About: Marie Rudolph

Marie Rudolph

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Rudolph created her opportunity to work in an industry she’s passionate about when she co-founded the EagleBank Bowl. In securing the inaugural 2008 license, Rudolph was involved in negotiating contracts with ESPN, the United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy and the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as securing a $2 million letter of credit for the property. In 2010, the Bowl was renamed the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors. In 2011, Rudolph was presented with the Outstanding Service to Amateur Football award by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation. In 2012, she was appointed to the Advisory Board on Interscholastic Athletics for the District of Columbia. Currently working as a consultant, Rudolph continues to explore new entrepreneurial opportunities. She hails from Colorado and moved to Washington, D.C. following college. She holds a B.A. from Regis University and an M.A. from The George Washington University.

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Who is a Leader?

Have you ever wondered if you were born too early? It would be dishonest to tell you I didn’t have this feeling after reading each story of the women entering the ranks of professional men’s sports in ways never thought possible even a decade ago. A space simply off limits to me and countless other

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A Road Less Traveled into the National Football League

I just finished watching the Dallas Cowboys and former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins’ introductory press conference. As Jerry Jones, owner and general manger noted, press conferences for undrafted free agents in the NFL simply aren’t done. But, as Jones also noted, this isn’t your ordinary

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The Beginning of the End of the National Football League? The Answer is No.

Yet, you have seen this question contemplated by various media outlets over the past week following the early retirement of several National Football League (NFL) players. They point to the retirement of four, under the age of 30, who decided to end their football careers. The most recent is Chris

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Sports-Related and Career-Ending Injuries … What More Can be Done?

For every story we hear or read about a young man or woman who had the privilege and good fortune to play sports in high school and then college, there are those whose athletic careers were cut short by injury. A common injury which has shortened many a football player’s time in the game is a concussion.

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Is Title IX Still Relevant?

My current work in Title IX and athletics elicits a wide range of questions and comments. The common denominator of most questions is whether the benefits and opportunities afforded millions of girls and young women are real and provide long term benefits. After all, they posit, they don’t have the

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