Sport Management: The Business Aspect of Sport

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Sport Management
Sport management is a field of education concerning the business aspect of sport. Some examples of sport managers include the front office system in sports, college managers, recreational sport managers, sports marketing, event management, facility management, sports economics, sport finance, and sports information. Many colleges and universities offer bachelors and masters degrees in sport management. This certain profession is slowly increasing in popularity, yet is predicted to not be able to fill positions due to the explosion in demand. Entry level persons with a degree in sports management can expect an hourly wage due to the high demand with fewer jobs.

Single-elimination tournament

A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout, cup or sudden death tournament, is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match or bracket is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. This does not always mean that the defeated competitor will not participate further in the tournament; in some such tournaments, consolation or "classification" contests are subsequently held among those already defeated to determine the awarding of lesser places, for example, a third place playoff. Where more than two competitors can play in each match, such as in a shootout poker tournament, players are removed when they can no longer play until one player remains from the group. This player moves on to the next round. A simple way to describe a single-elimination tournament is that the winner of each match moves on and the loser goes home. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage called playoffs. The Single Elimination Bracket is a simple format to understand. Just look at the sample of a Single Elimination Bracket (below). It does not matter which seed one is, it is very clear what happens...
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