Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/5/2018)

I don’t have much planned for travel before the end of the year, but I am planning on heading up to Gainesville for the South Carolina vs. Florida game in November and will also be in New York for quite a few days in the beginning of November as well. I actually haven’t been to NY in quite some time. If I owe you a visit, then let me know any let’s make it happen. A college basketball corruption trial kicked off this week, so expect a few links concerning that in the wrap-up below.

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) NBA Introduces Fan-Friendly New Options For Consuming Live Content;
(2) Job Opening: Electronic Arts Seeks Senior Legal Counsel For Competitive Gaming Division;
(3) Job Opening: STATS LLC Seeks In-House Counsel In Chicago;
(4) New Amsterdam Becomes Official Vodka Of The NHL;
(5) Fan Donations Range From $2 To Thousands For Some Of The Best In Esports;
(6) PayPal Signs Partnership With Phoenix Suns, Including 3-Year Jersey Patch Sponsorship;
(7) NCAA Rules Are Not Laws, Says Jim Gatto In College Basketball Corruption Trial;
(8) Ohio State’s Plan To Become The Most Desirable College For Esports;
(9) New Jersey Devils And New York Islanders Shift To Exclusively Streaming Games.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.