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

Bob Kain

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

Thuzio Home Page

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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Mar
02

2nd Annual TBT Announces Partnership With ESPN And Field Expansion For 2015 Event

TBT

Building on the success from their inaugural tournament in 2014, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) has announced its plans to expand the field for the single-elimination, winner-take-all, open-application event. Last year’s tournament included only 32 teams and was hosted by Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s tournament will consist of 96 teams and the 2014 TBT Champions (‘Notre…
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Mar
02

Falcons QB Matt Ryan Signs with Excel Sports Management For Marketing

Atlanta Falcons QB, Matt Ryan. Via espn.go.com.

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has signed on with agents Alan Zucker and Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management for his marketing work and off-the-field endeavors, according to SBJ’s Liz Mullen. Ryan has decided to join on with Zucker and Excel Sports Management, the marketing agent to the Manning brothers and recently former Oregon QB…
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Feb
27

Octagon To Host A Panel Session At South By Southwest (SXSW)

Octagon announced its return to SXSW as an official partner of SXsports.  Octagon will also host a panel session discussing how Hispanic Millennials are forging a new mainstream. Octagon’s panel will focus on how ambicultural Hispanic Millennials are different than other generation and ethnic groups and how these individuals are redefining American and Hispanic culture. The…
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Feb
27

Sports Business Week 2015

Via thebusinessofsports.com

Sport Business Week better known as #SBWeek is back for 2015 with networking events around the world. Events will take place during the week of April 13th. There will be events hosted in major cities around the world that serve as a great opportunity to come out and network with other sports business professionals that…
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Feb
25

Free Online Course: Representing The Professional Athlete

Registration Open On Coursera

Peter Carfagna’s online course titled “Representing The Professional Athlete” is back for a second round on Coursera. The six-week course, which begins March 11, will take students through the four stages of the professional athletes career. Utilizing lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical walkthroughs, students will learn how the best sports agents manage each of these…
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