1. Springfield College students to gain valuable experience at Spalding Hoophall Classic

    Springfield College students to gain valuable experience at Spalding Hoophall Classic

    A team of 75 students majoring in sport management at Springfield College will be all over the Spalding Hoophall Classic next week. "This event offers a great opportunity for our students to experience how to be a professional. They'll be working behind the scenes in various roles," said Kevin McAllister, assistant professor of sport management and recreation at SC. The Hoophall Classic, which serves as a showcase of local and national high school basketball talent, will consist of 28 games, starting Thursday and running through Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 19. All games will be played at Blake ...

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    1. This event offers a great opportunity for our students to experience how to be a professional. They'll be working behind the scenes in various roles.
    2. Each team will have contact personnel. Their jobs will be to make sure the teams get to where they're supposed to be. Getting them to the court on time is the prime goal.
    3. The students are doing this even before they begin the spring semester. It's an experience you can't put a price tag on.
    4. My brother Bob and I went to Minnesota for the Hall of Fame ceremonies.
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