Apr
20

On To The Next One: Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks with the Giants (2009-2013).

Per a Tweet by our own Darren Heitner, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has left Roc Nation Sports after joining the agency just over a year ago. Nicks has decided to return to his previous agent, Peter Schaffer of Authentic Athletix. Originally drafted out of North Carolina by the New York Giants in the first round of…
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Apr
20

Simon Bayliff Starts Sports Management Company Areté Limited

Simon Bayliff founded Areté after working for Wasserman Media Group

Simon Bayliff, former Wasserman sports agent, has launched his own company, Areté Limited, as reported by Sports Industry Group. Areté will represent athletes, brands, and teams including cyclist Mark Cavendish, Jodie Stimpson, and Isaac Christie Davies. Areté will focus on athlete and brand representation as well as sponsorship consultation. Simon Bayliff has previously represented top…
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Apr
17

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/17/15)

Jordan Spieth hugs caddie Michael Greller after winning the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Even though we are coming off of Masters week, there are still many major sporting events to come over the next few weeks. The NBA playoffs begin tomorrow with my pick to win it all, the Warriors, tipping off at 3:30. The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. If this date…
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Apr
17

Roc Nation Sports Signs Willie Cauley-Stein

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Roc Nation Sports signs University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein. The University of Kentucky standout is the 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the 2015 All-SEC team, 2015 All-SEC Defensive Team, and to the 2015 USA Today All-American Team. On April 9, 2015, Cauley-Stein decided to forgo his senior year at…
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Apr
16

2015 NFL Draft Player/Agency Attendees

2015 NFL Draft will take place in the Windy City for the first time on April 30.

Per a Tweet by Randall Liu, there are 26 players confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft. The noticeable absentees include the top QB prospect, and projected number one overall pick, Jameis Winston, the number two QB prospect, Marcus Mariota, and top WR Amari Cooper. Winston has said that he will stay home on draft weekend…
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Apr
15

Athletes And The April 15th Tax Deadline

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As Ben Frankin once said, “only two things in life are certain: death and taxes”. That statement is as true today as it was when it was made in 1789. However, the process of filing taxes for the average middle-class family is a much less daunting task than it is for multi-million dollar professional athletes. And,…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Launches An Immersive Sports Law & Business Program

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There has been explosive growth in sports-focused curriculum at Universities across the country over the last 30 years. Many schools now offer Sports Management degrees for undergraduates and there has also been an increase in graduate degrees focused on the sports industry. Arizona State recently launched a Sports Law and Business program that will integrate…
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Apr
14

Sam Dekker Signs With Mark Bartelstein Of Priority Sports

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University of Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker has chosen his representation for the 2015 NBA Draft. Per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Dekker signed with Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment. Sam Dekker was one of the stars of the NCAA tournament and, alongside Frank Kaminsky, led the University of Wisconsin to its second National Championship game…
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Apr
13

The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law To Host Super-Agent Leigh Steinberg

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Today, April 13, 2015, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Association will host Leigh Steinberg during a lunchtime discussion. Leigh is the Founder and CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment where he has successfully represented the top athletes, brands, and celebrities for over 40 years. Throughout his career, Steinberg has represented over 300…
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Apr
10

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/10/15)

Sam Dekker before the National Championship (Credit: Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The last week in sports has been one for the record books. On Monday, Duke won the men’s National Championship giving Coach K his 5th title. On Tuesday,, UConn won the women’s National Championship giving Geno Auriemma his 10th title. In the first two rounds of The Masters, 21 year old Jordan Spieth shot the…
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