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Between The Posts

Official Blog Page of the Mississippi RiverKings Interns

Between The Posts is a blog aimed at informing prospective sports industry interns of the opportunities presented to young people in the sports industry. In addition to profiling internship related material, Between The Posts also acts as a snapshot of the day to day interactions that the RiverKings interns face.

This blog will profile various Interns in the Mississippi RiverKings front office, detailing their responsibilities, but also their interests, and their excursions into the Mid-South region. In addition to providing internship related information, Between The Posts also seeks to help sports industry interns gain a better understanding of the industry in which they work, and ultimately hope to build their career. For regular visual updates to what the interns are doing, follow us on Twitter, @RKInterns!

A Little Bit About Us

RiverKings interns hail from a diverse background, boasting many different skill sets and academic fields.

Jake Powell

Jake is a current masters candidate at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.  Jake received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama in December of 2012, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration at CBU.  He will Graduate in May of 2016.

Andrew Kiepe

Andrew is a Junior at the University of Memphis, studying Sport and Leisure Management.  Andrew is slated to graduate in May of 2017.

Austin Brown

Austin is a junior at Florida State University, studying Sports Management.  He plans to graduate in 2017, and is looking to pursue his J.D. after he receives his bachelor's degree.

Donnie Shea

Donnie is a senior at the University of Memphis, studying Sports Management.  Donnie intends to graduate with his Bachelor's degree in may of 2016. In his free time, Donnie coaches high school football for Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN.

Prospective Interns

RiverKings hockey is always looking for prospective interns. Detailed information regarding the responsibilities and roles of the interns are listed on the Internships page at riverkings.com. Those looking for a snapshot look into what the interns do on a daily basis can follow us on twitter, with the account @RKInterns. Here, you can see the various opportunities and excursions afforded to the interns.

Perception is Reality

Jake Powell, RiverKings Media Relations Intern: The first time you wear the headset, you learn that you control perception. What you say feels like gospel, as if the game sits firmly in your hands. It’s a rather enthralling feeling. It’s also a nerve-racking sentiment, as any small error can change how the listener remembers the game. Over the radio, an event can only seem as incredible as the reaction it evokes.  It’s a complicated emotion, being the only... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Back at it Again

Hey guys, Its Andrew back at it again with the blog. It has been a while since I last wrote about my experiences. It has been a jam-packed last few months. I have been dealing with day-to-day operations as usual and more! Post-Spring Break I probably should back up from after spring break. I was allowed to take a nice little vacation during that time period. Once I got back It was time to get back to business. We had an amazing first game back from spring break in which the RiverKings won... Read More
Posted by community2 community2 at Friday, April 1, 2016

Back from Break

Hey there everyone, Donnie back again to sum up the last few weeks. Since the last time we spoke, I have been responsible for most of our community development opportunities. This entails corresponding with organizations about donations, looking for community appearances and contacting the correct people to get these things done. I also began working on our community development audit. I have been gathering information about all of our donations, community appearances, Face Off Field Trips,... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Finding My Niche

Hey, y’all! Austin here, back for another insight into my experiences as an intern for the RiverKings. I teased the subject of this post last time I wrote, about moving more toward game operations. The techniques and skills I have learned this past month by actually doing things like creating flyers, videos, and brain storming theme related activities stretch far beyond what I could of learned by reading a book about it. The very first thing I have started learning was the ins and outs of... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Thursday, March 10, 2016

Push to the Post-Season: Academically and Literally

Jake here again. The other interns have talked about the past couple of weeks, referencing the nearly three weeks that passed between our home game in early February, and this past weekend's games against Macon. You'll hear no complaints from me, as the time off afforded me plenty of time to turn to some of the projects I've had on my plate for the past couple of months.     Finishing up my MBA, with planned graduation in just over two months, I'm in the final swing of my course on... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Another One

Andrew Kiepe Hey guys, I probably could start this off with an Adele reference and say "Hello," but for all intents and purposes I will spare you. So, I'll just give you a straight..."What's up?" Another One Has it already been a month since I last wrote about my experiences? I'm at the point in my internship where I find days and months running together. Every time a new month approaches I just imagine DJ Khaled saying "another one!" Always! Always! Be Aware of Your... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Monday, February 15, 2016

One Busy Month

This is  Austin Brown  back "Between the Posts." Let me fill you in on what I have been doing since my first week of interning. It has only been about a month since my last post, but we have already hosted eight games in that time frame. I have become accustomed to our pre-game routine, taken on a few more responsibilities, and have experienced one of our biggest events of the year, Face Off Field Trip. I slowly realize how much goes on behind the scenes on and off of the ice. ... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Monday, February 8, 2016

Be like Dean

Jake Powell Every kid who grew up playing hockey fantasized about one day playing in the NHL, even if it was for that one fleeting moment. For many of us though, the goal of playing professional sports just wasn’t realistic, for whatever reason. But, that’s where I drew the line. I joke to myself that just because I can’t play pro hockey doesn’t mean I can’t make a career out of it. Since August, that’s been the plan. I’ve been with the RiverKings organization going on seven months now... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Kid on the Block

Hey everyone, this is new intern  Donnie Shea  writing this week. Although I'm sure most of you have already checked out my bio page, go check it out if you haven't! I am now in my third week here as an RK Intern, and things are really going well. For the blog, I'll take you through things week-by-week up to this point. week one - the beginning My first few days on the job were, for lack of a better word, boring. Walking in the first day, I... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pieces of the Puzzle

Hey Guys, This is Andrew Kiepe , or Beans as I'm known around here. I know if you're reading this and are an interested Intern, you might think that just because you're going to graduate with a college degree means you know everything. I can relate to that, because I was just like that. I thought that a piece a paper was all I needed to start a career. I have now been interning with the RiverKings for four months, and I can honestly say that is not the case.  First Few Weeks in the... Read More
Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at Monday, January 18, 2016

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PEO y-Peoria 56 38 13 5 81
MAC x-Macon 56 33 16 7 73
PEN x-Pensacola 56 33 16 7 73
HUN x-Huntsville 56 30 16 10 70
KNX x-Knoxville 56 30 20 6 66
EVV x-Evansville 56 27 20 9 63
MRK x-RiverKings 56 29 25 2 60
RKE x-Roanoke 56 26 26 4 56
BIR Birmingham 56 22 28 6 50
FAY Fayetteville 56 12 38 6 30
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Updated: April 8, 2018

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