• Jordan Spieth hugs caddie Michael Greller after winning the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/17/15)

    Even though we are coming off of Masters week, there are still many major sporting events to come over the next few weeks. The NBA playoffs begin tomorrow with my pick to win it all, the Warriors, tipping off at 3:30. The 141st running of the … [Show Me...]

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    Roc Nation Sports Signs Willie Cauley-Stein

    Roc Nation Sports signs University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein. The University of Kentucky standout is the 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the 2015 All-SEC team, 2015 All-SEC Defensive Team, and to the 2015 USA Today … [Show Me...]

  • 2015 NFL Draft will take place in the Windy City for the first time on April 30.

    2015 NFL Draft Player/Agency Attendees

    Per a Tweet by Randall Liu, there are 26 players confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft. The noticeable absentees include the top QB prospect, and projected number one overall pick, Jameis Winston, the number two QB prospect, Marcus Mariota, and top … [Show Me...]

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    Athletes And The April 15th Tax Deadline

    As Ben Frankin once said, "only two things in life are certain: death and taxes". That statement is as true today as it was when it was made in 1789. However, the process of filing taxes for the average middle-class family is a much less daunting … [Show Me...]

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    Arizona State Launches An Immersive Sports Law & Business Program

    There has been explosive growth in sports-focused curriculum at Universities across the country over the last 30 years. Many schools now offer Sports Management degrees for undergraduates and there has also been an increase in graduate degrees … [Show Me...]

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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/27/15)

    Head Coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich help run College Basketball's most profitable team
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    This week was a very cool and memorable one for Darren. Not only did he purchase his first home, but he also got to sit on the panel at his alma maters Sports Law Symposium (University of Florida). Here are his contributions from this week on FORBES: (1) Louisville Slugger To Be Acquired For $70 Million;…
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    26

    Esquire Network To Air Show On Sports Agents Titled “The Agent”

    "The Agent" will premiere this summer

    Anyone with an interest in the sports agent business has undoubtedly watched Jerry Maguire and, probably, Entourage as well. Outside of Spike TV’s short lived attempt at Super Agent, there has never been a TV series following real sports agents in the USA. The Esquire Network looks to change that after giving the greenlight to…
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    Mar
    25

    Beverly Hills Sports Council Announces New Office And Restructuring

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    Baseball agency Beverly Hills Sports Council has announced a new headquarters located in Santa Monica. Partners Rick Thurman and Dan Horwits have also announced that there have been changes to the senior management of the company, which recently celebrated its 30th year representing baseball players. Founded in 1984, BHSC also has offices in Scottsdale, Tampa,…
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    Mar
    24

    5th Annual Entertainment And Sports Law Association Symposium

    5th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

    What: 5th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium Where: Moot Court Room of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115 When: Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Description Topics to be covered at the 5th annual entertainment and sports law association symposium: 1. Owning and Operating a…
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    Mar
    24

    On To The Next One: Erick Aybar

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    Midway through a 4 year, $35 million, contract, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has decided to make a switch in his representation. Aybar has dropped Relativity Baseball and signed with Roc Nation Sports. Juan Perez will serve as Aybar’s agent per Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal. In 2014 Aybar had a .278 batting average with 7…
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    Mar
    24

    Steinberg Sports Agency Academy Returns

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    Steinberg Sports Agency Academy is returning after a successful first run back in October 2014. The purpose of the academy is to teach a new generation of ethical agents how to enhance athlete’s lives and create a better world. During the duration of the academy attendees will learn how to form a practice, recruiting, negotiation,…
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    Mar
    23

    Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Turns Pro; Signs With WME/IMG

    Missy Franklin

    Fresh off of her three individual titles and a team championship at last week’s NCAA championships, Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has decided to turn pro and has signed with WME-IMG’s Mark Ervin. At the 2012 London Olympics, Missy brought back a total of five medals, four of which were gold. Despite all the potential for…
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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
    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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    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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