Last Updated on October 4, 2014

Kristi Dosh


As a sports business reporter/analyst, Kristi has reported on everything from collective bargaining to endorsements to the finances of pro and intercollegiate athletics for outlets such as ESPN, Forbes, Campus Insiders, Bleacher Report, SB Nation, The Motley Fool and Comcast Sports Southeast. Kristi is also a consultant with College Sports Solutions, a collegiate athletics consulting firm, and Vice President, Public Relations at Reputation Ink.

Prior to joining ESPN, Kristi was a practicing attorney and a sports business analyst for SportsMoney on, Comcast Sports Southeast, and The Pulse Network. She was also a frequent guest on national radio programming including The Tim Brando Show and multiple shows on Sirius/XM College Sports Nation.

Kristi founded, where she wrote until joining ESPN. The site has become a nationally-recognized source for news and analysis of the business of college sports. Professors around the country use content from to teach courses in law, sports administration and sports management programs.

Athletic Directors and administrators across the country have praised Kristi’s past analysis on David Pickle, NCAA Director of Digital Communications wrote this about Kristi’s work on

So much college athletics financial analysis these days is agenda-based, with writers too often seeking marginalize or even demonize those who have different perspectives. However, Kristi Dosh, who bills herself as the SportsBizMiss, approaches her subject matter in an open, analytical and reasonable manner. . . . As a practicing attorney, Dosh knows her way around resources and is skilled at accumulating and displaying information that generally informs rather than inflames. All the while, she keeps the reading experience eclectic and enjoyable.

Kristi’s book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Collegeswas released from Wiley/Turner Publishing on September 10, 2013.

Balancing Baseball: How Collective Bargaining Has Changed the Major Leagues, Kristi’s book on the history of collective bargaining in Major League Baseball is due out in early 2014 from McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. She has also previously authored an article in the University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal titled, “Can Money Still Win the Postseason in Major League Baseball?: a 10-year retrospective on revenue sharing and the luxury tax.”

Kristi is also a frequent guest lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate programs in sports management/administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Oglethorpe University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Kristi is a member of the Board of Directors of Vs. Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kid’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.

Visit to learn more about Kristi, view her sports reporting for various outlets, inquire about booking her for a speaking engagement and more!

Follow Kristi on Twitter: @SportsBizMiss

Kristi is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency for her book-length written work, and by Eric Winchel of Buchwald & Associates for her work in tv, radio and other written work.

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  • Brad
    June 22, 2011

    Query – does this analysis also take into account coaches salaries, or is the “expense” portion program expenses only?

  • Dr. Brenda Pitts
    June 22, 2011

    Hello Kristi — Just wanted to introduce myself since you are an Oglethorpe grad and now live in Atlanta. i am Dr. Brenda Pitts, Professor of sport business management at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Just want to let you know we are here (with a Master’s degree program) in case you ever want to touch base with us college professors in town and chat about sports business, or perhaps come and speak in some of our classes. You can look me up on the GSU website for contact info. Thanks.. Dr. Brenda Pitts

  • Tim McGuire
    July 29, 2011

    Great interview on siriusXM college sports. My question to you concentrates on the many revenue streams that collegiate conferences have entered into.Since they are non-profit corporations, When will the justice department and the IRS start to look into how these deals are made and are the taxpayers who fund these Colleges and Universities are being taxed more than they should be because of these deals?

  • Warren Bruhn
    October 18, 2011

    Any thoughts about this Sept 19 article in the NY Times re number of sports fans? Several comments on the NY Times website seem to question the figures for number of fans of some of the teams based on personal observation in the team’s own territory, one example being Georgia Tech. Any thoughts about the method for estimating # of fans for each team?

  • Warren Bruhn
    October 18, 2011

    Oops! Forgot to post the link to the NY Times Sept 19 article. Here it is:

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  • Warren Bruhn
    October 18, 2011

    Any thoughts about whether or not the NCAA will ever enforce the rules for FBS qualification that require average attendance at home games of 15,000 people? One article from 2008 about that here:

  • Warren Bruhn
    October 18, 2011

    Here is another article about low attendance at FBS school home games from 2010:

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    October 22, 2011

    Now, here is an idea worth considering, re MWC, C-USA, and Big East merger:

  • Napoleon Melton Jr.
    February 8, 2012

    I’m sooooooo glad that I’ve come across this blog. I look forward to reading more posts. I’m an advid sports business person myself, with a B.S. in Marketing (emphasis in Sport Marketing) from Clemson University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

  • Deborah Stroman
    March 27, 2012

    Thanks for your insightful blog. I enjoy reading your perspective. Please let me know if you want to engage UNC-Chapel Hill Sport Administration and the Carolina Sports Business Club students in any project or case study work. We support critical thinking and analysis in the sport industry!

    Continued success, Deborah Stroman, sport admin prof and entrepreneur.