range of teams and leagues in North America. Case Cup students are the ONLY students allowed to attend the National Sports Forum.


Benefits of the Case Cup Competition:

For Students:

For Professors:


Application Period is Now Closed

The 2023 Case Cup Teams have been selected! We are excited to see all of our competitors in Los Angeles, CA!


For questions about the Case Cup Competition application process
please contact Melody Forstie at or 619.469.4101 Ext. 205 


2023 Case Cup Participants


Congratulations to the 2022 Case Cup winners!

1st Place:
University of Massachusetts

2nd Place:
Ohio University

3rd Place:

University of Oregon



Who Competes?

Past Case Cup Participants

The Storyboard of the NSF Case Cup Competition

The 2023 NSF Case Cup competition will be held in conjunction with the National Sports Forum in Los Angeles, CA. 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 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, February 26- 28, 2023. The timeline of the 2023 Case Cup is listed below.

Friday- February 24, 2023

NSF Case Cup Welcome Reception & Kick-off Party!

Saturday- February 25, 2023

Case distribution & 24-hour case preparation. Prepare for a long night of strategy and discussion!

Monday - February 26, 2023

Early morning start - all University participants are split into three separate flights for the Semi-Finals! All schools compete to become a finalist.

Monday- February 26, 2023

FINALS! Each flight of judges selects one finalist to progress. A coin flip determines who will go first!

Tuesday- February 27, 2023

All students are officially attendees at the NSF! The winner of the competition will be announced in front of the entire NSF audience!

Wednesday - February 28, 2023

During the NSF - Students have full access to 32 breakout sessions, 4 super panels and endless networking with 1,000+ sports executives.

For questions about the Case Cup Competition application process
please contact Melody Forstie at or 619.469.4101 Ext. 205 

The Case

Each year, the NSF Case Cup Competition case is based on a sports-related topic. More information on the 2023 Case will be coming soon, stay tuned!


If you would like to receive more information about the case when available, please first fill out your information below:

Case Cup

Interested in seeing what the Case Cup presentations look like? Check out the videos below to watch University of Oregon (2018 winner) and Temple University as they delivered their final presentation for the 2018 Case Cup Competition: