Circle Back: He built it, they came

Shannon Terry was far ahead of his time when he founded one of the earliest college sports recruiting news sites in 1996. This was only the first of several multimillion-dollar ventures he has launched and grown. Known today as one of the most influential people in online sports, Terry shares his success story in the newest episode of the Circle Back podcast from the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

“The impetus for our business was the fact that I was a psycho college football fan,” Terry told Clark Buckner about what drove him to build AllianceSports, Rivals and 247Sports, as well as Comicbook.com and, more recently, Outsider and Spiny.ai. Also discussed: What he learned about creating an organizational culture from Lipscomb coach Don Meyer and how he assembled the template for his success in the early days of the Internet.

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