November TSP: SportsBiz Execs Support 8 Team CFP

If the college football playoff expanded, how many teams do you think should be included?

Eight team format - 66%
Six team format (top two seeds get a bye) - 26%
Not sure / No response – 8%

Check out this month's TSP results to see what our industry's top minds think about college football, this year's championship events, the NFL, broadcasting, and more.

October TSP: Industry Execs Not Surprised by NCAA Bribery Scandal

Were you surprised by the bribery and cheating scandal that has rocked college basketball?

Yes - 11%
No - 89%

Check out this month's TSP results to see what our industry's top minds think about college hoops, current sports business events, venue security, and more.

September TSP: SportsBiz Execs Say NBA Top Property for Sponsors

At the moment, which of the following leagues is the hottest property for sponsors?

NBA - 35%
NFL - 28%
MLS - 11%
MLB - 10%
NASCAR - 6%
NHL - 4%
PGA Tour - 1%
Not sure / No response - 5%

The September Turnkey Sports Poll focuses on topics including the NHL and NBA season openers, sponsorship, social media, sports business analytics and more. Read on to see what the top executives in sports business think about these issues.

August TSP: SportsBiz Experts Say Player Safety, Ratings Will Dominate 2017 NFL Headlines

What will be the biggest story of the 2017-18 NFL season?

Player safety - 38%
TV ratings trends - 32%
Player behavior - 12%
New / changing markets - 10%
Fan experience / stadium technology - 2%
International exposure - 0%
Other - 4%
Not sure / No response - 2%

SportsBiz execs shared additional thoughts on the league, as well as opinions on NBA jersey patch sponsorships, emerging sports content publishers, content consumption, and more in the August 2017 TSP. Read on to see where they think the industry is headed.

July TSP: SportsBiz Execs Say Tech Companies Have Ticketing Industry in Sight

Should properties (teams, concert promoters, etc.) have the right to limit ticket buyers’ ability to resell tickets?

Yes - 51%
No - 47%
Not sure / No response - 2%

In addition to ticketing, the July Turnkey Sports Poll covers three-on-three basketball, NCAA football, tennis, youth sports, and more. Read on to see what the top minds in our industry have to say on what's current in sports business.

June TSP: SportsBiz Execs Say Winning 2028 Bid Would Be Victory for USOC

If Los Angeles wins the bid to host the 2028 Summer Olympics and not the 2024 Summer Olympics, it will be considered a…

Success - 70%
Failure - 17%
Not sure / No response - 13%

The June Turnkey Sports Poll covers current events, the Atlanta sports landscape, sport management education, and executive search in sports and entertainment. See what our industry's top minds have to say on those topics and more.

May TSP: SportsBiz Execs Say Sports Broadcast Rights Fees Will Continue to Rise

In the immediate future, media rights fees for live sports content…

Will continue to rise - 50%
Will stay flat - 30%
Will decline - 17%
Not sure / No response - 3%

What else do our industry's leaders think about broadcast rights fees, VR and artificial intelligence in sports, college athletics, and more? It's all in the May Turnkey Sports Poll.

April TSP: NASCAR Tops at Developing Engagement Opportunities for Sponsors

Which of the following leagues does the best job of developing opportunities for brand engagement for its sponsors?

NASCAR - 35%
NBA - 16%
NFL - 13%
MLB - 10%
PGA Tour - 6%
MLS - 4%
NHL - 4%
Not sure / No response - 12%

This month's poll covers The Masters, youth sports apps, concessions, horse racing and more. How did sports business professionals respond when questioned on these topics? Read on to find out.

March TSP: SportsBiz Professionals Say NHL Players at Olympics More Valuable Than MLB Players at WBC

Which of the following events is more important for growing the popularity of its sport?

NHL players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics - 73%
MLB players participating in the 2017 World Baseball Classic - 15%
Not sure / No response - 12%

SportsBiz executives think hockey needs NHL players in the Olympics more than baseball needs MLB pros in the WBC. To see industry insiders' opinions on other topics including golf, UFC and the pace of play in major North American leagues, keep reading!

February TSP: 79% of SportsBiz Execs Support 20-Second Pitch Clock

In an attempt to speed up the pace of play, MLB is considering implementing the following rule changes. What are your thoughts on these?

Bad Idea Good Idea Not Sure
Eliminating the need to throw four balls on intentional walks 27% 66% 7%
Raising the strike zone 53% 29% 18%
20-second pitch clock 14% 79% 7%

This month's TSP covers MLB, MLS, March Madness and more. Read on to see our industry's take.