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Navigating Sports Business

Mar 30, 2022

Former Oregon AD - Pat Kilkenny- is a close friend and advisor to many leaders in college sports, including Phil Knight, Bob Bowlsby, and Larry Scott. He shares the lessons he learned as an entrepreneur and how he applied them at Oregon. 


He and AJ Maestas discuss his transition to the world of college sports, and why he ultimately left Oregon. They also discuss Pat's relationship to Phil Knight, and the role that Nike and other large brands might play as NIL continues to evolve. 





2:10 - Pat’s path the Oregon AD job

9:30 - NIL

15:40 - The Pac-12

22:40 - Nike and Apple’s role in college athletics

24:25 - Pat’s business background

27:15 - the Lucky Duck Foundation

33:10 - Pat’s childhood on a farm in Oregon

34:50 - Rapid Fire Questions


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