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Navigating Sports Business

May 5, 2021

Ray Anderson - VP for University Athletics and Athletic Director at Arizona State University - has a résumé unlike most other athletic directors.

After finding success in the NFL as an agent and executive, he transitioned to the collegiate side in 2014. He and AJ discuss the differences between pro and collegiate sports, NIL, the Novus Innovation Corridor, and the $1 Million dollar donation that Ray and his wife gave to resurrect the men's tennis program at ASU.


1:35 - Navigating COVID

6:25 - Ray’s Background

9:40 - Transitioning to Collegiate Athletics

14:00 - Nontraditional Hiring at ASU

17:00 - Diversity in College Athletics

20:45 - Facilities

30:00 - NIL

35:30 - Ray’s $1M donation to ASU Tennis

38:33 - Pac-12 Commissioner Search

44:50 - Rapid Fire Questions