CNBC – Research shows that a sports team’s performance on the field can have a direct effect on the stock returns of sponsoring firms.
A pair of researchers at the University of Connecticut wrote a paper to be published next year in a journal called Critical Finance Review that points to up to a 127 basis point abnormal return for sponsors of winning NFL teams.
The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing all round academic productivity among the faculty of the School. It is awarded to faculty who are not already supported by Chair or Professorship appointments. The award is supported by the Ackerman Fund, the School and the departments. The purpose of the Ackerman Fund is to “grant a monetary reward to faculty members who have excelled in classroom teaching, curriculum development, research, outreach to business and state agencies.”