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American Statistical Association

  • Statistics in Sports provides a listing of data resources and online sports statistics forums for a number of sports as well as a list of journals and publications that publish articles related to sports.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport 

  • Engaging Sports - Official publication of the association; provides sociologically-informed analysis to help readers think about sports in a way that goes beyond the scores, highlights, and statistics.

North American Society for Sport Management

  • Blog - The purpose of the NASSM Blog is to connect academics and practitioners with the latest research, programming, and innovations in the sport industry.

Sport Marketing Association

Athletic Business

Business of Sports 

  • Industry blog dedicated to discussing new ideas and current events in sports business. The posts cover a wide range of topics, including ticket sales, marketing, social media, corporate sponsorships, fan loyalty, brand management, sports media, finance and more.
  • North American Venues for U.S. Sports Properties  

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 


  • Reports – insight and analysis. Available for purchase, but executive summaries are available for free on the website.
  • Under Sectors you will find information on business, education, esports, finance and law, sponsorship and marketing, technology and more.

Sports Business Journal


The Sports Economist


Stats Perform

  • Stats Perform have been collecting sports data for nearly 40 years and have built the world’s deepest and richest sports database. Insight & analysis - research, insights and case studies

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Sports and exerciseThe American Time Use Survey (ATUS) collects information on how, where, and with whom Americans spend their time, providing data on a full range of activities. This Spotlight uses data from the ATUS to examine participation and time spent in sports and exercise activities.

Western University International Centre for Olympic Studies

  • Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies  is published annually, usually towards the end of the calendar year. It is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the International Centre for Olympic Studies.


  • Leading job board for the sports industry. They also publish an annual report called State of Sports Hiring Report – check out the 2022 and 2021 editions.





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