Apr
15

MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

Dana White

Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media will play an important role in the MMA community. Everyday people are passed over on jobs because their prospective employer searched their Facebook profile and found an inappropriate picture, post, or anything that may be considered a “red flag.”  However, social media can…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Becomes Innovator, Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) is taking the plunge to become an innovator in the sports law field. Last week, it announced a new program that will allow students to focus on the difficult legal and business issues that sport executives face on and off the field. There are many ethical and legal dilemmas that executives…
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Apr
12

Huge Loss For IMG As Marketing Agent Alan Zucker Joins Excel Sports

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After signing a multi-year extension with IMG in 2011, marketing agent Alan Zucker left the agency for Excel Sports earlier this week. Zucker now joins a few former IMG employees at Excel, including sports agents Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close, and Mark Steinberg.  He currently serves as the marketing agent for a number of athletes including…
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Apr
11

5 Questions With Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence

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Blake Lawrence is co-founder and CEO of opendorse, an online platform that connects companies with athletes. I had an opportunity recently to talk to him about the company, and how he got his start in the industry. How did you get into the industry? I’ve been around sports my entire life. I joined the Nebraska…
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Apr
11

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/11/2014)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube).  Today I am…
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Apr
10

What To Do If You’re Not Interning In Sports This Summer

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Not interning in the sports industry this summer? Don’t worry, your hopes of having a career in sports should not diminish. Instead, figure out what you’re doing wrong. Here are some steps to follow, during the year, that should hopefully lead to some type internship or employment next time around: 1. Attend as many Symposiums and…
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Apr
09

Group Of 2014 NBA Prospects Pick Their Sports Agents

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has unfortunately lost his dynamic backcourt of Gary Harris and Keith Appling, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog. Heitner tweeted last week that Harris will likely sign with Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency.  Harris is slated to go to the Orlando Magic at No. 15…
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Apr
08

Golf Agent Steve Loy Sets Standard For Long-Term Success

Phil Mickelson tees off from the 5th hole during the final round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Loy is a golf agent that has quietly had one of the most successful careers in any major sport. Loy got his start in the golf business as Arizona State University’s head golf coach, winning an NCAA championship in 1990 and coaching Phil Mickelson. After Mickelson turned pro in 1992 Loy became Mickelson’s agent.…
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Apr
08

Marcus Smart Signs With Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart talks to the media at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Only hours after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart signed with Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group. Melchionni currently represents Byron Mullens (76ers), and he is the secondary agent to Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Kris Humphries (Celtics), Kendrick Perkins (Thunder), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Gerald Henderson (Bobcats). Smart has had his fair share of…
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Apr
08

NYU School Of Law Hosts 3rd Annual Sports Law Colloquium

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What: 3rd Annual NYU Sports Law Colloquium The Sports Law Committee, in association with the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society at New York University School of Law, cordially invite you to a day-long event featuring distinguished panels and discussions on today’s prominent legal issues in the world of sports. When: April 15, 2014, 10:00…
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