Established in 1993, Fantasy Sports Alliance’s (FSA) mission is to produce high-quality, affordable, online entertainment focused on dedicated fantasy sport players. Fantasy Sports Alliance was created by Brian Buschor during his freshman year of college to bring students together in the dorms.
After two unsuccessful seasons in 1993 and 1994, FSA competed and finished its first successful season with eight teams in 1995.
Although in operation for 27 years, FSA missed competition the first two seasons and later in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2011 due to Buschor’s commitment to the United States Military. Fantasy Sports Alliance filed for and was awarded a trademark for the name Fantasy Sports Alliance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2014. In 2017, FSA became a Limited Liability Company after filing with the Office of the Secretary of State in Texas.
Fantasy Sports Alliance has had 216 unique members play during its 27-year existence.
Currently, FSA hosts three different styles of competition with a total of 111 teams across all three platforms.
Most recently, the popular fantasy football podcast, The Empty Wagon Fantasy Football Podcast, and the show’s personalities, Brad Buckner, Josh Hughes, and Eric O’Neill, joined forces with FSA to give members and fans a new fantasy football experience.
Brian R. Buschor created and began operation of Fantasy Sports Alliance in 1993, while a freshman at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He would go on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management in May 1999 with a minor in journalism.
After two incomplete years in 1993 and 1994, FSA celebrated its first successful season in 1995 and ran continuously through the 2001 season. Buschor enlisted in the United States Army prior to the 2002 season and graduated basic training at Fort Knox, KY in August of 2002. He graduated AIT in December of 2002 at Fort Gordon, GA, as a 31R; Multi-channel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainer. FSA paused competition during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
FSA began again in 2004 and has ran without fail minus seasons in which Buschor was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Buschor earned a trademark on the name ‘Fantasy Sports Alliance’ in 2014 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also applied for and was granted permission by the Secretary of State of Texas to operate FSA as a limited liability company (LLC) in 2017.
Buschor graduated in 2019 with his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from American Military University.
The catalyst for the growth of FSA began with the earning of the trademark and the permission to operate as an LLC. In 2016, FSA signed its first sponsor – STOMP Therapy. Since then, FSA has had a total of 11 sponsors. Currently, FSA competes with 144 teams across three different playing styles, which include redraft leagues, dynasty leagues, and a quarterback and kicker league affectionately dubbed the Arm & Leg League. Throughout its history, FSA has had more than 200 unique players. Those members currently represent 21 states and five countries. FSA is accomplishing this growth while Buschor continues to serve in the military.
Buschor is married to the former Misty Morrow. He has four children: Taylor (23), Jacob (15), Evaleigh (7), and Leighton (5).