I am in Detroit today to moderate a question-and-answer session with the President and Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR. It is my first time in the city. Back to (sometimes) sunny South Florida tomorrow. After three fantastic years of teaching Sports Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington (where I created the course) I am finally calling it quits in favor of focusing my efforts on continuing to expand my existing businesses and find new exciting opportunities. I am not necessarily out of teaching forever. Perhaps some updates on that end in the future. This week on FORBES: (1) Energy Ice Bar Partners With Army Athletics; (2) NCAA Loses Ed O’Bannon Case Along With Theory Of Amateurism; (3) Performance Apparel Brand ATHOS Secures $12.2 Million In Series B Funding; and (4) Daily Fantasy Sports Expands With USA Today Joining The Party. The sports betting season kicks into high gear in September with the start of the NFL season. If you are looking for an online sportsbook that accepts players from the US then check out SportsBetting-Sites.com for reviews of all the top online sportsbooks. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- So what was the substance used in Mexico? [Scandrick’s agent blames suspension on lack of HGH testing]
- The in-stadium fan experience needs some fixing [What still irks the NFL fan].
- 5-year prison sentences [Court in Cuba Sentences Three Baseball Players for Human Trafficking].
- Nice payday for agent Jorge Mendes [Eliaquim Mangala joins Manchester City: Agent reportedly scoops £14.2m as Mangala becomes most expensive Premier League defender].
- A college athlete having an agent doesn’t sound so radical anymore [Autonomous NCAA schools may open doors wider for agents].
- A conservative victory [The O’Bannon Ruling: College Athletes Win].
- This all assumes that college athletes will now be taxed [The Taxation of College Athletes].
- Longtime football agent [Sports agent Gary Uberstine sells Manhattan Beach townhouse].