Some Good News From The PBA CEO

Fred Schreyer, CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association, recently gave a brief State of the PBA.  Important extractions:

  • TV ratings are up 1% in total households and 4% in total viewers – and more importantly have been markedly increasing since the start of the second half of the season.  Schreyer expects that the PBA will end the season with ratings up on a year-to-year basis by at least 5%.
  • The PBA will be aired on Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST beginning on April 22 and continuing for five consecutive weeks and will be sponsored by Amp Energy.
  • The players enjoy the new Gemini jerseys, the PBA is getting a lot of publicity from the addition of Jason Belmonte and the usage of plastic balls, and sponsorships are increasing in a struggling economy.

It does not seem like a bad time to represent professional bowlers.

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.