DUDLEY – A group of 17 students from the Nichols College Sports Management Program are in Las Vegas this weekend to directly participate in the operations of the NFL Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl Practicum, a course where students can earn 3 credits, is taught by Dr. Christopher Streeter, who also designed the course. The program is in its third year and is a partnership with the NFL Super Bowl host Committees. The program includes practical work experience mixed with an academic exploration into the economics, history, and cultural impact of the Super Bowl. Students are also required to complete a final project after returning home.
On Wednesday, students attended game day training at Allegiant Stadium, the site of this year’s Super Bowl and the home stadium of the Las Vegas Raiders. On Thursday, students were able to visit the set of ESPN’s morning show, First Take. Later in the day students toured the practice facility of the Las Vegas Golden Nights of the NHL. This afternoon, students are participating in a networking event that includes the University of Las Vegas’ (UNLV) sports management program.
Students will participate in the NFL Super Bowl Experience at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Saturday and gameday operations at Allegiant Stadium before heading home on Monday.