Anyone for tennis?

Mary Butkus

Tennis legend and women’s rights activist Billie Jean King (second from right) chats with WUSTL women’s tennis team members (from left) Betsy Edershile, Elise Sambol, Katie Helfgott and Evelyn Qin April 21 in the Knight Center. King was on campus, along with Ilana Kloss, former professional tennis player and CEO of World Team Tennis, to address students in the Olin Business School course on sports management. Taught by Todd Milbourn, PhD, the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance, and Seth Abraham, former CEO of Time Warner Sports and Madison Square Garden, the course, now in its third year, aims to provide students a practical look at the world of sports management and administration with an eye on extracting key lessons for the corporate setting. King and Kloss discussed women in sports, Title IX, careers in sports and World Team Tennis. Other presenters to the class this semester were Warren Friss, former vice president at the Topps Co., and Richard Rose, former president of Caesars World Sports, among others.