Reflecting on 2017

December 29, 2017 by Gary Heise

Like most people, we enjoy looking back over the year as it winds down to celebrate achievements. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the stories that drive what we do as a profession every day. For us, it’s all about partnering with sports organizations and corporate brands to capitalize on…

A ‘Major’ New Adventure

May 17, 2017 by Gary Heise

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Fredrick B. Wilcox

Sometimes when an opportunity arises, you just have to take it. There’s a nudge in your spirit and a pull in your heart that says, “I need to do this.” For Premier Sports…

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – A Kansas City Treasure Worth Preserving

June 9, 2016 by Gary Heise

Back in 2011, I had an eye-opening experience. We’d just finished the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction event, and several of our honorees were interested in touring the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) the day after the induction. Having worked with the NLBM and its…

Premier Sports March Gladness Bracket Challenge

March 15, 2016 by Jill Lee

Friends (and Future Friends) of Premier Sports Management,

Welcome to the 4th annual Premier Sports March Gladness Bracket Challenge! It’s our annual chance for you to enjoy the bracket-busting mania of the NCAA Tournament while competing for a good cause! The contest is free to join, and…

KC Proud

November 4, 2015 by Gary Heise

Kansas City, you are unbelievable.

What I witnessed at the city’s celebration of the Kansas City Royals baseball World Championship is nearly indescribable. It was, by all accounts, unprecedented.

Records likely aren’t kept for this type of event, but authorities estimated 800,000 people…

Is Technology Spoiling Fantasy Football?

September 3, 2015 by Mike Goff

If you’re one of the 33+ million people who play Fantasy Football each year, you can easily picture the scene as I walked into a local sports bar last evening. The place was packed, baseball games dominated the dozen or so TVs spread throughout the room, and the vast majority of the inhabitants…

NFL Training Camps - oh, how they’ve changed

August 25, 2015 by Gary Heise

Virtually everything related to the National Football League – American’s most popular sport – is getting bigger and bigger year after year. With one exception:  training camp.

The age old NFL tradition of players packing their bags, leaving their families and normal life behind, heading to…

There’s That “M” Word Again!

August 13, 2015 by Mike Goff

At the risk of showing my age and demographic category, I marvel at today’s Millenials - has there been a demographic group that has been more over-analyzed than this one? Consider the world of sports alone, where there is much hand-wringing over the attendance patterns and media consumption habits…

Father’s Day…and Baseball

June 18, 2015 by Mike Goff

“Want to have a catch?” It’s one of the most heart-tugging scenes ever in arguably one of the best sports movies ever. But, really, Field of Dreams is much more than a “sports movie”—it’s about the sometimes-complicated relationship between father and son, in this case between Ray…

Wayne Simien - Called to Greatness

April 2, 2015 by Gary Heise

The word “greatness” has surrounded Wayne Simien for most of his life. First, as a basketball player. Now, his life is focused on it.

It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since the University of Kansas star finished his fabulous career with the Jayhawks, culminating with his selection as…