Case Cup Competition

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.


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***Application Deadline: October 16, 2023***

Benefits of the Case Cup Competition:

For Students:

For Professors:

2023 Case Cup Participants

2023 NSF Case Cup Winner!

University of South Florida

Executive Director: Dr. Michelle Harrolle

Team Members: Gianni Salzillo, Chase Crist, Andrew Hope, & Jennifer Moeder


2023 NSF Case Cup Participants

University of Oregon 

Executive Director: Robert Griesinger

Team Members: Ryan Smith, Corey Franklin, Natalie Abele, & Jorge Balderrama

University of South Carolina

Executive Director: Todd Koesters

Team Members: Colleen Dibble, Skylar Deichmann, Hunter Forchett, &Henry Carver

The George Washington University

Executive Director: Dr. Lisa Deply Neirotti

Team Members: Nick Price, Zach Zobell, Emily Englander, & Brian Garand

University of Massachusetts (UMASS)

Executive Director: William Norton

Team Members: Ishita Tibrewal, Josie Schmidt, Rob Goldstone, & Malik Hearst

University of South Florida

Executive Director: Dr. Michelle Harrolle

Team Members: Gianni Salzillo, Chase Crist, Andrew Hope, &Jennifer Moeder

University of Mary Hardin – Baylor

Executive Director: Dr. Jesse Mala

Team Members: Seth Yurgel, Charlie Huschka, R.J. Haberer, &Charis Brantley

University of Iowa

Executive Director: Packy Moran

Team Members: Grant Smaellie, Derek Ravlin, Lucas Russell, & Connor Bendull

Deakin University

Executive Director: Scott Field

Team Members: Jacob Colangelo, Maria Juliana Perez Tello, Leigh Dooley, & Teah Westerman

University of Texas at El Paso

Executive Director: Bill Conwell

Team Members: Stacy Rosa Emma Huhn, Garren Pride, Aileen Wiebe, & John Mark Joy Madhu

Ohio University

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 or 619.469.4101 


Are you curious about what our Case topics have been on in past NSF competitions? Check out the written cases below to get an idea of what to expect for our Case Competitions.


Who Competes?

Past Case Cup Participants

The Storyboard of the NSF Case Cup Competition

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.

Saturday - February 24, 2024

NSF Case Cup Welcome Reception & Kick-off Party!

Sunday - February 25, 2024

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

Monday - February 26, 2024

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, 2024

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

Tuesday- February 27, 2024

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, 2024

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 Izzy Madrid at or 619.469.4101 


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

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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.