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
    23

    Gfinity Opens The UK’s First Dedicated ESports Arena, Announces Second

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    The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. On March 20, 2015, Gfinity, the preeminent eSports tournament organization in the United Kingdom, opened the…
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    Mar
    20

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/20/15)

    Demaurice Smith was re-elected as NFLPA President for his 3rd straight term

    It is finally time for my favorite postseason sporting event of the year, March Madness. In what seems to be a tradition now, my bracket was busted on Day 1 of the 2nd Round. Darren, on the other hand, correctly predicted the Georgia State and UAB upsets (in addition to winning some impressive bets on…
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    Mar
    20

    2015 NCCU Law SELS Conference

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    What: 2015 NCCU Law SELS Conference Where: North Carolina Central University, 640 Nelson St Durham, NC 27707 When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00am-3:00pm Description NCCU Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society’s Annual Conference places emphasis on practical, current issues affecting the practice of law in the sports and entertainment space. This year’s theme is…
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    Mar
    19

    Top 150 NFL Draft Prospects And Their Agents – 2015

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    Highlights Relativity Sports has 15 clients, 3 in the top 10, and 8 in the top 50 Athletes First reps 12 players, 6 of whom are ranked in the top 50 Lagardere Unlimited has 11 clients, 6 in the top 50 SportStars, who dominated the 2014 draft, has 11 clients Priority Sports fully or co-represents…
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    Mar
    18

    The New Era Gaming In Law

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    What: The New Era Gaming in Law hosted by Northern Kentucky Law Review & The W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology Where: Northern Kentucky University, George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, Griffin Hall Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY When: Friday, March 20 9:00am-4:30pm Description The symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” will…
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    Mar
    17

    Vulcun Ups The Ante To A $4 Million Prize Pool

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    Last month, we wrote about Vulcun’s $1 Million prize pool for the 2015 LCS season. For those who don’t know, Vulcun is a daily fantasy eSports company that offers free and paid contests in a salary cap format. The $4 million prize pool represents a 400% increase from Vulcun’s prize pool of $1M announced a month ago…
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    Mar
    17

    It’s All A Game: Learning How To Become A Poker Agent

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    To some, poker is a sport. To others, it’s entertainment. Either way, many of the game’s top players have managed to transcend the industry over the last few years and become celebrities in the own right. From the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, to crossover stars such as Jennifer Tilly and the producer…
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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
    13

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/13/15)

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    This week marked the start of the NFL new league year, as well as free agency, and it did not disappoint. In my opinion, this was the most active free agency, with many top players being moved, that I have ever seen. Drew Rosenhaus certainly enjoyed the week as he had more clients signed than…
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