Patrick Rishe

Director, Sports Business Program & Professor of Practice in Sports Business

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Biography

Rishe is the Founder and President of the sports consulting firm Sportsimpacts founded in 2000, and since 2010 has been a contributing Sports Business writer for Forbes.com. Prior to joining Washington University, he was a Professor of Economics at Webster University where he had been a tenured faculty member since 2003. He has previously taught his popular Sports Business course as a visiting lecturer at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, and Saint Louis University. He has also been an invited guest speaker at Harvard’s Sports Law Symposium, NYU’s Tisch School of Management, and in 2015 moderated panels at both the MIT Sports Analytics Conference and Stanford’s Sports Innovation Conference.

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Stories

WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

North America, even in the face of controversial policies regarding immigration under President Trump’s administration, had more to offer soccer’s international governing body, says Patrick Rishe, a sports business expert from Washington University in St. Louis. As a result, the “United Bid” of the United States, Canada and Mexico was awarded the 2026 World Cup on the eve of this year’s competition in Russia.

Books

They Shoot … They Score

Lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy From the Business of Sports

Featuring 50 interviews with 50 sports executives ranging from team owners, team/company executives, facility designers and analytics experts, “They Shoot … They Score” offers a comprehensive guide to applied lessons in leadership, innovation and strategy from the sports industry. Topics covered include strategic marketing, brand management, business analytics and sport science, corporate culture, corporate partnerships, […]