Lasell College sports management students step up to the plate with SABR

From Lasell College on May 9, 2018, with mention of SABR member Bill Nowlin:


Only a handful of students will present at the 30th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture – and three of them hail from Lasell College. Undergraduate sport management students Ben Allen ’18, Lane Sulzer ’18, and Kyle Schroeder ’18 will present their individual findings at the National Baseball Hall of Fame‘s annual event from May 30 – June 1.

The symposium provides “academics and researchers with a platform to present and discuss … baseball and how it relates to our culture and society,” according to the event website.

“This is a professional conference that doesn’t recruit or normally accept student work,” said Assistant Professor of Sport Management Daniel Sargeant. “I was a regular attendee for a number of years and thought this would be a good way to build the competitiveness of our program and simultaneously encourage students to present their work at the professional level.”


The symposium comes on the heels of another event, run as a joint effort between Lasell sport management students and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The national organization’s Boston chapter held its annual conference at Lasell on April 28, with keynote remarks from author and historian Bill Nowlin, who recently published the first official biography of former Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey.

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Originally published: May 18, 2018. Last Updated: May 18, 2018.