Published on January 6th, 2022 | by University Communications


Saint Leo talent put to use during 2022 Outback Bowl

The Saint Leo University sport business program has demonstrated its ability to place students in practical learning situations and to prepare graduates for industry employment once again, this time during the Outback Bowl played Saturday, January 1, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. While college football fans were concentrating on the competition—which was also broadcast on ESPN 2—between the victorious Arkansas Razorbacks and the Penn State Nittany Lions, Saint Leo Lions took on a variety of roles.    

Alumnus Cam Barker ’17, now employed at ESPN, managed all aspects of the national telecast in his role as game operations coordinator, including hiring local labor to fulfill a variety of duties. This was great for current sport business major Andy Booth ’23, who  worked as an assistant to Barker, and for sport business instructor Phil Hatlem, who signed on as part of the on-field utility crew (the three are pictured together, with Booth on the left and Barker on the right).

Additional Saint Leo sport business alumni who worked the game on behalf of their current employers included:

  • Brittany (Josselyn) Cesario ’08, who is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers club member relations supervisor, overseeing premium clubs; 
  • Taylor McGillis ’13, who works for the winning team. He is the University of Arkansas associate athletic director for marketing & brand development.; and, 
  • Nina Urban ’21, who works as a stadium operations assistant at the Tampa Sports Authority.

The Outback Bowl is known for consistently generating valuable economic activity and media exposure for the Tampa Bay region.


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