Apr
23

Maryland Media Company Seeks To Promote Exposure Of Disability Sports And Recreation

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Today’s society craves instant access to information.  People seek immediate answers to questions.  When a question arises, we don’t wait to find out, we Google the answer.  The same is true for sports.  We no longer live in a world where we have to wait for the morning paper to see a sports score and…
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Apr
22

Wasserman Media Group Acquires Social Media Agency Laundry Service

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Sports and entertainment giant Wasserman Media Group has acquired the digital agency Laundry Service, according to Ad Age. It appears to be a win-win deal for both parties. Wasserman bolsters its social media presence while Laundry Service gains access to some of the top athletes and brands in the world. In a blog post on…
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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
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
02

Athlete Speakers Bureau Launches New User Friendly Website To Book Athletes & Sports Celebrities

Athlete Speakers Bureau has launched the new AthleteSpeakers.com

Athlete Speakers Bureau assists companies and individuals with booking athletes for speaking engagements and appearances.  CTO Anthony Fernandez and his team have built relationships with players, agents, publicists and managers over the last few years. The launch of AthleteSpeakers.com looks to create a more open and positive experience in the athlete booking business. The site allows users…
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Mar
23

Wilson Buys Louisville Slugger

Louisville Slugger has been acquired by Wilson Sporting Goods.

Per Darren Heitner’s article on Forbes, Wilson Sporting Goods is acquiring the intellectual property of Louisville Slugger from its original owner Hillerich & Bradsby, for a cost of $70 million. This acquisition combines two of the biggest brands in baseball into one company. For more than 100 years, Louisville Slugger was the go-to bat for baseball players…
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Mar
16

Five Questions With PJ Nestler, Sports Performance Director At STACK Velocity Sports Performance

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The following is a guest contribution from Zack Moore. Zack is going to be certified as an NFL agent this summer. He’s one of the head writers for OverTheCap.com and is currently writing an e-book with the working title of “Caponomics” where he analyzes the salary caps of Super Bowl champions, creates theories and applies them…
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Mar
12

Bob Kain Leaves CAA Sports For USGA

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Bob Kain, former Co-CEO of IMG, will no longer be serving as a strategic adviser for CAA Sports according to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal. Kain will now be joining the USGA’s member executive committee as he was voted on a few weeks ago. Kain has had an impressive career in the sports agency business. He…
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Mar
09

Thuzio Is Disrupting The Talent Booking Industry

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Founded in 2012 by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson, Thuzio is already beginning to change the celebrity booking business. The company recently launched Thuzio 360, the largest and most comprehensive database of sports talent ever assembled. Thuzio has shown impressive growth since inception and I recently got the chance to speak with CEO, Jared Augustine,…
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