Slightly shameless plug there. The 2011 Mathematics in Sport conference will be held in Salford, Greater Manchester. The venue, the Lowry Centre (think: the artist of Northern English stick people) has excellent views of Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, hence is an excellent venue for a sports conference.
The dates are 23-24 June 2011 for the conference, which is now into its third year, having been held in Groningen, Netherlands in 2009.
Deadline for abstracts will be January 2011, so plenty of time for tentative ideas to be formed ahead of the conference, and this could be an excuse to encourage a Masters student to delve into some investigation of sports-related economics of finance research. A journal special issue is envisaged out of the conference proceedings, so a publication is a realistic possibility.
More details as and when they become available.