2023 National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship

February 27-28, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA, hosted by the Atlanta Hawks

Professionals: Pros in the fields of sports and entertainment play the buyer and judge roles in professional sales role-plays.

Over 90 organizations are involved this year. Recruiting opportunities are SOLD OUT. There are 25 organizations joining the Atlanta Hawks to recruit in Atlanta, including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Clippers, Legends, New York mets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, NASCAR, New York Islanders, Peak Sports, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Union, Phoenix Suns, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Antonio Spurs, Taymar, Tennessee Titans, Washington Commanders, and the Chicago White Sox.

Lodging: A block of rooms is reserved at the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Each room includes breakfast and a 2-room suite. Other hotels are within walking distance. The Omni is attached to State Farm Arena for the shortest walk to the event.

Professors/Students: Register by completing this form. Students may also register as independent competitors using the same form. Join teams and students from colleges and universities around the country, including Baylor, Berry, Bethel, Dayton, Florida State, Kansas State, Loras, Massachusetts, Mercer, Miami (OH), Neumann, Northern Illinoi, Point Park, Robert Morris, Samford, Trine, Wilmington and more.

There are two divisions in the 2023 NCSSC:

  • Ticket Sales
  • Corporate Partnerships

Download the NCSSC Study Guide to learn more of the details of the championship.

Thanks to the Atlanta Hawks for hosting the event. The Hawks go above and beyond to ensure an excellent experience. Go Hawks!

Program (subject to change)

Monday, February 27th

8:30 AM            Check-in at State Farm Arena – Gate 1 – CNN Center 

9:30 AM            Opening Ceremony

Featured Speaker: Steve Koonin, CEO, Atlanta Hawks

10:00 AM          Round of 64 (Ticket Sales)

11:15 AM           Round of 32 (Ticket Sales) – Veranda and Loft Levels

Speed Selling – Suite Level Event Space

12:00 PM           Lunch at State Farm Arena

-1:15 PM

1:30 PM              Round of 16 (Ticket Sales) – Veranda Level

Headshot Photos Begin and Speed Selling continues – Suite Level Event Space

Round of 32 begins (Corporate Partnerships) – Loft Level

2:30 PM              Round of 8 (Ticket Sales) – Veranda Level

Round of 16 (Corporate Partnerships) – Loft Level

3:00 PM              The Importance of Integrity – Suite Level Event Space

  • Lane Wakefield, Baylor University
  • Jon Adler, Atlanta Hawks

3:30 PM              Selling Yourself on Mental Health

  • Eric Kussin, SameHere Global

Final 4 (Ticket Sales) – Veranda Level

Elite 8 (Corporate Partnerships) – Loft Level

4:10 PM              Women in Sports Panel, presented by BSE Global – Suite Level Event Space

  • Courtney Campbell (BSE Global/Brooklyn Nets), Katie Parkins, Rachael Starr, Angela Spence, Britt Obi-Tabot (Hawks)

5:00 PM              Championship round (Ticket Sales) – Suite Level Event Space

                            Final 4 (Corporate Partnerships) – Loft Level

5:45 PM              Championship round (Corporate Partnerships) – Suite Level Event Space

6:30 PM              State Farm Arena Tours – Starting in Suite Level Event Space

7:00 PM              Dinner at Club at State Farm Arena

Featured Speaker: Eric Kussin, “The Best Sellers are Healthy Sellers: Understanding the Minds of Gen Z”

7:30 PM              Award Ceremony

Featured Speaker: Andrew Saltzman, CRO, Atlanta Hawks

Tuesday, February 28th

(Day 2)

(State Farm Arena Gate 1 – CNN Center Entrance)

9:00 AM             Hawks Interviews – Suite Level

All Other Interviews – Loft Level

*Game ticket pickup table will be located at CNN Entrance at the conclusion of interviews.

12:00 PM           Free time: Lunch on your own, offsite interviewing, socials, meetings, and sightseeing

6:15 PM Doors Open

7:30 PM            Game: Hawks v Wizards

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