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#045: How a Barbecue Restaurant and Butcher Shop Create Unique Sports Hospitality Partnerships – SDSU Sports MBA Program

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Scott Minto – Director of the San Diego State University Sports MBA Program, Fowler College of Business – San Diego, CA – @sdsusportsmba


Scott Minto, former graduate, is now the Director of the SDSU Sports MBA program. The SDSU Sports MBA program is ranked#4 in the world.

Scott strives to create a quality program for his students at San Diego State University. The cutthroat sports industry has set very high standards for his program, yielding quality graduates.

The SDSU Sports MBA Alumni are working for some prestigious companies like:

  • ESPN
  • CBS Sports Digital
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • StubHub
  • Yahoo!
  • Oakley

Sports programs are learning to embrace the Food and Beverage industry, creating a better experience for their fans as a result.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Scott Minto


Facebook Live with Scott Minto

SDSU Sports MBA Program




SDSU Sports MBA Podcast

Trip to the Dominican Republic

Quotes / Snackable Takeaways From This Podcast:

“Stay hungry, continue to learn, and strive to do the best you can”

“Learn from your mistakes”

“Quality over quantity”

“No classes for us on the start of March Madness”

“It is from failures from which we have created relationships”

Get in Touch:


Derek Marso –

Shawn Walchef –

Cory Wagner –

Valley Farm Market –

Cali Comfort BBQ –

Behind The Smoke –

Email –

Honorable Mentions:

Ole Hickory Pits:

Grill Grates:

Weber Grills:

Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival Photos:

IAMBBQ 2018:

Thank you to Jet West Band for our epic Intro Jingle!

Jet West:

Best Barbecue Show on Twitter

BBQ Central Show on Twitter

Man Meat BBQ on Twitter

NBBQA on Twitter

About the author, Cory Wagner

Producer of Behind The Smoke Podcast

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