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Recruiting Soccer Sports Business

CAA Gets Kickin In Soccer

In last week’s Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up on SportsAgentBlog.com, Darren found an article that described the emergence of American soccer. The article talked how Los Angeles based Sports and Entertainment agency, CAA, recently announced a global partnership with Portuguese based agency, International Soccer Agency Gestifute.  CAA and Gestifute will combine to form a global community […]

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Colleges High School Recruiting Sports Business

The Guillory Effect

Besides the NBA Draft, the summer is not looked at as a time to watch Men’s basketball, except if you’re an agent or “runner” like Rodney Guillory. If you have not heard the name Rodney Guillory before, then here is a brief recap. Guillory was said to be the “runner” between BDA Sports Management and […]

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Colleges Sports Business

Get Yourself A Sports Business Job

On May 25, I looked into job availability in the sports world and found that my previous beliefs had been contradicted; qualified candidates have more than enough opportunity to break into the business of sports.  My disclaimer, though, was important to read: just because there are a bunch of new sports business jobs being created […]

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ActLetes – Professional Athletes, Endorsements, and the Entertainment Industry

Braylon Edwards (pictured left) is one of the most promising young receivers in the game of football. Leading his team to a 10-6 record, one win short of making the playoffs, he helped revive a dismal Cleveland Browns offense with 80 catches, 1,289 receiving yards (Single Season Franchise Record), and 16 touchdowns (Single Season Franchise […]

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Endorsements Performance Analysis Sports Business

New Olympic Swimwear Breaks Records

Every four years, right before the Olympic games begin, athletic apparel companies like Nike, Reebok, Speedo, Adidas, Puma, and many others all introduce their newest lines of Olympic gear.  Whether it is for fans or athletes, the clothing is promised to be top of the line and always the next generation of sportswear.  Well this […]

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Grading The NBA Draft (By Agencies)

It has been a week since ESPN delightfully covered the 2008 NBA Draft.  Adam Silver has never had as many people cheer for him in his life (if you did not see the second round, then you have no idea what I am talking about).  We have had enough time to digest the plethora of […]

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Sports Business

Jonathan Blue Answers A Few Questions

Jonathan Blue is Chairman and Managing Director of a little company called, Blue Equity, LLC.  It’s some small private equity firm in Louisville, Kentucky that basically dominates every industry from real estate to financial planning, and more recently, sports & entertainment.  I hope you noted my earlier sarcasm by now.  Blue is a true business […]

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Sports Business

Connecticut Business Networking Event

Live in Connecticut? Traveling there soon? The Connecticut Business Hall Of Fame invites senior business executives from small, medium and large size companies to the upcoming Connecticut Business Hall Of Fame Statewide Networking event happening on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Connecticut executives are invited to join 100 to 150 other […]

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Sports Business

IMaGine $3 Billion

Is Ted Forstmann already interested in selling IMG? If so, then all signs are pointing towards former Yahoo! and Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Terry Semel as being the front-runner for the acquisition. Semel is interested in reshaping the organization once again. When Forstmann purchased IMG, he scrapped the team sports divisions (baseball, football, etc), let […]

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Sports Business

I Want My Money Back!

Late last week, economist Bruce Chapman brought up an idea for Australian athletes. The proposal was to make Australian athletes pay back their scholarships from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) under a HECS style system. [Sports stars could pay HECS] HECS stands for Higher Education Contribution Scheme, and is similar to student loans. It […]