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On the Columbia University Sports Management Podcast ('The CUSP Show'), faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. The show is produced by the Columbia University Sports Management program's staff.

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Joe and Mike welcome Dedra DeLilli, Group Manager of Sponsorships for Toyota-North America. Dedra dives into her career journey and how she ended up at Toyota. She discusses how creating the first sports sponsorship... more

Joe and Mike welcome RJ Kranz. They discuss RJ's experience growing up in Guam, the state of Guam sports, and his passion for basketball. RJ discusses being a member of their national team and how it led to Yale, where he... more

Joe and Tom welcome Bronwen O'Keefe, Head of Global Brand Marketing and Content at the Harlem Globetrotters. Bronwen walks through her unique path to get to the Harlem Globetrotters. She discusses how she led in the accelerated... more

Joe and Mike welcome Taylor Esoldi, Master's Student at Columbia, Former Navy Officer and intern for Williams Racing. Taylor speaks to his background, the lessons he learned in the Navy, and what he brings to a job like Williams.... more

Joe and Tom welcome Joshua Schuab, the Comissioner of the American Association of Professional Baseball. Joshua Schuab speaks about his journey and affiliate baseball. He speaks more about stadium construction,... more

Joe and Scott welcome Vince Papale and Eric Swann to the CUSP Show. They both begin to speak about their journeys with football and to the NFL. They also discuss their upbringings and how it drove them to be around sports. They also... more

Joe and Tom welcome Yussuf Khan, CEO and Founder of the Khante Group and First and Pen. Yussuf speaks about his career, specifically, starting at ESPN and taking more of an entrepreneurial path later on. Khan further explains the... more

Joe and Scott welcome Mason Gordon, Co-Founder of Slam Ball. Mason goes through his career development to end up at Slam Ball. He talks about how he chose to present the league to build its popularity, and reinvent himself as a... more

Joe and Tom welcome Stephanie Marciano, Head of Sports and Entertainment at Ally. Stephanie Marciano speaks to the success and frenzy of women's sports and goes into her successful career to get to Ally. She speaks to growing the... more

Joe and Tom welcome Todd Ehrlich, Founder and President of T-Line TV, 5-time Emmy Award Winning and Author of the Book, The 20 Greatest Moments in New York Sports History. Todd speaks to the concepts of debate being... more

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