Aug
    29

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/29/2014)

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    Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours.  I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!).  College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner.  This may be the most magical time of the year.  This…
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    Aug
    28

    Regulation Of Sports Agents In Europe May Be Causing More Problems Than It Solves

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    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. A recent trend in European Union (“EU”) countries is for individual leagues to enact sports agent regulations. The regulations have caused confusion amongst agents as to their scope and applicability, and have done little to alleviate the issues they were meant to resolve. For example,…
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    Aug
    27

    Alvarez Finally Gets His UFC Wish

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    Eddie Alvarez has finally had his wish granted by making it into the UFC after he was released from Bellator in order to enter free agency. The lightweight had been attempting to secure a move to the UFC for years, but a series of contract disputes with former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney stopped Alvarez from…
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    Aug
    27

    Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

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    The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey.…
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    Aug
    26

    On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

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    According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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    Aug
    25

    An Introduction To The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

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    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. This article discusses the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal––its inception, purpose, and procedures. First, what is the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) and how did it get its start? The BAT was established by FIBA in 2006 under the name “FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)”. In accordance with the…
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    Aug
    22

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/22/2014)

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    College football is a week away.  The NFL is not far behind.  I had my draft in one of the two fantasy leagues I participate in last night.  You can just smell and taste football at this point.  However, I must admit that this season of Hard Knocks does not have me as enthused as years’…
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    Aug
    21

    Registration Open For Free Online Course, Representing The Professional Athlete

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    Professor Peter Carfagna (see biography) will be holding a free online course starting on September 16.  The course is titled ‘Representing The Professional Athlete’.  To date, over 1,100 students from 90-plus countries have enrolled in the course, which will be comprised of lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical situations. “There are 6 modules.  Each one is…
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    Aug
    20

    4th Annual Kelley Drye Sports Entertainment Group’s Agent/Client Retreat

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    With the beginning of the NFL preseason starting just weeks ago, fans have been engaged with players’ off season preparation for this upcoming season, but not many know how players are preparing for life off the field. The Sports and Entertainment Group at Kelley Drye held their annual three day retreat in Las Vegas this…
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    Aug
    20

    Vote For Agency/NFL Business Panel At South By Southwest Conference

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    SXSW, Inc. executes a series of annual conferences, with one of those being South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.  SXSW has now been broken down into film, interactive and music conferences.  SXSW Interactive 2015, which consistently focuses on emerging technologies, is allowing the SXSW community the opportunity to select future panels. One such panel…
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