Kristi Dosh – Founder

Last Updated on December 20, 2023

Kristi Dosh is a former practicing attorney who is now a sports business writer, speaker and consultant. She is currently a contributor for Forbes and is the founder of Business of College Sports®.

She has written on the business of college sports for more than a decade for outlets such as ESPN, The Washington Post, and Sports Business Journal. Kristi is also a consultant for athletic departments, universities and NIL collectives on matters ranging from strategic planning to conference realignment and navigating the new NIL landscape.

Kristi founded BusinessofCollegeSports.com, 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 BusinessofCollegeSports.com to teach courses in law, sports administration and sports management programs.

Kristi currently teaches NIL courses at the University of Florida in both the Public Relations and Sports Management programs. She is the host of the Business of College Sports podcast and also an NIL podcast called The Players’ Platform with Duke track and field athlete Emily Cole.

Kristi is the author of business of college football book, Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges. She holds a B.A. from Oglethorpe University and a J.D. from the University of Florida. 

In 2023, Kristi founded sister site JobsinNIL.com, the first job board dedicated to NIL positions and professionals.

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

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 with 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 teaches NIL courses at the University of Florida in both the Sport Management and Public Relations programs, as well as teaching Sports Media Law in the Journalism program.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Oglethorpe University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Visit KristiDosh.com to learn more about Kristi, inquire about booking her for a speaking engagement and more!

Follow Kristi on Twitter: @SportsBizMiss

Check out Kristi’s other sites: 

Travel by Vacation Rental 

Rovology

Book Cottages

Savannah Carlisle (pen name for novels)