Dec 11, 2020
AJ Maestas met up with former NFL quarterback and longtime sports industry executive Oliver Luck on our first episode of Navigating Sports Business. They discuss the differences between collegiate and professional sports from a management perspective, the future of American football overseas, and the viability of new leagues hoping to rival the NFL.
Oliver Luck has been an executive in professional and college athletics for over 35 years. Most recently, he was the Commissioner of the XFL, the spring football league that kicked off in February of 2020.
00:00: Introductions and Oliver’s football playing career
11:23: Oliver’s experience in Germany
22:00: Alternatives to the NCAA/NFL
27:10: Name, Image, and Likeness
49:10 Houston Sports Authority
58:30 Oliver’s time at NCAA HQ
1:08:00 Advice and personal stories