PODCAST: Stephen Hiegel, Just College Football

Stephen Hiegel joins our host Roy Kessel on the Sports Philanthropy Podcast

Join us as Season 2 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast continues with Episode 6, as Stephen Hiegel joins our host Roy Kessel to talk about his work and insight into different college campuses and organization.

Stephen is embarking on a multi-year journey to evaluate and rate facilities and stadium across the country as he strives to give additional exposure and support for smaller schools that often fly under the radar of the major media outlets.

Stay tuned as we work with Stephen to incorporate each of these organizations and campuses into the Sports Philanthropy Network and give them some great ways to contribute to their communities.

Stephen Hiegel with Roy Kessel on S2:EP6 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:30 Background
  • 02:17 First foray into sports business
  • 04:00 Development of rating systems
  • 06:40 Concept of arena reviews
  • 10:00 Sports included in project
  • 14:00 Info obtained from each school
  • 17:00 Rating system for football
  • 23:00 Conference championship games
  • 27:15 Stephen as NFL Commissioner
Stephen Hiegel joins Roy Kessel on S2:EP6 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast
Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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