Faculty Club Advisor
The Sport Management Club at the State University of New York at Cortland, which is comprised of sport management majors and minors, is the largest student-run club on campus. Supported by the Cortland Student Government Association, the Cortland Sport Management Club provides students with unique opportunities to work at and run sports-related events, travel on educational field trips to sports venues and gain additional valuable industry experience with their peers while learning and having fun.
The Cortland Sport Management Club runs the sport management department's three major events each academic year: the Wingate Memorial Golf Tournament in September, the Madden football video gaming tournament and the Annual Sport Management Awards Ceremony in April. The club also designs and sells merchandise related to the annual Cortaca Jug football game — a matchup between Cortland and Ithaca College that was referred to by Sports Illustrated as the "Biggest Little Game in the Country" — and assists with the organization of sport management conferences, symposiums and speaker series each semester on campus.
Club members have traveled to New York, Buffalo, Boston, Toronto, Syracuse and Cooperstown for behind-the-scenes tours of sport facilities. To encourage and provide students an opportunity to interact in a social environment, the club also hosts the club formal each semester. Club officers are elected by the students each year, and the organization holds open meetings on campus each week.
Sport Management Club Officers
President - David Barnick
Vice President - Christopher DePalma
Secretary - Alexx Rudik
Treasurer - Saige Kashan
Committees to Become Involved with
Wingate, Marketing, Kickball, Lose the Shoes, Marathon, Special Events, Alumni Relations, Technology, Athletic Committee, Cortaca, Award Ceremony, and SGA
Cortland Sport Management Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speakers, 2001-2010
2010 - Awista Ayub, Author and Founder of the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange
2009 - Ethan Zohn, Winner of CBS television series Survivor: Africa and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer
2008 - Anucha Browne Sanders, Former Executive for the New York Knicks of the NBA
2007 - Mike Veeck, author, owner of several minor league baseball franchises and son of legendary sport owner and marketer Bill Veeck
2006 - Val Ackerman, president of USA Basketball and first president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
2005 - Richard Pound, former vice president of the International Olympic Committee and president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
2004 - Dr. Donna Lopiano, executive director of the Women's Sports Foundation
2003 - Mark Murphy, president, Green Bay Packers and former player, Washington Redskins
2002 - Andre Taylor, sport business entrepreneur and consultant
2001 - Steve Tasker, television analyst and former player, Buffalo Bills