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When St. Louis-based Rawlings Sporting Goods announced it will end production of its football helmets and football shoulder pads this year, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called on Olin’s Joe Goodman, associate professor of marketing for comment.

rawlings-nrg-force-youth-football-helmet-with-unattached-so2reg-facemask-60“It’s important to be known for something specific in the minds of consumers,” Goodman said. “In marketing language, brands need a clear position in the minds of consumers. While Rawlings is strong in football, they are stronger in baseball and they probably decided to focus on what consumers know about them, which is baseball.”


Link to article: End of the line for Rawlings’ football helmets rawlings_baseball


St. Louis Public Radio reports on plans to build a new football stadium downtown in a bid to keep the Rams football team here.

An artist rendering of a proposed NFL stadium for the St. Louis riverfront. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI.

An artist rendering of a proposed NFL stadium for the St. Louis riverfront. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI.

Olin’s Dan Elfenbein, professor of organization and strategy, discusses the economic effects – pro and con – of keeping an NFL team in St. Louis. Read article or listen to radio report here.

Members of the Olin Sports Management Association (OSMA) meet with St. Louis Rams’ front office staff prior to the Rams vs. Broncos game at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

The group was introduced to internship and other opportunities in sports from marketing to management roles.  At the conclusion of the presentation, the group experienced the Media Podium where pre- and post-game interviews are conducted.

The group watched a charged-up Rams team play excellent defense to hold Broncos to only 7 points, as St. Louis won the game 22-7.

Washington University in St. Louis opens its 118th season of college football Saturday, Sept. 6, at home against Ohio Northern University. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (CT) at Francis Field. The Bears have compiled an all-time record of 502-465-28 (.519) in 117 seasons of football on the Danforth Campus.

Wash U Head coach Larry Kindbom returns 15 starters (Offense-8; Defense-5; Special Teams-2) from last year’s squad, which posted an 8-3 overall record and won its second straight University Athletic Association (UAA) title with a 3-0 mark. The Bears also advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the second time in school history.

Ohio Northern (0-0) at Washington U. (0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Francis Field • St. Louis, Mo.

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Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/Football/xlive.htm
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THE SERIES – Washington U. and Ohio Northern are meeting for the first time in school history.

THE COACHES – Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 26th season at Washington University, with a record of 156-95 (.622). His 156 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at Washington U. Overall, in 31 seasons, Kindbom is 184-125-1 (.595).
Ohio Northern head coach Dean Paul (Mount Union, 1990) has led the Polar Bears to a 68-34 (.667) overall record and an appearance in the national rankings in eight of 10 seasons. In 15 seasons as a head coach at the NCAA Division III level, Paul has posted a 108-46 overall record (.701). He came to ONU after five seasons at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.

• Be the Bears’ eight-straight regular season win dating back to 2013 season.
• Extend Washington U.’s home win streak to seven games dating back to 2012.
• Be the first season-opening win since a 28-10 win at Knox on Sept. 3, 2011.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday’s contest vs. Ohio Northern will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the Washington University Athletics website.