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Marshall School of Business Sports Business Institute

Who doesn't love their fight song?The U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek have long heralded the University of Southern California’s business school as one of the top 30 in the nation: the Marshall School of Business.  In October of 2005, the school announced that it would create the Sports Business Institute as the nation’s first all-encompassing sports business center.

Its first event was the Sports & Events Marketing Experience (SEME) West, which was held on January 13-14, 2006.  The Sports Business Institute plans on making the event an annual occurrance.  The school has also started The Commissioners’ Series, which will hold MLB Commissioner Bud Selig on November 9th and NASCAR Chairman Brian France on February 22, 2007.
The program is still very new, but has strength in its location and founders.  David M. Carter is the Executive Director, and the board of advisors includes the President of Fox Sports, Executive Editor of Yahoo Sports, and even the founder of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center (which I discussed in a post this past Friday).

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By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.