Apr
22

A Chat With J.B. Bernstein, Sports Agent And Million Dollar Arm Creator

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Million Dollar Arm is a movie coming out to theatres this May, which depicts a real story about a sports agent that created a contest in India that afforded 2 cricket players the opportunity to compete for professional baseball jobs in the U.S. The competition included thousands of people and ultimately led to both Dinesh…
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Apr
14

Arizona State Becomes Innovator, Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

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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
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
02

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver, Set To Launch His Own Brand

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Kelly Slater has announced that he will end his association with clothing brand Quiksilver. The 42 year old surfer had been with the company for over 23 years. Slater has decided that the time is right for him to set up his own brand that, in his words, “combines my love of clean living, responsibility…
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Mar
26

TPG Sports Career Conference Anticipates Over 200 Attendees

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What: 3rd Annual TPG Sports Group Career Conference When: March 28-29, 2014 Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina About: For the third consecutive year, undergraduate and graduate students along with sports business professionals will descend on Charlotte, North Carolina for the third annual TPG Sports Group Career Conference.  The two-day event will feature speaker…
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Mar
19

IF Management Signs ESPN Studio Analyst Mark Brunell

Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell speaks with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan in the second quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field. Brunell was inducted into the "Pride of the Jaguars" during halftime ceremonies. Photo Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Broadcasting agency, IF Management, represents some of the most recognizable broadcasters and media personalities in the sports business industry, including Doug Gottlieb (CBS), Seth Greenberg (ESPN), Bill Patrick (NBC Sports), Clay Travis (Fox Sports 1), Dave Revsine (Big Ten Network), and others. The New York-based sports agency recently expanded its client base, signing ex NFL…
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Mar
13

BSM Sports Law/Management Conference Covers Entire Business Spectrum

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What: BSM Sports Law/Management Conference When: May 8-9, 2014 Where: Miami Beach, Florida About: The principal goal of the BSM Conference is to provide members of the legal, financial and marketing fields within the sports industry, with an opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.  CLE credits will be awarded to those who attend from the legal field.  Speakers…
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Mar
11

University of Toronto Sports Industry Conference To Discuss Social Media And Sports Branding

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What: 2014 University of Toronto Sports And Business Association Sports Industry Conference When: Wednesday, March 12th 2014 Where: University of Toronto, Desautels Hall – Rotman School of Management Time: 10:00AM – 6:00PM About: The University of Toronto Sports and Business Association presents the 3rd Annual Sports Industry Conference on March 12th, 2014. The Conference will…
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