Eric LaPointe hugs the small difference between the primary and secondary, working in both arenas. First with the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers in the primary side, and then transitioning over to ScoreBig and Ticket Galaxy, where he cultivates business partnerships on the secondary. A lot of it comes down to a small delineation in LaPointe's mind, as he explains that many of the apprehension against secondary use has less to do with fraud, and more from a misunderstanding of distribution channels. LaPointe discusses various options available on how a true partnership between a primary and secondary partner can work. Twitter: @EricWLaPointe
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Some of the best experience in sports can happen in a virtual cuisinart, as Tim Rice can attest from his time at San Jose State, where he had to fundraise in a time that saw a drastic amount of change for the university. Now at Northern Illinois University, Rice talks about the lessons learned at campuses where the money is tight, and you have to be continually creative in order to build new revenue streams. Rice talks about why his current title at NIU, Sr. Assistant Athletic Director of Revenue Generation, is vitally important in order to ensure clarity with donors and prospects for the importance of creating new economic streams for the student-athlete experience. Twitter: @TJRice
Jess Root represents the new form of digital sports journalism, even if he himself doesn't consider the term "journalist" to fit what he's doing. Root has overseen a passion project call CardsWire over the last 6 years, and is now affiliated with USA Today in the hopes of covering the Arizona Cardinals with the intensity of a fan, but the writing coverage of the press. Root discusses how he has managed to do both CardsWire and his full-time regular job, as well as create engaging content throughout an entire week. Root's coverage means expanding on certain points, Cardinals personnel quotes and statistics in order to foster a greater growth of information for each CardsWire reader. Twitter: @senorjessroot