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Navigating Sports Business

Jan 6, 2021

Roger Valdiserri, Notre Dame legend, is one of the most influential people in the history of college athletics. He worked 21 men's basketball Final Fours, 2 Olympic games, and even a World Cup. He played a role in so many monumental moments in sports history from serving on the original Knight Commission to working behind the scenes of the film "Rudy."

He even convinced Joe Theismann to pronounce his last name "like Heisman." We are honored to have him on today's episode with AJ Maestas.


0:00 - Introductions

2:20 - The Story of Joe Theismann, “like Heisman”

4:00 - Notre Dame Legends

9:30 - Roger’s path to Notre Dame

16:45 - Kansas City Chiefs

23:00 - The Dream Team

29:40 - Name, Image, and Likeness

34:00 - Rudy

38:00 - Building a national brand

39:55 - More Notre Dame Legends

51:50 - Roger’s legacy