Oct
27

RECAP: Sports Representation Panel At Michigan Sport Business Conference

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Last Friday, the University of Michigan held the 3rd Annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, with the theme being ‘Game Changers.’  One of the breakout session panels, Sports Representation: Athletes, On-Air Talent and More, included some of the top athlete and broadcasting agents in the industry: 1) Evan Levine, Vice President of Business Development/Partnership, Roc Nation…
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Oct
23

On To The Next One: Jen Selter

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Twenty-one-year-old Instagram and fitness sensation, Jen Selter, has changed representation as a new calendar year quickly nears.  The Long Island native was originally represented by The Legacy Agency, but now, Premier Management Group will manage Selter’s career and help build corporate relationships as she continues to grow her brand in 2015. “Jen has a massive…
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Oct
22

World’s Most Valuable Sports Agency, CAA, Sells Majority Stake

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A private equity firm has furthered its commitment to the world’s most valuable sports agency, Creative Artists Agency.  According to sources of The Hollywood Reporter, TPG Capital — whose initial investment in CAA came four years ago — has increased its ownership stake in CAA to over 50 percent.  Per Deadline.com, TPG is paying roughly $225…
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Oct
13

Inaugural Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy Was A Success

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Show me the Money! Aspiring sports agents around the world have all referenced the film “Jerry Maguire” at least once in their lifetime. This past weekend about 25 young professionals got the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Steinberg Sports and Entertainment “The Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy” in Newport Beach, California; Leigh Steinberg…
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Oct
03

Financial Fair Play – A Game Within A Game

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Will Turner, PhD, who has been a football journalist and broadcaster in the UK for the past 20 years. He specializes in the corporate, marketing and communication aspects of British football. The imposition of financial fair play (FFP) throughout European football is proving to be a provocative affair. FFP has already seen significant sanctions handed…
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Sep
22

The Puck Will Drop In Sin City Before It Drops In Quebec

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According to several media outlets, hockey may be coming to Sin City real soon.  Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports says all that remains is deciding which owner gets to take credit for bringing the first major sports franchise to Las Vegas. At first look, it would seem that Las Vegas would be a great place to have…
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Sep
18

Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
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Aug
27

Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

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The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey.…
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Aug
21

Registration Open For Free Online Course, Representing The Professional Athlete

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Professor Peter Carfagna (see biography) will be holding a free online course starting on September 16.  The course is titled ‘Representing The Professional Athlete’.  To date, over 1,100 students from 90-plus countries have enrolled in the course, which will be comprised of lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical situations. “There are 6 modules.  Each one is…
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Aug
20

4th Annual Kelley Drye Sports Entertainment Group’s Agent/Client Retreat

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With the beginning of the NFL preseason starting just weeks ago, fans have been engaged with players’ off season preparation for this upcoming season, but not many know how players are preparing for life off the field. The Sports and Entertainment Group at Kelley Drye held their annual three day retreat in Las Vegas this…
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