Can you believe that we are already almost one month through 2012? This past Saturday, I started up a brand new website strictly dedicated to covering the world of Sports Law. It is called Sport-In-Law. Check it out and let me know what you think. I am looking forward to serving as an arbitrator again at Tulane’s National Baseball Arbitration Competition. Unfortunately, I have to leave early that Friday, so I will not be able to moderate one of their fantastic panels. I am also excited to be speaking at the Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference in May. It will be held in San Diego, California. I will be speaking alongside Donald Remy, new NCAA general counsel, on a panel titled, “Hot Topics in NCAA Legal Issues: Agents and Amateurism.” Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Mind the gap [David Ortiz expects arbitration hearing, not settlement, with Red Sox].
- Baseball agency and marketing agency join forces [Legacy Sport Group and The Agency Sports Management Merge to Form The Legacy Agency].
- Still a possibility that Arn Tellem leaves the agent biz [Sorting through potential Dodgers bidders].
- Boras wins with his patient approach [Tigers offer ‘lifeboat’ to Prince Fielder].
- Not convinced that this will open the door for a wave of less experienced agents [Did Andrew Luck just change the agent business?].
- “The agent epidemic isn’t abating and no university with premier players is immune” [Refereeing sports agents].
- Let’s see if some of our content gets rolled into the USA TODAY network [USA TODAY Sports Media Group Acquires Big Lead Sports Digital Property and Fantasy Sports Ventures].
- Read of the week regarding IMG Worldwide and Teddy Forstmann [Machiavelli and Mogul].