The sports symposiums are starting to sprout up across the country, and I am beginning to formalize my plans regarding which schools I will be attending this Fall. If you happen to be somewhat near one of the upcoming panels/symposiums, do your best to make it, as they are extremely informative and happen to be great networking events. I can’t wait to make my return to Gainesville next weekend to see the Florida Gators take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. We are almost one-fourth through the semester at Indiana University, and the Sport Agency Management class that I am teaching is going great. More news on my change of legal work to come next week. Here are some stories I missed over the past week.
- Bill Duffy of BDA Sports will be honored [BESLA Announces 2011 Conference Theme: “INCEPTION: Mastering Entertainment and Sports Paradigms in a Digital Universe”].
- Now you know why JR is tweeting with the #YearoftheFan hashtag [How Sports Agent JR Rickert is making this the Year of the Fan].
- “Skateboarding is really insular. They don’t like their own, much less outsiders coming in.” [AN INTERVIEW WITH CIRCE WALLACE, AGENT]
- Arn Tellem visited Lithuania and provided labor updates to his client [European title in hand, Marc Gasol ready to return to Memphis].
- Prominent agent: “The union hasn’t been listening to its players.” [Battle lines drawn for NBA, players, agents].
- Falk isn’t part of the group of agents who want the NBPA to decertify [David Falk implies there’ll be a full season or no season at all].
- All nice thoughts, but will not be happening as long as they are considered “student-athletes” [Student-athletes need an agent].
- It doesn’t sound like Pujols is leaving Lozano any time soon [Albert Pujols, agent wary of rivals aiming to land star].