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.
Have the opportunity of a lifetime to network with top sports business professionals at the Forum and potentially kick start their career.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.469.4101 Ext. 205
Congratulations to the 2022 Case Cup winners!
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.
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.
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:
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: